Colbert: Trump Desperately Attacks Dr. Fauci, Horribly Dances for Votes

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As the election fast approaches, Joe Biden is courting voters on the video game Animal Crossing while President Trump makes his case for a second term by lashing out at the country’s most trusted doctor, wondering out loud why he’s lost support among women, and subjecting everyone to his frightening dance moves. #Colbert #Monologue #BetterKnowABallot

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 20, 2020 • 11:20:33am

Anne Applebaum well technically one of her readers saw the same thing I did when I saw Trump dancing. Boris did it better and with the excuse of having had a few vodka shots.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 20, 2020 • 11:27:36am

He’s trying too hard. To be happy/human/likable. Not gonna work Donnie.

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VegasGolfer  Oct 20, 2020 • 11:29:50am

Trying hard to decide if it’s worth it to stomp on DF’s head for this.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 20, 2020 • 11:29:56am

How disgusting! Everyone knows that plain vinegar and oil is the only choice for naked carousing, especially when the weather is starting to cool.
Naked teen covered in ranch dressing crashes at Kansas gas station, sheriff says

A teenage boy who was naked and covered in ranch dressing crashed a vehicle at a Kansas gas station early Saturday morning.

The disturbance was reported to 911 at around 3:30 a.m. at the Petro Deli convenience store, the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

“A 17-year-old male was naked and under the influence of a substance,” the sheriff’s office said.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 20, 2020 • 11:30:48am
Late last week, two Trump appointees to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decided to try to close the only two abortion clinics in the state of Kentucky. And with a brand new rightwing zealot about to be added to the Supreme Court, rightwing judges are trying their hardest to get abortion back in front of our highest court.

We don’t know yet where it will go from here, but this case could end legal abortion in the state of Kentucky — or even all around the country.

(more)

Trump Judges Pretty Sure Abortion In Kentucky Is Illegal (Wonkette)

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jaunte  Oct 20, 2020 • 11:31:51am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 20, 2020 • 11:32:19am
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BeachDem  Oct 20, 2020 • 11:33:45am

JFC

If you don’t want to go to the NYT website:

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Jack Burton  Oct 20, 2020 • 11:36:03am

re: #3 VegasGolfer

Trying hard to decide if it’s worth it to stomp on DF’s head for this.

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Unless I’m missing something here, other than it just being DF, and he being a colossal asshole, there’s nothing wrong with what he said. Stopped clock moment perhaps, but like I said I don’t see what is head-stompable about that statement.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 20, 2020 • 11:36:24am

re: #6 jaunte

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The most guilty acting innocent man ever.

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KGxvi  Oct 20, 2020 • 11:38:07am

From the last post:

re: #310 Hecuba’s daughter

Alito and Barrett, definitely. But I don’t think that Roberts, Gorsuch, Thomas, and Kavanaugh are likely to take such a drastic step. Aren’t they more likely to vote to return the decision to the states?

The problem is, there is no precedent for “returning the issue to the states” like they would have to create, whole cloth, a legal theory that gives them a basis for saying something that is recognized as a right protected by the federal constitution is no longer protected by it but can be protected by the state constitutions”. It is why the approach has been “upholding the central decision of Roe and Casey” and then declaring any burden created by the states to not be an undue burden.

The only real legal basis they have for overturning Roe is saying that the 14th amendment equal protection clause applies at conception. Which is so fucking crazy pants that they know it would fail.

Plus, once they create that precedent for “returning the issue to the states” they open the door for other issues to get returned to the states… like gun control

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Charles Johnson  Oct 20, 2020 • 11:40:22am
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Kilroy was here  Oct 20, 2020 • 11:41:09am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 11:44:37am

re: #3 VegasGolfer

Trying hard to decide if it’s worth it to stomp on DF’s head for this.

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Why? I agree with him.

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VegasGolfer  Oct 20, 2020 • 11:44:54am

re: #9 Jack Burton

That’s exactly what I was going to point out to him

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VegasGolfer  Oct 20, 2020 • 11:45:56am

re: #14 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

No, just one issue doesn’t not make you a complete asshole and I was going to point that out

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NetworkKed  Oct 20, 2020 • 11:46:32am

re: #14 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Why? I agree with him.

Damn straight. I don’t have to agree with anything else in his twitter for that to be perfectly on target.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 20, 2020 • 11:46:40am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 11:48:25am

re: #16 VegasGolfer

No, just one issue doesn’t not make you a complete asshole and I was going to point that out

I personally don’t think it’s worth the effort but that’s just me. Why antagonize when he gets something right?

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Jack Burton  Oct 20, 2020 • 11:48:29am

re: #16 VegasGolfer

No, just one issue doesn’t not make you a complete asshole and I was going to point that out

That said, I have a sneaky suspicion that he’s never bitched about cops wearing the Thin-Blue-Fascist flag, No step on snek bullshit, or III%-er patches either.

Bitching about campaign statements during election season is low hanging fruit to make you look “reasonable”.

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wrenchwench  Oct 20, 2020 • 11:48:59am

re: #12 Charles Johnson

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Batshit by the truckload.

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gocart mozart  Oct 20, 2020 • 11:57:01am
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A Mom Anon  Oct 20, 2020 • 11:57:33am

re: #21 wrenchwench

Wonder if he got a bulk discount? But seriously, who the hell does this? Other than a “hurr durr, fuck you libtards!” What does it accomplish besides being an Asshole Early Warning System?

I wonder how many families now have no money left in savings because they just had to go buy a boat or truck and get Trump crap plastered all over it? Boats and trucks and motorcycles aren’t cheap last time I checked.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 20, 2020 • 11:58:53am

Lre: #22 gocart mozart

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These reunions are a great touch.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:00:59pm

re: #24 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

L

These reunions are a great touch.

Wisconsin Democrats are absolutely knocking it out of the park.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:01:37pm

re: #25 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Wisconsin Democrats are absolutely knocking it out of the park.

Wonder who runs for the Johnson seat in 2022.

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Jack Burton  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:02:04pm

re: #22 gocart mozart

At this time, I fully support John Stamos filling in for Fascist Wingnut Idiot Scott Baio.

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wrenchwench  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:03:25pm

re: #23 A Mom Anon

Wonder if he got a bulk discount? But seriously, who the hell does this? Other than a “hurr durr, fuck you libtards!” What does it accomplish besides being an Asshole Early Warning System?

I wonder how many families now have no money left in savings because they just had to go buy a boat or truck and get Trump crap plastered all over it? Boats and trucks and motorcycles aren’t cheap last time I checked.

Being In in the Outgroup is the place some feel comfortable. They get comfortable by making others uncomfortable. The ‘others’ can be from any group, including family or fellow Outgroup members.

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Egregious Philbin  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:03:46pm

re: #22 gocart mozart

I will only donate if he can get Spike to be there.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:06:52pm

Lock them up!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:08:46pm

re: #22 gocart mozart

That literally make me LOL.

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jeffreyw  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:10:42pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:13:26pm
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makeitstop  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:14:33pm

This woman has become a favorite of mine.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:19:09pm

re: #34 makeitstop

This woman has become a favorite of mine.

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Borger for me. She’s had no patience for Santorum’s Trumplaining.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:20:29pm

re: #34 makeitstop

There are so many stories to tell of everyone effected by this virus that there could literally be a 24/7 channel devoted to that alone. We hear little bits and pieces here and there but it’s not resonating with people nearly enough.

This will be another legacy of Trump, these stories of real people’s lives will be dismissed as “liberal media bias” and that will continue for a long damned time after the last body has been buried.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:20:30pm

It looks like Wisconsin is in record territory.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:22:55pm
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KGxvi  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:23:56pm

re: #35 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Borger for me. She’s had no patience for Santorum’s Trumplaining.

I really wonder sometimes, if the SoCons really understand the Faustian bargain they made with Trump.

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A Cranky One  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:24:53pm

And now for something completely different.

Chicken attack!

Chicken Attack // Song Voyage // Japan // ft. Takeo Ischi

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:26:03pm

re: #36 A Mom Anon

There are so many stories to tell of everyone effected by this virus that there could literally be a 24/7 channel devoted to that alone. We hear little bits and pieces here and there but it’s not resonating with people nearly enough.

This will be another legacy of Trump, these stories of real people’s lives will be dismissed as “liberal media bias” and that will continue for a long damned time after the last body has been buried.

The good thing about Trump never being able to shut up is he’s left plenty of rope. Was very happy to have my Dad agree with me that Trump needs to face prosecution after this.

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BeachDem  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:26:09pm

re: #24 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

L

These reunions are a great touch.

Not exactly a reunion, but if anyone’s interested, tomorrow, for Wendy Davis:

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Jack Burton  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:26:29pm

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

He’s dumber than his hair and he’s panicking. This isn’t a surprise.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:26:47pm

re: #39 KGxvi

I really wonder sometimes, if the SoCons really understand the Faustian bargain they made with Trump.

I don’t think they know yet. Election Day is just the opening act imo though.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:27:15pm

re: #42 BeachDem

Not exactly a reunion, but if anyone’s interested, tomorrow, for Wendy Davis:

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Way cool.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:27:46pm
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Interesting Times  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:29:35pm
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:30:34pm

re: #40 A Cranky One

And now for something completely different.

Chicken attack!

A real chicken attack — 80,000 chickens vs. 1,000 T-rex. Ultimate battle simulator.
Clicky

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piratedan  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:30:35pm

re: #39 KGxvi

I think that they assume that after nearly 4 years of full on hate-filled legislation coupled with casual cruelty and blatant incompetence that Dems are just gonna “move on” and try and heal the nation because that’s what took place during all of the previous R administrations. I think there’s quite a bit of sustained bitterness from core Dems that this methodology is obviously not working because the GOP only follows the rules that they choose to or they simply make up new rules that are only applicable when they’re in control.

While Joe Biden is old school, I think the personal attacks on his family and with Harris as his running mate are going to make sure that all of these creatures, great and small, are going to have to find a way to justify their lawbreaking… I could be wrong, but I think the time of allowing one side to do whateverthefuck they wish sans repercussions is over.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:30:43pm
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KGxvi  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:30:54pm

re: #44 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I don’t think they know yet. Election Day is just the opening act imo though.

This next decade is going to be really bad for them, I think.

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sagehen  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:31:40pm

re: #41 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

The good thing about Trump never being able to shut up is he’s left plenty of rope. Was very happy to have my Dad agree with me that Trump needs to face prosecution after this.

And the both-siderists will try to paint this as “no different” from Trump’s lock her up, lock him up chants.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:32:25pm

re: #51 KGxvi

This next decade is going to be really bad for them, I think.

I agree. They haven’t done any work in adapting to changing demos and beliefs. I’ve seen it here in Virginia.

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BeachDem  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:34:30pm

re: #45 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Way cool.

Chicks rule!

The Chicks - Not Ready to Make Nice (Live at VH1 Storytellers)

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:34:54pm

re: #30 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

One advantage Don Jr. and Eric have over Uday and Qusay: We won’t have to pony up a 25 million dollar reward to find them when the time comes.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:36:44pm

re: #54 BeachDem

Chicks rule!

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If people want to talk about cancel culture, they need to talk to Natalie and the other chicks. What she said was fucking tame but Nashville had to placate the right wing dipshits.

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BeachDem  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:39:40pm

re: #56 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

If people want to talk about cancel culture, they need to talk to Natalie and the other chicks. What she said was fucking tame but Nashville had to placate the right wing dipshits.

Or they can just watch

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:39:40pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:42:09pm

re: #58 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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I mean you would never know it from Trump asskissing Twitter but Trump is struggling to break 50% in key battleground states.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:43:01pm

re: #58 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Fuck me if I didn’t have a near stroke reading that first tweet.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:43:36pm

Biden talked with Mrs. Rogers.

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dangerman  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:50:28pm

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]How the Trump campaign plowed through $1 billion, losing cash advantage, with a web of LLCs hiding more than $310 million in spending from disclosure.

shorter: grift / skim. just like the casinos

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:52:10pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:53:04pm
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Belafon  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:53:04pm

re: #57 BeachDem

Or they can just watch

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That title is actually a line in Jason Isbell’s “Be Afraid” and I’m 100% certain it’s in there as a reference to them.

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dangerman  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:53:31pm

re: #39 KGxvi

I really wonder sometimes, if the SoCons really understand the Faustian bargain they made with Trump.

EVERY Trump voter made a Faustian bargain.

- Wealthy, ‘fiscally conservative moderates’ sacrificed their reputations and dignity. They traded social justice, the planet, their daughter’s rights, international relations, safe gun policy, the health care of millions and much more for their own tax cut.

- The struggling, white middle class traded it all for a fictional job promise.

- and they all debased themselves and their country to maintain control of the Supreme Court.

then the bargain got worse - what they hoped would be a temporary political compromise has become an indelible moral stain.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:54:04pm

re: #65 Belafon

That title is actually a line in Jason Isbell’s “Be Afraid” and I’m 100% certain it’s in there as a reference to them.

I want to see Jason perform live one of these days after the pandemic ends. I did see his old band, Drive By Truckers a month before the venues closed down.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:56:16pm

re: #34 makeitstop

This woman has become a favorite of mine.

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That was so exceptional & devastating at the same time.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:56:49pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 20, 2020 • 12:58:28pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:00:09pm

re: #70 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

I remember her son’s death. A tale of both racism and trigger happy assholes with guns.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:05:03pm
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(((Archangel1)))  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:05:40pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:05:59pm
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makeitstop  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:07:45pm

re: #72 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Trump’s looking for a Hail Mary to get him back within rock-throwing distance of Joe’s approval at this point.

But I’m convinced that McConnell will now hang Trump out to dry in order to save his gig.

BTW, what did Pelosi and Mnuchin have to say at their presser? It was supposed to go at 3:00, but I haven’t heard anything.

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Kilroy was here  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:08:41pm

re: #73 (((Archangel1)))

Burn it with fire… Lots of fire
/s

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dangerman  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:13:25pm

re: #72 Backwoods_Sleuth

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mcconnell more powerful than trump / trump is weaker than mcconnell…etc

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wrenchwench  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:14:46pm

re: #77 dangerman

mcconnell more powerful than trump / trump is weaker than mcconnell…etc

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Can we put them in a ring for three or four rounds?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:15:07pm

i hate him so much

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:15:58pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:16:07pm

re: #79 Backwoods_Sleuth

i hate him so much

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Brave of Senator Schumer to try to adjourn until after the election. McConnell reeeeeeeeeeally wants Amy Coney Barrett on the Court.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:16:32pm
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A Mom Anon  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:17:03pm

re: #79 Backwoods_Sleuth

He doesn’t even try to hide how evil he is and how much he loves it. Like Trump, there are no redeeming human qualities there. None.

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dangerman  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:17:08pm

“The coronavirus pandemic has left about 285,000 more people dead in the United States than would be expected in a typical year, two-thirds of them from covid-19 itself and the rest from other causes,” the Washington Post reports.

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makeitstop  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:17:14pm

re: #77 dangerman

mcconnell more powerful than trump / trump is weaker than mcconnell…etc

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How cool would it be if Trump decided to wage war on McConnell with two weeks left?

I’d hope for career-ending injuries on both sides.

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BeachDem  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:18:00pm

re: #79 Backwoods_Sleuth

i hate him so much

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You’re in good company.

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dangerman  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:18:18pm

re: #79 Backwoods_Sleuth

i hate him so much

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the house passed a bill in may
it’s on or in your desk
you could ask for another copy

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makeitstop  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:18:26pm

re: #78 wrenchwench

Can we put them in a ring for three or four rounds?

Handcuffs and Buck knives, plz.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:19:55pm

re: #82 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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They portray Biden as having to control himself from being Whitey Bolger but sure Eric play the victim game some more while we know that your wife belittles people with stutters.

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dangerman  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:22:29pm

re: #85 makeitstop

How cool would it be if Trump decided to wage war on McConnell with two weeks left?

I’d hope for career-ending injuries on both sides.

i mentioned this a day or two ago because virtually any deal that passes now would be a small feather for trump.

- trump tells mnuchin to accept a deal with pelosi - most any deal
- house passes bill quickly
- trump leans on mitch. if mitch wont play ball, trump can endorse mcgrath vocal and loud
- trump can also lean on 10-15 senators directly to reach 60

it would be a small win. wouldnt change much.
but it’s too strategic for the trump cadre’s thinking

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:22:57pm

re: #5 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

(more)

Trump Judges Pretty Sure Abortion In Kentucky Is Illegal (Wonkette)

The law requires clinics to have agreements with hospitals and ambulance services, which they can’t get. But they can apply for a new waiver every 90 days, which they should be able to get as long as Beshear is Governor. Expect the General Assembly to pass new laws to shut clinics down next year.

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JC1  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:24:29pm

re: #12 Charles Johnson

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Very classy.

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dangerman  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:24:30pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:24:46pm

re: #90 dangerman

i mentioned this a day or two ago because virtually any deal that passes now would be a small feather for trump.

- trump tells mnuchin to accept a deal with pelosi - most any deal
- house passes bill quickly
- trump leans on mitch. if mitch wont play ball, trump can endorse mcgrath vocal and loud
- trump can also lean on 10-15 senators directly to reach 60

it would be a small win. wouldnt change much.
but it’s too strategic for the trump cadre’s thinking

The Trump way is to lie that he wants a deal, then blame Pelosi when there is no deal, because Trump is too lazy and weak to make one.

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Belafon  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:25:40pm

re: #87 dangerman

the house passed a bill in may
it’s on or in your desk
you could ask for another copy

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“Why won’t Democrats allow businesses kill their employees in exchange for monetary help?”

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makeitstop  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:26:32pm

Sounds like somebody got a little salty in his 60 Minutes interview today…

Can’t stand the heat.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:28:19pm

Gov. Beshear reported 1,312 new covid cases today, a record high for a Tuesday, and 16 deaths. The pandemic is raging out of control nationwide, as a matter of policy, because the Administration is going for herd immunity, the reason being they don’t want to do anything about it.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:29:45pm
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JC1  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:29:46pm

re: #96 makeitstop

Sounds like somebody got a little salty in his 60 Minutes interview today…

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Can’t stand the heat.

Maybe his diaper overflowed.

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dangerman  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:29:55pm

re: #94 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The Trump way is to lie that he wants a deal, then blame Pelosi when there is no deal, because Trump is too lazy and weak to make one.

pretty much yeah

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Jack Burton  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:30:17pm

re: #87 dangerman

the house passed a bill in may
it’s on or in your desk
you could ask for another copy

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Apparently making sure companies are held responsible if their employees get COVID is “not a COVID related demand”.

And paying people who cannot or should not work in a pandemic enough per month so they don’t end up homeless during COVID is “not a COVID related demand.”

Go fuck yourself Mitch.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:30:52pm

re: #97 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Gov. Beshear reported 1,312 new covid cases today, a record high for a Tuesday, and 16 deaths. The pandemic is raging out of control nationwide, as a matter of policy, because the Administration is going for herd immunity, the reason being they don’t want to do anything about it.

Blame for raging out of control in Kentucky can be squarely laid on the heads of Kentucky GOP and Chambers of Commerce, who have fought every single one of Beshear’s measures to minimize the pandemic here.

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dangerman  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:31:32pm

re: #97 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Gov. Beshear reported 1,312 new covid cases today, a record high for a Tuesday, and 16 deaths. The pandemic is raging out of control nationwide, as a matter of policy, because the Administration is going for herd immunity, the reason being they don’t want to do anything about it.

even “going for herd immunity” would be a plan

they don’t have any plan (and it’s not working)

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makeitstop  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:32:31pm

Brilliant.

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dangerman  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:32:46pm

re: #101 Jack Burton

Apparently making sure companies are held responsible if their employees get COVID is “not a COVID related demand”.

And paying people who cannot or should not work in a pandemic enough per month so they don’t end up homeless during COVID is “not a COVID related demand.”

Go fuck yourself Mitch.

yeah mitch isnt the arbiter of what is or isnt a covid related demand

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b.d.  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:33:06pm

re: #96 makeitstop

Sounds like somebody got a little salty in his 60 Minutes interview today…

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Can’t stand the heat.

LOL< looks like it went well!

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:33:19pm

re: #102 Backwoods_Sleuth

Blame for raging out of control in Kentucky can be squarely laid on the heads of Kentucky GOP and Chambers of Commerce, who have fought every single one of Beshear’s measures to minimize the pandemic here.

Beshear reports Indiana is now on the travel advisory, because the infection rate is so high across the river.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:35:25pm

re: #103 dangerman

even “going for herd immunity” would be a plan

they don’t have any plan (and it’s not working)

“Going for herd immunity” means the Administration will do jack shit, while Trump sparks new outbreaks across the country with his superspreader events.

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makeitstop  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:35:35pm

re: #106 b.d. (Enough!)

LOL< looks like it went well!

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A tire fire inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck, probably.

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:37:56pm

re: #109 makeitstop

A tire fire inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck, probably.

Definitely.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:38:43pm

re: #104 makeitstop

Brilliant.

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Fucking awesome!

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Belafon  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:39:58pm

re: #103 dangerman

even “going for herd immunity” would be a plan

they don’t have any plan (and it’s not working)

A future Barrett court ruling: States have the right to kill as many of their citizens as they want.

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KingKenrod  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:43:28pm

There’s a good chance Trump’s walkout was planned (aka a “Pence flounce”).

Also not hard to believe Stahl would forget to put her mask on just after the idiot walked out of her interview.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:44:03pm

So with Steele endorsing Biden, the Kasich rumored to be on a short list for a cabinet position, is this all painting Biden as exactly who the progressives fear?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:46:23pm

re: #113 KingKenrod

Trump is acting. He is doing a skit in which he is showing his base that he is dominant over the evul librul media.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:46:28pm

re: #114 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

So with Steele endorsing Biden, the Kasich rumored to be on a short list for a cabinet position, is this all painting Biden as exactly who the progressives fear?

Its not unusual to have bipartisan Cabinets.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:47:34pm

re: #114 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

So with Steele endorsing Biden, the Kasich rumored to be on a short list for a cabinet position, is this all painting Biden as exactly who the progressives fear?

Uhm. Wut?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:47:46pm

re: #116 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Its not unusual to have bipartisan Cabinets.

Which Democrat did Trump put into his cabinet?

The Democratic party needs to stop thinking it has to be so “nice”.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:49:19pm

re: #118 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Which Democrat did Trump put into his cabinet?

The Democratic party needs to stop thinking it has to be so “nice”.

I think it’s more cover than anything.

And you can’t compare trump to anything else, because he’s not a republican he’s an asshole who is destroying Republicans (whick I’m good with).

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Belafon  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:50:56pm

re: #114 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

So with Steele endorsing Biden, the Kasich rumored to be on a short list for a cabinet position, is this all painting Biden as exactly who the progressives fear?

Because being endorsed by Steele indicate indicates how Biden’s going to run his administration. //

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:52:59pm

Four key battleground states — Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina and Wisconsin — are seeing record-high novel coronavirus cases, sparking concerns the U.S. is headed in the wrong direction a little more than two weeks before Election Day.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:53:32pm

re: #118 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Which Democrat did Trump put into his cabinet?

The Democratic party needs to stop thinking it has to be so “nice”.

Trump is unusual. Its not the Cabinet I’m worried about. Its the Senate and the Court.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:53:45pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:54:45pm

re: #107 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Beshear reports Indiana is now on the travel advisory, because the infection rate is so high across the river.

Kentucky GOP and Chambers of Commerce will now demand school field trips to Indiana.

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Jack Burton  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:55:08pm

re: #112 Belafon

Everything is pointing to immunity from COVID to be rather short lived. I believe all the vaccines in testing need multiple injections and boosters over time.

Therefore “Herd Immunity” might not even being a thing with COVID. So they could kill millions for nothing.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:55:20pm

re: #121 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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As I thought, the GOP gamble that they could reopen the economy without sparking a new wave before the election has failed.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:58:08pm

re: #124 Backwoods_Sleuth

Kentucky GOP and Chambers of Commerce will now demand school fieldt rips to Indiana.

My wife works in the Capitol, and I’m concerned about what happens when the legislative session starts and all these unmasked Republicans show up.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:58:59pm

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BeachDem  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:59:43pm

re: #114 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

So with Steele endorsing Biden, the Kasich rumored to be on a short list for a cabinet position, is this all painting Biden as exactly who the progressives fear?

KASICH—BAD IDEA!

Also:

Among the names being floated for possible Biden Cabinet posts are
Meg Whitman, the CEO of Quibi and former CEO of eBay really bad idea
Massachusetts GOP Gov. Charlie Baker (doubt he’d do it)
Former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) (that would be stupid…and flakey)
Former Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Penn.), who resigned from Congress in 2018 and became a lobbyist. (no opinion)

Joe—you have a plethora of competent, smart Democrats. This is not the time for a “team of rivals.”

My opinion. YMMV

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EPR-radar  Oct 20, 2020 • 1:59:58pm

re: #116 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Its not unusual to have bipartisan Cabinets.

Biden should not follow this tradition. Republicans only bring shit to the table, and who needs that?

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NetworkKed  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:00:29pm

re: #125 Jack Burton

Everything is pointing to immunity from COVID to be rather short lived. I believe all the vaccines in testing need multiple injections and boosters over time.

Therefore “Herd Immunity” might not even being a thing with COVID. So they could kill millions for nothing.

People keep saying this, and I’m not seeing evidence of it. Yes, there have been a very, VERY small number of reinfections, but that’s out of millions of documented cases.

The virus mutates, but what I’m hearing is that it’s not a fast-mutating virus, certainly not on the order of influenza or HIV. The particular proteins that vaccines are targeting are especially unlikely to mutate. Boosters, maybe, but I doubt the yearly guessing cycle of flu shots will be the model.

And if we can stomp it down with wide enough vaccination, then there will be fewer strains developing that can cause problems.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:01:47pm

re: #131 NetworkKed

People keep saying this, and I’m not seeing evidence of it. Yes, there have been a very, VERY small number of reinfections, but that’s out of millions of documented cases.

The virus mutates, but what I’m hearing is that it’s not a fast-mutating virus, certainly not on the order of influenza or HIV. The particular proteins that vaccines are targeting are especially unlikely to mutate. Boosters, maybe, but I doubt the yearly guessing cycle of flu shots will be the model.

And if we can stomp it down with wide enough vaccination, then there will be fewer strains developing that can cause problems.

MIT said this two weeks ago based on scientific evidence.

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dharmamark  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:02:39pm

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

Makes you wonder if he doesn’t give a shit if he loses, as long as he can cash in…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:02:52pm

re: #132 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

MIT said this two weeks ago based on scientific evidence.

This was based on presence of antibodies. FYI.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:03:18pm

re: #127 NO SMOCKING GUN!

My wife works in the Capitol, and I’m concerned about what happens when the legislative session starts and all these unmasked Republicans show up.

give her a sword…

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Belafon  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:03:21pm

re: #129 BeachDem

Where are you seeing this list?

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:03:27pm

Rush today was touting one ONE poll that had Biden up three points as evidence that Biden’s lead is slipping. I went to RCP (where the average for Biden is +8.3) and it’s the only poll for months that’s had Biden with the slimmest lead, more than even Rasmussen. There has not been a single poll since FEBRUARY that shows Trump leading. Not one.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:04:10pm

re: #121 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Four key battleground states — Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina and Wisconsin — are seeing record-high novel coronavirus cases, sparking concerns the U.S. is headed in the wrong direction a little more than two weeks before Election Day.

all states that Trump held rallies in?

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BeachDem  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:04:16pm

re: #123 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Or…

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NetworkKed  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:04:55pm

re: #134 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

This was based on presence of antibodies. FYI.

Which is not a useful measurement. What’s important are the underlying cells which make those antibodies, and if they are still present to react to a new exposure. They don’t just keep churning out the antibodies indefinitely.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:04:56pm

re: #138 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

all states that Trump held rallies in?

Was he in NC?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:06:06pm

re: #125 Jack Burton

Everything is pointing to immunity from COVID to be rather short lived. I believe all the vaccines in testing need multiple injections and boosters over time.

Therefore “Herd Immunity” might not even being a thing with COVID. So they could kill millions for nothing.

“Herd Immunity” is a solution proposed because the short-term economic impact seemed to be minimal. But it was born of desperation and put forward before we had time to gain any clear knowledge of the long-term effects of Corona.

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steve_davis  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:06:35pm

ignore cook times when perusing internet directions. just cooked an butternut squash. 40 minutes at 350 my ass.

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gocart mozart  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:07:12pm
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BeachDem  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:07:37pm

re: #136 Belafon

Where are you seeing this list?

Biden eyes GOP candidates for Cabinet slots

politico.com

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:09:31pm

re: #140 NetworkKed

Which is not a useful measurement. What’s important are the underlying cells which make those antibodies, and if they are still present to react to a new exposure. They don’t just keep churning out the antibodies indefinitely.

All I know is when the top people in the field say so, I listen. I don’t understand the biology (that was a highly technical session where the only thing I really understood was the Q&A at the end.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:09:57pm

re: #141 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Was he in NC?

yes

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BeachDem  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:11:21pm

re: #141 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Was he in NC?

September 24—Charlotte— President Trump delivered remarks on the America First Healthcare Vision

October 15—President Trump held a “Make America Great Again Event” at Pitt-Greenville Airport

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:12:23pm

Here’s the MIT syllabus.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:12:31pm

re: #143 steve_davis

ignore cook times when perusing internet directions. just cooked an butternut squash. 40 minutes at 350 my ass.

sliced in half, placed cut side down in a baking dish with water. Medium size ~45 minutes; Large ~60 minutes.

I know they are done when my glasses fog up when I open the oven door.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:14:34pm

re: #129 BeachDem

KASICH—BAD IDEA!

Also:

Among the names being floated for possible Biden Cabinet posts are
Meg Whitman, the CEO of Quibi and former CEO of eBay really bad idea
Massachusetts GOP Gov. Charlie Baker (doubt he’d do it)
Former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) (that would be stupid…and flakey)
Former Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Penn.), who resigned from Congress in 2018 and became a lobbyist. (no opinion)

Joe—you have a plethora of competent, smart Democrats. This is not the time for a “team of rivals.”

My opinion. YMMV

Truth. NO FUCKING WAY should anyone who was a Republican at any point during the Trump Horror ever be given a position of public responsibility by Biden or any other rational person.

They should be treated as lepers, pariahs, outcasts unfit for involvement in any human activity other than prison labor.

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gocart mozart  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:14:49pm
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NetworkKed  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:15:17pm

re: #150 Backwoods_Sleuth

sliced in half, placed cut side down in a baking dish with water. Medium size ~45 minutes; Large ~60 minutes.

I know they are done when my glasses fog up when I open the oven door.

Cut side down??? Huh. I guess that makes sense, but I wonder…

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makeitstop  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:16:25pm

re: #135 Backwoods_Sleuth

give her a sword…

Speaking of which….

So, she’s the King of England now?

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Sherlock Hound  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:16:35pm

re: #143 steve_davis

ignore cook times when perusing internet directions. just cooked an butternut squash. 40 minutes at 350 my ass.

“Caramelize these onions for five minutes.”—NYT Food

No.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:19:12pm

re: #137 Ace Rothstein

Rush today was touting one ONE poll that had Biden up three points as evidence that Biden’s lead is slipping. I went to RCP (where the average for Biden is +8.3) and it’s the only poll for months that’s had Biden with the slimmest lead, more than even Rasmussen. There has not been a single poll since FEBRUARY that shows Trump leading. Not one.

They are grasping at straws. How Trump’s antics are supposed to sway voters over to him is beyond me.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:19:27pm

recipes are like The Code…merely guidelines…

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BeachDem  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:19:41pm

BTW—a good reference page when you want to match up his super-spreader events with upticks in cases. I think they update it daily.

en.wikipedia.org

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:20:23pm

re: #141 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Was he in NC?

I think so.

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Tyrion  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:21:14pm

Does anyone know anything about Larry Schweikart? I’ve got a bunch of Trumpers that post all his tweets, which show early voting,etc. going the Republicans way.

I’ve never heard of the guy but they have bought what he is selling, hook,line and sinker.

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Belafon  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:22:02pm

re: #154 makeitstop

She-Ra!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:22:40pm

re: #160 Tyrion

Does anyone know anything about Larry Schweikart? I’ve got a bunch of Trumpers that post all his tweets, which show early voting,etc. going the Republicans way.

I’ve never heard of the guy but they have bought what he is selling, hook,line and sinker.

Larry Schweikart, a former rock drummer who opened for “Steppenwolf,” is a professor of history at the University of Dayton

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garzooma  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:22:43pm

re: #154 makeitstop

Speaking of which….

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So, she’s the King of England now?

Good to know that strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is still an option in case we can’t replace the Electoral College.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:24:31pm

re: #163 garzooma

Good to know that strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is still an option in case we can’t replace the Electoral College.

I am still waiting for some watery tart to lob a scimitar at me so I can claim kingship

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:24:34pm

re: #145 BeachDem

Biden eyes GOP candidates for Cabinet slots

politico.com

Perfect story for the Biden Campaign: “leftists warn Biden is too moderate!” while Trump is trying to portray Biden as a captive of the “radical left.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:24:42pm

re: #163 garzooma

Good to know that strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is still an option in case we can’t replace the Electoral College.

“I mean, if I went around saying I was an emperor just because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me, they’d put me away!”

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Tyrion  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:24:58pm

re: #162 Backwoods_Sleuth

Larry Schweikart, a former rock drummer who opened for “Steppenwolf,” is a professor of history at the University of Dayton

I was just wondering if he was another person, like the Sperry guy, that just post crap all the time.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:25:25pm

re: #160 Tyrion

Does anyone know anything about Larry Schweikart? I’ve got a bunch of Trumpers that post all his tweets, which show early voting,etc. going the Republicans way.

I’ve never heard of the guy but they have bought what he is selling, hook,line and sinker.

Per Wikipedia: en.m.wikipedia.org

He’s an American historian and retired professor of history at the University of Dayton. During the 1980s and 1990s, he authored numerous scholarly publications. In recent years, he has authored popular books, including A Patriot’s History of the United States (2004) and 48 Liberal Lies About American History. According to professors Guy Burton and Ted Goertzel, “Schweikart and Allen are both history professors with distinguished publication records.”[1]

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:26:04pm

re: #167 Tyrion

I was just wondering if he was another person, like the Sperry guy, that just post crap all the time.

well, he’s a conservative, so…

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KGxvi  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:27:47pm

re: #118 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Which Democrat did Trump put into his cabinet?

The Democratic party needs to stop thinking it has to be so “nice”.

George W Bush appointed Norman Mineta (D-CA) to be Secretary of Transportation.

Obama kept Gates on at DOD, later had Hagel and attempted to appoint Judd Gregg to Commerce but was withdrawn because McConnell was ready to fight the potential supermajority in the Senate.

Trump is an asshole and no Democrat who wanted a political future was ever going to serve in his administration - not that he’d want any to anyway.

It isn’t necessarily a bad thing to have a cabinet member or two from the other party. Gives you a varying opinion on issues. Reminds Americans that we are more than our political party registration.

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Jack Burton  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:28:23pm

re: #160 Tyrion

Does anyone know anything about Larry Schweikart? I’ve got a bunch of Trumpers that post all his tweets, which show early voting,etc. going the Republicans way.

I’ve never heard of the guy but they have bought what he is selling, hook,line and sinker.

This should tell you everything you need to know:

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The Ghost of a Flea  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:28:26pm

re: #129 BeachDem

“Team of rivals” is also an outdated construct when the other “team” has specifically built an entire closed cultural system in which your “team” are the baby-killing communist Satanists that don’t deserve due process. It’s not a function of one bad actor or even a small collection of bad actors: it’s baked in over forty years that Republicans can dictate the law but not be bound by it while the rest of us probably should be shot.

No, I’m not exaggerating much. Just like every black man person that dies is shot turns out to be a criminal after the fact—not because they did an actual crime, but because the mere implication of “threat” to a white conservative is a crime worthy of extrajudicial execution—we’re watching the same culture use the idea of “antifa” as a way of re-categorizing anyone they feel deserves to be disenfranchised and hurt.

Individual personalities that seem “reasonable” amount to sweet fuck all compared to the force of a culture that believes that the whole out-group are pervert monsters or dupes for pervert monsters: for every active reactionary pushing us towards fascism there’s dozens of people who put it out of their heads that there are actual people paying the consequences of conservative policies. Every reasonable conservative I’ve known has talked themselves into first believing the Reagan did nothing wrong, then Bush did nothing wrong, and almost all are voting for Trump because they don’t see him as doing anything wrong. They still believe in policy positions that hurt millions of people even though there’s absolutely no evidence they work.

The superficial performance of comity—less swear words, a companionable handshake, etiquette—does not change that what they do hurts people and they have spent half a century inventing reasons that the harm done was deserved.

What’s the basis for trust at this point?

“He’s nice, except when he’s angry he hits people”
“Brutus is an honorable man, except that one time”

I’m honestly grossed out by the unhealthy marriage dynamic that seems to still be the basis for talking about politics. The absolute minimum of decorum is seen as a sign of a some bond worth preserving, while leftist observations of how this is not fucking working because over and over Republicans will play just nice enough to cheat bigger, but give NOTHING provoke more anger and resentment.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:28:26pm

re: #169 Backwoods_Sleuth

well, he’s a conservative, so…

Firebreathing… In the Mark Levine mold.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:29:05pm

re: #167 Tyrion

I was just wondering if he was another person, like the Sperry guy, that just post crap all the time.

I watched a bit of a video in which some “economist” was saying Trump is going to win because his internet videos get more likes than Biden’s.

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BeachDem  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:29:42pm

Heh.

Any perception that Republicans have an advantage on national security issues should be erased by looking at who’s backing the two candidates…

President Trump released a list of 66 Republican “former national security and senior officials” who have endorsed him. Most of them are not actually senior, and few have any actual national security experience. Mainly it’s a list of Republican apparatchiks, including former Rep. Bob Livingston (who had to quit Congress after a sex scandal); former governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi; Trump’s personal lawyer and former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani; Washington lobbyist and former Trump aide Matt Schlapp; former Heritage Foundation president Edwin J. Feulner; journalist Deroy Murdock (identified as a former member of the Education Department’s advisory board on international educational programs); and John Deming, a former deputy press secretary to John McCain. (They couldn’t even find a former McCain press secretary to back Trump?)

Biden has the endorsement of 780 retired military officers and national security appointees — nearly 12 times as many as Trump — including storied foreign policy hands, such as former undersecretary of state Nicholas Burns and former deputy secretary of state William J. Burns, who have worked for both Democrats and Republicans.

Even more impressively, the ranks of Biden endorsers include 129 Republicans — prominent ones.

Biden has the support of more than 200 retired admirals and generals, including at least 22 four-stars. (Trump does not have the support of a single four-star flag officer.)

washingtonpost.com

And Trump wants the next debate to be on foreign policy?

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Jack Burton  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:29:46pm

re: #171 Jack Burton

I also have found no evidence that the claim he “opened” for Steppenwolf is true.

I’m shocked, really.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:32:37pm
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Dr. Matt  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:32:45pm

re: #175 BeachDem

Heh.

Any perception that Republicans have an advantage on national security issues should be erased by looking at who’s backing the two candidates…

President Trump released a list of 66 Republican “former national security and senior officials” who have endorsed him.

Donnie has support from Bin Laden’s relatives, the Klan, and the Taliban. Game.Set.Match, libtards .

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:33:19pm

Nate just flipped Ohio to Joe and Georgia to Trump.

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KGxvi  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:33:50pm

re: #163 garzooma

Good to know that strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is still an option in case we can’t replace the Electoral College.

Lewis Black (I think), years ago had a proposal for how to choose the president…

We get a chimp, we put him in a rocket ship and launch it into orbit, it does a couple of orbits, and then it lands, somewhere in America, the door opens, the chimp climbs out, and the first person the chimp goes up to and holds hands with… that’s the president.

I can’t ever find a clip, but other than 2008/2012, I feel like that would give us even odds of someone better as president since at least 1992, right?

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:34:29pm

re: #179 🌹UOJB!

Nate just flipped Ohio to Joe and Georgia to Trump.

They are both tossups, really. A tenth or two difference is meaningless.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:36:19pm
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Dr. Matt  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:36:45pm

re: #179 🌹UOJB!

Nate just flipped Ohio to Joe and Georgia to Trump.

Pretty sad situation if Georgia is just turning to the Rs with 2 weeks before the election.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:37:39pm

re: #180 KGxvi

Lewis Black (I think), years ago had a proposal for how to choose the president…

We get a chimp, we put him in a rocket ship and launch it into orbit, it does a couple of orbits, and then it lands, somewhere in America, the door opens, the chimp climbs out, and the first person the chimp goes up to and holds hands with… that’s the president.

I can’t ever find a clip, but other than 2008/2012, I feel like that would give us even odds of someone better as president since at least 1992, right?

I concluded that the main advantage to democracy is not that it enables you to get the best candidate for an office, because its rarely obvious, but it provides a mechanism to get rid of a bad one without having to resort to a coup or a civil war.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:38:39pm
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KGxvi  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:39:34pm

re: #185 Dread Pirate Ron

according to ESPN, it won’t effect sports though… which seems, what’s the word?… stupid.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:40:06pm

re: #185 Dread Pirate Ron

But, but, but Ivanka told Michiganders they should learn to live with a potentially deadly virus!!!!

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The Ghost of a Flea  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:41:14pm

re: #186 KGxvi

Universities are investment portfolios with a school attached at this point.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:42:46pm

re: #183 Dr. Matt

I do not buy it yet. Rs are not spending money or time here. Trump was just here and went to Macon, which is a major city but much smaller than Atlanta. Loeffler has pulled her dumb to the right of Atilla the Hun ads, what we see here now is her I’m 100 percent with Trump ads with Kemp giving her a thumbs up. Kemp is not that popular here, and doesn’t understand being an asshole just might not sit well with everyone. It’s way too early to write off GA.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:43:28pm

“foreign policy expert”…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:43:42pm

Oh my…now, that has to burn

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KGxvi  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:44:47pm

re: #190 Backwoods_Sleuth

Never forget the time Trump went to speak at the UN General Assembly and they all laughed at him.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:45:41pm

re: #192 KGxvi

We all laugh at Trump. The only ones who take him seriously are his marks.

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:49:01pm

re: #193 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

We all laugh at Trump. The only ones who take him seriously are his marks.

And I’ve made a lot of money off these marks. They’re the most gullible people on earth, and they’ll keep betting on him with me. I even have one red hat that bet me that Trump will win the popular vote “going away” (his words).

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:49:41pm

re: #174 BeachDem

Yet again, if Biden has the support of the military-industrial establishment, doesn’t that reinforce that Biden is not the candidate for progressives?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:51:13pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:53:13pm
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Belafon  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:53:53pm

re: #195 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Yet again, if Biden has the support of the military-industrial establishment, doesn’t that reinforce that Biden is not the candidate for progressives?

1. Generals themselves aren’t the MIC.
2. If someone wants to argue that thinking supporting Democracy makes you something other than a progressive, then I’m not going to type the words I would say to those people.

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Weaselone  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:54:41pm

re: #183 Dr. Matt

Pretty sad situation if Georgia is just turning to the Rs with 2 weeks before the election.

It’s essentially a toss up. It shifts back and forth because one poll in either direction is enough to change the balance. Georgia will be up to Democratic and Democratic supporter turnout swamping Purdue’s election buggery.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:55:55pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:57:47pm

re: #194 Ace Rothstein

And I’ve made a lot of money off these marks. They’re the most gullible people on earth, and they’ll keep betting on him with me. I even have one red hat that bet me that Trump will win the popular vote “going away” (his words).

Will they actually pay up, or welch on their bets? “Trump won, Biden got millions of fraudulent votes.”

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 2:58:39pm

Fucking prick.

Stahl previously said that during an off-camera conversation with Trump in 2016, when he was running for President, he admitted his attacks on the press were meant to discredit negative stories that emerged about him.

“He said, ‘You know why I do it? I do it to discredit you all and demean you all so when you write negative stories about me, no one will believe you.’ He said that,” Stahl said.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:00:22pm

re: #189 A Mom Anon

I do not buy it yet. Rs are not spending money or time here. Trump was just here and went to Macon, which is a major city but much smaller than Atlanta. Loeffler has pulled her dumb to the right of Atilla the Hun ads, what we see here now is her I’m 100 percent with Trump ads with Kemp giving her a thumbs up. Kemp is not that popular here, and doesn’t understand being an asshole just might not sit well with everyone. It’s way too early to write off GA.

I agree. My comment was more of an indictment of Donnie and GOP. Georgia has been a redstate since Carter and they are thankfully fucking that up.

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BeachDem  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:00:39pm

re: #195 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Yet again, if Biden has the support of the military-industrial establishment, doesn’t that reinforce that Biden is not the candidate for progressives?

Only progressives who want to end up in a major world war. I don’t think it’s so much the “military-industrial establishment” but actual people with actual experience—

Officers are usually reluctant to get involved in partisan politics, but the stakes are so high this time that many are speaking out.

i.e. McRaven, who said:
“We need a president who understands the importance of American leadership, at home and abroad. We need a leader of integrity whose decency and sense of respect reflects the values we expect from our president.

The article concludes:

Trump’s incompetence has exacerbated the covid-19 crisis, turning it into one of the largest mass-casualty events in U.S. history. Imagine what he would do if he were to win a second term and confront an equally grave foreign policy crisis. The national security veterans know it’s a risk we can’t run.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:01:35pm

re: #200 The Pie Overlord!

You just have to accept that he loves you. Sorry. Those are the rules.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:01:48pm
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Dr. Matt  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:02:46pm

Donnie had a hissy fit…shocking

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:03:01pm

NPR went back to Pensacola to follow up with a “what do we have to lose” 2016-Trump-voting family. It went as you might expect. Hell yes, we’re all in for Trump and no we won’t accept it if he loses. Maybe this is a time to 86 a report.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:04:51pm

re: #208 Barefoot Grin

NPR went back to Pensacola to follow up with a “what do we have to lose” 2016-Trump-voting family. It went as you might expect. Hell yes, we’re all in for Trump and no we won’t accept it if he loses. Maybe this is a time to 86 a report.

Sorry, I forgot to add that the reason why is “all of his accomplishments” and “you can’t judge his whole presidency by his response to Covid.”

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The Ghost of a Flea  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:09:03pm

re: #209 Barefoot Grin

Sorry, I forgot to add that the reason why is “all of his accomplishments” and “you can’t judge his whole presidency by his response to Covid.”

Sadism and emotional gratification.

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:10:11pm

re: #201 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Yes. A lot of them are people I’ve known for years.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:11:54pm
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A Mom Anon  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:13:09pm

re: #195 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

It’s our job to push him the other direction then. I would take Politico with a truckload of salt too. Just because the MIC and a few generals endorses him doesn’t mean shit really. Trump is an idiot who understands nothing, who is gonna endorse that mess? No one who wants to be taken seriously. Edited to add generals to the mix. But still, writing Joe off because of what other people do is short sighted. He’s not in office yet.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:13:15pm

re: #212 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:13:46pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:13:54pm

re: #212 Backwoods_Sleuth

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So what has he you know actually done.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:14:53pm

re: #212 Backwoods_Sleuth

Those pages are all blank, aren’t they?

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Belafon  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:15:06pm

re: #212 Backwoods_Sleuth

She needs to open it up.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:15:27pm

A good thing about Trump revealing his evil schemes like a cartoon villain is that it enables the good guys to thwart them. Because he openly discussed his plans to prevent the post office from delivering ballots and trying to get the courts to block counting ballots after November 3, tens of millions have been voting early.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:16:02pm

Yeah? No.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:17:09pm

re: #206 Backwoods_Sleuth

I couldn’t easily find the CDC news release. The one they did in June, about excess deaths up to then, is still the article they have under excess deaths.

We need to read the actual CDC article because news reports tend to misunderstand scientific information.

The reported death count is already around 225k, so it sounds like there are about 75k deaths so far this year that are not being followed up with a proper autopsy to find out why they died.

If the US was on top of the pandemic in January, like we should have been, then there would have been a Covid-19 test given to every death whose cause was not obvious.

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Belafon  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:17:34pm

re: #219 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Even if early votes are not additive to totals on Nov. 3

What does that mean? That they won’t be counted as day of votes?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:17:35pm

[Can’t find this tweet right now: twitter.com ]

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:17:41pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:19:08pm

re: #211 Ace Rothstein

Yes. A lot of them are people I’ve known for years.

They are really drinking the kool aid if they think Trump is going to win the popular vote. I don’t watch Fox News, so who knows what they are being told. I have relatives convinced Trump is going to win “until they count the fake ballots.”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:19:09pm

Another day, another tantrum. Fred and Mary please pick up your toddler, he’s been at the WH too long.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:20:18pm

Looks like Lesley Stahl will be losing votes for POTUS. Game.set.match to Donnie.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:20:28pm

re: #222 Belafon

What does that mean? That they won’t be counted as day of votes?

Just means that the early vote are people who otherwise would’ve voted on election day.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:21:17pm

re: #227 Dr. Matt

Looks like Lesley Stahl will be losing votes for POTUS. Game.set.match to Donnie.

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Apparently he’s going to release the interview before 60 minutes so it must have been a doozy.

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BeachDem  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:23:26pm

re: #221 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I couldn’t easily find the CDC news release. The one they did in June, about excess deaths up to then, is still the article they have under excess deaths.

We need to read the actual CDC article because news reports tend to misunderstand scientific information.

The reported death count is already around 225k, so it sounds like there are about 75k deaths so far this year that are not being followed up with a proper autopsy to find out why they died.

If the US was on top of the pandemic in January, like we should have been, then there would have been a Covid-19 test given to every death whose cause was not obvious.

Excess Deaths Associated with COVID-19, by Age and Race and Ethnicity — United States, January 26-October 3, 2020
Early Release / October 20, 2020 / 69
cdc.gov

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jaunte  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:24:12pm

re: #207 Dr. Matt

Donnie had a hissy fit…shocking

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He’s been in Aló Presidente territory for awhile now, but some people just won’t cooperate.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:24:22pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:27:08pm
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jaunte  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:27:48pm

There were QUESTIONS and a COMFY CHAIR.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:28:59pm

Speaking of…

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:30:52pm

re: #230 BeachDem

Thanks. Silly me, I was looking for it under their Covid-19 pages…

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:31:00pm

re: #235 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Speaking of…

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Quick, we need to interview some old codgers in midwest diners wearing red caps!

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jaunte  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:31:30pm

re: #232 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Waiting for more Trump video like

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:32:30pm

re: #238 jaunte

That looks like something out of Star Wars.

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Teukka  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:33:59pm

re: #238 jaunte

re: #239 Eclectic Cyborg

A definite NOPE.

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jaunte  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:34:27pm

re: #240 Teukka

A bunch of them live on my porch.

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teleskiguy  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:34:39pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:35:23pm

Morons. All of them.

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BeachDem  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:37:20pm

re: #242 teleskiguy

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How does he have access to CBS footage? That seems very strange to me.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:37:48pm

re: #243 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Morons. All of them.

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No testing, no cases, no hospitalizations. Clear enough?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:38:09pm

re: #244 BeachDem

How does he have access to CBS footage? That seems very strange to me.

He probably had some minion with an iPhone recording it.

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BeachDem  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:39:40pm

re: #246 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

He probably had some minion with an iPhone recording it.

Can’t believe Stahl would let his minions do it, but sounds about right. I’m sure what he releases will not be edited in any way and will present a clear, honest depiction of the interview. (I crack myself up sometimes)

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A Mom Anon  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:40:03pm

re: #242 teleskiguy

yeah, like his team of assholes wouldn’t edit the fuck out of that before it sees the light of day. If I were in charge of those decisions I wouldn’t show it and I’d go ahead and do a piece on how well the economy isn’t doing or spend the time telling the stories of some of the thousands of dead from coronavirus or how doctor and healthcare workers suicide rates have gone up in the pandemic. Fuck this bullshit. Why is everyone so scared of this asshole? He’s a lying sack of shit, immature as hell, and not fit to lead a book club let alone a nation.

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jaunte  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:40:07pm
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🌹UOJB!  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:44:18pm

re: #244 BeachDem

How does he have access to CBS footage? That seems very strange to me.

Oh I’m sure his pants presser had her phone handy!

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teleskiguy  Oct 20, 2020 • 3:45:43pm
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🌹UOJB!  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:00:28pm
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🌹UOJB!  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:01:16pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:08:07pm

Californians Are Shattering Early Ballot Return Records. Will It Translate To Record-Breaking Turnout, Too?

There are still two weeks until Election Day, and one in every six California voters has already returned their ballot, a number largely influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Tuesday, a ballot tracker by consulting firm Political Data, Inc. showed nearly 4 million ballots had been returned statewide, shattering previous early voting records.

“Right now, we’re at a pace three times where we were in the 2016 general election,” said the company’s Vice President, Paul Mitchell.

[…]

This is the first year I voted early. I will miss going to the precinct booths.

Hard to tell how total turnout will be affected, at least here in California. There will be no surprises in the major races. If there is any drama this year it will be a couple of the ballot initiatives.

While I generally voted how the local Dems recommended, I did break with them on a couple of initiatives. And a few of my local races the county Democratic party did not bother to recommend anyone, so there’s that too.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:09:50pm

re: #205 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

You just have to accept that he loves you. Sorry. Those are the rules.

I’m pretty sure this is a lady chicken and if she really loves us she will give us eggs and not piles of shit.

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EPR-radar  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:09:57pm

re: #251 teleskiguy

Does that also close the roads passing through this area, or is there an exception for that?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:11:41pm

I left out the important parts:

However, the majority of voters who have already returned their ballots are people who were already likely to vote this year: older voters who belong to a political party. According to the ballot tracker, two-thirds of ballots returned so far have come from voters over 50.

“We know that this sliver of the electorate is extremely motivated. Not just extremely motivated to vote, but extremely motivated to vote earlier than they ever have,” Mitchell said. “This is not yet a big surge of younger, minority, renters, students -- those kinds of populations that we expect to be low-turnout.”

So even making voting easier has not seen the increase in those demos that everyone was hoping would show up more this year.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:11:54pm

re: #212 Backwoods_Sleuth

That is a box of blank paper. I don’t know why Trump & his flunkies think that people are impressed with blank paper.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:12:44pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:13:23pm

Who’s a pissed off little trumper? Why you! Yes you are.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:14:14pm

re: #255 The Pie Overlord!

I’m pretty sure this is a lady chicken and if she really loves us she will give us eggs and not piles of shit.

Make her a comfy house and she will reward you!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:14:52pm

Thanksgiving might be a national superspreader event this year.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:22:40pm

Joe and Kamala are just not energizing the youth, it would appear.

If they win, and I expect them to, it will be down to how much a failure Trump is as a President (and as a human.)

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:23:50pm

Top State Department Official Repeatedly Drank To Excess On The Job: Watchdog

An unpublished inspector general report obtained by HuffPost raises concerns about longtime GOP operative Cam Henderson, who is close to Mike Pompeo.

Well If I was forced to work for Pompousass I’d be “fondling the grape” too! 😉

huffpost.com

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steve_davis  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:24:13pm

re: #150 Backwoods_Sleuth

sliced in half, placed cut side down in a baking dish with water. Medium size ~45 minutes; Large ~60 minutes.

I know they are done when my glasses fog up when I open the oven door.

godamnit, you’d think somebody on the internet before you could have said “cut side down.”

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EPR-radar  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:24:30pm

re: #262 Eclectic Cyborg

Thanksgiving might be a national superspreader event this year.

I usually visit my parents over Christmas, but I’m having a hell of a time deciding whether or not to do it this year. The big sticking point for me is the necessity to travel by air (I’m not doing a CA to CO road trip in winter).

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:26:17pm

re: #262 Eclectic Cyborg

Thanksgiving might be a national superspreader event this year.

The RAZZIE gang usually gets together for Thanksgiving but this year we won’t meet until Covid is under control and then we’re gonna throw a party!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:26:24pm

re: #266 EPR-radar

I usually visit my parents over Christmas, but I’m having a hell of a time deciding whether or not to do it this year. The big sticking point for me is the necessity to travel by air (I’m not doing a CA to CO road trip in winter).

We are debating Thanksgiving with fishfolk back in Indiana, as well. We can make that a drive, but driving through the COVID Capital of the World, Wisconsin, is not a fun prospect.

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KGxvi  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:27:18pm

Not that I’m going to watch, because the man works every damn good and bad nerve I have left… but I really hope they show the part where he huffs off and refuses to come back… that’ll be fun to watch on tiktok later.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:28:17pm

Crybaby In Chief

Look at his sad pouty face:

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KGxvi  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:30:05pm

re: #270 The Pie Overlord!

Do it, Donny… I fucking dare you… just fucking do it.

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Sherlock Hound  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:30:56pm

re: #262 Eclectic Cyborg

Thanksgiving might be a national superspreader event this year.

My least favorite holiday.
1) I hate turkey
2) Performative socializing
3) Endless guilt trips when I point out 1) and 2)
4) No close family, so I get guilted with people I don’t know.
5) Forced to overlook bigotry in the cause of comity.
6) People will hate you afterwards with no guilt.
7) But YOU will be guilted endlessly!
8) Performative cooking
9) The weather will suck.
10) You’ll get to do this again with ten times more guilt for Christmas!

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EPR-radar  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:31:41pm

re: #271 KGxvi

Do it, Donny… I fucking dare you… just fucking do it.

I’m hoping for a Downfall-level Trump meltdown immortalized by CNN.

Trump trying to spin it away beforehand will just add to the practical and entertainment value of this.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:33:04pm

Trump must have really stepped on his dick in that interview.

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EPR-radar  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:34:41pm

re: #272 Sherlock Hound

My least favorite holiday.
1) I hate turkey
2) Performative socializing
3) Endless guilt trips when I point out 1) and 2)
4) No close family, so I get guilted with people I don’t know.
5) Forced to overlook bigotry in the cause of comity.
6) People will hate you afterwards with no guilt.
7) But YOU will be guilted endlessly!
8) Performative cooking
9) The weather will suck.
10) You’ll get to do this again with ten times more guilt for Christmas!

Even since I got stuck in O’Hare overnight trying to visit family for Thanksgiving, I have given up on traveling for that holiday. Locally, I don’t know anyone who is big into Thanksgiving celebrations, so this holiday has been a non-event for me for years.

The biggest issue is finding something to eat that day.

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BeachDem  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:38:14pm

re: #263 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Joe and Kamala are just not energizing the youth, it would appear.

If they win, and I expect them to, it will be down to how much a failure Trump is as a President (and as a human.)

Absentee and Early Voting by Youth in the 2020 Election

In key states, including electoral battlegrounds, more than 500,000 young people have already voted in 2020.

Voting in the 2020 presidential election is underway. Millions of Americans have already cast early and absentee ballots, including over one million votes cast by young voters ages 18-29. In major presidential and Senate battlegrounds, and other states that will be key to election outcomes this November, youth have already cast more than 500,000 votes.

(includes a chart by state)
circle.tufts.edu

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:38:40pm

re: #274 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Trump must have really stepped on his dick in that interview.

He made a stinky in his dipey.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:40:00pm

Random thoughts that fleet through my aged mind: What does the year 1411 and Süleyman have to do with the lottery?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:40:02pm

re: #260 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Who’s a pissed off little trumper? Why you! Yes you are.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:40:35pm

re: #244 BeachDem

How does he have access to CBS footage? That seems very strange to me.

maybe Shealah Craighead figured how to make sneaky videos on her camera/phone

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:44:15pm

He really needs to pay for this. Prison isn’t good enough.

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jaunte  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:45:35pm

This is one of those questions the IRS asks every year, and you’re supposed to answer “No.”

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:47:16pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:50:01pm

Voted today. Total time about 90 minutes, most of which was standing in line, everyone masked! Fun part: an acquaintance somehow recognized me through our masks.

She was distributing Democratic literature on voting and noted that there were 2 judges that the Party recommended a vote against. One of the two had gotten 0% rating from all the Illinois legal associations, the other was a name that I did not recognize — he had received approval from 12 of the 13 associations. She explained that there was some position he took that irritated the Democratic Party so they wanted him out, but I decided to vote for him anyway, given that the Bar Associations (Chicago Council of Lawyers, Cook County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association) all rated him as qualified. In any case, it is very rare for a judge, no matter how incompetent or unqualified, to fail to meet the 60% threshold for retention.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:50:15pm

re: #262 Eclectic Cyborg

Thanksgiving might be a national superspreader event this year.

Imma thinking anyone who partakes in a mega Thanksgiving gathering is already infected and doesn’t give a rat’s ass.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:52:12pm

Eventually it will be true
/s/

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steve_davis  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:52:25pm

re: #238 jaunte

Waiting for more Trump video like

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I know women who would kill for those eyelashes.

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danarchy  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:52:25pm

re: #283 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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I gotta admit I was a little disappointed with the ad when I saw it the other day. I was hoping for a Sabotage style video with Joe sliding across the hood of his vette…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:56:54pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:57:50pm

re: #275 EPR-radar

Even since I got stuck in O’Hare overnight trying to visit family for Thanksgiving, I have given up on traveling for that holiday. Locally, I don’t know anyone who is big into Thanksgiving celebrations, so this holiday has been a non-event for me for years.

The biggest issue is finding something to eat that day.

Chinese

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steve_davis  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:58:02pm

re: #260 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Who’s a pissed off little trumper? Why you! Yes you are.

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also Angels and Demons, the much, much better sequel to Davinci Code. And then followed it up with Inferno, the worst of the three by far.

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gocart mozart  Oct 20, 2020 • 4:58:32pm
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lawhawk  Oct 20, 2020 • 5:00:12pm

First world tech problems.

Windows doesn’t like my My Cloud drive anymore. It used to let me mount the drive so I could file transfer my photos for archival storage. No more. Windows imposed some new restriction, so now I can’t even see the Cloud Drive.

Chromebook lets me see the drive but not the specific contents and I can’t do file transfers there either.

My phone? That android is letting me see the drive and contents. But I can’t get the files on there without first using some other service.

None of this is easy or making me want to keep the WD My Cloud drive if it’s going to be a PITA for long term storage.

And no, I’m not going to Mac. That’s not in the cards.

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gocart mozart  Oct 20, 2020 • 5:00:38pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 5:01:34pm

re: #282 jaunte

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This is one if those questions the IRS asks every year, and you’re supposed to answer “No.”

POPCORN!!!

we need lots and lots of popcorn!!!

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Decatur Deb  Oct 20, 2020 • 5:05:36pm

A third house on my Baja Alabama street has put out a yard sign.

So it’s Jones…Jones…Biden.

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dangerman  Oct 20, 2020 • 5:09:06pm

me and Mrsdm at moms tonight
just the three of us

lamb chops and roasted green beans with garlic rolls

angel cake with fresh fruit and mint salad

for moms 92nd birthday today

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 5:10:49pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 5:13:57pm

Grrrrrrrrrr

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 20, 2020 • 5:17:26pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 20, 2020 • 5:18:26pm

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

Eventually it will be true
/s/

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Just like:

all bleeding stops.

eventually…

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lawhawk  Oct 20, 2020 • 5:20:00pm

Prosecutor never even considered homicide against the cops who killed Breonna Taylor. They started with the wonton endangerment and looked to lesser charges from there.

Homicide was never once raised by the prosecutors. They fixed it so that the grand jury had no choice but to consider these ticky-tack charges that show prosecutors cared more for cops shooting drywall than murdering an African American woman in her own home.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 5:20:03pm
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dangerman  Oct 20, 2020 • 5:24:38pm

re: #272 Sherlock Hound

My least favorite holiday.
1) I hate turkey
2) Performative socializing
3) Endless guilt trips when I point out 1) and 2)
4) No close family, so I get guilted with people I don’t know.
5) Forced to overlook bigotry in the cause of comity.
6) People will hate you afterwards with no guilt.
7) But YOU will be guilted endlessly!
8) Performative cooking
9) The weather will suck.
10) You’ll get to do this again with ten times more guilt for Christmas!

you spend a year looking forward to going g home and thirty minutes after you arrive you remember why you live across the country;-)

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 20, 2020 • 5:26:11pm

How about 545 counts of crimes against humanity, each, for whoever is involved.

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jaunte  Oct 20, 2020 • 5:30:31pm
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jaunte  Oct 20, 2020 • 5:31:39pm

“…Mase’s personnel file, obtained through a public records request, shows she rose quickly through the agency’s ranks, earning frequent promotions. She was promoted as recently as Sept. 1, 2019, earning a nearly 12% pay bump to $205,000 annually. When Mase was promoted in April 2018, a supervisor wrote that she “consistently exceeded standards” in all her roles at the agency. Her salary has multiplied over the past few years, from $50,000 in 2013 to more than $200,000 most recently.”

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teleskiguy  Oct 20, 2020 • 5:53:16pm

re: #256 EPR-radar

The only exception is search and rescue, law enforcement, and fire departments. You can access private land that abuts the public land.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 20, 2020 • 6:07:54pm

re: #262 Eclectic Cyborg

Thanksgiving might be a national superspreader event this year.

Why wait? Halloween is a Sat Night (and we gain an hour).

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CarolJ  Oct 20, 2020 • 9:23:03pm

re: #157 Backwoods_Sleuth

Good point. A lot depends on the oven or stove and of course, how well you want it done. For me, I’ve found 350 degrees at 15-20 minutes seems to work well for a lot of stuff-vegetables, reheating. Of course, I’m a little spoiled with my Instant Pot with its pre-programmed settings. Just play with the timer to get what I want.

Have anyone become a bit better cook due to quarantine?


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