Taimane Plays Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major on Ukulele, in a Picture Perfect Hawaiian Setting

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Here’s a classical piece I decided to pick up a couple months ago during quarantine.
My playing is not perfect, but the waves are!
This was shot on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
Ukulele: Tenor Size custom-made Kamaka, with 5 strings.
Amplification: Roland Stereo mini amp. (It’s the size of a small purse).

This ukulele piece has tabs!
Check out Garam JEON’s Youtube channel.
She created the tabs to this piece here:
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534 comments

1
Rightwingconspirator  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:34:03pm

Beautiful sound for a nice Sunday evening.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:34:09pm

Do any of the many things that Get Out The Vote.

3
piratedan  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:35:10pm

ahh yes, Charlie Kirk, Mr. Bad Faith Argument himself… I’ll shed nary a tear missing his tweets

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:35:22pm

Yes. That was beautiful.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:38:32pm

This video made me miss Hawaii so bad.

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jaunte  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:40:46pm

Sekrit Never Trumper John Cornyn just way too good at double-agenting.

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jaunte  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:42:39pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:42:59pm

I love this hashtag. DogsDogsDogs!

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jaunte  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:47:31pm
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Charles Johnson  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:48:06pm

Just checked out Cody Johnston’s new joint, and whew I’m not sure I should post it even though I actually agree with a lot of what he says although I’m not so big a fan of Bernie. I don’t need to be putting negativity out on the internet about Joe Biden even if it is somewhat justified. We can deal with that shit later. The house is on fire, goddamnit.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:48:14pm

It’s fake. Never mind.

12
Dave In Austin  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:49:17pm

re: #9 jaunte

Exile??

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:49:23pm

re: #9 jaunte

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Yeah can’t just move on. Prosecutions need to happen.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:50:29pm

re: #11 The Pie Overlord!

WTAF

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This sounds like a personal problem between Ben and his sister. He should talk to someone about it. That might be fake btw tho. It’s a link to an image not the actual tweet tho I concede he could have deleted it.

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jaunte  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:50:42pm

re: #11 The Pie Overlord!

Well, that went incestuous quickly.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:52:19pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:53:19pm
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Dave In Austin  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:53:32pm

re: #13 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

The hardest part is going to be trying to put the worms back in the ground. Fat Donny has produced a domestic terrorist that will be a problem for the next cycle or 3.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:56:13pm

re: #18 Dave In Austin

The hardest part is going to be trying to put the worms back in the ground. Fat Donny has produced a domestic terrorist that will be a problem for the next cycle or 3.

Yeah it’s like something I’ve never seen before from an American President either in my life or in history.

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jaunte  Oct 18, 2020 • 5:59:45pm

re: #18 Dave In Austin

And the broader base of support for that, the domestic stupidity problem.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:02:05pm

Thinking about putting up a total ad blocker block, like many sites have.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:03:56pm

re: #21 Charles Johnson

Thinking about putting up a total ad blocker block, like many sites have.

Because honestly, the blockers are killing independent websites.

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teleskiguy  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:04:53pm

re: #10 Charles Johnson

Just checked out Cody Johnston’s new joint, and whew I’m not sure I should post it even though I actually agree with a lot of what he says although I’m not so big a fan of Bernie. I don’t need to be putting negativity out on the internet about Joe Biden even if it is somewhat justified. We can deal with that shit later. The house is on fire, goddamnit.

He says “Joe Biden fucking sucks” over and over again. Not exactly helpful.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:06:00pm

re: #23 teleskiguy

He says “Joe Biden fucking sucks” over and over again. Not exactly helpful.

It’s helping someone.

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jaunte  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:08:23pm
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Rightwingconspirator  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:08:50pm

re: #22 Charles Johnson

I have a very new commercial website. New domain, old product/biz model. Woo Commerce, WP all that. Very niche. If I thought I could trust the ad vendors to keep the ad content relevant I would and maybe make a few pennies on my trade blog. But it gets too weird for a guy like me. Some of this must make you crazy at times.
jewelersalloy.com

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jaunte  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:08:55pm

Also see, Biden, imperfections of.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:10:22pm

re: #23 teleskiguy

He says “Joe Biden fucking sucks” over and over again. Not exactly helpful.

The irony is Biden will get more closer to implementing a lot of what Bernie would want than Bernie himself could. Cody needs to read about FDR and LBJ and how they were able to pass ambitious domestic policy. I’m sorry but while I agree with some of their goals, I’m frustrated by the far left and their complete hostility to Biden that sometimes turns into mocking Biden’s stutter and age.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:10:44pm

re: #24 Decatur Deb

It’s helping someone.

Oompa Loompa.

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NetworkKed  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:12:36pm

re: #21 Charles Johnson

Thinking about putting up a total ad blocker block, like many sites have.

The web is unusable without adblock. The ad companies have pretty well made it that way. I spent years coming here and getting popups with it turned off, eventually I stopped trying.

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piratedan  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:13:14pm

re: #10 Charles Johnson

timing is everything and in this instance, its fucking suspect as hell. I’m tired of people who want to “raise valid concerns” at this point. We had a fucking primary and a plethora of good choices, feel free to step up then and help guide a reasoned and honest exchange…. here’s a “valid concern”, would you rather have a Biden administration where you can freely criticize and add to the direction of addressing the issue or do you wish to contribute to the glide to Fascism.

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danarchy  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:17:01pm

re: #30 NetworkKed

The web is unusable without adblock. The ad companies have pretty well made it that way. I spent years coming here and getting popups with it turned off, eventually I stopped trying.

To me, if a site is made unusable by ads I just don’t go there. Adblocker almost feels like theft. If everyone used adblockers then either all sites would be forced to either shut down or go behind paywalls.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:17:24pm

Lre: #31 piratedan

timing is everything and in this instance, its fucking suspect as hell. I’m tired of people who want to “raise valid concerns” at this point. We had a fucking primary and a plethora of good choices, feel free to step up then and help guide a reasoned and honest exchange…. here’s a “valid concern”, would you rather have a Biden administration where you can freely criticize and add to the direction of addressing the issue or do you wish to contribute the glide to Fascism.

You have Biden who is open to new ideas and listens to people. And you have Trump who shuts down anything that’s not in adoration of him. And Biden’s more of a liberal than Bernie is too. Bernie’s a lot less open to new ideas than Biden is. And he’s nowhere near as effective at implementing any sort of ideas.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:17:38pm

Proving once again that Bach works in any setting.

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William Lewis  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:17:42pm

re: #30 NetworkKed

The web is unusable without adblock. The ad companies have pretty well made it that way. I spent years coming here and getting popups with it turned off, eventually I stopped trying.

I hate to say it, because I also know there is no other financial option, but this is correct. Youtube is an especially egregious example of a site that is unusable without an ad blocker. I’m currently able to be ad free here because of someone’s generosity; without that I’m not sure what I’d do.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:18:53pm

Oh and so many so called socialists are just wannabe edgelord morons who don’t know the difference between social democracy and socialism. People who once thought Ron Paul was cool.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:19:28pm

re: #25 jaunte

I think it’s pretty clear that “abortion” has become its own kind of whistle, that the real issue here is the fear of the death-of-God.

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BigPapa  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:20:24pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

This video made me miss Hawaii so bad.

There are times I miss California. The Bay Area did not suck.

But there is nothing like returning from the Mainland, or even Oahu, getting off the plane, feeling the warm air, then walking through the airport lobby and hearing Hawaiian music. 5 to 10psi of stress drops immediately.

I’ll leave it at that. I don’t want ya’ll to get mad at me.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:22:34pm

re: #22 Charles Johnson

Because honestly, the blockers are killing independent websites.

I have not even bother to reboot my own website after the old one was hacked over a year ago.

The clicks just don’t add up enough to pay for the expenses.

I wonder if we’re going into a second round of a dot-com bust?

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Jack Burton  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:25:24pm

re: #10 Charles Johnson

Just checked out Cody Johnston’s new joint, and whew I’m not sure I should post it even though I actually agree with a lot of what he says although I’m not so big a fan of Bernie. I don’t need to be putting negativity out on the internet about Joe Biden even if it is somewhat justified. We can deal with that shit later. The house is on fire, goddamnit.

Yeah I saw it popup on my youtube page and the first thing I thought “Seriously he just can’t stop being a Insufferable Bernie Bro for like 2 weeks?”

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:26:25pm

There’s something erie about the vulture capitalism that has spent a couple of decades now monetizing the works of millions for the benefit of the few.

Genealogy has been among the worst in this regards.

But I notice also on Youtube, a few new creators become international stars, get tens of millions of hits on their videos, and make a small fortune.

Yet for every one of those there have to be thousands upon thousands of people who put up more creative or informative videos… who get pennies.

However, Alphabet rolls in the money, regardless of the billions of hours that go unpaid for the creators.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:27:44pm

The same asshole relatives who flaunt their membership in the Cult Of The Fetus see nothing wrong with ICE ripping kids from their mothers and locking them up.

They say God is punishing those kids for breaking the law established by Gawd’s Anointed King Trump.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:28:02pm

Llre: #40 Jack Burton

Yeah I saw it popup on my youtube page and the first thing I thought “Seriously he just can’t stop being a Insufferable Bernie Bro for like 2 weeks?”

I mean. I’m sad to say it but Bernie has a cult of personality around him and I feel his staff encouraged that.

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jaunte  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:29:45pm
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BigPapa  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:33:04pm

I have a serious problem now. I’ve always liked a good cup of coffee and live where it’s easy to get. I’ve, uh, “changed my lifestyle” to healthier things and coffee is one of the things I have taken new efforts to enjoy. While I like a good espresso and many other styles a french press with a good grind of 100% is hard to beat. But getting a good grind is hard.

I’m now obsessed with finding a good hand grinder. Halp meh.

Next: I’m obsessed with ulu (bread fruit).

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teleskiguy  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:33:07pm
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Charles Johnson  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:36:13pm

Just for the record, I only use two reputable ad servers at LGF, and even though intrusive ads do sneak through occasionally I do my best to respond and block them if possible. I’ve spent a lot of hours trying to track down and report bad ads to the servers.

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Jay C  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:36:17pm

re: #45 BigPapa

I’m now obsessed with finding a good hand grinder. Halp meh.

When you say “hand grinder” (for coffee), do you mean something like a handheld grinder, or a device that is unpowered?

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:36:19pm

re: #45 BigPapa

I have a serious problem now. I’ve always liked a good cup of coffee and live where it’s easy to get. I’ve, uh, “changed my lifestyle” to healthier things and coffee is one of the things I have taken new efforts to enjoy. While I like a good espresso and many other styles a french press with a good grind of 100% is hard to beat. But getting a good grind is hard.

I’m now obsessed with finding a good hand grinder. Halp meh.

Next: I’m obsessed with ulu (bread fruit).

This is the one I got from Amazon and I’m pleased with it!

amazon.com

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:36:22pm

re: #45 BigPapa

I have a serious problem now. I’ve always liked a good cup of coffee and live where it’s easy to get. I’ve, uh, “changed my lifestyle” to healthier things and coffee is one of the things I have taken new efforts to enjoy. While I like a good espresso and many other styles a french press with a good grind of 100% is hard to beat. But getting a good grind is hard.

I’m now obsessed with finding a good hand grinder. Halp meh.

Next: I’m obsessed with ulu (bread fruit).

Testing burr grinders (Goes to Cook’s Illustrated)

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:37:13pm

re: #44 jaunte

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Hell Harris might alone doom Trump. That’s the third biggest county by population after LA and Cook.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:38:39pm

re: #45 BigPapa

I have a serious problem now. I’ve always liked a good cup of coffee and live where it’s easy to get. I’ve, uh, “changed my lifestyle” to healthier things and coffee is one of the things I have taken new efforts to enjoy. While I like a good espresso and many other styles a french press with a good grind of 100% is hard to beat. But getting a good grind is hard.

I’m now obsessed with finding a good hand grinder. Halp meh.

Next: I’m obsessed with ulu (bread fruit).

Oh, you said hand grinders.

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BigPapa  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:40:15pm

There’s a decent restaurant I go to with the Wife Unit. I’m not a big dessert lover but if I want desert my ‘treat’ is mac nut pie with their french press coffee after dinner.

The coffee grinds are huge, like rock salt or larger. Sesame seed sized. The coffee looks more like dark iced tea or bourbon, light brown and almost see through. 100% Kona, medium if not medium light roast. Utterly sublime.

OK I’ll stop.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:40:38pm

re: #45 BigPapa

I have a serious problem now. I’ve always liked a good cup of coffee and live where it’s easy to get. I’ve, uh, “changed my lifestyle” to healthier things and coffee is one of the things I have taken new efforts to enjoy. While I like a good espresso and many other styles a french press with a good grind of 100% is hard to beat. But getting a good grind is hard.

I’m now obsessed with finding a good hand grinder. Halp meh.

Next: I’m obsessed with ulu (bread fruit).

Bedouin “Welcomer” (Mihbaj). When you hear it pounding away outside the tent, the host is preparing coffee for a guest.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:40:55pm

re: #34 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Proving once again that Bach works in any setting.

Baby Got Bach!

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:41:21pm

I went through a phase several years ago of grinding my own coffee beans. It was a big mess and I URGENTLY NEEDED COFFEE SOONER THAN I COULD GRIND IT so I went back to using the already ground product in a Chambord French Press.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:42:51pm

re: #56 The Pie Overlord!

I have a small electric grinder that does the job just fine for us. Sometimes, if I have the time and inclination, I whip up a batch of cold brew with freshly ground beans.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:44:40pm

Grandpa Bacon used to roast his own coffee beans. Smelled so good when he roasted them in the kitchen and he knew just when to stop the roasting before the beans would be too bitter. He always ground his own beans manually. I remember when we would go shopping at the A&P and he’d always mumble that the electric grinders never did it right.

Ah memories of the long gone A&P with their three in house coffee brands—Eight O’Clock, Red Circle and Bokar. Dad liked the Bokar.

When Grandpa bought his first can of Yuban he stopped roasting his own beans. He said there was no finer coffee in the world.

So long ago…

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:46:57pm

re: #53 BigPapa

There’s a decent restaurant I go to with the Wife Unit. I’m not a big dessert lover but if I want desert my ‘treat’ is mac nut pie with their french press coffee after dinner.

The coffee grinds are huge, like rock salt or larger. Sesame seed sized. The coffee looks more like dark iced tea or bourbon, light brown and almost see through. 100% Kona, medium if not medium light roast. Utterly sublime.

OK I’ll stop.

Pure Kona is heaven but Jamaican Blue Mountain is in a whole other dimension!

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:47:59pm

About 15 years ago, Zedie signed up for the “Gevalia Coffee of the Month” program just in order to get a “free” coffee maker.

That coffee maker is long gone but I still buy Gevalia.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:48:33pm

re: #58 🌹UOJB!

amazon.com

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Belafon  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:49:31pm

re: #35 William Lewis

I hate to say it, because I also know there is no other financial option, but this is correct. Youtube is an especially egregious example of a site that is unusable without an ad blocker. I’m currently able to be ad free here because of someone’s generosity; without that I’m not sure what I’d do.

YouTube takes between 5 and 30 seconds for ads. If it’s unusable, than so is network television.

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BigPapa  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:50:35pm

I’m liking the idea of a manual burr grinder for when I want french press. I’m not gonna hand grind espresso. I’m not that hard core.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:55:06pm

re: #61 Decatur Deb

amazon.com

And I just found this on Amazon!

amazon.com

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Decatur Deb  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:56:04pm

re: #64 🌹UOJB!

And I just found this on Amazon!

amazon.com

Nostalgia is pricey.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:57:43pm

And Here’s the Red Circle Coffee!

drinkredcircle.ca?

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 6:59:43pm

I thought all three of those A&P coffees were long gone. But they’re still on the market although by different companies…

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:00:51pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:02:56pm

re: #68 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

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The more hysterical he gets. The more lopsided he will lose and the more Republicans he will take out with him.

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Jack Burton  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:02:57pm

re: #28 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

The irony is Biden will get more closer to implementing a lot of what Bernie would want than Bernie himself could. Cody needs to read about FDR and LBJ and how they were able to pass ambitious domestic policy. I’m sorry but while I agree with some of their goals, I’m frustrated by the far left and their complete hostility to Biden that sometimes turns into mocking Biden’s stutter and age.

And how they ignore the importance of Congress, the courts, state and local elections…

They just need to get their messiah on top and everything will be grand. This tells me they are just as authoritarian as the right.

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jaunte  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:05:28pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:07:10pm

re: #70 Jack Burton

And how they ignore the importance of Congress, the courts, state and local elections…

They just need to get their messiah on top and everything will be grand. This tells me they are just as authoritarian as the right.

Precisely.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:07:23pm

re: #71 jaunte

And he’d know.

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BigPapa  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:07:26pm

re: #48 Jay C

Unpowered. I’m thinking morning ritual, just for me, large coarse grind for french press, and quiet.

Joe Bacon mentioned Jamaca Blue: I’ve heard that it amazing coffee and would love to try. I’ve had the Kopi Luwak and it is amazing, the cogniac of coffees. But found it it’s bad for the critters so will never buy it again.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:07:48pm
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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:08:35pm

Amazing what I find on Amazon when I search for A&P coffees that I thought were long gone…until tonight…

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Jack Burton  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:09:08pm

re: #71 jaunte

Since all they ever do is project like an IMAX now… someone might want to look into his extracurricular activities.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:12:36pm

re: #75 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Gonna be fun watching the infighting. This is going to be harder for them to recover from than Watergate. I’m not declaring them dead but the GOP is going to be politically miserable this decade.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:13:31pm

Haven’t tried this. $19.96/.lb at Walmart

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Jack Burton  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:13:42pm

re: #78 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Gonna be fun watching the infighting. This is going to be harder for them to recover from than Watergate. I’m not declaring them dead but the GOP is going to be politically miserable this decade.

Assuming we don’t just roll over and say “meh”.

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plansbandc  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:14:15pm

re: #22 Charles Johnson

I will kill my ad blocker for any independent I go to, but I will not kill it for the fucking major media sites.

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Belafon  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:17:11pm

re: #7 jaunte

My dad just called. He called to tell me that they were going to watch that piece on Hitler, but got there and found exactly what was in that image. Then they saw the tweet.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:17:57pm

America

I’m empty and aching and I don’t know why.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:19:09pm

re: #80 Jack Burton

Assuming we don’t just roll over and say “meh”.

I think this pandemic will define the GOP the way the depression did. It might have been easier before but this is going to be remembered for a long time.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:20:05pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:20:25pm

I really hope the more lies Trump and his goons push at Biden, the more likely he’s going to want to get even after he’s sworn in.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:21:00pm

re: #78 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Gonna be fun watching the infighting. This is going to be harder for them to recover from than Watergate. I’m not declaring them dead but the GOP is going to be politically miserable this decade.

I got a feeling Steve Schmidt is right that when Trump loses the GOP will REALLY go off the tracks and you’ll see an explosion of QAnon candidates that will make the wackos from Georgia, Colorado and Delaware look sane. Maybe the GOP split I’ve been predicting between the Wall Street and Jesus wings will finally happen and Lincoln Project types will spin off into a centerist party.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:21:31pm

re: #85 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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As I said, George Allen redux. Enjoy losing Georgia you right wing shitheads.

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:21:33pm

If Biden wins, does Trump show up for his inauguration?

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Jack Burton  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:22:01pm

re: #72 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Precisely.

And another thing the Bernie Bros and Dirt-bag Left never seem to understand, is a “perfect candidate” doesn’t exist. If they looked hard enough they would find things that are deal breaking to their purity pony-ness, but they wont look or willfully ignore.

Joe Biden wasn’t my choice. There’s a lot of things about him I’m less than thrilled with. I still voted for him.

I voted for Elizabeth Warren in the primary. She wasn’t perfect. There was a ton of stuff about her I wasn’t thrilled with either.

If Bernie won the nomination, I’d vote for him, regardless of having major issues with him on certain things.

The reality is unless you find someone that’s genetically engineered to be a copy of Me but without social anxiety and possessing an actual desire to run, there will never be a candidate I 100% agree with. There will never really be a perfect candidate for anyone. EVER.

No matter who it is, no matter what party, every time I’ve filled in a bubble I’ve done it holding my nose. In every damn election going back to 1998.

The sooner people get that through their thick skulls, the better.

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Florida Panhandler  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:22:38pm

re: #25 jaunte

No, they are using Abortion as the fake phony Red Herring in which to rationalize and promote the actual ideology desired…of White Supremacism.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:25:27pm

Death in the Time of Coronavirus. This crossed Daughter1’s twitter feed:

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:26:12pm

re: #87 🌹UOJB!

I got a feeling Steve Schmidt is right that when Trump loses the GOP will REALLY go off the tracks and you’ll see an explosion of QAnon candidates that will make the wackos from Georgia, Colorado and Delaware look sane. Maybe the GOP split I’ve been predicting between the Wall Street and Jesus wings will finally happen and Lincoln Project types will spin off into a centerist party.

Yeah I think the schisms within the GOP are about to burst into plain view. McCarthy is going to be a goner as Minority Leader and if Mitch loses the Senate, he’s going to lose some of his mystique too. I think Scalise replaces McCarthy and the likes of Jordan rise with him. Jordan is ranking R on House Judiciary. So much of their party infrastructure goes back to the rot of the Tea Party. Gym and Scalise included

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:28:40pm

What a delicate li’l snowflake.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:29:16pm

re: #89 Ace Rothstein

If Biden wins, does Trump show up for his inauguration?

Nope. He won’t show. No doubt in my mind when Joe wins Trump won’t call him. Trump will not even extend a courtesy visit to Joe for transition.

I hope Joe’s first order will be to tear down the barriers Trump put up around the White House. That would send a clear signal to Republicans that Joe won’t play their games.

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teleskiguy  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:30:43pm

re: #89 Ace Rothstein

If Biden wins, does Trump show up for his inauguration?

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:30:56pm

re: #93 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yeah I think the schisms within the GOP are about to burst into plain view. McCarthy is going to be a goner as Minority Leader and if Mitch loses the Senate, he’s going to lose some of his mystique too. I think Scalise replaces McCarthy and the likes of Jordan rise with him. Jordan is ranking R on House Judiciary. So much of their party infrastructure goes back to the rot of the Tea Party. Gym and Scalise included

I would not be surprised to see Scalise topple McCarthy and Jordan gets the Whip slot. As for McConnell if he loses the Senate watch for Cotton, Cruz and Rubio duke it out to be Minority Leader.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:31:09pm

re: #94 The Pie Overlord!

What a delicate li’l snowflake.

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What happened to Parler? I guess those circle jerks weren’t good enough.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:32:17pm

re: #97 🌹UOJB!

I would not be surprised to see Scalise topple McCarthy and Jordan gets the Whip slot. As for McConnell if he loses the Senate watch for Cotton, Cruz and Rubio duke it out to be Minority Leader.

Cheney will also try but I see her not succeeding. She’s been too critical of dear leader for them.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:33:08pm

re: #99 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Cheney will also try but I see her not succeeding. She’s been too critical of dear leader for them.

Nope. Liz is going nowhere. GOP only wants token women to do token things.

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:33:17pm

Okay, if Biden wins, will Trump show up when his portrait is unveiled?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:34:46pm

re: #100 🌹UOJB!

Nope. Liz is going nowhere. GOP only wants token women to do token things.

Yeah. Exactly. She’s not going anywhere beyond her current position.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:35:32pm

The Washington Post is reporting that a judge has struck down a Trump administration’s move to throw 700K people off of food stamps. The story is behind a paywall and I cannot link to it from this damned iPhone. So all I can read is the headline. These motherfuckers are just full out evil.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:36:29pm

re: #103 A Mom Anon

The Washington Post is reporting that a judge has struck down a Trump administration’s move to throw 700K people off of food stamps. The story is behind a paywall and I cannot link to it from this damned iPhone. So all I can read is the headline. These motherfuckers are just full out evil.

They are just so casually cruel. Btw I get the Post. I’ll keep an eye out for the article when I read the paper tomorrow.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:36:29pm

re: #101 Ace Rothstein

Okay, if Biden wins, will Trump show up when his portrait is unveiled?

Just the thought of Joe in a black suit a la Rod Serling unveiling portraits of Trump’s Mugshot and Melania wearing the I Don’t Care coat…

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:36:41pm
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jaunte  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:38:13pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:38:40pm


Update: Forgot the credit, Vasco Lagalo (Lisbon)
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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:38:43pm

re: #103 A Mom Anon

The Washington Post is reporting that a judge has struck down a Trump administration’s move to throw 700K people off of food stamps. The story is behind a paywall and I cannot link to it from this damned iPhone. So all I can read is the headline. These motherfuckers are just full out evil.

Gist:

A federal judge on Sunday formally struck down a Trump administration attempt to end food stamp benefits for nearly 700,000 unemployed people, blocking as “arbitrary and capricious” the first of three such planned measures to restrict the federal food safety net.

In a scathing 67-page opinion, Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell of D.C. condemned the Agriculture Department for failing to justify or even address the impact of the sweeping change on states, saying its shortcomings had been placed in stark relief amid the coronavirus pandemic, during which unemployment has quadrupled and rosters of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program have grown by more than 17 percent, with more than 6 million new enrollees.

The rule “at issue in this litigation radically and abruptly alters decades of regulatory practice, leaving States scrambling and exponentially increasing food insecurity for tens of thousands of Americans,” Howell wrote, adding that the Agriculture Department “has been icily silent about how many [adults] would have been denied SNAP benefits had the changes sought . . . been in effect while the pandemic rapidly spread across the country.” The judge concluded that the department’s “utter failure to address the issue renders the agency action arbitrary and capricious.

washingtonpost.com

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Mike Lamb  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:38:56pm

I’m becoming more and more of the belief that Biden is the perfect candidate, as a person, for this election. This isnt to say that I think his policies (ed: beers) are perfect (end edit, not beers) …they arent by any stretch. He is just the right personality to combat the toxin that is Trump. And that matters in a big way. Shitting on Biden is 46 types of stupid. No progress happens if Biden loses.

I will also add…that the whole “burn it down” if Bernie doesn’t win in ‘16 has happened. Every terrible thing that was predicted with a Trump presidency in order to usher in a progressive administration came to pass (if not worse). Get on board with Biden or get the fuck out of the way.

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teleskiguy  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:40:10pm
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jamesfirecat  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:40:27pm

re: #96 teleskiguy

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Uggh, what’s the way to make an image show up as an image again?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:42:09pm

re: #110 Mike Lamb

I’m becoming more and more of the belief that Biden is the perfect candidate, as a person, for this election. This isnt to say that I think his policies or problematic…they arent by any stretch. He is just the right personality to combat the toxin that is Trump. And that matters in a big way. Shitting on Biden is 46 types of stupid. No progress happens if Biden loses.

I will also add…that the whole “burn it down” if Bernie doesn’t win in ‘16 has happened. Every terrible thing that was predicted with a Trump presidency in order to usher in a progressive administration came to pass (if not worse). Get on board with Biden or get the fuck out of the way.

I’ve honestly felt that way since the Pandemic began. I was undecided throughout the primary but I knew Biden had written an op-ed warning we were not ready for a pandemic last fall. Biden I think has his intellect underestimated by many people and I’ll include myself too.

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danarchy  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:43:46pm

re: #95 🌹UOJB!

Nope. He won’t show. No doubt in my mind when Joe wins Trump won’t call him. Trump will not even extend a courtesy visit to Joe for transition.

I hope Joe’s first order will be to tear down the barriers Trump put up around the White House. That would send a clear signal to Republicans that Joe won’t play their games.

This is another example of how twitter breaks everything. The new “Trump wall” around the white house is part of secret service plan to double the fence height that started planning during Obamas administration.

washingtonpost.com

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Florida Panhandler  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:44:40pm

re: #95 🌹UOJB!

Trump floated his Con Man trial balloon a few days ago about fleeing the country to test the reaction of the marks. He did so earlier then I thought he would. This means he is both worried but confident in his abilities to cause panic and fear amongst his abused following. His only hope is a 100% turnout and a Democratic diminishment/ undercount.

With his trial balloon already set free he will now undoubtedly flee the country before his term is even expired. He is probably aware the 25th Amendment is a possibility and even likely upon his election loss and his failed coup against the popular vote. He is already personally preparing destination possibilities right now. The only real variables at this point are do his criminal children also sense their culpability in the giant scam upon the American People and will they also flee.

I predict Putin will let him in but only upon Trump’s public statement about how Russia is now the example of “freedom” in the world and how far the United States has fallen and is doomed. This will complete the traitorous, self-serving behavior Trump has displayed for his entire life.

Melania will divorce him within 2 months of leaving the White House.

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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:45:53pm

re: #50 The Pie Overlord!

Testing burr grinders (Goes to Cook’s Illustrated)

I have had the winning burr grinder of the Cook’s country article. I heartily endorse!

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BigPapa  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:48:29pm

re: #116 BlueSpotinAL

I have had the winning burr grinder of the Cook’s country article. I heartily endorse!

Good to know. Is it quit? I’m a dawn grinder and won’t want to awaken the sleep bears.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:49:06pm

re: #106 Dread Pirate Ron

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That’s a British Rapier missile system dating from the Shah’s time. It was an air defense missile, designed to destroy the target by actually striking it, rather than passing within a given lethal radius. It could therefore dispense with a proximity fuse and use a smaller warhead, barely a pound in fact. It was consequently very small relative to its flight performance. British aerospace analyst Bill Gunston, whom I normally liked and respected, beclowned himself by coining the silly term “HITtile” (as opposed to MISSile, you see) for this system. This early series was widely promoted and exported but it was a near total failure in the Falklands War, owing to various technical glitches. Many improvements were made and it did much better later. The Iranians have presumably incorporated upgrades of their own and reverse-engineered the system itself.

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Jay C  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:50:52pm

re: #95 🌹UOJB!

I hope Joe’s first order will be to tear down the barriers Trump put up around the White House. That would send a clear signal to Republicans that Joe won’t play their games.

I’ve never understood why Joe and/or Kamala haven’t used those barriers as backdrop for a campaign commercial: I thought vowing to tear down barriers between the President and the people would be a powerful (and simple) message to send.

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jaunte  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:51:32pm

re: #111 teleskiguy

Interesting that that map shows Houston and San Antonio as more liberal than Austin and Dallas.

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teleskiguy  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:52:17pm

They’ve got nothing.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:54:30pm

re: #121 teleskiguy

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They’ve got nothing.

They’re flailing. Just saw some good news on your front. Both Biden and Hickenlooper with sizable leads in Colorado. Could be enough to put your QAnon lady into defeat.

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teleskiguy  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:54:33pm

re: #120 jaunte

Interesting that that map shows Houston and San Antonio as more liberal than Austin and Dallas.

It shows Travis County as purple, “Democratic Socialism,” the most liberal on the scale, I think. It does show Dallas County as more liberal than Bexar and Harris counties.

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Jack Burton  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:55:26pm

re: #115 Florida Panhandler

Melania will divorce him within 2 months of leaving the White House.

She should have done that a long time ago. She’s not going to get a damn thing from him no matter what that prenup says. You can’t squeeze blood out of a turnip.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:56:23pm

Another variation on this old, but still funny, theme:

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jaunte  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:56:24pm

re: #123 teleskiguy

That sounds more accurate.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:56:55pm

re: #123 teleskiguy

It shows Travis County as purple, “Democratic Socialism,” the most liberal on the scale, I think. It does show Dallas County as more liberal than Bexar and Harris counties.

Interesting that Minnesota is shown as majority “Right-wing populism,” which doesn’t seem to ring all that true considering our track record of progressive achievements. Unless I’m mis-reading the map.

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jaunte  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:58:07pm
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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:58:29pm

re: #117 BigPapa

Not particularly quiet, unfortunately. No higher decibel level than a blade, , but frequency is much lower, so it doesn’t sound as loud.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:59:12pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 7:59:17pm

Lre: #128 jaunte

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Shorter Don Jr. No one wants to read my screeds anymore and I’m not going to be my daddy’s heir.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:00:47pm

re: #130 Dread Pirate Ron

Watching Grant Imahara from the Mythbusters put that same rig together was terrifying and awesome.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:03:29pm

re: #127 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Interesting that Minnesota is shown as majority “Right-wing populism,” which doesn’t seem to ring all that true considering our track record of progressive achievements. Unless I’m mis-reading the map.

I think it means as of now. It’s crazy for me to think my county voted for Bob Dole but will give Biden his victory. Virginia is getting called a lot quicker these days. Fairfax County is a big part of that and the GOP has only themselves to blame why the state is safely Democratic for the future.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:04:01pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:04:43pm

re: #134 Dread Pirate Ron

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So many people don’t know what the hell socialism actually is.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:06:43pm

re: #115 Florida Panhandler

Someone on Reddit came up with this outcome of a “Trump flees to Russia” scenario, and it’s pretty realistic, IMHO:

Imagine Trump in Russia. For the first couple of months it’s the biggest story in the world. He does interviews on Russian State TV, talking about how the Deep State caused him to flee the Country. Insisting he’s still the President.

But then, slowly but as sure as the changing tide, fewer journalists are calling. Fewer requests for an interview. For a couple months he can still call up reporters and have what he says to them be newsworthy. But eventually they stop returning his calls. America and the world has moved on. He was a blip, a flash in the pan. He exposed deep wounds that the American people need to address. But he was a complication, not the original infection.

No one really wants to know what he has to say anymore. Because no one cares.

He’s now truly alone. In reality he has always been alone. He just hadn’t realized it. Now he has regular contact with no one but his FSB bodyguards/handlers. He’s stuck in a golden prison of his own making. He lives next to Yanukovych. But Viktor, being Ukrainian knows the culture and the language. Trump is never able to master anything but the ability to mumble some words that border on the incomprehensible in the language.

His days are spent in a unexceptional (in his eyes), dacha on the black sea. He’s never far from the ever present sight of Russian Security Services. He lives off a modest Kremlin funded stipend. But domestic pressure is building on the United Russia Party to scale it back. He has no income of his own anymore. His assets are frozen and seized around the World.

His children are indicted. He didn’t tell them of his plans to flee beforehand and they were as surprised as anyone. But, perhaps for the first time in their lives, Ivanka, Don Jr. and Eric feel the curious absence of a pressure they can’t explain. At first they can’t figure it out. They each face years in prison yet they have never felt more free. They confide in each other and they soon realize that the weight lifted from their souls is that of their father.

Free from his domineering presence they all plea to lesser charges. Putting the blame squarely on the narcissistic father whose “Stockholm Syndrome” like grip on them is slipping. They are sentenced. Don Jr. gets 18 months in Federal Prison. Ivanka and Jared are sentenced to staggered 12 month sentences. Eric cooperates fully and is not charged.

They are forbidden from contacting their father as part of their plea agreements. But they have no such desires. They don’t care.

Melania files for divorce almost immediately after his flight. She gains full custody of Barron in uncontested hearings. Her and her son are slowly spending more and more time in Slovenia. Eventually they relocate permanently. Melania and Barron split their time between Ljubljana and the French Riviera. Very sparingly visiting the States anymore. Her autobiography detailing the mental, emotional, and at times physical abuse she suffered becomes an international best seller. Trump’s American passport has long since been revoked and the Slovene Government, as well as the EU, bans him from entry into the Schengen Area. He never sees, much less talks to them, again

Trump becomes increasingly paranoid. He frequently tears his dacha apart looking for listening devices planted by Mossad, the Democrats, CIA, MI6 or whatever globalist conspiracy is hunting him this week. Soon he has no use for the teenage sex workers he has always fancied. Never having been a drinker, food becomes his only vice. He begins to put on weight. A lot of weight. As he slips into morbid obesity he nears 355 pounds.

He very often rants and raves at his bodyguards. His tenuous grip on reality is slipping. Some days he doesn’t seem to know where he is. He is borderline catatonic on occasion. Spending days in his bedroom suite without leaving, only to eventually emerge in a fresh, albeit cheap and ill-fitting, suit. His wispy hair, long kept alive by the marvels of modern hair care technology, perfectly coiffed. During these fleeting moments of seeming sanity, he doesn’t seem to remember much of the last decades. Believing himself to still be a pompous fixture of the New York real estate scene. He once even asked his handlers how the New Jersey Generals were fairing this season.

But within two or three days he is once again disheveled and ranting about the Deep State. His speech becoming more slurred and incomprehensible by the year. A series of strokes leaves his body partially paralyzed on one side. He now requires round the clock nursing. Incontinence soon follows.

Eventually he’s found on the floor of his dacha, face down in a puddle of his own vomit. He is discovered by the morning nurse as she begins her shift. His breathing is slow, his heart rate is faint. He never again regains consciousness. He looks to have collapsed at some point in the night. During a mad, partially paralyzed slog to the bathroom in a vain attempt to avoid soiling his bed once again.

The official cause of death is a heart attack. Which is likely true but having outlived his usefulness, the Russian government has long since seen him as an embarrassing liability. His asylum has been a sticking point in relations with the West for years and conspiracy theories alleging his assassination at the hands of the FSB or CIA abound.

The Russians offer to repatriate his remains. Although his family, while not outright refusing, is lukewarm to the prospect. They have moved on. Barron and Tiffany don’t even use his surname anymore. Unable to find a solution, the Russians bury him in a modest grave. It was originally planned to be temporary but a long term solution never comes to fruition. Before too long everyone has forgotten.

In death he remains infamous. His name uttered in the same breath as other embarrassing episodes of American History. Although more as the butt of ridicule and scorn. After all, it’s not like he was even competent enough get the country into a real disaster such as Vietnam or the Iraq War.

In US History textbooks he is relegated to a few paragraphs. Not more than half a page. He’s brought up in conjunction with a wider discussion on the Political gridlock of the late 2000s, 2010s and early 20s. In the end, he is nothing more than the answer to a few multiple choice questions on an 11th Grade History Final. His legacy once seemed destined to be that of a pompous, arrogant game show host and real estate fraudster. Nothing but a textbook example of that which one would describe as “tacky”.

Now he is simply: “What was the name of the President who’s often xenophobic campaign and subsequent election highlighted the deep political divisions of the late 2010s?”

The answer is “(C) Donald J. Trump

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:06:45pm

re: #135 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

So many people don’t know what the hell socialism actually is.

Oh the callers I deal with on work who get their Medicare and Social Security or SSI checks and YELL TO HIGH HELL ABOUT HOW THEY HATE SOCIALISM…

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BigPapa  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:11:08pm

re: #134 Dread Pirate Ron

LOL what a cheeseball grifter. A best smeller!

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teleskiguy  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:11:49pm

re: #127 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Interesting that Minnesota is shown as majority “Right-wing populism,” which doesn’t seem to ring all that true considering our track record of progressive achievements. Unless I’m mis-reading the map.

It’s by county. The more rural the more conservative, though there’s plenty of counties that hew towards “populism” which for the map’s purposes is “centrist.” Kind of weird that there’s no “democratic socialism” counties in MN.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:11:58pm

re: #137 🌹UOJB!

Oh the callers I deal with on work who get their Medicare and Social Security or SSI checks and YELL TO HIGH HELL ABOUT HOW THEY HATE SOCIALISM…

I mean. Most people who call themselves socialists are actually social democrats. I consider myself a liberal social democrat. I don’t like economic dogmatism because I believe all economic systems are imperfect. Democracy and human rights matter to me more than economic dogma.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:12:59pm

re: #139 teleskiguy

That’s why I’m a little suspicious. Like, admittedly, we’re not California, but if you were asked to name the most liberal states in the country, undoubtedly our name would be somewhere in the top ten.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:13:36pm

re: #139 teleskiguy

It’s by county. The more rural the more conservative, though there’s plenty of counties that hew towards “populism” which for the map’s purposes is “centrist.” Kind of weird that there’s no “democratic socialism” counties in MN.

Nah not really. Most of what people call Democratic socialism is social democracy.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:14:06pm

re: #141 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

That’s why I’m a little suspicious. Like, admittedly, we’re not California, but if you were asked to name the most liberal states in the country, undoubtedly our name would be somewhere in the top ten.

Your largest counties push you left.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:15:06pm

Classic brewing between the Braves and Dodgers.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:15:07pm

re: #143 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Your largest counties push you left.

Agreed. I suppose part of it is that the broad appeal of the DFL (Democratic, Farmer, and Labor) party means that our political pull is a lot more left-leaning than the general sentiment of the populace at large.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:16:52pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:17:18pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:17:48pm

Llre: #145 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Agreed. I suppose part of it is that the broad appeal of the DFL (Democratic, Farmer, and Labor) party means that our political pull is a lot more left-leaning than the general sentiment of the populace at large.

It’s interesting. Some of the places most receptive to Eugene Debs candidacy are now the same places that think anyone left of Trump is a socialist.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:19:30pm

re: #148 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Ll

It’s interesting. Some of the places most receptive to Eugene Debs candidacy are now the same places that think anyone left of Trump is a socialist.

Having seen the proliferation of Biden/Harris and Tina Smith (Senate D-MN, she was Governor Walz’s appointee to replace the lamented Al Franken) signs in the late summer and fall here, I think there are signs of improvement in that regard here.

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Charmingly Persistent  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:20:55pm

re: #21 Charles Johnson

You could do that thing where you ask people to disable their ad blocker for your site. I disable it when asked by a site I visit at all regularly.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:25:28pm

re: #127 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Interesting that Minnesota is shown as majority “Right-wing populism,” which doesn’t seem to ring all that true considering our track record of progressive achievements. Unless I’m mis-reading the map.

If you look at the thread I’m not buying all his definitions.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:25:30pm

re: #149 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Having seen the proliferation of Biden/Harris and Tina Smith (Senate D-MN, she was Governor Walz’s appointee to replace the lamented Al Franken) signs in the late summer and fall here, I think there are signs of improvement in that regard here.

I was moved when I went to my childhood home with my youngest brother and his girlfriend and saw a Biden-Harris sign. Both of them- 19 and 20 are voting for Joe too.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:26:07pm

This li’l fucker got his Twitter back & he’s still spewing bullshit like a derp volcano.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:28:37pm

re: #152 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I was moved when I went to my childhood home with my youngest brother and his girlfriend and saw a Biden-Harris sign. Both of them- 19 and 20 are voting for Joe too.

Lucky for you. In the meantime, I still have to deal with my dad’s insane rants on the latest NFL scandal of the week, and whatever the most popular right-wing conspiracy is in the last 24 hours. Thankfully, those have been fewer and further between, now that they’re in full-on desperation mode and intelligent but misguided people like my folks are (hopefully) starting to cotton on.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:28:56pm

re: #153 The Pie Overlord!

This li’l fucker got his Twitter back & he’s still spewing bullshit like a derp volcano.

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I’m looking forward to him being irrelevant.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:29:47pm

re: #154 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Lucky for you. In the meantime, I still have to deal with my dad’s insane rants on the latest NFL scandal of the week, and whatever the most popular right-wing conspiracy is in the last 24 hours. Thankfully, those have been fewer and further between, now that they’re in full-on desperation mode and intelligent but misguided people like my folks are (hopefully) starting to cotton on.

My sympathies.

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mmmirele  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:30:22pm

re: #51 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Hell Harris might alone doom Trump. That’s the third biggest county by population after LA and Cook.

In Maricopa County, we have the following, so far:

As of around noon Wednesday, Maricopa County had processed about 129,000 ballots since Oct. 7, when early voting started and ballots were mailed.

The tally of ballots processed changes by the second, Gilbertson said, as many more have been dropped off but have yet to get processed by the county’s election staff.

For example, the county knows that it got about 100,000 ballots in the mail on Wednesday, but those aren’t included in the 129,000 figure, Gilbertson said.

About 2 million of the county’s 2.6 million registered voters are on the Permanent Early Voting List, and many more have requested one-time ballots in the mail.

azcentral.com

I’m on the Permanent Early Voting list. I’ve got my ballot and am going to drop it off at a drive up box when it opens tomorrow down the street.

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retired cynic  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:31:24pm

Where is Goddamned Frank???

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:33:16pm

re: #156 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

My sympathies.

It is what it is. I still love them, and when this pandemic is over, I will spend plenty of time with them. And when Trump loses, I will listen to whatever bulkshit Rush Limbaugh shoves out to explain it away, and then sit back with a quiet smug smirk and enjoy a little bit of schadenfreude at their expense.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:33:51pm

re: #158 retired cynic

Where is Goddamned Frank???

He’s taking a break. He’s good.

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retired cynic  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:34:15pm

Whew. I missed that, and worried.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:35:01pm

re: #160 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

He’s taking a break. He’s good.

Have I mentioned how glad I am we have the lizard network to keep tabs on us? You folks are good people.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:35:03pm

re: #161 retired cynic

Whew. I missed that, and worried.

I exchanged a couple DMs with him the other day asking if he was ok.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:35:06pm

re: #159 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

It is what it is. I still love them, and when this pandemic is over, I will spend plenty of time with them. And when Trump loses, I will listen to whatever bulkshit Rush Limbaugh shoves out to explain it away, and then sit back with a quiet smug smirk and enjoy a little bit of schadenfreude at their expense.

Yeah don’t stop loving them. I can’t wait to see the spin but I’m hoping the writing is on the wall.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:36:50pm

re: #164 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yeah don’t stop loving them. I can’t wait to see the spin but I’m hoping the writing is on the wall.

Knowing the right wing as I do, it’ll be some combination of “voter fraud”, “deep state”, and “foreign interference”.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:37:01pm

re: #162 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Have I mentioned how glad I am we have the lizard network to keep tabs on us? You folks are good people.

Yep. You guys have kept me sane not just during the Trump years but also through the conditions that made him possible.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:37:39pm

re: #165 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Knowing the right wing as I do, it’ll be some combination of “voter fraud”, “deep state”, and “foreign interference”.

Yeah I’m gonna to see the kooky shit from one of my wingnut cousins.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:40:44pm

re: #153 The Pie Overlord!

This li’l fucker got his Twitter back & he’s still spewing bullshit like a derp volcano.

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Please report that tweet. Ticks me off that I can’t because @jack blocks me from reporting on his pals.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:42:23pm

Oh I need a laugh!

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:42:28pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:43:47pm

re: #170 Dread Pirate Ron

Another parallel between the Republican Party and Hitler: They are having trouble understanding when, and just how badly, they are beaten. This is going to be a landslide of unheard-of proportions, at least in the modern “horse race” era (post-Kennedy); the only question is how long it will take for this to be made apparent.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:44:21pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:44:48pm

re: #172 Dread Pirate Ron

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Pretty on-brand for the Conservative Party though.

[Ducks.]

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:45:09pm

re: #170 Dread Pirate Ron

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Let’s call FNC what they are. A cesspool owned by an elderly Australian bigot who will never understand what being an American means.

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Vote Cthulhu - No longer the greater evil!  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:48:43pm

re: #121 teleskiguy

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They’ve got nothing.

Yeah, it looks like Alex Jones is spreading this rumor too, and because of it the Pizzagaters are openly posting death threats against both Hunter and Joe Biden. I really am starting to fear for the safety of the Bidens because of this - it’s already apparent that the MAGAts are becoming more violent than before, and the more unhinged ones have already started acting out.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:50:11pm

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:51:51pm

re: #125 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Another variation on this old, but still funny, theme:

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Yep. My partner swore up and down she was cold and needed a sweater.

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:55:45pm
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BeachDem  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:57:15pm

re: #103 A Mom Anon

The Washington Post is reporting that a judge has struck down a Trump administration’s move to throw 700K people off of food stamps. The story is behind a paywall and I cannot link to it from this damned iPhone. So all I can read is the headline. These motherfuckers are just full out evil.

Here’s the pertinent parts:

A federal judge on Sunday formally struck down a Trump administration attempt to end food stamp benefits for nearly 700,000 unemployed people, blocking as “arbitrary and capricious” the first of three such planned measures to restrict the federal food safety net.

In a scathing 67-page opinion, Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell of D.C. condemned the Agriculture Department for failing to justify or even address the impact of the sweeping change on states, saying its shortcomings had been placed in stark relief amid the coronavirus pandemic, during which unemployment has quadrupled and rosters of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program have grown by more than 17 percent, with more than 6 million new enrollees.

The rule “at issue in this litigation radically and abruptly alters decades of regulatory practice, leaving States scrambling and exponentially increasing food insecurity for tens of thousands of Americans,” Howell wrote, adding that the Agriculture Department “has been icily silent about how many [adults] would have been denied SNAP benefits had the changes sought . . . been in effect while the pandemic rapidly spread across the country.” The judge concluded that the department’s “utter failure to address the issue renders the agency action arbitrary and capricious.”

Edit—guess I’m a little late to the game, but it bears repeating.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:58:24pm
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BeachDem  Oct 18, 2020 • 8:59:16pm

re: #103 A Mom Anon

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CarolJ  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:03:19pm

It has always seemed to me that the Impeachment has insulated Biden from these charges. Because they have been litigated, people, at least subconsciously, feel that if there was anything it would have come out then as a defense against the Ukraine charges. And they know that Trump wouldn’t have hesitated to bring stuff out if it was real.
Other people trust in Obama’s thorough vetting and 8 years of nothin. If there was anything then, they could have forced him off the 2012 ticket or stopped him from running. Even if they think there was a lost opportunity, people who had every reason to expose Biden didn’t-which is a capital offense in politics. Then there was the 20 plus opponents who didn’t bring out anything either.
So Biden is clean, clean, clean.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:03:25pm

re: #136 Dr Lizardo

Long read but worth it.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:06:16pm

re: #182 CarolJ

Yeah, that’s really the thing here. Biden is squeaky clean because he spent 8 years under the GOP microscope and they couldn’t come up with anything. Americans, for all their faults, don’t forget all that quickly. If the VP of one of the most notorious administrations in history (if only for the fact that a Black man was President) was suspected of any wrongdoing, it would’ve been a front-page scandal on every single American mainstream outlet. Their silence is an implicit admission that Huntergate is bullshit from the get-go.

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BeachDem  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:07:48pm

re: #113 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’ve honestly felt that way since the Pandemic began. I was undecided throughout the primary but I knew Biden had written an op-ed warning we were not ready for a pandemic last fall. Biden I think has his intellect underestimated by many people and I’ll include myself too.

You know I had huge doubts about Biden early on, particularly considering his previous presidential runs. He wasn’t my first (or second or third) choice, but even though I could have voted for any of the candidates because we’re an early primary, I sucked it up and voted for Joe so there’d be no doubt about the strength of his win in South Carolina. It broke my heart a little bit to not vote for Kamala, but it all worked out in the end with him choosing her as VP.

I always liked him, but it took some time to convince me he could do it. Now, I’m all in!

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CarolJ  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:08:46pm

While I try not to get my hopes up too much-2016 was horrible-I imagine that the unprecedented early voting has scrambled Republican brains. Why this stunt after about 30 million have already voted? Panic. Nobody anticipated that millions would go ahead and vote-and people who have voted early mostly aren’t voting for the status quo.

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BeachDem  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:11:33pm

re: #115 Florida Panhandler

Melania will divorce him within 2 months of leaving the White House.

Why would she divorce him? She’s as much of an asshole as he is and will figure out a new grift (like how she wanted to sell photos while first lady)

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:11:57pm

re: #186 CarolJ

While I try not to get my hopes up too much-2016 was horrible-I imagine that the unprecedented early voting has scrambled Republican brains. Why this stunt after about 30 million have already voted? Panic. Nobody anticipated that millions would go ahead and vote-and people who have voted early mostly aren’t voting for the status quo.

The ironic thing is, the bolded should have been anticipated. Numerous lizards have called out the obvious; the pandemic has people wanting to perform business in a manner different than usual. The entire landscape of the economy and of politics has been upended. But it’s not entirely unforeseen; if you were paying attention in March, you would have known that a large number of Americans would prefer to vote early. It’s only the Republicans who are caught off their guard, confident in their belief that their bulkshit would draw their voters to the polls en masse on Election Day, sacrificing their pawns to die on the chessboard of Donald J. Trump.

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wrenchwench  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:12:15pm

re: #160 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

He’s taking a break. He’s good.

What about stpaulbear?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:12:36pm

re: #189 wrenchwench

What about stpaulbear?

I’ve seen him here in the last couple of days. As far as I know, he’s good.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:18:47pm
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Dr Lizardo  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:20:39pm

re: #183 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Long read but worth it.

It’s pretty well thought-out and IMO, entirely plausible. Whomever wrote that put some serious thought into it.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:26:15pm

re: #180 Dread Pirate Ron

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More than Pearl Harbor and 9/11. People aren’t going to forget this guys. Even if Trump doesn’t face prosecution, he’s going down in infamy and his party will be tainted by him for years.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:26:30pm

re: #187 BeachDem

Why would she divorce him? She’s as much of an asshole as he is and will figure out a new grift (like how she wanted to sell photos while first lady)

There’s long been rumors among NYC’s high society set that Melania was seriously considering divorcing Trump, but his election put the kibosh on that.

OK, off to work….gotta pay the bills. Be back later.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:28:22pm

re: #187 BeachDem

Why would she divorce him? She’s as much of an asshole as he is and will figure out a new grift (like how she wanted to sell photos while first lady)

She is but she can grift without him. I don’t have any sympathy for her either.

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Targetpractice  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:29:12pm

re: #136 Dr Lizardo

Someone on Reddit came up with this outcome of a “Trump flees to Russia” scenario, and it’s pretty realistic, IMHO:

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It’s very well thought out and plausible for the most part, but one thing was missed: The massive fucking explosion on social media the moment the accounts of Donny and his spawn are permanently banned for spreading disinformation and promoting violence.

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BeachDem  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:29:47pm

re: #151 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

If you look at the thread I’m not buying all his definitions.

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Who is he and what’s his background? Other than his twitter account, where he says he’s a Zoomer mapmaker and political analyst, I can’t find anything else about him.

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Belafon  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:43:29pm

re: #188 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

It would be interesting to know hmwhat percentage of these alearly votes are first-time voters.

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BigPapa  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:43:41pm

We’re still 10 days before the date the Comey Letter came out.

We better not get chumped like that again. They are sure trying.

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gwangung  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:45:54pm

re: #199 BigPapa

We’re still 10 days before the date the Comey Letter came out.

We better not get chumped like that again. They are sure trying.

Yeah, but every day that passes with high early voting means any ratfuckery is going to have less and less impact.

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Belafon  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:48:30pm

re: #199 BigPapa

We’re still 10 days before the date the Comey Letter came out.

We better not get chumped like that again. They are sure trying.

I personally think Comey’s letter flipped undecideds that believed there was very little difference between the candidates. There aren’t that many of them now.

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BigPapa  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:51:07pm

I think our immunity to ratfuckery is stronger than last time. Less undecideds, way less activated misogyny from the ‘I just can’t vote for her’ left. Media is still doing what it does but it seems the HunterGhazi is dead on arrival.

Not this time, Satan.

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Belafon  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:51:12pm
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BigPapa  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:52:56pm

I recall some rodent romance coming out days before France’s election and the French media all said they would not run it so close to the election and IIRC it was crap anyway.

The people who lie pay no consequences. That’s a shame.

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teleskiguy  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:54:33pm
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Belafon  Oct 18, 2020 • 9:58:16pm
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sagehen  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:01:37pm

re: #136 Dr Lizardo

Someone on Reddit came up with this outcome of a “Trump flees to Russia” scenario, and it’s pretty realistic, IMHO:

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All the licensed properties will obviously remove his name; do the golf courses get relandscaped and turned into county parks? The clubhouses and bungalows redeveloped into public schools? What about Mar-a-lagp?

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piratedan  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:02:40pm

re: #205 teleskiguy

i swear she looked like a middle-aged Eric Idle in drag….

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wrenchwench  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:05:19pm

re: #207 sagehen

What about Mar-a-lagp?

Museum of the Modern Confederacy.

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CarolJ  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:06:12pm

re: #195 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

If she stays legally married to him, she can get his Presidential Pension (or a piece of it), and lifetime Secret Service protection. That’s a lot to give up right there, and considering the possible state of his finances, it probably isn’t worth divorcing him. She will happily live apart from him once the White House stint is over. Also, she can be a debtor of sorts during the liquidation of his assets. So separate homes and separate lives.

And it’s not like she’s probably all that eager to remarry anyway.

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CarolJ  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:08:43pm

re: #207 sagehen

Depends, but from what I have read there’s a glut of golf courses already. And given the ecological impacts of them, they may well become parks-or in some cases low income housing sites.

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William Lewis  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:08:57pm

re: #209 wrenchwench

Museum of the Modern Confederacy.

Nah.

Turn it into Ellis Island South as a processing center for refugees and immigrants from South and Central America.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:13:47pm
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CarolJ  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:13:54pm

Mar A Lago has a storied history beyond Trump’s staining of the name. Post wanted to give the place to the Federal Government as a museum/park. Accept the offer this time and move it to higher ground in Georgia and make it White House South or the center of a wildlife preserve.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:24:30pm

re: #214 CarolJ

Mar A Lago has a storied history beyond Trump’s staining of the name. Post wanted to give the place to the Federal Government as a museum/park. Accept the offer this time and move it to higher ground in Georgia and make it White House South or the center of a wildlife preserve.

I really had no idea about its history beyond Trump. I do hope its next incarnation is better but I’ll never be able to not think unprecedented presidential corruption hearing the name.

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Belafon  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:35:20pm

re: #213 Dread Pirate Ron

Challenge: create an FEC that can withstand the what the GOO has done to the current one, and give it the power to do something to people like Kushner given people like Barr and MaConnell.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:36:23pm

deleted wrong tweet

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:38:40pm

Try this again

PIMF

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 18, 2020 • 10:47:06pm

Trivia question:

Who were the last winning Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates who failed to carry both home states in the same election and what was the year?

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 18, 2020 • 11:03:58pm
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teleskiguy  Oct 18, 2020 • 11:05:45pm

re: #219 🌹UOJB!

Trivia question:

Who were the last winning Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates who failed to carry both home states in the same election and what was the year?

Home state? State of residence?

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teleskiguy  Oct 18, 2020 • 11:09:17pm

plz reload #221

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CarolJ  Oct 18, 2020 • 11:09:37pm

re: #220 Dread Pirate Ron

Not only that, but since a lot of prescriptions are now paid for online through portals, it would take weeks to set up a system for redemption anyway. Unless they are prepaid Visa/ Mastercards, it won’t be easy or cheap-to do so.

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mmmirele  Oct 18, 2020 • 11:13:06pm

re: #220 Dread Pirate Ron

Who is going to do anything about it, at least before the election? I hope the bureaucrats can slow-walk this thing into oblivion.

My mom is in the Medicare donut hole and my brother had to pay $280 for one of her inhalers late last month. This is a fucking insult to seniors.

Speaking of mom…

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CarolJ  Oct 18, 2020 • 11:17:29pm

re: #215 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Mar-A-Lago.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 18, 2020 • 11:23:09pm

I know my wife loves me when I open the liquor cabinet and grab the Bacardi Gold only to see behind it a new bottle of Mt. Gay Eclipse rum behind it. Screw the Bacardi.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 18, 2020 • 11:26:53pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 11:26:54pm

re: #219 🌹UOJB!

Trivia question:

Who were the last winning Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates who failed to carry both home states in the same election and what was the year?

That’s a tough one. I know the last president to fail to carry either his birth state or residence is Donald Trump, and W before that for his birth state.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 11:29:42pm

re: #223 CarolJ

Not only that, but since a lot of prescriptions are now paid for online through portals, it would take weeks to set up a system for redemption anyway. Unless they are prepaid Visa/ Mastercards, it won’t be easy or cheap-to do so.

Plus sending these cards to people who’s medications are already paid for (such as veterans in the VA system or their spouses or other dependents if they are retired military).

This is more lying vapourware.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 11:35:38pm

This is the principle thing which would keep me from running against state senator Steve Erdman four years from now.

Panhandle politics: An increasingly expensive affair (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

At present, three men lead the Panhandle’s Unicameral delegation some 400 miles away. State Senators John Stinner, Steve Erdman and Tom Brewer — and the candidates they beat or are running against this year — have spent nearly three-quarters of a million dollars to get there, according to campaign finance documents.

Of that $729,105, over half (about $429,033) was spent by four candidate committees in two elections trying to win the seat for the rural Legislative District 43. And that’s just the general election. If you include spending among primary candidates, the total spending swells to $800,105 spent between 11 candidates in eight years.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 18, 2020 • 11:37:35pm

re: #136 Dr Lizardo

Someone on Reddit came up with this outcome of a “Trump flees to Russia” scenario, and it’s pretty realistic, IMHO:

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Trump is not going to leave this country; he speaks only English and it is doubtful he would settle in a nation where that is not the primary language. Why can’t he just resign immediately and have Pence pardon him for all his federal crimes? Pence would be thrilled to be president for 2 1/2 months. Of course, Trump can still be charged with state level infractions.

I don’t want to jinx the future and wake up November 4th discovering that he managed to win re-election thanks(again) to the EC.

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teleskiguy  Oct 18, 2020 • 11:38:52pm

In 1968 Richard Nixon lost his state of residence of New York and his Vice President Spiro Agnew lost his home state of Maryland, but Nixon carried his home state of California and the ticket won the election.

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Targetpractice  Oct 18, 2020 • 11:41:28pm

re: #218 Dread Pirate Ron

Try this again

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PIMF

So Rudy shopped this around and settled for Rupert Murdoch’s fish wrap paper when he couldn’t find buyers with the major networks, and even Murdoch’s useful idiots refused to allow their names to be associated with this shit.

But yet the rest of the media thinks that the real story is that Biden won’t…I don’t know, deny it all on live TV while dancing a jig.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 18, 2020 • 11:45:36pm

Two separate people have solicited my opinion about the most heated race in Cook County — that for State’s Attorney. Both felt great reluctance to vote for the incumbent Democrat. I told each that I am in no mood to support any Republican this year; certainly in another time, I would have made a serious effort to research both candidates and could have reached another conclusion — but not now.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 11:48:28pm

re: #227 Dread Pirate Ron

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 11:52:36pm

re: #234 Hecuba’s daughter

Two separate people have solicited my opinion about the most heated race in Cook County — that for State’s Attorney. Both felt great reluctance to vote for the incumbent Democrat. I told each that I am in no mood to support any Republican this year; certainly in another time, I would have made a serious effort to research both candidates and could have reached another conclusion — but not now.

I’ve been asked about local elections. I noted the only Republican I will vote for is our village board chairwoman for district court clerk.

“What about the county prosecutor? You and he are friends.”

I left my ballot blank for county prosecutor last time.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 18, 2020 • 11:58:10pm
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Targetpractice  Oct 19, 2020 • 12:01:35am

re: #237 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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It’s not really surprising. You could feel a palpable sense of disappointment in the press when Comey stepped up to the podium and announced that there would be no charges brought against Hillary. Which is what made them all the more eager to latch onto the “leaked” letter months later.

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 19, 2020 • 12:20:10am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 12:27:02am

re: #239 Ace-o-aces

Wingnut birther and former Libertarian VP candidate who spreads nothing but conspiracy theories says what?

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Targetpractice  Oct 19, 2020 • 12:34:07am

re: #239 Ace-o-aces

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So they have all this evidence of criminal acts that are so loathsome and so shocking that it would put any political scandal in recent memory to shame…and they went with emails that show Hunter was involved in trying to set up a meeting between his dad and a Burisma exec?

Yeah, sure, totally plausible.///////

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piratedan  Oct 19, 2020 • 12:37:34am

re: #241 Targetpractice

they totes would have gone to the police but they were busy hunting Antifa, tear gassing protestors and killing unarmed POC; so they had to take their case to Twitter.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 12:38:31am

Meanwhile in local news:

30 plead guilty so far in largest poaching case in Nebraska history (Omaha World-Herald, more at the link):

The hunters came from at least 21 states to the deep-cut canyons and Sand Hills of Nebraska to bag trophies for their walls back home.

More than 100 people from states like New York, Wisconsin, Virginia and Utah paid $2,500 to $7,000 to take aim at big bucks, pronghorn antelopes and turkeys, all with the help of Hidden Hills Outfitters near Broken Bow.

But they weren’t really big game hunters. They were poachers — using bait, spotlights at night and other illegal tactics to guarantee their success.

And now many of them have been convicted of federal crimes or other violations after a major federal and state investigation.

So far, 30 people have pleaded guilty, $570,453 in fines and restitution have been assessed, and 53 years’ worth of hunting and fishing permits have been forfeited. Other cases are still working their way through the system.

Jacob Hueftle, 30, the co-owner and chief operator of Hidden Hills Outfitters, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon earlier this month. He was also ordered to pay $214,375 in restitution, jointly with his company, to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

As part of his plea agreement, Hueftle won’t be able to hunt, trap or engage in any related business for 15 years once he gets out of prison.

And:

Big game archery hunter and television personality Rod Owen brought his commercial video equipment to hunts in Nebraska from 2015 to 2017.

Owen has been featured in Field & Stream and on the Outdoor Channel and was a cast member for the popular Drury Outdoors media company.

While working as a contract employee for Drury, he participated in a celebrity reality hunting show called “Dream Season.” He was paired with professional bull rider J.W. “Ironman” Hart.

Owen, of Blue Springs, Missouri, touted his Nebraska hunts on Drury’s “100% Wild Podcast.”

“You got to use all your different skills when you get out there,” he said of the Nebraska Sand Hills. “You got to play to win.”

In reality, Owen knew that the animals were lured into range with bait — he even helped place some of the bait.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 19, 2020 • 12:58:19am

re: #231 Hecuba’s daughter

Trump is not going to leave this country; he speaks only English and it is doubtful he would settle in a nation where that is not the primary language. Why can’t he just resign immediately and have Pence pardon him for all his federal crimes? Pence would be thrilled to be president for 2 1/2 months. Of course, Trump can still be charged with state level infractions.

I don’t want to jinx the future and wake up November 4th discovering that he managed to win re-election thanks(again) to the EC.

Personally, I think it far more likely Trump would skedaddle off to Mar-a-Lago and try to fight extradition back to New York; I could see Pence pardoning him for any federal-level offenses, but of course that won’t clear him on any potential state-level charges. How well that tactic would work I can’t say, because I’m not a lawyer.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 1:00:09am

re: #244 Dr Lizardo

Personally, I think it far more likely Trump would skedaddle off to Mar-a-Lago and try to fight extradition back to New York; I could see Pence pardoning him for any federal-level offenses, but of course that won’t clear him on any potential state-level charges. How well that tactic would work I can’t say, because I’m not a lawyer.

Then Palm Beach County goes after him for living in a property in which that is not permitted.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 19, 2020 • 1:02:43am

re: #245 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Then Palm Beach County goes after him for living in a property in which that is not permitted.

He will just check in as a permanent guest and hop over to the Virgin Islands, Bahamas or Jamaica whenever things get too hot on the mainland

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 1:03:21am

The Western Nebraska Observer (Kimball, Nebr.) has closed their offices to all public contact, due to the staff being exposed to a person who has Covid-19.

The newspaper will accept correspondence through their mail slot, the US Mail, and telephone.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 19, 2020 • 1:03:42am

re: #245 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Then Palm Beach County goes after him for living in a property in which that is not permitted.

They could, but in turn, I could see Trump whining to DeSantis and the Florida GOP to help his worthless ass and again, hard to say how that tactic would work.

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Targetpractice  Oct 19, 2020 • 1:04:15am

By the way, in make these child porn allegations against Hunter, the MAGAts are (in effect) declaring that anybody not in law enforcement who possesses copies of those HDDs is in possession of child pornography. And transferring the copies or duplicates of those copies to other persons also amounts to trafficking in child pornography.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 1:05:32am

re: #246 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He will just check in as a permanent guest and hop over to the Virgin Islands, Bahamas or Jamaica whenever things get too hot on the mainland

I would imagine The Bahamas wouldn’t want anything to do with him after his blocking people trying to escape the recent hurricane there.

Jamaica? Too many of “those people.”

The Virgin Islands were also hit by Hurricane Maria and screwed just as badly as Puerto Rico on aid. I imagine there aren’t too many friendlies in the territorial government either.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 19, 2020 • 1:07:25am

re: #249 Targetpractice

They don’t think in nuances: this is a Pizzagate-style attempt to equate Biden with pedophilia

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 19, 2020 • 1:09:28am

re: #251 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They don’t think in nuances: this is a Pizzagate-style attempt to equate Biden with pedophilia

Their desperation is palpable. The stench of flopsweat will only get stronger in the next couple of weeks.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 19, 2020 • 1:16:42am

re: #251 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They don’t think in nuances: this is a Pizzagate-style attempt to equate Biden with pedophilia

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 19, 2020 • 1:17:41am
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Targetpractice  Oct 19, 2020 • 1:32:02am

re: #251 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They don’t think in nuances: this is a Pizzagate-style attempt to equate Biden with pedophilia

It’s the way these “scandals” always go: Make a whole lot of baseless accusations relying upon “rumors,” then expect “reasonable” people to declare that there “needs to be an investigation/hearings!” if only to prove that the whole thing is false.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 19, 2020 • 1:33:52am

re: #255 Targetpractice

It’s the way these “scandals” always go: Make a whole lot of baseless accusations relying upon “rumors,” then expect “reasonable” people to declare that there “needs to be an investigation/hearings!” if only to prove that the whole thing is false.

because the New Media Reality we live in is determined by the number of likes/hits/retweets, not in the the validity of the subject at hand

people quickly figured that out and used it to great success in 2016, but the ground rules are shifting.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 19, 2020 • 1:43:09am

Long ago I did a lot of dancing, and over the years I have enjoyed watching the dancing faux-competition shows. But I gave up on DWTS a few years back as it became so saccharin and so forced that I just couldn’t stand it.

But I continued to watch the original, Strictly Come Dancing, the UK show that started all the partner dance competition shows. Last year, though, I gave up on it too as it became too American-i-fied.

Anyway, this year SCD is back, with only a scattered audience and all dancers and competitors in a bubble - the BBC rented a small hotel.

The big news this year, though, is the first same-sex couple. The BBC has been teasing it for years, but the usual subjects would protest loudly in public.

However, watching the roll-out last night, I think the first same-sex couple looked good together. The pro, Katya Jones, is very good at dancing and teaching, and the celeb is a retired women’s boxer.

And contrary to the old fuddy-duddies who prophesied that doing this will kill SCD, turns out the opening night did quite well in the ratings:

Strictly Come Dancing opener with first same-sex couple proves a hit

Strictly Come Dancing achieved its best opening ratings for three years with a show that featured its first celebrity same-sex couple after the Olympic champion boxer Nicola Adams and dancer Katya Jones were paired together.

The BBC One show attracted an average of 8.6 million viewers on Saturday evening and took a 42.2% audience share with a peak audience of 9 million viewers, a spokesman for the programme said.

[…]

American TV networks can only dream of ever getting a 42.2% share. I doubt a regular US show has done that in many decades.

Anyway, still don’t like the schlock and the saccharine squeakiness of it all. Yet this year one of the celebs is Bill Bailey, which I think will make the show more interesting, so as long as he’s on the show I’ll make an effort to catch it.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 1:50:18am

Republicans want to whinge about “packing the Senate” with Democratic senators from Puerto Rico and DC, let them really whinge.

The Virgin Islands Unicameral, Guam, and American Samoa are also majority Democratic legislatures (though curiously American Samoa has a Republican delegate in Congress). The Democratic Party in those territories could start arguing for equal representation in the government, especially since the United Nations considers their territories non-self-governing colonies.

Screw ‘em. How about ten Democratic senators. (Puertoriqueño politics is more complicated than that, but the idea conservatives are concerned Puerto Rico would return Democratic senators seems to indicate they are scared).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 1:55:39am

Extremely local news, a present from my wife came in the US Mail.

A t-shirt which says “I was social distancing before it was cool.”

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 19, 2020 • 1:58:48am

What? It’s a factual statement.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 19, 2020 • 2:05:42am

re: #259 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Extremely local news, a present from my wife came in the US Mail.

A t-shirt which says “I was social distancing before it was cool.”

along with “I was playing clubs at 20% capacity before it was cool”

I have to admit, that although I am not entirely anti-social, I do have to rather kick my ass out the door to to interact and although I generally enjoy good company, I am always happy to be back home afterwards.

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John Hughes  Oct 19, 2020 • 2:08:13am

re: #62 Belafon

YouTube takes between 5 and 30 seconds for ads. If it’s unusable, than so is network television.

Yes, network television is unusable. (And I’m in France, we have way, way, fewer ads than you do).re: #204 BigPapa

I recall some rodent romance coming out days before France’s election and the French media all said they would not run it so close to the election and IIRC it was crap anyway.

« Macrongate » : quand des néonazis américains cherchaient à faire basculer la présidentielle française

“Macrongate”: when American neo-Nazis tried to influence the French Presidential elections.

‘Twas Weev.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 19, 2020 • 2:19:22am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 19, 2020 • 2:22:56am

re: #263 Dread Pirate Ron

I’ve watched Trump’s rallies carefully since they returned and, though he talked about it several times here in Carson City, he seemed bored with the Biden crime family stuff and distracted by a dozen other things on his mind, especially plumbing regulations.

He has nobody to rely on, nobody to coach him and nobody to keep him on track. We are watching him come unglued in real time.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 2:25:16am

re: #263 Dread Pirate Ron

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 2:32:36am

re: #262 John Hughes

Yes, network television is unusable. (And I’m in France, we have way, way, fewer ads than you do).

“Macrongate”: when American neo-Nazis tried to influence the French Presidential elections.

‘Twas Weev.

There is also additional information about “Macrongate” (in English):

euvsdisinfo.eu

In the case of the Macron Leaks, the environment of the presidential candidate reacted quickly, too. On the one hand, they did confirm that real emails and messages were indeed part of the leak. On the other, they used the lively environment of social media to engage in conversations about it, with a clear narrative about the content of the leak: they were, actually, part of the usual actions taken during an election campaign.

Emmanuel Macron’s campaign staff also used the opportunity to do something out of the box: play with those who were behind the hacks and leaks. They planted some absurd false messages and documents in their own networks, in order to confuse the hackers and burden them with the necessity to explain why they leaked false information.

How was it possible to do the latter? Because the campaign staff actually anticipated that their computers and communications would be hacked. And that, in turn, was possible thanks to their cooperation with digital platforms and state institutions. The latter is of crucial importance here, as strong institutions are fundamental to secure the democratic process in France.

(more)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 2:37:02am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 19, 2020 • 2:40:03am

re: #266 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Emmanuel Macron’s campaign staff also used the opportunity to do something out of the box: play with those who were behind the hacks and leaks. They planted some absurd false messages and documents in their own networks, in order to confuse the hackers and burden them with the necessity to explain why they leaked false information.

How was it possible to do the latter? Because the campaign staff actually anticipated that their computers and communications would be hacked. And that, in turn, was possible thanks to their cooperation with digital platforms and state institutions. The latter is of crucial importance here, as strong institutions are fundamental to secure the democratic process in France.

And again, this is an unprecedented campaign: the incumbent knows that he faces criminal charges as soon as he loses Executive immunity.

He knows that he will not win the popular vote and his chances of pulling out an electoral victory are slim at best

But he has the backing of terrorist gangs (militia), criminal organizations (the RNC and Trump Organization) and a meddling foreign government (Russia)

And he has the Senate backing him along with the full powers of the Executive Branch.

And he will stop at nothing in order to avoid losing.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 19, 2020 • 2:44:29am

re: #269 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Inspired by Ronald Reagan: “There you go again!”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 2:46:02am

I’m going to turn in. It’s early (3:45 am) but I’m tired. Catch y’all later.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 19, 2020 • 3:07:40am

This exchange is the essence of how social (and anti-social) media carpet-bomb us with bullshit. Neil deGrasse Tyson specifically says the asteroid will do no harm.

Then watch the poo-flingers in action.

news.google.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 19, 2020 • 3:28:34am

re: #272 Decatur Deb

This exchange is the essence of how social (and anti-social) media carpet-bomb us with bullshit. Neil deGrasse Tyson specifically says the asteroid will do no harm.

They know that our hyper-stimulated imaginations will complete any headline starting with “Asteroid to hit Earth” with “…and bring Civilization to a disastrous end” just like any report of an unidentified flying object is immediately completed with “piloted by little green men from space who have come to abduct/probe/conquer/serve us with a side of interstellar cilantro”…

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John Hughes  Oct 19, 2020 • 3:31:10am

re: #266 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

It’s quite possible that Macron’s team’s rapid reaction to the various attacks increased their share of the vote.

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steve_davis  Oct 19, 2020 • 3:38:50am

re: #219 🌹UOJB!

Trivia question:

Who were the last winning Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates who failed to carry both home states in the same election and what was the year?

gore in 2000 didn’t carry Tennessee as I recall. I”m guessing Lieberman carried New Jersey though.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 19, 2020 • 3:41:15am

Trivia - without looking it up: who was Hilary’s running mate in 2016?

(I honest-to-god could not recall the name at all)

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John Hughes  Oct 19, 2020 • 3:42:32am

re: #262 John Hughes

Here’s some stuff in English about weev’s role in this:

nymag.com

qurium.org

Weak stuff that was laughed off at the time by French journalists.

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Axolotl  Oct 19, 2020 • 3:44:44am

re: #187 BeachDem

Why would she divorce him? She’s as much of an asshole as he is and will figure out a new grift (like how she wanted to sell photos while first lady)

We will learn that she has been having an affair making Donald a cuckold all this time. It is a karma thing.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 19, 2020 • 4:13:12am

From the files of the Russian FSB witness protection program:

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 19, 2020 • 4:19:18am

Strange, he has the same friends The Donald has.

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dangerman  Oct 19, 2020 • 5:21:13am

re: #45 BigPapa

I have a serious problem now. I’ve always liked a good cup of coffee and live where it’s easy to get. I’ve, uh, “changed my lifestyle” to healthier things and coffee is one of the things I have taken new efforts to enjoy. While I like a good espresso and many other styles a french press with a good grind of 100% is hard to beat. But getting a good grind is hard.

I’m now obsessed with finding a good hand grinder. Halp meh.

Next: I’m obsessed with ulu (bread fruit).

this is how we do it here at the pond


fill the grinder and crank for a minute or so

makes the right amount for the French press

you can tweak around the beans the blend the grind the brew time, milk sugar etc

its an adventure

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NetworkKed  Oct 19, 2020 • 5:32:44am

re: #62 Belafon

YouTube takes between 5 and 30 seconds for ads. If it’s unusable, than so is network television.

Well, that’s funny. Youtube lately has inserted things anywhere from 5 seconds to 5 minutes (fucking PragerU propaganda) to 59:45 (giant infomercials, once a full-length comedy show) into the feed as commercials on my PS4 feed (which I use since it’s direct hooked to the good TV). Now, this doesn’t bother me too much since the PS4 client lets me skip after 5 seconds with one button-press, but daaaaaamn.

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dangerman  Oct 19, 2020 • 5:33:04am

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

And again, this is an unprecedented campaign: the incumbent knows that he faces criminal charges as soon as he loses Executive immunity.

He knows that he will not win the popular vote and his chances of pulling out an electoral victory are slim at best

But he has the backing of terrorist gangs (militia), criminal organizations (the RNC and Trump Organization) and a meddling foreign government (Russia)

And he has the Senate backing him along with the full powers of the Executive Branch.

And he will stop at nothing in order to avoid losing.

when push comes to shove, the president is a coward.
he’s proved it time and again. this time wont be any different.

there are not enough terrorist gangs to do anything electoral. sure they can cause some localized trouble and yes it could be serious. it will not be widespread or ‘democracy threatening’. the rnc could go to court. what else? the trump org? yeah right. Russia knows it will have to live with whoever comes next, so no.

the senate doesnt have much power here. they’re already starting to posture trying to save their careers after this administration ends.

it appears that the election will be decisive, not close. it will not be ‘overturned’.

sure trump would like not to lose. but aside from bluster and maybe a bunch of slimy lawyers, he’s 100% coward.

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Teukka  Oct 19, 2020 • 5:40:31am

File under “Universal Truths”….

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A Cranky One  Oct 19, 2020 • 5:43:40am

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ericblair  Oct 19, 2020 • 5:50:57am

re: #275 steve_davis

gore in 2000 didn’t carry Tennessee as I recall. I”m guessing Lieberman carried New Jersey though.

There was a whole bunch of screaming about how Gore COULDN’T EVEN WIN HIS HOME STATE, how could he possibly be President, belch fart blah blah. The fact that W lost Connecticut (his real home state) got zippo mention. Trump got slaughtered in the state where he lived his whole life but the same flying monkeys gave him a pass on that.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 5:53:35am

The Cameron Peak Fire near Rocky Mountain National Park has now surpassed 200,000 acres burned. Fire crews are hoping a shift in the winds and predicted snow will help them extinguish the fire.

Several other fires in Colorado have burnt tens of thousands of acres.

Currently the weather in Fort Collins (near the fire) is 28°F (-2°Commie). Daytime temperatures will be in the upper sixties and night in the lower forties. A chance of rain and snow is predicted Thursday night.

Currently the winds are calm in northern Colorado and western Nebraska (though we had sleet and snow last night), but will kick up from the southwest this afternoon, bringing the smoke into my area again. The current AQI here is 28.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 5:54:45am

Cardi B has been harassed off Twitter, deleting her account.

msn.com

Charlie Kirk is back on Twitter, after deleting his offending tweet.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:01:55am

re: #280 Dread Pirate Ron

Strange, he has the same friends The Donald has.

except he is leaving Donny out of the loop here…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:07:31am
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Florida Panhandler  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:07:34am

re: #187 BeachDem

Why would she divorce him? She’s as much of an asshole as he is and will figure out a new grift (like how she wanted to sell photos while first lady)

Because her desire to belong to a worldwide “in crowd” of elites that revile her husband means she will not be invited to cool parties, fashion shows, art openings or film festivals. Divorcing him and renouncing his views would mean the ability to rejoin the international jet set. It is all vapid ego driven BS but integrity has never been her strong suit. I don’t care..do you?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:11:47am

Tropical Depression Twenty-Seven has formed southeast of Bermuda.

nhc.noaa.gov

It is expected to become a hurricane before approaching the island.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:12:17am

re: #153 The Pie Overlord!

This li’l fucker got his Twitter back & he’s still spewing bullshit like a derp volcano.

[Embedded content]

So his income until 2016 was basically a VP salary and whetever his wife made. Then after that (after he was VP) their income went up because of speeches and such from being VP? Unlike tRump and children that are actively using their elected position to milk money any way they can. Am I seeing this correctly?

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dangerman  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:17:40am

A new Public Religion Research Institute poll finds Joe Biden leading Donald Trump in the presidential race nationally by 14 percentage points, 54% to 40%, if voter turnout looks similar to 2016.

However, if voter turnout is higher (70% turnout), as multiple indicators suggest is likely, Biden leads Trump by 18 percentage points, 56% to 38%.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:18:36am

re: #293 Eventual Carrion

This only needs “explanation” to people who insist that Biden is a self-serving politician and crook and that Trump is a successful businessman who sacrifices his own interests to serve America

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:18:44am

re: #153 The Pie Overlord!

This li’l fucker got his Twitter back & he’s still spewing bullshit like a derp volcano.

LOL

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:20:56am

re: #294 dangerman

However, if voter turnout is higher (70% turnout), as multiple indicators suggest is likely, Biden leads Trump by 18 percentage points, 56% to 38%.

That’s a goddamn blowout.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:21:57am

Boy they’re slow on Charlie Kirk’s feed.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:23:35am

re: #297 Dr Lizardo

That’s a goddamn blowout.

That would be those numbers too big to manipulate.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:24:36am

Boy, it’s not like we can check Biden’s tax returns for recent years and find out where his income is coming from…

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jeffreyw  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:27:37am

Little Orphan Andy

Good morning!

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dangerman  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:30:02am

re: #293 Eventual Carrion

So his income until 2016 was basically a VP salary and whetever his wife made. Then after that (after he was VP) their income went up because of speeches and such from being VP? Unlike tRump and children that are actively using their elected position to milk money any way they can. Am I seeing this correctly?

Read a tax return ya knobhead (Charlie not you)
If it’s there ****it’s not a secret***

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:30:38am

re: #299 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That would be those numbers too big to manipulate.

Well, I mean, they could try….but at those kind of numbers the GOP would be staring at a fiasco, an absolute electoral drubbing.

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dangerman  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:31:44am

re: #297 Dr Lizardo

That’s a goddamn blowout.

Yes please

And that’s why I think/hope all this hype about shenanigans and stealing the election won’t actually happen. It’ll be decisive

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Mike Lamb  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:31:59am

re: #287 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The Cameron Peak Fire near Rocky Mountain National Park has now surpassed 200,000 acres burned. Fire crews are hoping a shift in the winds and predicted snow will help them extinguish the fire.

Several other fires in Colorado have burnt tens of thousands of acres.

Currently the weather in Fort Collins (near the fire) is 28°F (-2°Commie). Daytime temperatures will be in the upper sixties and night in the lower forties. A chance of rain and snow is predicted Thursday night.

Currently the winds are calm in northern Colorado and western Nebraska (though we had sleet and snow last night), but will kick up from the southwest this afternoon, bringing the smoke into my area again. The current AQI here is 28.

Two fires just outside of Boulder, one of which is already the largest in Boulder County history (~8k acres). 26 homes destroyed. 2020 can fuck itself.

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Belafon  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:38:12am

re: #267 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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It might be a good song, but this is the kind of thing that feeds GenX hated of Boomers. Let me know when Mozart ends up in the top ten and we’ll stop complaining about the Boomers not being in control of culture, no matter what their age.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:39:32am

re: #172 Dread Pirate Ron

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Then we’ll have twice as many homeless. Don’t these people think these things through?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:40:13am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:44:17am

re: #294 dangerman

PRRI also has a long article on those of religious views and none on various topics coming into the election and what they consider important (for example, white evangelicals think abortion is the most important topic, while atheists think the pandemic and climate change are the most important topics).

prri.org

Kind of a long read, but fascinating.

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lawhawk  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:44:19am

re: #153 The Pie Overlord!

Yup. We know Biden’s salary and income. Because Biden released all those years of returns. We see exactly where that income is coming from.

Biden paid $3.7 million in federal tax in 2017 as per his 2017 amended return.
$10 million was income from CelticCapri on Schedule K-1. That S-corp was the entity that handled all the speaking gigs and book deals.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:44:33am

re: #306 Belafon

It might be a good song, but this is the kind of thing that feeds GenX hated of Boomers. Let me know when Mozart ends up in the top ten and we’ll stop complaining about the Boomers not being in control of culture, no matter what their age.

Rumors was one of the best albums ever released. It had something like 7 #1 songs (I personally think The Chain is the best with Gold Dust Woman second).

I’m at a loss why you said that.

Is this more to your liking?

Friday - Rebecca Black - Official Music Video

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Belafon  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:46:17am

re: #308 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I wonder what percentage had voted by this time in 2016.

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lawhawk  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:46:38am

Who knew that Christmas season was canceled? I didn’t. Having gone into Costco, it’s been Christmas since Labor Day.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:46:58am

I’m starting to think that trump didn’t have COVID19 but was taken to WR because he had another mini-stroke. From the start his face was all wonky and he appears to still not be able to lift his arms.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:47:09am

re: #306 Belafon

It might be a good song, but this is the kind of thing that feeds GenX hated of Boomers. Let me know when Mozart ends up in the top ten and we’ll stop complaining about the Boomers not being in control of culture, no matter what their age.

Why would Gen Xers feel hatred of boomers over a freakin’ album? There’s nothing preventing Gen Xers buying record albums themselves (which is what drives the Billboard chart).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:48:31am

re: #315 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Why would Gen Xers feel hatred of boomers over a freakin’ album? There’s nothing preventing Gen Xers buying record albums themselves (which is what drives the Billboard chart).

Gen Xers download

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Jay C  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:48:49am

re: #303 Dr Lizardo

Well, I mean, they could try….but at those kind of numbers the GOP would be staring at a fiasco, an absolute electoral drubbing.

While I think that “18% lead” number sounds WAY too optimistic (we’re talking FDR/LBJ/Reagan ‘84 numbers here), a more salient question might be what sort of “coattail” effect is going to be in play; because most general poll-aggregates I’ve seen seem to show a basic (D) “hold” on the House*, and the prospects for the Senate seemingly averaging out at about a 51-49 (D) Majority - for now.

Unfortunately, it just seems that the electorate is too polarized and (in large part) inflexible for even “an absolute electoral drubbing” to effect the whole of Congress and government the way it used to. Even with the (increasingly likely) assumption that the Biden/Harris ticket will rack up an enormous popular-vote lead - probably WAY more than Hillary Clinton’s in 2016 - and a solid EC majority, the red-state/blue-divide is still going to ensure that there will be an irreducible obstructionist (R) bloc in the Senate, something of the same in the House, and various Statehouses still ruby-red.

*Not the worst-case outcome, but just an illustration of how short Presidential “coattails” can get these days.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:50:09am

re: #187 BeachDem

Why would she divorce him? She’s as much of an asshole as he is and will figure out a new grift (like how she wanted to sell photos while first lady)

Melania wanted to market a brand of cosmetics called “First Lady”. She had already applied for the trademark but was informed that it was illegal as hell.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:50:20am

re: #315 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Why would Gen Xers feel hatred of boomers over a freakin’ album? There’s nothing preventing Gen Xers buying record albums themselves (which is what drives the Billboard chart).

Glee got Dont Stop Believing to the top of the charts again. The movie Bohemian Rhapsody for a ton of Queen hits to the top of the charts (for the third time in different decades/centuries).

Good music is timeless. Unknown good music lives on.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:50:52am

re: #316 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Gen Xers download

Same difference.

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Belafon  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:53:27am
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Decatur Deb  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:53:46am

re: #316 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Gen Xers download

So do Pre-Atomics.

amazon.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:54:05am

re: #318 The Pie Overlord!

Melania wanted to market a brand of cosmetics called “First Lady”. She had already applied for the trademark but was informed that it was illegal as hell.

How about “FLOaTUS”?

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dangerman  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:56:35am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:58:14am

re: #324 dangerman

They blinded him…with SCIENCE!!!

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dangerman  Oct 19, 2020 • 6:59:30am

re: #317 Jay C

While I think that “18% lead” number sounds WAY too optimistic (we’re talking FDR/LBJ/Reagan ‘84 numbers here), a more salient question might be what sort of “coattail” effect is going to be in play; because most general poll-aggregates I’ve seen seem to show a basic (D) “hold” on the House*, and the prospects for the Senate seemingly averaging out at about a 51-49 (D) Majority - for now.

Unfortunately, it just seems that the electorate is too polarized and (in large part) inflexible for even “an absolute electoral drubbing” to effect the whole of Congress and government the way it used to. Even with the (increasingly likely) assumption that the Biden/Harris ticket will rack up an enormous popular-vote lead - probably WAY more than Hillary Clinton’s in 2016 - and a solid EC majority, the red-state/blue-divide is still going to ensure that there will be an irreducible obstructionist (R) bloc in the Senate, something of the same in the House, and various Statehouses still ruby-red.

*Not the worst-case outcome, but just an illustration of how short Presidential “coattails” can get these days.

Wrt the house only, Im reading a likely 10 or 11 seat gain for the ds

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:01:02am

re: #232 teleskiguy

In 1968 Richard Nixon lost his state of residence of New York and his Vice President Spiro Agnew lost his home state of Maryland, but Nixon carried his home state of California and the ticket won the election.

You got it. 1968. Nixon/Agnew lost both of their home states. And Nixon’s home state was marked as New York on the electoral college certificates instead of California.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:01:47am

I posted this the other day ( and the MAGAts crawled out of the woodwork).

Between not being able to lift a glass to the progressively wonky face to struggling to walk down a ramp to you name it, I think his people who said the schedule he wants to keep to, having all the klan rallies, is that they fear a massive stroke.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:02:10am

re: #325 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They blinded him…with SCIENCE!!!

Another good tune.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:02:12am

re: #213 Dread Pirate Ron

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Laws are for little people and Democratic administrations.

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Belafon  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:02:48am

re: #315 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Why would Gen Xers feel hatred of boomers over a freakin’ album? There’s nothing preventing Gen Xers buying record albums themselves (which is what drives the Billboard chart).

You’re looking at a tree. Think of the forest. Let’s try it this way: How often does a Frank Sinatra song end up back on the charts? Never, and the reason is that the subsequent generation, Boomers, completely replaced that generation in culture. What is not true is the following generation replacing it, because the Boomers were a much larger generation.

Don’t think too much into my rant, though. I’m not losing sleep over it. It’s just when you think of the direction generations get to try to take a country in their direction, newer generations are still fighting the old ones longer than before.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:05:06am

re: #237 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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ericblair  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:05:08am
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Belafon  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:05:49am

re: #313 lawhawk

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Who knew that Christmas season was canceled? I didn’t. Having gone into Costco, it’s been Christmas since Labor Day.

Halloween was officially over October 1st if you go by Walmart, Lowe’s, and Home Depot.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:08:27am

re: #331 Belafon

You’re looking at a tree. Think of the forest. Let’s try it this way: How often does a Frank Sinatra song end up back on the charts?

I recall a cover version of “something stupid” making it back onto the charts around 2000

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:08:35am

re: #316 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Gen Xers download

Download sales are counted. Download theft is not.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:09:25am

re: #336 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Download sales are counted. Download theft is not.

we pirated cassette copies

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Belafon  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:09:32am
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dangerman  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:09:53am

re: #333 ericblair

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Where did this oppo take place? In your sleep?
Certainly not your votes.

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BigPapa  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:09:59am

re: #262 John Hughes

It was Weev? That evil little bastard. Figures. Not much diff between him and the Wayne Allen Roots of the world.

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makeitstop  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:10:53am

re: #311 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Rumors was one of the best albums ever released. It had something like 7 #1 songs (I personally think The Chain is the best with Gold Dust Woman second).

I’m at a loss why you said that.

Is this more to your liking?

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I always counter the Rebecca Black song with Bad Lip Reading’s take.

“Gang Fight” — Rebecca Black, as interpreted by a bad lip reader

The song is more interesting. :)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:11:00am

re: #338 Belafon

Dr. Fauci says he was “absolutely not” surprised that President Trump got sick with coronavirus after seeing POTUS at what “turned out to be a super-spreader event” at the White House.

bloody scientists

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Decatur Deb  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:11:28am

re: #331 Belafon

You’re looking at a tree. Think of the forest. Let’s try it this way: How often does a Frank Sinatra song end up back on the charts? Never, and the reason is that the subsequent generation, Boomers, completely replaced that generation in culture. What is not true is the following generation replacing it, because the Boomers were a much larger generation.

Don’t think too much into my rant, though. I’m not losing sleep over it. It’s just when you think of the direction generations get to try to take a country, newer generations are still fighting the old ones longer than before.

The notion of a war between the generations is one of the stupider American memes. The largest disco in our province had a rock venue upstairs and a ballo liscio hall for the kids’ parents downstairs. Good soundproofing kept Sinatra and Eros Ramazatti isolated. Most people in the world don’t feel obliged to hate their parents or children.

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Targetpractice  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:12:13am

re: #337 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

we pirated cassette copies

A pirate’s life for me…

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dangerman  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:12:44am

re: #338 Belafon

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Juxtapose this with 328

Trump blurts fauci is wrong, I didn’t have covid…
That’s why fauci is a hack

Could happen

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:13:43am

re: #343 Decatur Deb

The notion of a war between the generations is one of the stupider American memes.

It exists for those who live on line with no clue of real life

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Belafon  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:14:33am
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jeffreyw  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:17:05am

re: #257 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Long ago I did a lot of dancing, and over the years I have enjoyed watching the dancing faux-competition shows. But I gave up on DWTS a few years back as it became so saccharin and so forced that I just couldn’t stand it.

But I continued to watch the original, Strictly Come Dancing, the UK show that started all the partner dance competition shows. Last year, though, I gave up on it too as it became too American-i-fied.

Anyway, this year SCD is back, with only a scattered audience and all dancers and competitors in a bubble - the BBC rented a small hotel.

The big news this year, though, is the first same-sex couple. The BBC has been teasing it for years, but the usual subjects would protest loudly in public.

However, watching the roll-out last night, I think the first same-sex couple looked good together. The pro, Katya Jones, is very good at dancing and teaching, and the celeb is a retired women’s boxer.

And contrary to the old fuddy-duddies who prophesied that doing this will kill SCD, turns out the opening night did quite well in the ratings:

Strictly Come Dancing opener with first same-sex couple proves a hit

American TV networks can only dream of ever getting a 42.2% share. I doubt a regular US show has done that in many decades.

Anyway, still don’t like the schlock and the saccharine squeakiness of it all. Yet this year one of the celebs is Bill Bailey, which I think will make the show more interesting, so as long as he’s on the show I’ll make an effort to catch it.

Bill Bailey should come home.

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Targetpractice  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:18:29am

re: #333 ericblair

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Yeah, yeah, John, we get it. You’re a “Good German,” you were always against the regime, but you couldn’t say anything aloud because they’d come after you. Which is why you’re only now speaking up, when it looks like the regime is about to fall, and only because you’re in danger of going with it.

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Belafon  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:18:41am

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

It exists for those who live on line with no clue of real life

GenX does predate the world wide web. And the 60s and 70s were definitely Boomers pushing back against their parents.

The idea that children don’t think their parents are stupid and that they could do better isn’t new.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:20:21am

re: #350 Belafon

GenX does predate the world wide web. And the 60s and 70s were definitely Boomers pushing back against their parents.

The idea that children don’t think their parents are stupid and that they could do better isn’t new.

I have seen progressively less and less of that since the big social/sexual rebellion of the 60’s. Kids are going to rebel, but more on a personal then a cultural level

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lawhawk  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:20:46am

re: #347 Belafon

The wedding in the orthodox community would have been a superspreader event. We already have links between outbreak among Sephardic Jewish community in Deal, NJ and the Sephardic Jewish community in Brooklyn. Similar outbreaks among Orthodox in Rockland, Orange, and in Brooklyn as those folks travel between those locations regularly.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:21:58am

re: #335 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I recall a cover version of “something stupid” making it back onto the charts around 2000

Rock and roll started in the 50s. Rock and roll continues today. There’s a big difference between the kinda of songs Sinatra sang than the decades of R&R, a genre that continues today.

There could be recharting of Sinatra sings if someone like Jason Mraz redid it, because it would be modernized (I listened to Anka’s Diana the other day and thought it was boring. Music can’t be boring.)

Both Christiana Agullaria (sic) and Lady Gaga worked with Tony Bennett and those songs charted.

It’s not the generation, it’s the songs. Either they’re enjoyed by this generation or they’re not.

Watch those YouTube First Time Ever Heard videos (I especially enjoyed the Bohemian Rhapsody videos). Great fun watching a new generation go HOLY SHIT THAT’S GREAT whick had nothing to do with boomers per se, but great music.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:23:00am

re: #336 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Download sales are counted. Download theft is not.

I download everything these days and have for a decade or so.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:25:57am

re: #341 makeitstop

I always counter the Rebecca Black song with Bad Lip Reading’s take.

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The song is more interesting. :)

That’s funny. But that song still sucks bigly.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:26:38am

re: #348 jeffreyw

Bill Bailey should come home.

Lafayette?

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dangerman  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:28:18am

re: #344 Targetpractice

A pirate’s life for me…

arrrrrggggg

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:29:19am

re: #331 Belafon

You’re looking at a tree. Think of the forest. Let’s try it this way: How often does a Frank Sinatra song end up back on the charts? Never, and the reason is that the subsequent generation, Boomers, completely replaced that generation in culture. What is not true is the following generation replacing it, because the Boomers were a much larger generation.

Don’t think too much into my rant, though. I’m not losing sleep over it. It’s just when you think of the direction generations get to try to take a country in their direction, newer generations are still fighting the old ones longer than before.

“Let It Snow” might not make the charts, but it’s played everywhere for about six weeks before Christmas.

When we had our blizzard in early September, local radio stations played it. (The song is associated with Christmas but doesn’t have to be.)

The flip side of newer generations are fighting older generations longer than before ignores many changes in technology (I didn’t grow up with an Internet or even dial telephone service) as well as the unspoken “why don’t you people die already.”

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Decatur Deb  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:30:23am

re: #353 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Rock and roll started in the 50s. Rock and roll continues today. There’s a big difference between the kinda of songs Sinatra sang than the decades of R&R, a genre that continues today.

There could be recharting of Sinatra sings if someone like Jason Mraz redid it, because it would be modernized (I listened to Anka’s Diana the other day and thought it was boring. Music can’t be boring.)

Both Christiana Agullaria (sic) and Lady Gaga worked with Tony Bennett and those songs charted.

It’s not the generation, it’s the songs. Either they’re enjoyed by this generation or they’re not.

Watch those YouTube First Time Ever Heard videos (I especially enjoyed the Bohemian Rhapsody videos). Great fun watching a new generation go HOLY SHIT THAT’S GREAT whick had nothing to do with boomers per se, but great music.

For several decades Diana was at the top end of most R&R listicles. It had a nice beat and you could dance to it. Not bad for a 15 yr old white boy.

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dangerman  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:30:55am

re: #352 lawhawk

The wedding in the orthodox community would have been a superspreader event. We already have links between outbreak among Sephardic Jewish community in Deal, NJ and the Sephardic Jewish community in Brooklyn. Similar outbreaks among Orthodox in Rockland, Orange, and in Brooklyn as those folks travel between those locations regularly.

estimated 10k
bigger than a trump rally

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:31:58am

re: #337 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

we pirated cassette copies

Maybe you did. /s

My first recording device (aside from a portable reel-to-reel which I still own) was a component stereo system with an 8-track component which could record.

There’s nothing like listening to a song playing like this:

Oh, the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
It doesn’t show signs of

KA-CHUNK

stopping
And I brought some corn for popping
The lights are turned down low
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

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Belafon  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:32:56am

re: #358 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

“Let It Snow” might not make the charts, but it’s played everywhere for about six weeks before Christmas.

There’s an XKCD about that.

But I shall stop contributing. I just wanted to rant a little bit and be done with it. If I can’t vent here, I shall have nowhere to vent. 250,000ish deaths is way more of a problem than my puny comment.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:35:20am

re: #362 Belafon

There’s an XKCD about that.

But I shall stop contributing. I just wanted to rant a little bit and be done with it. If I can’t vent here, I shall have nowhere to vent. 250,000ish deaths is way more of a problem than my puny comment.

Same with mine. I’m not trying to aggravate you, really. If I did, I am sorry.

Text doesn’t really translate well to snark.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:35:31am

re: #359 Decatur Deb

For several decades Diana was at the top end of most R&R listicles. It had a nice beat and you could dance to it. Not bad for a 15 yr old white boy.

Listening to it now though…

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Decatur Deb  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:37:33am

re: #364 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Listening to it now though…

The beat is still good, the rhyme scheme was always lame. He was working in the shadow of Little Richard and Chuck Berry.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:38:16am
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Belafon  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:38:21am

I don’t know much about Coon’s ideological stance, but, from the diary:

During the interview Tapper asked Sen. Coons, who has many of the same moderate leanings as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, whether or not “packing the court” was on the table. This is an interesting person to ask this question to because if Biden and Harris were to win, and if the Senate were to swing blue this November, the question about what can be done to balance our courts, after about 5 years of Republican fascistic maneuvering is definitely on the table; and Sen. Chris Coons is one of a few senators that lean much further right than many Democrats would like.* Sen. Coons’ answers here were worth a listen.

The first question Tapper asked Coons was whether he would vote to “expand the number of justices on the Supreme Court,” to which Coons said he was in line with Joe Biden’s position that this nomination process was bad all across teh board, and that Amy Coney Barrett was unqualified “because of her extreme judicial philosophy.” He made sure to specify that this move on the part of Republicans was an attempt to destroy millions of Americans healthcare coverage in the middle of a pandemic. He finished by saying he was ready along with the Democratic Party to help re-balance the “federal judiciary” however that may look over the next few weeks. Jake Tapper then asked what passes for a gotcha question against Democratic officials these days in traditional media minds, asking “So you are open to expanding the court?”

“Yes.”

dailykos.com

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:38:23am

re: #362 Belafon

There’s an XKCD about that.

But I shall stop contributing. I just wanted to rant a little bit and be done with it. If I can’t vent here, I shall have nowhere to vent. 250,000ish deaths is way more of a problem than my puny comment.

Please don’t stop contributing. And vent away. Just please remember that we’re all in this together and we want the same thing (to vent, disagree, and still love each other).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:41:11am

re: #366 The Pie Overlord!

I’m never going to be able to flee with my giant lotto winnings to Saskatchewan, am I?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:42:06am

re: #369 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I’m never going to be able to flee with my giant lotto winnings to Saskatchewan, am I?

$2.00 might get you to the border but not much farther. 😁

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:42:32am

re: #368 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Please don’t stop contributing. And vent away. Just please remember that we’re all in this together and we want the same thing (to vent, disagree, and still love each other).

+100

Sometimes I get mad when I’m challenged here and leave for a few days. But I come back, because I want to be challenged, vent, and still enjoy friendship.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:42:38am

re: #370 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

$2.00 might get you to the border but not much farther. 😁

Colorado border.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:43:32am

re: #372 Decatur Deb

Colorado border.

County border.

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Belafon  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:44:34am

re: #368 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Please don’t stop contributing. And vent away. Just please remember that we’re all in this together and we want the same thing (to vent, disagree, and still love each other).

Thanks. I meant contributing to this chain of silliness about generations.

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makeitstop  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:44:44am

re: #355 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

That’s funny. But that song still sucks bigly.

That’s why I go with BLR - to get the taste of the original out of my mouth.

BTW - someone started the hashtag Trump2020tosaveAmerica, and it’s been hijacked by KPop stans. Funny.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:44:45am

Trending on Twitter: “He’ll listen to the scientists.”

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danarchy  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:45:05am

re: #369 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I’m never going to be able to flee with my giant lotto winnings to Saskatchewan, am I?

I could never see myself fleeing to Canada. It is a nice place to visit, but New England winters are bad enough thank you very much.

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ericblair  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:45:05am

re: #347 Belafon

With Covid19 under control, China’s economy is surging ahead. Exports jumped and local governments engaged in a binge of debt-fueled construction projects. Even consumer spending is finally recovering

Yeah, there’s the money quote. Toss a shitpile more money into ghost city construction projects to try to tamp down any unrest. I see no reason to doubt China’s ability to keep a lid on COVID spread at this point, but as usual take Chinese economic data with a big pinch of salt.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:45:39am

With her “48 Hours” ultimatum, Pelosi has set a pre-election time bomb under the stock markets.

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Jay C  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:47:39am

re: #360 dangerman

estimated 10k
bigger than a trump rally

Buried in the NYT’s piece was the note that the groom in the scheduled wedding was the Satmar Rebbe’s* grandson, so I’m guessing that in addition to the “immediate family” (a large enough crowd in itself, probably), most of the sect’s mobile members were probably expected to show up as a sign of respect. And there are many thousands of them.

*ETA: One of them, the Satmars are a large enough sect they have two leaders…..

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:48:38am

re: #374 Belafon

Thanks. I meant contributing to this chain of silliness about generations.

I mean, Boomers invented the greatest thing in all human history, the Hula Hoop. No one can top that. We tried with Jarts but there was a small design problem with those.

Everyone’s in this together, regardless of arbitrary generational lines. My Silent Generation mother has the same sort of problems as my Millenial son (food, rent, utilities, trying to keep conservatives from killing them with a genocidal disease, &c).

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jaunte  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:49:40am
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Decatur Deb  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:50:52am

re: #381 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I mean, Boomers invented the greatest thing in all human history, the Hula Hoop. No one can top that. We tried with Jarts but there was a small design problem with those.

Everyone’s in this together, regardless of arbitrary generational lines. My Silent Generation mother has the same sort of problems as my Millenial son (food, rent, utilities, trying to keep conservatives from killing them with a genocidal disease, &c).

Hey. Jarts (Lawn Darts) functioned entirely as intended. Virtually all those accidents were user error.

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Belafon  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:51:38am

re: #378 ericblair

Yeah, there’s the money quote. Toss a shitpile more money into ghost city construction projects to try to tamp down any unrest. I see no reason to doubt China’s ability to keep a lid on COVID spread at this point, but as usual take Chinese economic data with a big pinch of salt.

We could use some debt-fueled projects in this country right now, not all of them construction.

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jaunte  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:51:48am

Aren’t NYT writers paid to write their own stuff?

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jeffreyw  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:52:37am

re: #356 Barefoot Grin

Lafayette?

Yes

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:53:29am

re: #377 danarchy

I could never see myself fleeing to Canada. It is a nice place to visit, but New England winters are bad enough thank you very much.

Saskatchewan winters aren’t too bad. From a Wikipedia photo description:

View of Regina from a distance on Saskatchewan Highway 1. The city is situated on a broad, flat, and largely waterless and treeless plain.

Just like here, except Regina is much bigger (and warmer)

en.climate-data.org

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:53:52am

Who is this?

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danarchy  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:55:10am

re: #381 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I mean, Boomers invented the greatest thing in all human history, the Hula Hoop. No one can top that. We tried with Jarts but there was a small design problem with those.

Everyone’s in this together, regardless of arbitrary generational lines. My Silent Generation mother has the same sort of problems as my Millenial son (food, rent, utilities, trying to keep conservatives from killing them with a genocidal disease, &c).

Boomers did not invent the hula hoop. They just made it out of plastic and commercialized it. Similar hoop toys can be traced back over 2000 years.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:55:41am

re: #383 Decatur Deb

Hey. Jarts (Lawn Darts) functioned entirely as intended. Virtually all those accidents were user error.

I sunk one into my sister’s leg as a child. Perhaps that’s why she hates me today.

It turns out my paternal grandparents weren’t big on supervising children at the time, and the instructions weren’t clear that you should stand on the same side rather than opposite sides.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:56:13am

re: #377 danarchy

I could never see myself fleeing to Canada. It is a nice place to visit, but New England winters are bad enough thank you very much.

There is literally no difference between Chicago (where I grew up) and Canada (just outside of Michigan). Not all of Canada is above the tree line.

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dangerman  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:56:40am

re: #375 makeitstop

That’s why I go with BLR - to get the taste of the original out of my mouth.

BTW - someone started the hashtag Trump2020tosaveAmerica, and it’s been hijacked by KPop stans. Funny.

next, they should turn qanon totally queer

worked for the proud boys

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Decatur Deb  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:56:58am

re: #390 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I sunk one into my sister’s leg as a child. Perhaps that’s why she hates me today.

It turns out my paternal grandparents weren’t big on supervising children at the time, and the instructions weren’t clear that you should stand on the same side rather than opposite sides.

The beginning of the error sequence was buying lawn darts.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:57:24am

re: #391 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

There is literally no difference between Chicago (where I grew up) and Canada (just outside of Michigan). Not all of Canada is above the tree line.

remember, there are parts of Canada that are actually south of the US

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:57:47am

re: #379 Decatur Deb

With her “48 Hours” ultimatum, Pelosi has set a pre-election time bomb under the stock markets.

Sorry. What happened?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:59:30am

re: #389 danarchy

Boomers did not invent the hula hoop. They just made it out of plastic and commercialized it. Similar hoop toys can be traced back over 2000 years.

Thanks for the correction. I was not aware of that.

Boomers invented the cheap plastic Hula Hoop with metal beads in it to make noise.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:59:41am

re: #395 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Sorry. What happened?

Yesterday Pelosi told Mnuchin and the WH they had 48 hrs to present a workable relief package or get off the pot until after 3 Nov.

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dangerman  Oct 19, 2020 • 7:59:59am

re: #396 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Thanks for the correction. I was not aware of that.

Boomers invented the cheap plastic Hula Hoop with metal beads in it to make noise.

the shoop shoop hula hoop!

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Jay C  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:00:55am

re: #395 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Sorry. What happened?

Madam Speaker reportedly set a Tuesday (48-hr) deadline for an acceptable COVID relief bill.

AFAICT, a shit-or-get-off-the-pot ultimatum to the Administration.

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danarchy  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:01:24am

re: #391 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

There is literally no difference between Chicago (where I grew up) and Canada (just outside of Michigan). Not all of Canada is above the tree line.

My dad is a Portuguese citizen which makes me eligible to apply for a Portuguese passport. If I ever had to leave the country I would go to the Azores. Temps pretty much stay between 50-80 degrees Fahrenheit all year.

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BigPapa  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:01:59am

re: #395 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Sorry. What happened?

She put a deadline on Mnuchy to make the deadline of the election.

Trying to hold these Trumpkins accountable, which means they’ll whine and snivel about how horrible she is.

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danarchy  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:02:36am

re: #394 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

remember, there are parts of Canada that are actually south of the US

Yeah, I wouldn’t live in those parts of the US either ;)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:02:46am

re: #395 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Sorry. What happened?

Pelosi: 48 hours to strike deal to get stimulus checks out before Election Day (WETM-TV, Elmira, NY)

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday morning a deal on federal coronavirus aid needs to be struck within 48 hours to get relief to Americans before Election Day.

Pelosi spoke on ABC’s “This Week” saying she and the White House are at an “impasse” over a bipartisan deal that’s expected to send $1,200 checks to most Americans.

“We don’t have agreement on the language yet,” Pelosi said.

That language centers around testing requirements and contract tracing for coronavirus infections as well as ensuring the bill addresses “disproportionate impact on communities of color,” according to the New York Times.

(more)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:03:25am

re: #400 danarchy

My dad is a Portuguese citizen which makes me eligible to apply for a Portuguese passport. If I ever had to leave the country I would go to the Azores. Temps pretty much stay between 50-80 degrees Fahrenheit all year.

And Portugal has decriminalized personal possession of all drugs.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:06:56am

re: #402 danarchy

Yeah, I wouldn’t live in those parts of the US either ;)

I grew up in Gary, at the very southern tip of Lake Michigan where there is almost nothing to stop the winds all the way from Canada…

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BeachDem  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:07:08am

re: #291 Florida Panhandler

Because her desire to belong to a worldwide “in crowd” of elites that revile her husband means she will not be invited to cool parties, fashion shows, art openings or film festivals. Divorcing him and renouncing his views would mean the ability to rejoin the international jet set. It is all vapid ego driven BS but integrity has never been her strong suit. I don’t care..do you?

I really don’t, but just want to say Melania was never part of any elite “in crowd” to rejoin. And neither she nor the thing were ever part of what is the real “high society” of New York.

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danarchy  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:07:34am

re: #404 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And Portugal has decriminalized personal possession of all drugs.

Not really relevant to me, my drugs of choice are caffeine and beer.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:10:19am

re: #406 BeachDem

I really don’t, but just want to say Melania was never part of any elite “in crowd” to rejoin. And neither she nor the thing were ever part of what is the real “high society” of New York.

But she seems to aspire to it, her marriage to DT is proof of her attempt to find a way in…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:10:34am
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lawhawk  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:11:06am

re: #380 Jay C

Buried in the NYT’s piece was the note that the groom in the scheduled wedding was the Satmar Rebbe’s* grandson, so I’m guessing that in addition to the “immediate family” (a large enough crowd in itself, probably), most of the sect’s mobile members were probably expected to show up as a sign of respect. And there are many thousands of them.

*ETA: One of them, the Satmars are a large enough sect they have two leaders…..

The Satmars had a grand rabbi who passed away with two sons. Each claimed leadership and has caused a split that has often gotten rough. A wedding is enough to bring out nearly all the sect’s adherents to participate and celebrate the wedding. Even if it’s outside, they wont social distance and mask as we’ve witnessed from the holidays that just concluded.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:11:20am

re: #408 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

But she seems to aspire to it, her marriage to DT is proof of her attempt to find a way in…

More her way to find a way in… To the US.

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jaunte  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:11:23am

re: #390 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

We had to make do with throwing green pine cones at each other. Much shorter spikes.

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Belafon  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:12:36am

re: #412 jaunte

We had to make do with throwing green pine cones at each other. Much shorter spikes.

My brother and I stood about 10 feet apart and just threw a frisbee back and forth at each other as hard as we could.

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sagehen  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:13:07am

re: #400 danarchy

My dad is a Portuguese citizen which makes me eligible to apply for a Portuguese passport. If I ever had to leave the country I would go to the Azores. Temps pretty much stay between 50-80 degrees Fahrenheit all year.

I’m Jewish, Israel will take me in. The weather there is very California.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:14:04am

re: #411 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

More her way to find a way in… To the US.

Yeah, Melania’s marriage is a green card marriage all the way.

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sagehen  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:17:29am

re: #408 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

But she seems to aspire to it, her marriage to DT is proof of her attempt to find a way in…

The whole reason she cultivated a friendship with Stephanie Winston Wolkoff was because Steph could get her into the Met Gala.

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Jay C  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:19:23am

re: #403 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Pelosi: 48 hours to strike deal to get stimulus checks out before Election Day (WETM-TV, Elmira, NY)

(more)

Handy recap on the issue at dKos - in their analysis, it isn’t so much a fight between the House and the Administration - Mnuchin, seemingly, actually wants to cobble up some sort of deal, but (unsurprisingly) Mitch McConnell is jamming up the works trying to simultaneously:

1) Blocking the WH/House deal (any deal)
2) Save face, somehow, for (R) Senators not wanting to look mindlessly obstructionist.
3) Avoid having to give (D)s credit for anything
4) Leave as shitty a situation for a Biden Administration as possible.

Tough row to hoe, but ol’ Mitch seems to be willing to give it a shot…

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:22:35am

re: #301 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

Watching the world go by
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dangerman  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:25:03am

yes, thanks for asking

today is the 192nd consecutive day that i have gone for a run
237 out of the last 241 days
since i started the recovery i’ve run 248 out of 264 days
those early missed days were doctor ordered mandatory days off…

this last month i’ve been averaging around 50-55 miles a week

there has to be some inner motivation to get up at 5:30 every single day rain or dark and want to put in the effort. and that’s with full days of ponding too. Covid has made it easier - no appointments, places to go, or travel.

And now, by design, the streak will end on November 2.

This Thursday will be the first day of the Keys100 Experience

Klys, (you remember Klys?) and I will be running it together from opposite sides of the country.

We had been talking about in person in May, but alas, 2020… and then they added this October/November virtual to the calendar.

It’s 100 miles and we chose the ten day completion window, start when you like. Not a cake walk, but certainly an average of 10 miles a day is doable for both of us.

After that, I will go right into training and prepping for the A1A marathon. It’s in person next February.

The first time I ran the A1A was my first marathon - just to finish and I did well enough.
The last three times it beat me in the last 6 miles.
Last year was after the Dopey. I did so well at the Dopey that blowing the A1A was a real shocker.
They say that the race begins at mile 20 and that’s true enough, but I never tanked or hit the wall. My problem was leg cramps every single time (though not in training).
I think i finally figured out what actually went wrong all three times - because it didn’t happen at Dopey and it should have. I ran a 4:02 and that was the fourth day after the 5k, 10k, and half marathons. It was way cooler in Orlando - no cramps and no walking. And I wasn’t even trying that hard. Just surviving the dopey was the goal.

The A1A starts in the dark and cool, sometimes cold. By 9 it gets hot. Only 70’s usually, but that’s just enough. And I didn’t take it seriously enough.
So I’ve learned to drink more, and more often, I take electrolytes during the run, and i’m way more trained and prepared. And determined.

Anyway, training requires that I respect the rest days and cross training / semi-rest days. Nailing a marathon in under 4 hours with a little style and grace is way more important than keeping the streak alive.

A month after the dopey I ran the A1A in 4:09. Heart breaker because of all the walking I had to do near the end. And because I figured i could beat the dopey not having to run races the previous three days.

My goal is a finish time that starts with a “3”. I don’t care about the other numbers. I’m 63 and just a duffer of a runner, and now that I’ve said it out loud, it’s gonna happen.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:25:53am

re: #394 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

remember, there are parts of Canada that are actually south of the US

Windsor, ON is directly south of Detroit.

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Targetpractice  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:26:54am

re: #403 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Pelosi: 48 hours to strike deal to get stimulus checks out before Election Day (WETM-TV, Elmira, NY)

(more)

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dangerman  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:27:51am

re: #401 BigPapa

She put a deadline on Mnuchy to make the deadline of the election.

Trying to hold these Trumpkins accountable, which means they’ll whine and snivel about how horrible she is.

trump could have an ez win here - because most anything can be spun for a win at this point.
tell mnunchin to take the deal, any deal.
then pressure mcconnell to bring it up. lots of ways trump could do that.

this isnt even 3d chess. it’s like basic checkers
and still, they’re not that clever

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:28:33am

re: #414 sagehen

I’m Jewish, Israel will take me in. The weather there is very California.

Tel Aviv is like LA.
Jerusalem is like San Francisco.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:29:04am

re: #415 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, Melania’s marriage is a green card marriage all the way.

We still haven’t seen those immigration documents Trump promised during the last campaign.

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dangerman  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:29:14am

re: #406 BeachDem

I really don’t, but just want to say Melania was never part of any elite “in crowd” to rejoin. And neither she nor the thing were ever part of what is the real “high society” of New York.

another reason why he’s perpetually pissed
he knows he’s never been ‘accepted’ and it galls him
and this mockery of a presidency on his resume will not be the key that opens the door

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:30:00am
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dangerman  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:30:14am

re: #409 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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the lines in palm beach county were quite long by 15 minutes after the polls opened.
there’s twitter videos all over the place

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:32:05am

Allergies suck.

That is all.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:33:46am

re: #420 The Pie Overlord!

Windsor, ON is directly south of Detroit.

The Dixie of Canada. /s

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BeachDem  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:33:58am

re: #408 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

But she seems to aspire to it, her marriage to DT is proof of her attempt to find a way in…

Wantin’ ain’t gettin’

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makeitstop  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:36:55am

This is handy.

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Belafon  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:39:06am

re: #422 dangerman

trump could have an ez win here - because most anything can be spun for a win at this point.
tell mnunchin to take the deal, any deal.
then pressure mcconnell to bring it up. lots of ways trump could do that.

this isnt even 3d chess. it’s like basic checkers
and still, they’re not that clever

McConnell is setting up for the Biden administration, which involves keeping Democrats from spending money. Trump is going to be a casualty of that.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:41:05am

re: #431 makeitstop

This is handy.

See also redirectdetective.com

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SteelPH  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:41:18am

re: #428 Eclectic Cyborg

Allergies suck.

That is all.

Preach.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:42:36am

re: #366 The Pie Overlord!

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On my bucket list after I retire—I hope I can ride ViaRail’s Canadian, something I always wanted to do.

I also want to ride Amtrak across the USA but Trump is hell bent on dismantling it.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:42:39am

re: #432 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:44:42am

re: #436 🌹UOJB!

On my bucket list after I retire—I hope I can ride ViaRail’s Canadian, something I always wanted to do.

I also want to ride Amtrak across the USA but Trump is hell bent on dismantling it.

In 2003 I rode ViaRail from Windsor to Toronto and it was meh.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:44:46am

re: #436 🌹UOJB!

On my bucket list after I retire—I hope I can ride ViaRail’s Canadian, something I always wanted to do.

I also want to ride Amtrak across the USA but Trump is hell bent on dismantling it.

We rode Via Rail from The Pas to Churchill. That was a wonderful trip. (Make sure you go First Class.) We also spent quite a bit of time in The Pas, which mostly got us a lot of questions like “you drove that thing all the way up here from Nebraska?”

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Dr. Matt  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:45:44am

Federal judge strikes down Trump’s cuts on food stamps for unemployment

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., moved Sunday to end the Trump administration’s changes to the federal food stamps program that would have likely ended the benefits for tens of thousands of Americans.

In a ruling reported by The Washington Post, U.S. District Chief Judge Beryl Howell wrote that the Department of Agriculture had not adequately addressed how its decision to remove the ability of cities to waive work requirements for the program in economically distressed areas would affect states around the country.

The courts continue to hold up…..for now.

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Teukka  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:45:49am

File under #YouHadOneJob

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:47:12am

Lre: #441 Teukka

File under #YouHadOneJob

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I can hear my old boss telling them QC haha.

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Jay C  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:47:43am

re: #441 Teukka

File under #YouHadOneJob

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However, I’m sure Biden is still sharp enough to correct that idiot’s spelling.

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dangerman  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:49:06am

re: #433 Belafon

McConnell is setting up for the Biden administration, which involves keeping Democrats from spending money. Trump is going to be a casualty of that.

more proof that trump is a coward and not a strategic thinker either
art of the deal my ass

if trump thru mnuchin got a deal with pelosi, the house would obviously pass it

if mitch wont bring it up, then trump can loudly endorse Mcgrath (not my idea but clever enough - especially if mitch thinks he’ll still be around)

they need what 12-13 R’s? to get to 60

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:49:39am

re: #441 Teukka

File under #YouHadOneJob

Spelling is a liberal conspiracy.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:49:55am

re: #443 Jay C

However, I’m sure Biden is still sharp enough to correct that idiot’s spelling.

The idea that Biden has dementia is not only absurd but offensive.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:52:00am

Me on the shore of Hudson Bay in Churchill

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:52:31am

re: #424 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

We still haven’t seen those immigration documents Trump promised during the last campaign.

And we never will.

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Teukka  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:52:58am

re: #445 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Spelling is a liberaul conspiracy.

FTFY..

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dangerman  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:53:33am

re: #447 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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i thought you were taller //

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Belafon  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:54:01am

re: #441 Teukka

File under #YouHadOneJob

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Biden’s crossing into other dimensions.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:54:34am

re: #433 Belafon

McConnell is setting up for the Biden administration, which involves keeping Democrats from spending money. Trump is going to be a casualty of that.

If the GOP loses their Senate majority this election cycle, you can also be damned sure that McConnell will do everything and anything to monkeywrench a Biden administration.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:54:37am

re: #441 Teukka

File under #YouHadOneJob

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That spelling is…not even fucking close.

And yet “worsening” is spelled correctly and that’s a longer word!

/

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Dr. Matt  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:54:57am

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:55:15am

re: #388 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Who is this?

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I hope they do Nugent’s Jailbait next

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:55:46am

re: #400 danarchy

My dad is a Portuguese citizen which makes me eligible to apply for a Portuguese passport. If I ever had to leave the country I would go to the Azores. Temps pretty much stay between 50-80 degrees Fahrenheit all year.

If you do that, would you please adopt me and take me with you? I was only there for a little while, but I loved it.

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dangerman  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:57:18am

re: #444 dangerman

more proof that trump is a coward and not a strategic thinker either
art of the deal my ass

if trump thru mnuchin got a deal with pelosi, the house would obviously pass it

if mitch wont bring it up, then trump can loudly endorse Mcgrath (not my idea but clever enough - especially if mitch thinks he’ll still be around)

they need what 12-13 R’s? to get to 60

he does it when he wants to

Daily Beast: “Two individuals who have spoken to Trump say the president has expressed suspicion that members of his own party believe he will be defeated by Joe Biden. That sense of paranoia has been fed by the president’s aides and confidants, who have flagged news coverage for him of Republican politicians either openly criticizing his conduct or else trying to distance themselves from a looming possible electoral bloodbath.”

“According to one of the sources with direct knowledge, the president is already contemplating retribution
.”

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unproven innocence  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:57:32am

re: #443 Jay C

However, I’m sure Biden is still sharp enough to correct that idiot’s spelling.

True, but smells of entrapment, IMO. No need for Biden to feed that meme.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:57:56am

re: #450 dangerman

i thought you were taller //

No polar bear was going to stop me from getting a photo.

Churchill’s city government tells people not to lock their cars. If a polar bear comes along, a car is a place to run to, to protect yourself. Besides, the roads around the city do not connect to the rest of Canada’s road network; if you steal a car you’re not going to get very far.

The owner of the hotel we stayed at owned a Smart. Her reasoning was that all cars which need regular maintenance need to be shipped by rail to a dealership; Smarts cost less to ship.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:58:48am

re: #441 Teukka

File under #YouHadOneJob

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Phony Kamala, Sleepy Joe.

Uh huh. Totes legit.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:59:02am

re: #458 unproven innocence

True, but smells of entrapment, IMO. No need for Biden to feed that meme.

That’s the smart thing Biden does. He’s not hyper focused online. I mean he’s seeing the importance of social media in a modern campaign but he’s not going to tailor his message based off social media.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:59:22am

re: #457 dangerman

he does it when he wants to

“According to one of the sources with direct knowledge, the president is already contemplating retribution.”

What’s he going to do to Sen. Ben Sasse, sue him?

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KGxvi  Oct 19, 2020 • 8:59:25am

“fun” little question from Ezra Klein:

Being born in 1978, I’d probably say either the 2000 presidential election or the 2010 midterms. 2000 means we don’t go into Iraq (though I suspect we still go to Afghanistan, the wheels were already in motion). 2010 means we don’t have the obstruction that became the GOP strategy of the last 6 years of Obama’s presidency.

I’d also say that the 1960 election might have been the most important election since the election of Lincoln… If Nixon (who ran as a liberal Republican) wins, there’s no Goldwater in 1964 (which likely means there’s no Reagan in 1980, or a much more moderate version of Reagan, at the very least), Kennedy lives and probably runs again (and wins) in 1968 or 1972. Nixon likely doesn’t become the paranoid mess that he was by 1968. We have the chance of Nixon not only going to China but to Cuba, drastically altering the course of the Cold War much earlier. Nixon at that point (probably) doesn’t get us as deep into Vietnam as Kennedy did

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dangerman  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:00:45am

re: #461 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

That’s the smart thing Biden does. He’s not hyper focused online. I mean he’s seeing the importance of social media in a modern campaign but he’s not going to tailor his message based off social media.

Inside the ‘Malarkey Factory’

“Joe Biden’s campaign has quietly built a multimillion-dollar operation over the past two months that’s largely designed to combat misinformation online, aiming to rebut President Trump while bracing for any information warfare that could take place in the aftermath of the election,” the Washington Post reports.

“The effort, internally called the ‘Malarkey Factory,’ consists of dozens of people around the country monitoring what information is gaining traction digitally, whether it’s resonating with swing voters and, if so, how to fight back. The three most salient attacks the Malarkey Factory has confronted so far are claims that Biden is a socialist, that he is ‘creepy’ and that he is ‘sleepy’ or senile.”

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:02:27am

re: #457 dangerman

he does it when he wants to

Burn it all down. Every last GOPer. Please proceed.

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BeachDem  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:02:51am

re: #438 The Pie Overlord!

In 2003 I rode ViaRail from Windsor to Toronto and it was meh.

We always used to take Via from Windsor to Toronto because you could drink in the club car on the train and didn’t have to deal with parking in Toronto.

Also took Via from Toronto to Vancouver, with a three day stop off in Alberta, and it was delightful.

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dangerman  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:03:24am

re: #462 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

What’s he going to do to Sen. Ben Sasse, sue him?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:03:46am

re: #441 Teukka

This is real. NOT Photoshop.

A actual billboard outside of Pittsburgh.

It claims that Joe Biden has,… “dimensia”.

and this is the fourth time he’s had it…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:05:00am

re: #467 dangerman

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This right there is an illustration of why he’s losing.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:07:52am

re: #468 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Maybe he’s just into collecting weird and rare TV/Stereo gear:

RCA Dimensia Audio Video System Commercial- 80s

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:08:08am

re: #463 KGxvi

“fun” little question from Ezra Klein:

Being born in 1978, I’d probably say either the 2000 presidential election or the 2010 midterms. 2000 means we don’t go into Iraq (though I suspect we still go to Afghanistan, the wheels were already in motion). 2010 means we don’t have the obstruction that became the GOP strategy of the last 6 years of Obama’s presidency.

I’d also say that the 1960 election might have been the most important election since the election of Lincoln… If Nixon (who ran as a liberal Republican) wins, there’s no Goldwater in 1964 (which likely means there’s no Reagan in 1980, or a much more moderate version of Reagan, at the very least), Kennedy lives and probably runs again (and wins) in 1968 or 1972. Nixon likely doesn’t become the paranoid mess that he was by 1968. We have the chance of Nixon not only going to China but to Cuba, drastically altering the course of the Cold War much earlier. Nixon at that point (probably) doesn’t get us as deep into Vietnam as Kennedy did

Born in 1960 and being eligible to vote in 1980, I would make the case the 1980 election was the most important to me.

I’ve successfully managed to vote for the losing candidate in every election in which I was eligible to vote, starting with Jimmy Carter against Ronald Reagan.

I hope to break that streak this year.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:09:06am

re: #463 KGxvi

“fun” little question from Ezra Klein:

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Being born in 1978, I’d probably say either the 2000 presidential election or the 2010 midterms. 2000 means we don’t go into Iraq (though I suspect we still go to Afghanistan, the wheels were already in motion). 2010 means we don’t have the obstruction that became the GOP strategy of the last 6 years of Obama’s presidency.

I’d also say that the 1960 election might have been the most important election since the election of Lincoln… If Nixon (who ran as a liberal Republican) wins, there’s no Goldwater in 1964 (which likely means there’s no Reagan in 1980, or a much more moderate version of Reagan, at the very least), Kennedy lives and probably runs again (and wins) in 1968 or 1972. Nixon likely doesn’t become the paranoid mess that he was by 1968. We have the chance of Nixon not only going to China but to Cuba, drastically altering the course of the Cold War much earlier. Nixon at that point (probably) doesn’t get us as deep into Vietnam as Kennedy did

My top ten most important presidential
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1800
1828
1860
1896
1912
1932
1960
1968
1980
2000

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:09:18am

re: #436 🌹UOJB!

On my bucket list after I retire—I hope I can ride ViaRail’s Canadian, something I always wanted to do.

I also want to ride Amtrak across the USA but Trump is hell bent on dismantling it.

Yeah that sucks. I just picked up my son last night at Amtrak in Pittsburgh. He uses it to visit his girlfriend in DC. He likes it much better than the MegaBus out of Pittsburgh. He takes off for a couple weeks down to DC and then back to Pittsburgh every couple months, and I like it because unlike the MegaBus the train is almost always on time.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:11:13am

re: #473 Eventual Carrion

Yeah that sucks. I just picked up my son last night at Amtrak in Pittsburgh. He uses it to visit his girlfriend in DC. He likes it much better than the MegaBus out of Pittsburgh. He takes off for a couple weeks down to DC and then back to Pittsburgh every couple months, and I like it because unlike the MegaBus the train is almost always on time.

I like the trains too. I think Biden being Mr. Amtrak will prioritize it.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:12:09am

re: #385 jaunte

Aren’t NYT writers paid to write their own stuff?

Once in a blue moon.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:12:31am

re: #474 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I like the trains too. I think Biden being Mr. Amtrak will prioritize it.

I would like to take Amtrak’s Sunset Limited from Chicago to California. (I can get on here, but that cuts off half the route.)

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Targetpractice  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:13:19am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:13:40am

re: #476 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I would like to take Amtrak’s Sunset Limited from Chicago to California. (I can get on here, but that cuts off half the route.)

Hell I’d like to from DC to Chicago or LA. I had an EU rail pass. Great experience.

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jeffreyw  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:18:32am

re: #418 A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con

Western good morning!

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“We choose to go to stand these stone guardians in this placee and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too. ” - Big Man of the Rapa Nui, probably.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:24:22am

re: #441 Teukka

File under #YouHadOneJob

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:26:02am

In my more paranoid moments I have been wondering if the Russians and other bad-faith actors are supporting Q-craziness, Alex Jones, Evangelical plague-rats etc. to provoke us to modify or restrict the First Amendment for the benefit of future authoritarians. It’s far-fetched to be sure, but they do like the long game and it would certainly be in their interest.

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Jay C  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:30:33am

re: #463 KGxvi

“fun” little question from Ezra Klein:

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Being born in 1978, I’d probably say either the 2000 presidential election or the 2010 midterms. 2000 means we don’t go into Iraq (though I suspect we still go to Afghanistan, the wheels were already in motion). 2010 means we don’t have the obstruction that became the GOP strategy of the last 6 years of Obama’s presidency.

I’d also say that the 1960 election might have been the most important election since the election of Lincoln… If Nixon (who ran as a liberal Republican) wins, there’s no Goldwater in 1964 (which likely means there’s no Reagan in 1980, or a much more moderate version of Reagan, at the very least), Kennedy lives and probably runs again (and wins) in 1968 or 1972. Nixon likely doesn’t become the paranoid mess that he was by 1968. We have the chance of Nixon not only going to China but to Cuba, drastically altering the course of the Cold War much earlier. Nixon at that point (probably) doesn’t get us as deep into Vietnam as Kennedy did

Well, as long as we’re into alt-history, I’d say the inflection point (even with a Nixon win in 1960) is still going to be the Bay of Pigs invasion debacle of April, 1961. IIRC, Nixon later said that he, unlike Kennedy, would have thrown full US support behind the exile invaders: so I’m guessing the US still gets involved in an bloody anticommunist insurgency war: only earlier and closer than Vietnam (which probably would have blown up anyway).

And one other comment: Richard Nixon didn’t “run as a liberal Republican”: In the public’s perceptions, Tricky Dick had long been associated with the sleazy Red-baiting Right - though he was distrusted by the Movement Conservatives; mainly because he was believed (quite correctly) to be motivated mainly by personal ambition rather than ideological “idealism”, and was willing to indulge in the hardest of hard-nosed political pragmatism to get and maintain power. In 1968, Nixon ran as the “law-and-order” candidate vowing to restore domestic “peace” at home, and end the war in Vietnam “with honor”, via his “secret plan”. Which worked (see 1972 election results): it’s just that the “secret” part was that it would take three more years of war (and tens of thousands of US casualties) to implement.
IMO, old Dick only looks “liberal” in retrospect.

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sagehen  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:30:46am

re: #479 jeffreyw

“We choose to go to stand these stone guardians in this placee and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too. ” - Big Man of the Rapa Nui, probably.

According to some anthropology text I once read, Stonehenge as a percentage of GDP and presentation of technological prowess, was approximately equivalent to our moonshot.

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dangerman  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:31:11am

“Fox News was first approached by Rudy Giuliani to report on a tranche of files alleged to have come from Hunter Biden’s unclaimed laptop left at a Delaware computer repair shop, but that the news division chose not to run the story unless or until the sourcing and veracity of the emails could be properly vetted,” Mediaite reports.

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Belafon  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:31:37am

re: #481 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

In my more paranoid moments I have been wondering if the Russians and other bad-faith actors are supporting Q-craziness, Alex Jones, Evangelical plague-rats etc. to provoke us to modify or restrict the First Amendment for the benefit of future authoritarians. It’s far-fetched to be sure, but they do like the long game and it would certainly be in their interest.

There already are restrictions on the first amendment. In all actually, some of the stuff Q-Anon is passing around would be actionable if they were tied to specific people.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:32:32am

re: #481 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

In my more paranoid moments I have been wondering if the Russians and other bad-faith actors are supporting Q-craziness, Alex Jones, Evangelical plague-rats etc. to provoke us to modify or restrict the First Amendment for the benefit of future authoritarians. It’s far-fetched to be sure, but they do like the long game and it would certainly be in their interest.

You’re not paranoid. Modern warfare is different than 20th century and early 21st century warfare. If the industrialization of the world defined wars in the last 100 years, the information technology revolution is defining ours. Of course armed conflicts still happen but our war with Russia is online.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:32:36am

re: #476 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I would like to take Amtrak’s Sunset Limited from Chicago to California. (I can get on here, but that cuts off half the route.)

I did that stretch from Flagstaff. Brilliant: sunrise across the Painted Desert, sunset crossing the Rockies, sleep through the boring bits, wake up to cross the Mississippi and then lovely rolling Illinois farmland into Chicago

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:34:18am

re: #481 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

In my more paranoid moments I have been wondering if the Russians and other bad-faith actors are supporting Q-craziness, Alex Jones, Evangelical plague-rats etc. to provoke us to modify or restrict the First Amendment for the benefit of future authoritarians. It’s far-fetched to be sure, but they do like the long game and it would certainly be in their interest.

They are taking ability of our neglect of basic education, which led to our inability to distinguish an online presence from a real person and to vet information

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wrenchwench  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:35:29am

I took a Greyhound bus from NYC to San Francisco, with a week off in Chicago. Feb. 1980.

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mmmirele  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:36:33am

If you thought Foxconn’s con with Trump and Scott Walker was a con, well, then, you’ve been vindicated. Here’s the talking points:

Key Findings
* Foxconn said it would build a 20 million-square-foot LCD complex. Instead, it constructed an empty building 1/20th that size it calls the “Fab.” Records show Foxconn recently changed the intended use of the building from manufacturing to storage.

* The company said it would aim to employ 5,200 people at the end of 2020, a number that was to grow to the promised 13,000 jobs. At the end of 2019, Wisconsin found Foxconn employed only 281 people eligible under the terms of the contract.

* Foxconn attempted to exploit a loophole in its contract with the state by hiring a sufficient number of employees to receive subsidies just before the end of the year. Employees were hired with no actual work to do. Many were laid off after the deadline passed.

* One recruiting program targeted foreign recent graduates on student visas. Employees say these workers were targeted because they would work longer hours for lower pay, and their immigration status was used as leverage.

* Employees describe a toxic workplace, where supervisors often berated and publicly humiliated employees. Many of the original Wisconsin hires have quit or been laid off.

* Despite publicly insisting it was building an LCD factory, as early as 2018, Foxconn employees had been asked to figure out a business plan for the company in Wisconsin.

* Foxconn’s search for a viable business led it to consider everything from fish farming to exporting dairy to renting storage space. Almost every idea collapsed in corporate infighting and a reluctance to spend money.

* Very little manufacturing ever occurred with the Foxconn project. Recently, the company set up a small manufacturing line for servers.

* Foxconn raced to finish buildings and set up an assembly line in time for a visit from Trump during the 2020 campaign. It obtained a temporary occupancy permit for the empty factory building and tried to finish a glass sphere, which had no clear business purpose, before falling behind.

And the result:

That illusion has had real costs. State and local governments spent at least $400 million, largely on land and infrastructure Foxconn will likely never need. Residents were pushed from their homes under threat of eminent domain and dozens of houses bulldozed to clear property Foxconn doesn’t know what to do with. And a recurring cycle of new recruits joined the project, eager to help it succeed, only to become trapped in a mirage.

theverge.com

This isn’t the first time I’ve seen this, where a government lures in a huge company and huge company promises the moon and what’s left is a shell of a building and a lot of lost tax dollars. But wow, this is just…wow.

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dangerman  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:37:56am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:38:10am

re: #478 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Hell I’d like to from DC to Chicago or LA. I had an EU rail pass. Great experience.

My wife and I had an EU rail pass, but we only used it from Berlin to Gdansk.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:39:28am

re: #491 dangerman

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He doesn’t get it.

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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:39:31am
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Jay C  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:42:01am

re: #490 mmmirele

If you thought Foxconn’s con with Trump and Scott Walker was a con, well, then, you’ve been vindicated. Here’s the talking points:

theverge.com

This isn’t the first time I’ve seen this, where a government lures in a huge company and huge company promises the moon and what’s left is a shell of a building and a lot of lost tax dollars. But wow, this is just…wow.

Wow indeed.
I’m sure, though, that one thing Foxconn did very quickly and efficiently, was to cash the checks for all that subsidy money the State shoved at them.
I wonder if WI GOPers are still trying to pin the failures of the promised Foxconn tech bonanza on Democrats and their “anti-business attitudes”?

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:42:14am

re: #494 BlueSpotinAL

I swear Steve Bannon looks like the evil cousin of TV’s Frank!

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dangerman  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:42:36am

re: #490 mmmirele

If you thought Foxconn’s con with Trump and Scott Walker was a con, well, then, you’ve been vindicated. Here’s the talking points:

theverge.com

This isn’t the first time I’ve seen this, where a government lures in a huge company and huge company promises the moon and what’s left is a shell of a building and a lot of lost tax dollars. But wow, this is just…wow.

———-

“Three years later, the factory — and the jobs — don’t exist, and they probably never will.”

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wrenchwench  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:42:40am

I took a second class train from Calexico to Guadalajara; 3 days. (First class was one day. We missed it.)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:46:20am

re: #498 wrenchwench

I took a second class train from Calexico to Guadalajara; 3 days. (First class was one day. We missed it.)

Also took the night train from Moscow to St.Petersburg and back. And rode 3rd class from Moscow to Serafimovich in the middle of the Don steppes about 120 NW of Volgagrad.

3rd class is no compartments, just open triple-tier bunks with stocking feet of sleeping travelers hanging in your face as you make your way past…

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Belafon  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:47:05am

re: #491 dangerman

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I’m also tired of paying my mortgage each month, but if I stop doing it, things will get bad pretty quickly for my family.

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wrenchwench  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:53:35am

re: #499 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Also took the night train from Moscow to St.Petersburg and back. And rode 3rd class from Moscow to Serafimovich in the middle of the steppe about 120 NW of Volgagrad.

3rd class is no compartments, just open triple-tier bunks with stocking feet of sleeping travelers hanging in your face as you make your way past…

I took a train from Athens to Istanbul, except when you got to the border, you got off the train, walked across, then got on a bus.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:55:09am

Rolling Stone Endorses Joe Biden

Vice President Biden’s platform offers progressive solutions to every major problem facing the country, and he has the experience to put those principles into practice

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BeachDem  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:55:43am

Go Gamecocks! (this is never going to end and I’m probably never leaving my house again.)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina broke up a party where at least 2,000 people were gathered without taking precautions to prevent spreading the coronavirus, fire officials said.

The gathering occurred Saturday at an apartment complex during the University of South Carolina’s football game, Columbia Fire Department spokesman Mike DeSumma told The State. Fire department photos show a huge crowd of young people with little evidence of face masks or social distancing.

Some people threw bottles at crews as they arrived to answer a medical call, DeSumma said. Sheriff’s deputies and university police helped break up the party after fire officials declared it an imminent danger.

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Belafon  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:57:15am

Go read: dailykos.com

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Decatur Deb  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:57:37am

re: #501 wrenchwench

I took a train from Athens to Istanbul, except when you got to the border, you got off the train, walked across, then got on a bus.

When our car arrived in Korea, Wife went to get it on the train to Busan.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 19, 2020 • 9:59:32am

re: #440 Dr. Matt

Federal judge strikes down Trump’s cuts on food stamps for unemployment

The courts continue to hold up…..for now.

Not once the Roger B. Taney acolyte takes her position on SCOTUS. After all, the Constitution was silent on providing food to the poor — so therefore any true originalist would overrule this judge.

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ericblair  Oct 19, 2020 • 10:00:34am

This sounds like a plausible timeline, and states that there’s a ton more nasty shit that we don’t know about. Because of course there is.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 19, 2020 • 10:01:33am

re: #444 dangerman

more proof that trump is a coward and not a strategic thinker either
art of the deal my ass

if trump thru mnuchin got a deal with pelosi, the house would obviously pass it

if mitch wont bring it up, then trump can loudly endorse Mcgrath (not my idea but clever enough - especially if mitch thinks he’ll still be around)

they need what 12-13 R’s? to get to 60

If Trump really wanted to upset McConnell, he could pull the ACB nomination — but that would upset his base even more.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 19, 2020 • 10:03:05am

re: #507 ericblair

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This sounds like a plausible timeline, and states that there’s a ton more nasty shit that we don’t know about. Because of course there is.

It’s clear that Trump and by extension Putin saw Biden as his biggest threat.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 19, 2020 • 10:07:08am

re: #9 jaunte

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John Hughes  Oct 19, 2020 • 10:08:11am

re: #505 Decatur Deb

When our car arrived in Korea, Wife went to get it on the train to Busan.

The last one?

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lawhawk  Oct 19, 2020 • 10:10:27am

re: #510 Patricia Kayden

Even the article Kristof cites isn’t exactly against prosecuting the fuck out of Trumpworld and the corrupt cabal of cronies surrounding Trump.

I’m all in on prosecuting every last one of the sycophantic suckups who broke the law. All of the laws that they’ve broken - Hatch Act. Logan Act. Emoluments. And start by taking the DOJ policy about not indicting sitting presidents and eliminating it - allow a standing special prosecutor to do so.

And get rid of the notion that a Democrat has to seat a GOPer at FBI and DOJ. The GOP has shown that they are incapable of governing and applying the law fairly and equally under the law and the Constitution.

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jeffreyw  Oct 19, 2020 • 10:16:00am

re: #483 sagehen

According to some anthropology text I once read, Stonehenge as a percentage of GDP and presentation of technological prowess, was approximately equivalent to our moonshot.

The same might be said of the Egyptian Pyramids and other grandiose schemes. I wonder what the actual relevant numbers are, and how they were computed.

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steve_davis  Oct 19, 2020 • 10:16:14am

re: #323 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

How about “FLOaTUS”?

I think Mrs. Floatie is still available.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 19, 2020 • 10:16:16am

re: #512 lawhawk

Even the article Kristof cites isn’t exactly against prosecuting the fuck out of Trumpworld and the corrupt cabal of cronies surrounding Trump.

I’m all in on prosecuting every last one of the sycophantic suckups who broke the law. All of the laws that they’ve broken - Hatch Act. Logan Act. Emoluments. And start by taking the DOJ policy about not indicting sitting presidents and eliminating it - allow a standing special prosecutor to do so.

And get rid of the notion that a Democrat has to seat a GOPer at FBI and DOJ. The GOP has shown that they are incapable of governing and applying the law fairly and equally under the law and the Constitution.

Indeed we’ve got plenty of credible Democrats with national security and criminal justice experience and expertise.

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cat-tikvah  Oct 19, 2020 • 10:16:17am

re: #333 ericblair

Also liar.

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danarchy  Oct 19, 2020 • 10:18:48am

re: #515 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Indeed we’ve got plenty of credible Democrats with national security and criminal justice experience and expertise.

In an ideal world we wouldn’t even know the political affiliation of the heads of law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 19, 2020 • 10:19:12am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 19, 2020 • 10:20:58am

re: #517 danarchy

In an ideal world we wouldn’t even know the political affiliation of the heads of law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

Agreed.

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lawhawk  Oct 19, 2020 • 10:21:19am
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Dr. Matt  Oct 19, 2020 • 10:25:16am

An interesting finding:

An interesting postulate:

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A Mom Anon  Oct 19, 2020 • 10:25:55am

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cat-tikvah  Oct 19, 2020 • 10:26:19am

re: #421 Targetpractice

Both Sides — the press keeps screwing up Covid relief bill coverage GOP in disarray
Eric Boehlert

pressrun.media

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 19, 2020 • 10:28:34am

re: #510 Patricia Kayden

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 19, 2020 • 10:29:12am

re: #513 jeffreyw

The same might be said of the Egyptian Pyramids and other grandiose schemes. I wonder what the actual relevant numbers are, and how they were computed.

I always recall what Stephen King said about the pyramids:

“Here lies Cheops. He was a good king. RIP.”

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Dr. Matt  Oct 19, 2020 • 10:30:55am
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mmmirele  Oct 19, 2020 • 10:31:54am

re: #498 wrenchwench

I took a second class train from Calexico to Guadalajara; 3 days. (First class was one day. We missed it.)

Japan’s trains do not run in the wee hours of the morning. So there isn’t, for example, a red eye Shinkansen (bullet train). But there is the night (Kosoku) bus, which is considerably cheaper than the Shinkansen, and they run all over Japan. However, you kind of need to have a decent command of Japanese to really take advantage of these buses.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 19, 2020 • 10:32:37am
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ericblair  Oct 19, 2020 • 10:32:37am

nashi druzya opyat’

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jeffreyw  Oct 19, 2020 • 10:33:19am

re: #525 Dr Lizardo

I always recall what Stephen King said about pyramids:

“Here lies Cheops. He was a good king. RIP.”

He has Ozymandias beat all to hell.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 19, 2020 • 10:35:10am

re: #530 jeffreyw

He has Ozymandias beat all to hell.

“All men fear the passage of time. Time fears the pyramids.”

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Nojay UK  Oct 19, 2020 • 11:14:09am

re: #527 mmmirele

There’s one regular overnight sleeper train left in Japan, the Sunrise Seto/Izumo. It leaves Tokyo at 10:00 p.m. and goes to Okayama where it splits, with half of the train going across the Seto Inland Sea to Shikoku and the other half heading north to Izumo. Another Sunrise train travels the same route in reverse overnight, getting into Tokyo around 7:00 a.m. the next morning. It doesn’t run on shinkansen tracks, the six hours or so of downtime overnight is when maintenance takes place on that network.

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retired cynic  Oct 19, 2020 • 11:26:38am

re: #527 mmmirele

Japan’s trains do not run in the wee hours of the morning. So there isn’t, for example, a red eye Shinkansen (bullet train). But there is the night (Kosoku) bus, which is considerably cheaper than the Shinkansen, and they run all over Japan. However, you kind of need to have a decent command of Japanese to really take advantage of these buses.

The Night Bus??? Do you call it like Harry Potter did?

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piratedan  Oct 19, 2020 • 11:39:55am

re: #524 🌹UOJB!

for fucks sake, he committed TREASON, we’re just gonna let treason pass? Somehow for the sake of Civility?

and while we’re talking about TREASON, why is it that NO ONE in the press, knowing that the Russians were in fact helping and coordinating with the GOP hasn’t come right out and said the same damn thing about McConnell and Ryan? Who essentially told Obama that attempting to inform the nation that we were under a cyber assault on our elections would be seen as “partisan”, not anti-American, “partisan”.

The same guys who fucking exploded because of a Bill Clinton conversation on a tarmac because of the perceived improprieties… that was an outrage, but THIS!!! THIS gets a pass?

FUCK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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