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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 20, 2020 • 9:16:27pm

I’m proud enough of it I’ll post it again.

I Voted
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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 20, 2020 • 9:18:45pm

FT, FP, FGOP!

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 20, 2020 • 9:22:36pm

Pulpit pimps gonna keep on Pimping!

Trump Pastor: If Biden Wins People Will Start Having Sex With Cows

Frank Amedia, the tsunami-stopping and ant-reviving pastor who founded the POTUS Shield prayer effort to wage spiritual warfare on behalf of President Donald Trump, released a video last Friday in which he claimed that God told him that he is going to shift the polls in key races heading into the election so that Republican candidates gain 5 points, while Democratic candidates lose 5 points.

And to drive home the point of just how important it is for Christians to vote, Amedia warned that failure to do so would result in an America where “animalism” is accepted and “somebody can marry a cow and have perverse sex with them.”

Methinks the Pulpit Pimp OD’d on Milky Way bars…

rightwingwatch.org

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 20, 2020 • 9:23:41pm

re: #3 🌹UOJB!

Pulpit pimps gonna keep on Pimping!

Trump Pastor: If Biden Wins People Will Start Having Sex With Cows

Frank Amedia, the tsunami-stopping and ant-reviving pastor who founded the POTUS Shield prayer effort to wage spiritual warfare on behalf of President Donald Trump, released a video last Friday in which he claimed that God told him that he is going to shift the polls in key races heading into the election so that Republican candidates gain 5 points, while Democratic candidates lose 5 points.

And to drive home the point of just how important it is for Christians to vote, Amedia warned that failure to do so would result in an America where “animalism” is accepted and “somebody can marry a cow and have perverse sex with them.”

Methinks the Pulpit Pimp OD’d on Milky Way bars…

rightwingwatch.org

The Taliban is less crazy than this shitbird.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 20, 2020 • 9:24:19pm

Off to work. Back later.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 20, 2020 • 9:26:00pm

re: #129 🌹UOJB!

One wonders if Sasse slipped a bribe to Janicek to stay on the ballot…

Janicek is a jerk. He sent me a personal E-mail saying I was everything wrong with the Nebraska Democratic Party.

I responded by telling him I’ve been elected twice here, and he has not been elected once.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 20, 2020 • 9:34:04pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 20, 2020 • 9:34:54pm

re: #3 🌹UOJB!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 9:39:36pm
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🌹UOJB!  Oct 20, 2020 • 9:40:08pm

re: #8 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Joe goes to church with his wife.

Trump goes to church with his mistress and the Pulpit Pimp proclaims him to be God’s Anointed King.

Just another reason why I won’t step in a church for the rest of my life.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 20, 2020 • 9:40:08pm

I think Samuraishake’s article on the right-hand column deserves a boost, as it speaks to overconfidence in electoral prospects.

Lessons I Learned From Working in Right Wing Radio

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 9:51:26pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 20, 2020 • 9:52:14pm

re: #134 Deep State SuperElite Satinist

Preston Love!

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Video

The candidate is the saxophonist’s son. Preston Love, Jr. also served in the campaign of Jesse Jackson.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 9:53:37pm

After trump does this even matter any longer?

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 20, 2020 • 9:55:54pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 9:56:28pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 10:00:32pm

Fuck a bunch of this guy. He’s a never trumper now but…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 20, 2020 • 10:03:28pm

re: #17 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Fuck a bunch of this guy. He’s a never trumper now but…

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Yeah fuck him.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Oct 20, 2020 • 10:04:30pm

re: #17 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Fuck a bunch of this guy. He’s a never trumper now but…

Never Trumper is no more a sign of good character than a cannibal being averse to necrophilia.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 20, 2020 • 10:09:11pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 20, 2020 • 10:10:17pm

re: #20 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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He’s a brat.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 20, 2020 • 10:15:57pm

Epsilon becomes a hurricane.

One more storm and we tie the record-setting 2005 season.

Epsilon’s predicted path puts Bermuda outside the cone of uncertainty. It will then turn northeast and head into the north Atlantic, passing near Newfoundland as a tropical storm.

The tropical wave in the western Caribbean Sea has dissipated.

The tropical cyclone has continued to become better organized on
satellite images this evening, with the Central Dense Overcast
becoming increasingly symmetric. Also the eye, which was
intermittently apparent earlier in the evening, has become better
defined. Epsilon is being upgraded to a hurricane, consistent with
a Dvorak intensity estimate from SAB. This is the tenth hurricane
of the season.

(more)

nhc.noaa.gov

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 20, 2020 • 10:16:26pm

I did my civic duty today; it’s rum-o’clock.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 20, 2020 • 10:21:12pm

re: #14 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

After trump does this even matter any longer?

Yes.

But now the Army Reserve has opened an investigation into Cunningham’s extramarital relationship because the woman’s husband is a veteran and adultery violates the U.S. Army’s Code of Military Justice.

nbcnews.com

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 20, 2020 • 10:24:30pm

re: #14 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

After trump does this even matter any longer?

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Well because Cunningham is a Democrat, yes it does matter to the CCCP.

Now if he was a Republican like Scott DesJarlais and he forced his wife and mistresses to get abortions it doesn’t matter because the CCCP will give him a pass.

Why?

Because the Corporate Controlled Conservative Press always gives Republicans the benefit of the doubt while they trash Democrats for the slightest offense!

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 20, 2020 • 10:30:21pm

Now let me get this straight.

2015—Trump paid only $750 in US Income Tax…but when it comes to China…

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 20, 2020 • 10:32:34pm

re: #24 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Yes.

nbcnews.com

Who are they saying violated the UCMJ?

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 20, 2020 • 10:35:54pm

re: #27 Dread Pirate Ron

Who are they saying violated the UCMJ?

Cal Cunningham.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 20, 2020 • 10:36:56pm

Is Cunningham military?

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Kilroy was here  Oct 20, 2020 • 10:40:30pm

re: #29 Dread Pirate Ron

Is Cunningham military?

Cunningham has touted his military service—first as an active duty soldier in the Army and now the Army Reserve—as a central point of his campaign.

He is currently assigned to the 134 Legal Operations Detachment based at Fort Bragg.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 20, 2020 • 10:41:19pm

re: #30 Kilroy was here

Ah, now it makes sense.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 20, 2020 • 10:52:47pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 20, 2020 • 11:05:56pm
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🌹UOJB!  Oct 20, 2020 • 11:26:27pm

Aw crap. Another legend passes on…

Spencer Davis, whose eponymous group provided a springboard for Steve Winwood’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame career, has died after a bout with pneumonia. He was 81.

Read More: Spencer Davis Dies of Pneumonia at 81 | ultimateclassicrock.com

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ckkatz  Oct 20, 2020 • 11:36:23pm

re: #115 calochortus

In unrelated news, we got ourselves a battery “power station” for backup power.

We went for the Jackery Explorer 1000 and a pair of portable solar panels. The 1000 watt battery powers either the refrigerator or chest freezer for 7 or 8 hours. We had been a bit unsure if the 1000 watts would be enough because of the start-up surge, but apparently it produces a 2000 watt surge so it works great.

Good choice! Iirc Wirecutter likes the Jackery. As do a number of the current Youtube reviewers.

Nice things about battery power include:
- Not having to set it up and run it outside
- Not annoying your neighbors with the noise
- Not worrying about someone stealing it from your backyard
- Not having to maintain another engine
- Being able to run it inside your home
- Getting good quality/clean (pure sine wave rather than modified sine wave) power

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mmmirele  Oct 20, 2020 • 11:44:11pm

re: #20 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Sounds like Lesley Stahl was trying to do her job and Baby Donnie got upset and took his ball and left.

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PrairieQueen  Oct 21, 2020 • 12:01:47am

I hope the predicted numbers and real numbers aren’t too far off when all is said and done. I already voted, but with so many areas making voting difficult, and all the people who’ve not cast their ballot yet, and Trump on his pity party tour, Dems may be looking at a rude awakening.

Biden’s camp is still all about strategy and damage control til the last ballot is counted, but I have to wonder if plans are being made right now to freeze Trump’s assets and seize his passport before he sleazes his way out of the states in the event Biden wins. As in: No secret service at his disposal, no taking his toys and leaving the sandbox, no whining about injustice and conspiracy theories on conservative channels, but a nice fat indictment ready to go right out the gate.

If I was in the legal biz in DC, I’d be laying the groundwork for that right now.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 21, 2020 • 12:07:19am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 21, 2020 • 12:17:53am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 21, 2020 • 12:51:29am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2020 • 12:58:29am

re: #40 Dread Pirate Ron

Rep. Katie Porter
*
Having a mental illness is not a crime, and we have to stop treating it like one. Today, I introduced a bill that would enable local governments to send mental health professionals—not police—when 911 is called because someone is in a mental health crisis.

“Rep. Porter supports defunding the police!”

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 21, 2020 • 1:26:40am

Russia hasn’t been as successful as the west in curbing their Covid19 mortality rate.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2020 • 1:30:48am

re: #42 Dread Pirate Ron

Russia hasn’t been as successful as the west in curbing their Covid19 mortality rate.

Mortality is not directly related to the case rate, it is also very much a matter of the quality and availability of care.

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ericblair  Oct 21, 2020 • 1:33:29am

re: #43 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Mortality is not directly related to the case rate, it is also very much a matter of the quality and availability of care.

Also, multiply those numbers by at least three, according to analysis.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2020 • 1:38:20am

re: #44 ericblair

Also, multiply those numbers by at least three, according to analysis.

In Russia, scientist listen to Putin!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2020 • 1:50:27am

They don’t think these titles through, do they?

an op-ed piece in newsmax

“When It Comes to Amy Coney Barrett, Ignorance Abounds”

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John Hughes  Oct 21, 2020 • 2:35:06am

re: #42 Dread Pirate Ron

An alternate interpretation of those curves is that Russia hasn’t been as successful as the west at detecting less serious Covid-19 cases.

In the “west” the current massive increase in cases is accompanied by a smaller increase in the number of deaths, but the number of deaths is still going up.

Russia vs the “west” new cases
Russia vs the “west” new deaths

(Edit: “west” in scare quotes because I don’t know what it includes. Australia? Brazil?)

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 21, 2020 • 2:38:13am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 21, 2020 • 2:49:07am

My first tweet to hit 1k likes!

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dangerman  Oct 21, 2020 • 2:56:32am

Rudy Giuliani told a North Dakota radio station that the American public deserved to the story based off material from Hunter Biden’s laptop “even if it isn’t accurate.”

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dangerman  Oct 21, 2020 • 3:04:32am
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dangerman  Oct 21, 2020 • 3:08:13am

Charles pierce…Esquire

He’s wounded animal. I didn’t believe at first that the tawdry
ratfcking of the Hunter Biden story really was the October Surprise on
which El Caudillo Del Mar-a-Lago had been counting ever since Joe Biden
clinched the Democratic nomination a century ago last spring. But, as
the last week unfolded, and it was revealed that the story was so rancid
that it prompted a wildcat byline strike by reporters at the New York
Post, of all places, it had become clear that he’d been hoping that it
would turn into the 2020 equivalent of the James Comey letter to
Congress that did so much to help him win four years ago. And it is
equally clear that he can’t let it go because he has nothing else. From
Yahoo! News:

“We’ve got to get the attorney general to act,”
Trump said in a telephone interview with “Fox & Friends” when asked
whether a special prosecutor should be appointed to probe unverified
allegations against the Bidens. “He’s got to act. And he’s got to act
fast. He’s got to appoint somebody. This is major corruption, and this
has to be known about before the election.”

The idea that even Bill Barr could gin up a special prosecution
force and conclude its investigation all in the next 14 days is
self-evidently loopy. He’s a wounded animal.

So, on Thursday night, the first time that they mute his microphone
while Biden is talking, I don’t know what will happen, but it will not
be like anything we’ve seen in a political debate before. It is not
inconceivable that he walks off the stage entirely. Nor is it
inconceivable that he’ll simply talk louder. Nor is it inconceivable
that…well, there’s nothing inconceivable anymore. That word doesn’t
mean what we thought it meant. Not anymore. Being a casual friend of
Kristen Welker, I am seriously considering doing a novena on her behalf
Wednesday night. Or, at the very least, I may send her a whip and a
chair. He is a wounded animal, and he’s chewing off his own leg to get
out of the trap

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2020 • 3:13:28am

re: #50 dangerman

FAKE BUT ACCURATE!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2020 • 3:18:09am

re: #50 dangerman

Rudy Giuliani told a North Dakota radio station that the American public deserved to the story based off material from Hunter Biden’s laptop “even if it isn’t accurate.”

Because it has “truthiness”!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2020 • 3:22:43am

My optimism is failing me today.

We are dealing with an unprecedented situation.

Trump is an incumbent who knows what will happen the moment he loses executive immunity. Heck, if he were to attend his successor’s inauguration, he would find himself served with warrants or even arrested as soon as he left the platform.

And not only does he have criminal organizations backing him up (the RNC, the Trump Organization), he has foreign governments (Saudi Arabia, Russia, et.) ready to interfere in his favor.

And he will has the full powers of the Executive Branch at his disposal. The only hindrance is his own incompetence and unwillingness to delegate and listen to advisers.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2020 • 3:32:43am

re: #55 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My optimism is failing me today.

We are dealing with an unprecedented situation.

Trump is an incumbent who knows what will happen the moment he loses executive immunity. Heck, if he were to attend his successor’s inauguration, he would find himself served with warrants or even arrested as soon as he left the platform.

And not only does he have criminal organizations backing him up (the RNC, the Trump Organization), he has foreign governments (Saudi Arabia, Russia, et.) ready to interfere in his favor.

And he will has the full powers of the Executive Branch at his disposal. The only hindrance is his own incompetence and unwillingness to delegate and listen to advisers.

Have faith.

The minority who are brainwashed into worshiping him are vocal, but a minority nonetheless.

It will take some time to purge the government of Trump’s evil policies and appointees, but we’ll get there.

For all his bravado, he spoke the truth most recently when he said he’d flee the country if Biden wins. For all I know, he might even do it while still a lame duck.

We WILL get through this and Trump WILL see punishment - either self-banishment from the country, or standing trial in the SDNY. Just have a little faith.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 21, 2020 • 3:33:38am

re: #55 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Not to worry, comrade. We are only 2 points behind. Make a small thing happen in the tangible world.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2020 • 3:38:41am

There is no way Trump will win in any fair and honest election. But there’s the rub: he is a criminal supported by criminal structures and organizations, all desperate enough to try anything to keep from losing the election.

I cringe because I fear that something is still coming: something so outrageous and unheard-of in its blatant fuckery that it will leave us momentarily paralyzed and unable to counter it until the damage has already been done.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 21, 2020 • 3:43:32am

re: #58 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There is no way Trump will win in any fair and honest election. But there’s the rub: he is a criminal supported by criminal structures and organizations, all desperate enough to try anything to keep from losing the election.

I cringe because I fear that something is still coming: something so outrageous and unheard-of in its blatant fuckery that it will leave us momentarily paralyzed and unable to counter it until the damage has already been done.

For all his WWE histrionics, the clown backs off from real conflict. He’s not dealing with a bunch of Latino babies any more.

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Teukka  Oct 21, 2020 • 3:53:07am

re: #59 Decatur Deb

For all his WWE histrionics, the clown backs off from real conflict. He’s not dealing with a bunch of Latino babies any more.

And those conflict-averse clowns also have a tendency to every now and then misjudge the response they may get… They plan to just wave the red piece of cloth in front of the bull, end up trying to use high-voltage transmission lines as trapezes…

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Decatur Deb  Oct 21, 2020 • 3:59:20am

re: #60 Teukka

And those conflict-averse clowns also have a tendency to every now and then misjudge the response they may get… They plan to just wave the red piece of cloth in front of the bull, end up trying to use high-voltage transmission lines as trapezes…

They’re powerful like Orcs are strong—the bad guys need strong leadership and Trump negates leadership all about him. When it gets scary, groups like the RNC will make a plea of innocence and try to scrub the Trump off.

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Teukka  Oct 21, 2020 • 4:03:07am

re: #61 Decatur Deb

They’re powerful like Orcs are strong—the bad guys need strong leadership and Trump negates leadership all about him. When it gets scary, groups like the RNC will make a plea of innocence and try to scrub the Trump off.

Let’s help make it so the Trump sticks to them with cyanoacrylate glue….

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Decatur Deb  Oct 21, 2020 • 4:09:04am

re: #62 Teukka

Let’s help make it so the Trump sticks to them with cyanoacrylate glue….

Interesting bit about shelf-life and freezer storage in there.

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Teukka  Oct 21, 2020 • 4:13:12am

re: #63 Decatur Deb

Interesting bit about shelf-life and freezer storage in there.

Indeed…

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Teukka  Oct 21, 2020 • 4:17:06am
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Teukka  Oct 21, 2020 • 4:33:45am

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 21, 2020 • 4:45:48am

re: #61 Decatur Deb

They’re powerful like Orcs are strong—the bad guys need strong leadership and Trump negates leadership all about him. When it gets scary, groups like the RNC will make a plea of innocence and try to scrub the Trump off.

If there’s anything positive to be said of the last four years it’s that these dictator wannabes are the dumbest people we’ve lucked into. There’s no political prowess and they built it around an abject ignoramus who can’t see past he, himself and him.

We have to count that a blessing.

And every last one of them must pay a heavy price. Because if no one is held accountable next time (and there will be a next time if its shown anyone can get away with this shit), we won’t be so lucky.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 21, 2020 • 4:47:05am

re: #66 Teukka

OOC, which beans do you recommend? Asking for a friend.

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dangerman  Oct 21, 2020 • 4:48:11am
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Decatur Deb  Oct 21, 2020 • 4:48:49am

re: #66 Teukka

At doc’s suggestion, I’m partially switching to decaf. A few minutes ago I started a second cup, but placed the mug upside-down on the counter and came within millimeters of pouring the creamer over the bottom of it.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 21, 2020 • 4:49:47am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 21, 2020 • 4:52:42am

re: #70 Decatur Deb

At doc’s suggestion, I’m partially switching to decaf. A few minutes ago I started a second cup, but placed the mug upside-down on the counter and came within millimeters of pouring the creamer over the bottom of it.

Maybe start out with half-caf. 😁

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Decatur Deb  Oct 21, 2020 • 4:55:13am

re: #67 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

If there’s anything positive to be said of the last four years it’s that these dictator wannabes are the dumbest people we’ve lucked into. There’s no political prowess and they built it around an abject ignoramus who can’t see past he, himself and him.

We have to count that a blessing.

And every last one of them must pay a heavy price. Because if no one is held accountable next time (and there will be a next time if its shown anyone can get away with this shit), we won’t be so lucky.

In 20 years, these might be seen as the years that saved American democracy. Trump has removed the confusion and deniability from fossilizing, corrupt, processes. When he is gone we will know who we are and how we must be better.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 21, 2020 • 4:56:33am

re: #3 🌹UOJB!

What is he doing with cows? Talk about projection.

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Teukka  Oct 21, 2020 • 4:57:29am

re: #68 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

OOC, which beans do you recommend? Asking for a friend.

I used to go with Gevalia Colombia, tho had to switch to Gevalia Milea.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 21, 2020 • 5:05:19am
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dangerman  Oct 21, 2020 • 5:06:04am

re: #58 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There is no way Trump will win in any fair and honest election. But there’s the rub: he is a criminal supported by criminal structures and organizations, all desperate enough to try anything to keep from losing the election.

I cringe because I fear that something is still coming: something so outrageous and unheard-of in its blatant fuckery that it will leave us momentarily paralyzed and unable to counter it until the damage has already been done.

he and his crew are not that clever or courageous or strategic or competent or…

they’re the half added gang that couldn’t shoot at all and they are all of them cowards when they’re faced off

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dangerman  Oct 21, 2020 • 5:09:48am

re: #70 Decatur Deb

At doc’s suggestion, I’m partially switching to decaf. A few minutes ago I started a second cup, but placed the mug upside-down on the counter and came within millimeters of pouring the creamer over the bottom of it.

decaf is like taking a shower in a raincoat

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Decatur Deb  Oct 21, 2020 • 5:11:14am

re: #78 dangerman

decaf is like taking a shower in a raincoat

Could swear that was something else…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 21, 2020 • 5:12:48am

🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 21, 2020 • 5:14:29am

re: #79 Decatur Deb

Could swear that was something else…

That too also.

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 21, 2020 • 5:15:04am

I believe this is the fifth horse of the apocalypse.

If you thought you’d heard the last of Miley Cyrus’s covers, think again. In an Oct. 19 interview with Interview magazine, Cyrus revealed that she’s currently working on a Metallica cover album. “We’re so lucky to be able to continue to work on our art during all of this. At first, it felt uninspiring and now I’ve been totally ignited,” she told the outlet. Details about the album, including who she’s working with, the release date and title, and what songs will be included, have yet to be revealed.

yahoo.com

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dangerman  Oct 21, 2020 • 5:15:25am

re: #79 Decatur Deb

Could swear that was something else…

well yeah

i was going with pointless
I feel your decaf pain

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 21, 2020 • 5:26:47am
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jeffreyw  Oct 21, 2020 • 5:36:09am

Good morning!

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Florida Panhandler  Oct 21, 2020 • 5:39:51am

re: #80 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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dangerman  Oct 21, 2020 • 5:42:10am
Politico: “Back in early September, Trump weighed spending as much as $100 million of his own money on his reelection bid, according to Bloomberg News. When asked by reporters if he planned to self-fund part of his run, Trump said, ‘If I have to, I would.’”

“But the money has not materialized. Trump has contributed just over $8,000 to his campaign this election cycle, according to FEC data.”

Makes sense when you realize his goal is to skim money out, not put any in

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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 21, 2020 • 5:50:48am

re: #87 dangerman

Makes sense when you realize his goal is to skim money out, not put any in

So the smart money is not betting on Trump.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 21, 2020 • 5:52:54am

Trump has gotten some help from the Preserve America super PAC largely funded by casino magnates Sheldon and Miriam Adelson, who poured $53.8 million into TV and digital ad buys.

Ike Perlmutter, the longtime chair of Marvel Entertainment, and his wife, Laura Perlmutter, donated $21 million to the pro-Trump America First Action, and businessman Timothy Mellon also gave $10 million.

The president promised in early September to spend as much as $100 million of his own money on his re-election campaign, but so far he’s contributed only about $8,000 this election cycle — compared to the $66 million he donated to his first presidential campaign.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Oct 21, 2020 • 5:54:05am

re: #88 BlueSpotinAL

And since Trump isn’t betting on his own campaign, the dumb money isn’t betting on him either…

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NetworkKed  Oct 21, 2020 • 5:54:05am

re: #85 jeffreyw

you had me until the toast

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:04:00am

The Federalist haz a mad.

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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:09:23am

re: #91 NetworkKed

you had me until the toast

The toast looks awesome, not Wonder bread. (Named after “I wonder if that is bread?”)

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:10:09am

re: #82 Shropshire Slasher

I believe this is the fifth horse of the apocalypse.

yahoo.com

As long as she’s not going to cover the entire Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols album, I’m fine with it.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:10:12am
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dangerman  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:16:33am

oh yeah, I ran through this for about an hour this morning

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jeffreyw  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:16:50am

re: #91 NetworkKed

you had me until the toast

The toast is for making sammich of sausage and egg.

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dangerman  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:19:04am

re: #92 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

The Federalist haz a mad.

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Thank goodness trump only hires the best

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:20:01am

re: #98 dangerman

Thank goodness trump only hires the best

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But it’s never trump is always his minions.

You have a constant problem look at the source.

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makeitstop  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:20:20am

re: #58 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There is no way Trump will win in any fair and honest election. But there’s the rub: he is a criminal supported by criminal structures and organizations, all desperate enough to try anything to keep from losing the election.

I cringe because I fear that something is still coming: something so outrageous and unheard-of in its blatant fuckery that it will leave us momentarily paralyzed and unable to counter it until the damage has already been done.

I’m starting to think he just wants out at this point, and he’s doing a smash and grab to try and wring every penny out of his campaign and supporters on the way out.

He drained $350 million out of his own reelection campaign, and he’s trying to jam through that 5G deal for a company he owns stock in. He’s looking more and more like a grifter looking for the closest exit.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:21:07am

A bit of coffee tawk below:

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dangerman  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:22:27am

re: #100 makeitstop

I’m starting to think he just wants out at this point, and he’s doing a smash and grab to try and wring every penny out of his campaign and supporters on the way out.

He drained $350 million out of his own reelection campaign, and he’s trying to jam through that 5G deal for a company he owns stock in. He’s looking more and more like a grifter looking for the closest exit.

Same old grift
He just doesn’t care if it shows anymore

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Egregious Philbin  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:23:06am

re: #78 dangerman

Decaf is like a really good looking nun….what’s the use?

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:24:37am

re: #55 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My optimism is failing me today.

We are dealing with an unprecedented situation.

Trump is an incumbent who knows what will happen the moment he loses executive immunity. Heck, if he were to attend his successor’s inauguration, he would find himself served with warrants or even arrested as soon as he left the platform.

And not only does he have criminal organizations backing him up (the RNC, the Trump Organization), he has foreign governments (Saudi Arabia, Russia, et.) ready to interfere in his favor.

And he will has the full powers of the Executive Branch at his disposal. The only hindrance is his own incompetence and unwillingness to delegate and listen to advisers.

Bingo. Trump is too lazy and incompetent to pull off a coup, and if Barr can’t even manage to shit out a “report” on “Obamagate” at least implying criminal wrongdoing, he sure can’t rig an election Trump is losing by 10 million votes.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:25:47am

re: #94 Dr Lizardo

Meh, Miley is an ok kid. She rescues doggies no one else wants and stuff. She’s a fan of Metallica, I’ll hold judgement til I hear the end result. You never know. I thought Brass Against would be an awful mess when I first heard about them, and I am not a super fan of horns, but they rock the fuck out of RATM, Soundgarden and other bands. We had tickets to see them before coronavirus cancelled everything.

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makeitstop  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:29:00am

Haberman sort of proves my point here. If Trump really wanted a fighting chance in this election, he would have cut a check for that $100 mil, don’t you think?

His campaign is circling the drain, and now all he’s about is settling scores and vacuuming the loose change out of the couch.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:29:19am

re: #105 A Mom Anon

Meh, Miley is an ok kid. She rescues doggies no one else wants and stuff. She’s a fan of Metallica, I’ll hold judgement til I hear the end result. You never know. I thought Brass Against would be an awful mess when I first heard about them, and I am not a super fan of horns, but they rock the fuck out of RATM, Soundgarden and other bands. We had tickets to see them before coronavirus cancelled everything.

Yeah. Hell, Lady Gaga is a big fan of Iron Maiden, so I’ll reserve judgement too. It’s easy to chuckle at the idea of Miley covering Metallica, though. 😄

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:29:44am

Snuggling weather in upstate NY

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:32:37am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:32:57am

re: #90 Sufficient unto the day…

And since Trump isn’t betting on his own campaign, the dumb money isn’t betting on him either…

On RCP, the oddsmakers still have Trump as having a 39% chance of victory. There is no evident tightening of the race at fivethirtyeight.com, where Trump only has a 12% chance.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:33:30am

re: #107 Dr Lizardo

True, but when she’s taking care of herself she can belt out a tune. She was part of a benefit after Chris Cornell died, a tribute concert, there were tons of people there, singing songs he wrote to raise money for a couple of charities. Foo Fighters were there, Jimmy Kimmel hosted, it was pretty good for being thrown together over a short time.

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(((Archangel1)))  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:35:08am
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makeitstop  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:35:58am

re: #111 A Mom Anon

True, but when she’s taking care of herself she can belt out a tune. She was part of a benefit after Chris Cornell died, a tribute concert, there were tons of people there, singing songs he wrote to raise money for a couple of charities. Foo Fighters were there, Jimmy Kimmel hosted, it was pretty good for being thrown together over a short time.

She can cover a lot of ground stylistically.

My favorite Miley is still from when she was a kid and sang a duet of ‘Jolene’ with her Godmother Dolly Parton. She sounded exactly like young Dolly, her harmony was perfect.

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Belafon  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:36:42am

re: #82 Shropshire Slasher

I believe this is the fifth horse of the apocalypse.

yahoo.com

She’s actually got quite a bit of range. It’s just that a lot of times she’s singing songs designed for radio.

Her sister, Noah, has a song with Leon Bridges that gets played in kxt:

Noah Cyrus ft. Leon Bridges - July (Lyric Video)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:36:53am

re: #106 makeitstop

Haberman sort of proves my point here. If Trump really wanted a fighting chance in this election, he would have cut a check for that $100 mil, don’t you think?

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His campaign is circling the drain, and now all he’s about is settling scores and vacuuming the loose change out of the couch.

Trump doesn’t have $10 million let alone $100 mil.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:37:27am

re: #112 (((Archangel1)))

Mine is T 2020: OMG OWW!

(My knees and back are killing me today)

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:37:33am

re: #113 makeitstop

She can cover a lot of ground stylistically.

My favorite Miley is still from when she was a kid and sang a duet of ‘Jolene’ with her Godmother Dolly Parton. She sounded exactly like young Dolly, her harmony was perfect.

Mrs. Fish and I are of the opinion that Miley is a talented young singer who got used by her dad as a stepping stone to try to revive his career. We saw her on SNL on an episode that aired a few years ago, and she knocked it out of the park. And there’s no doubt she’s come a long way since her early days.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:40:14am

re: #106 makeitstop

Haberman sort of proves my point here. If Trump really wanted a fighting chance in this election, he would have cut a check for that $100 mil, don’t you think?

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His campaign is circling the drain, and now all he’s about is settling scores and vacuuming the loose change out of the couch.

Trump doesn’t have the money, and if he did he would need to use it for the debt he has coming due.

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Egregious Philbin  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:40:40am

I have a small Ethiopian coffee shop nearby, they make an amazing Yirgacheffe coffee with ginger added, it is amazing. Of course, if you want the strong stuff, you can order coffee the Ethiopian way, they bring out the unroasted beans for you to inspect, then they roast it on the spot, and brew it, and bring it out with a traditional dispenser, along with glowing charcoal and incense, it will send you flying…

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TarHellion  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:41:36am

Update from North Carolina:
Through Tuesday, more than 2.15 million absentee and one-stop votes have been recorded, representing nearly 30 percent of the overall registered voters.

Current percentage breakdown is 43.7 Democratic; 27.5 Republican; 28.5 Unaffiliated.

The total number of votes thus far is more than 45 percent of what was recorded in 2016.

Turnout 4 years ago was 69 percent. A 70 percent turnout this time would mean more than 5.1 million votes will be cast.

NC posts absentee and one-stop votes at the beginning of the Election Day count, so we will have a great idea of how the state is trending early on.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:42:56am

re: #117 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Mrs. Fish and I are of the opinion that Miley is a talented young singer who got used by her dad as a stepping stone to try to revive his career. We saw her on SNL on an episode that aired a few years ago, and she knocked it out of the park. And there’s no doubt she’s come a long way since her early days.

Or alternately, she wanted fame herself because she grew up with it as the normal.

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steve_davis  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:44:35am

re: #56 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Have faith.

The minority who are brainwashed into worshiping him are vocal, but a minority nonetheless.

It will take some time to purge the government of Trump’s evil policies and appointees, but we’ll get there.

For all his bravado, he spoke the truth most recently when he said he’d flee the country if Biden wins. For all I know, he might even do it while still a lame duck.

We WILL get through this and Trump WILL see punishment - either self-banishment from the country, or standing trial in the SDNY. Just have a little faith.

no one has yet convincingly explained how a president would flee the country. he has an entire train of people who follow him around. his schedule is known months in advance. if he loses the election, nobody is going to just let him hop on a plane to Russia. He doesn’t own Air Force One, and the secret service takes an oath to protect him, but also to prevent him from transparently attempting to engage in what would be treason in most other countries with less generous feelings about what treason entails.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:46:36am

re: #122 steve_davis

no one has yet convincingly explained how a president would flee the country. he has an entire train of people who follow him around. his schedule is known months in advance. if he loses the election, nobody is going to just let him hop on a plane to Russia. He doesn’t own Air Force One, and the secret service takes an oath to protect him, but also to prevent him from transparently attempting to engage in what would be treason in most other countries with less generous feelings about what treason entails.

Can trump say he doesn’t want SecServ protection once he’s out of office?

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:47:17am

re: #120 TarHellion

Update from North Carolina:
Through Tuesday, more than 2.15 million absentee and one-stop votes have been recorded, representing nearly 30 percent of the overall registered voters.

Current percentage breakdown is 43.7 Democratic; 27.5 Republican; 28.5 Unaffiliated.

The total number of votes thus far is more than 45 percent of what was recorded in 2016.

Turnout 4 years ago was 69 percent. A 70 percent turnout this time would mean more than 5.1 million votes will be cast.

NC posts absentee and one-stop votes at the beginning of the Election Day count, so we will have a great idea of how the state is trending early on.

fivethirtyeight.com has a new interactive map which shows you how the odds change if you give a state to Biden or Trump. If Trump wins NC, his odds of victory improve to 35%. If Biden wins, he goes to 99%.

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Jay C  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:48:30am

re: #112 (((Archangel1)))

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Not sure how well this would work for me, my slogan would have to be:

“Jay C 2020! Jeremy, get down!”

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makeitstop  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:48:41am

re: #118 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Trump doesn’t have the money, and if he did he would need to use it for the debt he has coming due.

Oh, he has it somewhere. We just don’t know where yet.

I seriously believe that $350 mil from the campaign is in an offshore account, waiting to be picked up once he goes on the lam.

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steve_davis  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:50:29am

re: #77 dangerman

he and his crew are not that clever or courageous or strategic or competent or…

they’re the half added gang that couldn’t shoot at all and they are all of them cowards when they’re faced off

they’re the apple trumpling gang.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:51:16am

re: #122 steve_davis

no one has yet convincingly explained how a president would flee the country. he has an entire train of people who follow him around. his schedule is known months in advance. if he loses the election, nobody is going to just let him hop on a plane to Russia. He doesn’t own Air Force One, and the secret service takes an oath to protect him, but also to prevent him from transparently attempting to engage in what would be treason in most other countries with less generous feelings about what treason entails.

I kind of doubt that if Trump decides to make a state visit to Moscow in December or January, that the Secret Service has the authority to forbid it. His flights on AF1 to battleground states weren’t planned months in advance; his campaign just decides where to send him a few days ahead of time and he goes.

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plansbandc  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:52:47am

re: #112 (((Archangel1)))

plansbandc 2020: I don’t know how you can stand listening to that fucking asshole.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 6:54:50am

re: #112 (((Archangel1)))

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Lefty 2020: *yawn sound*.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:00:17am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:04:23am
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:07:19am

re: #132 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Largely by virtue of the 25-44 age bracket being far and away the most infected age bracket - people my age were among the earliest to succumb to “COVID fatigue”, as far as I can tell. Young or early middle-aged people who, in general, are short in savings and are adversely impacted by the loss of income.

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steve_davis  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:07:31am

re: #123 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Can trump say he doesn’t want SecServ protection once he’s out of office?

I would very much doubt it. Presidents know way too much to be allowed to just wander about with no detail.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:09:20am

re: #133 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Largely by virtue of the 25-44 age bracket being far and away the most infected age bracket - people my age were among the earliest to succumb to “COVID fatigue”, as far as I can tell. Young or early middle-aged people who, in general, are short in savings and are adversely impacted by the loss of income.

and people who work in service industries

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steve_davis  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:11:44am

re: #128 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I kind of doubt that if Trump decides to make a state visit to Moscow in December or January, that the Secret Service has the authority to forbid it. His flights on AF1 to battleground states weren’t planned months in advance; his campaign just decides where to send him a few days ahead of time and he goes.

What would be his rationale? He would be a lame duck. I get what you’re saying, and you are right about not everything in his schedule being known months in advance, but a trip to a foreign country? Let’s say you’re right: nobody can forbid it. The president goes off to Russia. He still has a secret service detachment and a press pool following him around. He has a train of other folks who have to travel with him and be near him. His immediate family. The folks who travel with the immediate family. Military liaisons, someone presumably from central intelligence, etc. Russia would have to permit Trump to show up and be open to the idea of him defecting. If they took him in, that would be the end of any chance of them getting out from under sanctions, and those sanctions would likely be permanent. We’d essentially do to Russia what we did to Cuba, but with better reason.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:12:53am

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makeitstop  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:13:40am

re: #136 steve_davis

What would be his rationale? He would be a lame duck.

‘Farewell tour.’

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ericblair  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:14:17am

re: #128 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I kind of doubt that if Trump decides to make a state visit to Moscow in December or January, that the Secret Service has the authority to forbid it. His flights on AF1 to battleground states weren’t planned months in advance; his campaign just decides where to send him a few days ahead of time and he goes.

I don’t think they’d have the authority to forbid it, but the government staff would tell him fuck no you’re not, anyway. He’s a dead man walking and what’s he going to do, fly the plane himself? So he can commit treason?

Any staff guy will tell you that the staff can basically shut down their commander in the last few months of their rotation. Staff don’t want to do it, it ain’t getting done.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:15:01am

re: #132 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

This is 100% purely anecdotal. I’ve lived in my neighborhood of Ostrava South for seven years now. There’s a lot of retirees here in my neck of the woods; I’d say the majority of the residents in my apartment block are in the 65+ crowd.

Used to be that I’d hear or see an ambulance in my immediate neighborhood maybe once a month or so. Now….I’m seeing ambulances once or twice a day, all racing to the apartment blocks that surround mine.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:20:26am

re: #136 steve_davis

What would be his rationale? He would be a lame duck. I get what you’re saying, and you are right about not everything in his schedule being known months in advance, but a trip to a foreign country? Let’s say you’re right: nobody can forbid it. The president goes off to Russia. He still has a secret service detachment and a press pool following him around. He has a train of other folks who have to travel with him and be near him. His immediate family. The folks who travel with the immediate family. Military liaisons, someone presumably from central intelligence, etc. Russia would have to permit Trump to show up and be open to the idea of him defecting. If they took him in, that would be the end of any chance of them getting out from under sanctions, and those sanctions would likely be permanent. We’d essentially do to Russia what we did to Cuba, but with better reason.

He’s also more useful to Putin here imo as a means of spreading chaos and doubt in our institutions especially once Biden’s presidency begins. Donald Trump? I don’t know him. I think he was the vodka boy.

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dangerman  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:22:40am

re: #120 TarHellion

Update from North Carolina:
Through Tuesday, more than 2.15 million absentee and one-stop votes have been recorded, representing nearly 30 percent of the overall registered voters.

Current percentage breakdown is 43.7 Democratic; 27.5 Republican; 28.5 Unaffiliated.

The total number of votes thus far is more than 45 percent of what was recorded in 2016.

Turnout 4 years ago was 69 percent. A 70 percent turnout this time would mean more than 5.1 million votes will be cast.

NC posts absentee and one-stop votes at the beginning of the Election Day count, so we will have a great idea of how the state is trending early on.

Nc is the election night bellwether

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gwangung  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:24:24am

Off topic….but co-written by an acquaintance of mine..

Raya and the Last Dragon | Official Teaser Trailer

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mmmirele  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:25:27am

re: #66 Teukka

Remembering back in the day, before there were fancy coffee places (so we’re talking a few decades ago) when my boyfriend measured his consumption of coffee in number of pots per day. He’s since backed off.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:26:53am

re: #144 mmmirele

Remembering back in the day, before there were fancy coffee places (so we’re talking a few decades ago) when my boyfriend measured his consumption of coffee in number of pots per day. He’s since backed off.

I recall a time in grad school when I was either actively consuming coffee at my desk or nodding off at my desk…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:27:34am

re: #143 gwangung

Off topic….but co-written by an acquaintance of mine..

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I can see my niece loving that. I got a Moana and Frozen vibe from it. Those two are her favorite Disney movies.

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NetworkKed  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:27:43am

re: #143 gwangung

Off topic….but co-written by an acquaintance of mine..

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those eyes are just over the line into uncanny valley territory

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:30:52am

re: #146 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I can see my niece loving that. I got a Moana and Frozen vibe from it. Those two are her favorite Disney movies.

Also “Kubo and the Two Strings”

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William Lewis  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:31:20am

re: #117 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Mrs. Fish and I are of the opinion that Miley is a talented young singer who got used by her dad as a stepping stone to try to revive his career. We saw her on SNL on an episode that aired a few years ago, and she knocked it out of the park. And there’s no doubt she’s come a long way since her early days.

I find Miley quite interesting, though I’ll admit my favorite woman pop star is Pink. Still Miley has her own charms and I am quite interested in seeing her take on Metalica.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:31:35am

re: #147 NetworkKed

those eyes are just over the line into uncanny valley territory

Ever see Alita: Battle Angel?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:33:05am

re: #149 William Lewis

I find Miley quite interesting, though I’ll admit my favorite woman pop star is Pink. Still Miley has her own charms and I am quite interested in seeing her take on Metalica.

Mrs. Fish is absolutely in love with Pink. I can’t really blame her, though she’s not my style.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:34:18am

re: #148 The Pie Overlord!

Also “Kubo and the Two Strings”

Never saw that one.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:37:06am

This is pure evil.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:39:16am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:41:09am

re: #153 The Pie Overlord!

This is pure evil.

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He wants to punish every state, city, & county who saw through him as the lying, unethical, & immoral piece of shit he is.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:41:43am

To borrow a phrase, this is a big fucking deal:

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:42:33am

Good

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:42:38am

re: #155 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

He wants to punish every state, city, & county who saw through him as the lying, unethical, & immoral piece of shit he is.

Things like this are the reason why we say, “not my President.” He doesn’t want to be our President; he only wants to be President of people who like him. Sorry, Fuckface von Clownstick, the office doesn’t work that way.

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NetworkKed  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:42:46am

re: #150 Dr Lizardo

Ever see Alita: Battle Angel?

Only the original anime. In 1994.

I like my BIG EYES. This just-barely-nodding-to-the-style stuff is creepy.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:43:39am

re: #156 Dr Lizardo

True Catholics have long decided that Francis is not a real Pope, and that the seat of the Bishop of Rome is vacant.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:44:28am

re: #159 NetworkKed

Only the original anime. In 1994.

I like my BIG EYES. This just-barely-nodding-to-the-style stuff is creepy.

I saw both - I had the original OVA on videotape years and years ago. The movie was good, too.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:46:53am

hi

The right-leaning Omaha World-Herald has endorsed Biden and Harris.

Editorial: Joe Biden’s leadership would benefit our country

Our country, buffeted by the COVID crisis, economic unsteadiness and ongoing political rancor, is in dire need of leadership. Steady, capable leadership that provides a sound moral compass and brings Americans together to meet our many national challenges.

President Donald Trump is failing that all-important test. In this year’s election, Joe Biden, the former vice president and U.S. senator, provides the sounder choice for moving the country forward — together.

Biden’s critics argue that he offers little to our country. But they sidestep the enormous value of his background: Biden has witnessed and participated in Washington’s national policy debates for decades, and that experience has informed him deeply about our country, its principles and the best ways to achieve national progress.

Biden has seen statesmen and stateswomen achieve great accomplishments in the Senate, and he has seen layabouts and buffoons waste their privilege of service as senators. He has witnessed how bipartisan cooperation can bring about landmark change, and how petty political warring needlessly fritters away vital opportunities for progress.

The list of issues Biden has seen debated, and helped address, in the Senate is impressively long and notable. Here is a small sampling: Renewals of the federal Voting Rights Act. The extent of presidential war powers. Strategies for strengthening U.S. military effectiveness. Details of environmental regulation. Restructuring the nation’s intelligence community. Support for disabled Americans.

(more)

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Decatur Deb  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:47:27am

re: #160 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

True Catholics have long decided that Francis is not a real Pope, and that the seat of the Bishop of Rome is vacant.

Taking that for sarcasm. There are so few of them that it hasn’t been worth the Vatican’s time to organize a proper cookout.

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makeitstop  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:47:49am

re: #144 mmmirele

Remembering back in the day, before there were fancy coffee places (so we’re talking a few decades ago) when my boyfriend measured his consumption of coffee in number of pots per day. He’s since backed off.

Back during the dot-com boom, I landed my first web job, running a graphics shop for a company that got a contract job for an MLM outfit in Florida run by a sleaze named Brad Richdale (another whole story for a different day). It was at that job that I met my wife, who by that time was already a whiz at finding crazy stuff on the web.

Because we were on a contract job with heavy deadlines, we’d put in long days and there was much coffee consumed. One day my wife found a site that sold caffeinated water called Crank 2O. She ordered a couple of cases, and for a month or so everyone on the crew was drinking coffee brewed with caffeinated water. We knocked tose deadlines down left and right.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:47:53am

re: #156 Dr Lizardo

To borrow a phrase, this is a big fucking deal:

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It is.

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jaunte  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:48:06am

re: #112 (((Archangel1)))

Jaunte 2020- “The Post Office didn’t deliver that check we wrote to the IRS last month”

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gwangung  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:48:56am

re: #159 NetworkKed

Only the original anime. In 1994.

I like my BIG EYES. This just-barely-nodding-to-the-style stuff is creepy.

Well, this IS animation and makes no bones about it, so I don’t quite see the uncanny valley being that applicable.

Said co-writer is a fan of Avatar, and wrote many a Star Wars and post-apocalyptic and martial arts plays, so that vibe’s gonna carry over, I think….

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:49:09am

re: #158 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Things like this are the reason why we say, “not my President.” He doesn’t want to be our President; he only wants to be President of people who like him. Sorry, Fuckface von Clownstick, the office doesn’t work that way.

And Biden brings that home really well. He’s a proud Democratic candidate but he’s gonna be an American President.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:49:58am

re: #80 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

He’s punishing his political enemies with our taxpayer money. Thank god he’s on his way out of office.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:50:36am

re: #157 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Elections officials in Florida and Alaska contacted law enforcement Tuesday after registered voters reported receiving threatening emails that said, “Vote for Trump or else!”

“…or else Biden will win!” will be their response if cornered.

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Belafon  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:51:46am
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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:51:49am

Flop sweat is gushing out of every pore.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:52:31am

re: #163 Decatur Deb

Taking that for sarcasm. There are so few of them that it hasn’t been worth the Vatican’s time to organize a proper cookout.

Sedevacantism is also considered heresy by the Catholic Church, and they haven’t taken time to excommunicate them either.

As far as I can see from outside, it’s just a family squabble: They’re all true Catholics to me unless the Catholic Church specifically disavows them.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:52:39am

re: #162 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Good for them!!

Supporting Biden shouldn’t be about political parties. He’s the best candidate, period. Trump has demonstrated that he’s incompetent, dangerous, lacking self control and bigoted. He is not qualified to run a dog park, let alone the United States.

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ericblair  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:52:59am

re: #163 Decatur Deb

Taking that for sarcasm. There are so few of them that it hasn’t been worth the Vatican’s time to organize a proper cookout.

Realistically, Francis would have to have enough political support in the Vatican (and outside as well) for it not to cause serious problems. I wonder how long this statement has been kicking around the corridors before he announced it.

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Belafon  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:53:00am

re: #132 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

That mirrors the 1918 pandemic.

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Belafon  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:54:44am

re: #137 The Pie Overlord!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:54:59am

re: #80 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬

Mitch McConnell’s wife weighs in:

But while the White House pores over existing funds, at least one department has already moved to implement Trump’s directive for new funding. The Department of Transportation earlier this month said Trump’s “anarchy” memo would factor into the department’s review of applications for a new $10 million grant program supporting Covid-19 safety measures.

politico.com

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:55:44am

re: #157 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I’m sure that will backfire. We’re not a banana republic where people can be coerced into voting against their wishes.

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jaunte  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:56:29am
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Belafon  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:57:27am

re: #143 gwangung

Off topic….but co-written by an acquaintance of mine..

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Now that we’ve reached a stage where Disney Princesses no longer need to find a boyfriend, Disney should consider making a Disney Prince movie.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:58:10am

re: #165 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

It is.

It’s such a major story I got an AP breaking news alert about it on my phone.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:58:11am

re: #180 jaunte

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I’m starting to think the real reason why Trump doesn’t drink is because he’s a Kenyan Muslim named Barry Soetero. All joking aside, who is shocked that Trump has a Chinese banking account. Everything Trump does is projection.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:58:20am

re: #172 The Pie Overlord!

Your 401k’s will crash with Biden.

That part of it is not far off…Biden will have to choose between keeping the Stock Market artificially inflated up with another half-trillion in taxpayer money or let it crash down to the levels that it would be without the Trump pump.

And this will affect a lot of 401k’s and a lot of other pension plans and institutional investors.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:58:30am
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Belafon  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:58:33am

re: #152 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Never saw that one.

Worth it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:58:58am

re: #173 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Sedevacantism is also considered heresy by the Catholic Church, and they haven’t taken time to excommunicate them either.

As far as I can see from outside, it’s just a family squabble: They’re all true Catholics to me unless the Catholic Church specifically disavows them.

When the college of Cardinals and Cardinelles convenes and elects a new Popess, I will start to take them seriously.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:59:19am

re: #156 Dr Lizardo

It would be a bigger deal if the Pope backed marriages. Civil Unions are so passé. We’ve moved beyond that.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 7:59:28am

re: #182 Dr Lizardo

It’s such a major story I got an AP breaking news alert about it on my phone.

Yeah I don’t think people realize the full gravity of this. Obviously I’d prefer marriage support but this is huge.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:00:14am

re: #171 Belafon

Meanwhile, the Czech government announced a few hours ago a “lockdown”.

Looking through the exceptions to what’s supposed to be “locked down”, I’m not even sure why the fuck they even bothered making an announcement at all. Presumably, they figured they needed to look like they were doing something - while actually doing fuck all.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:00:30am

Cyborg 2020: What the hell just happened?

(Context: I said this in reference to a computer program going crazy)

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:01:32am

re: #188 Patricia Kayden

It would be a bigger deal if the Pope backed marriages. Civil Unions are so passé. We’ve moved beyond that.

We are here in the US, Western Europe, & Canada but in predominantly Catholic Poland, they have so called lgbt free zones. Trust me, this is huge.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:01:34am

re: #188 Patricia Kayden

It would be a bigger deal if the Pope backed marriages. Civil Unions are so passé. We’ve moved beyond that.

as long as they have the same legal rights as straight married couples, I will not haggle over the terminology.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:02:51am

re: #190 Dr Lizardo

Meanwhile, the Czech government announced a few hours ago a “lockdown”.

Looking through the exceptions to what’s supposed to be “locked down”, I’m not even sure why the fuck they even bothered making an announcement at all. Presumably, they figured they needed to look like they were doing something - while actually doing fuck all.

Saw that they’re doing testing everywhere they can in Slovakia. Slovakia handled the first wave quite well. I’ve been following my ancestral village’s updates via my cousin the mayor.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:03:13am

re: #192 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

We are here in the US, Western Europe, & Canada but in predominantly Catholic Poland, they have so called lgbt free zones. Trust me, this is huge.

Homophobia seems to be linked with Patriotism in lots of Eastern Europe, did the President try to dismiss homosexuality as a “foreign ideology, like communism”.?

If that is the case, then Democracy and human rights are foreign concepts as well…

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jaunte  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:04:01am
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Dr Lizardo  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:04:04am

re: #192 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

We are here in the US, Western Europe, & Canada but in predominantly Catholic Poland, they have so called lgbt free zones. Trust me, this is huge.

Heh, yeah I can imagine a good many Polish Catholics are freaking out right about now.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:04:36am

re: #159 NetworkKed

Only the original anime. In 1994.

I like my BIG EYES. This just-barely-nodding-to-the-style stuff is creepy.

uwu

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Decatur Deb  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:04:50am

re: #188 Patricia Kayden

It would be a bigger deal if the Pope backed marriages. Civil Unions are so passé. We’ve moved beyond that.

“Civil union” is a modernism. Going down to see the judge has usually been called a “civil marriage”, even among Catholics.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:04:56am

re: #195 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Homophobia seems to be linked with Patriotism in lots of Eastern Europe, did the President try to dismiss homosexuality as a “foreign ideology, like communism”.?

If that is the case, then Democracy and human rights are foreign concepts as well…

Homophobia is definitely linked to Czech patriotism and Czech nationalism here.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:05:59am

re: #190 Dr Lizardo

Meanwhile, the Czech government announced a few hours ago a “lockdown”.

Looking through the exceptions to what’s supposed to be “locked down”, I’m not even sure why the fuck they even bothered making an announcement at all. Presumably, they figured they needed to look like they were doing something - while actually doing fuck all.

Does Pete Ricketts run the Czech Republic? /s

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Belafon  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:06:20am

re: #188 Patricia Kayden

It would be a bigger deal if the Pope backed marriages. Civil Unions are so passé. We’ve moved beyond that.

Who said “civil unions.” Did he say it, or did it get translated that way by the AP?

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calochortus  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:06:51am

re: #35 ckkatz

Good choice! Iirc Wirecutter likes the Jackery. As do a number of the current Youtube reviewers.

Nice things about battery power include:
- Not having to set it up and run it outside
- Not annoying your neighbors with the noise
- Not worrying about someone stealing it from your backyard
- Not having to maintain another engine
- Being able to run it inside your home
- Getting good quality/clean (pure sine wave rather than modified sine wave) power

And as far as I can tell from reviews, their customer service beats Goal Zero’s. :)

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makeitstop  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:07:23am

I’m wondering how many actual Democrats got those ‘Vote for Trump or else’ emails, or whether it was along the lines of those ‘I planted malware on your computer and caught you watching pr0n’ emails.

I did see one woman in Alaska who was a Dem and got it. But I’m thinking they were just fire-hosing and sent them to both Dems and Repubs.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:07:25am

re: #195 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Homophobia seems to be linked with Patriotism in lots of Eastern Europe, did the President try to dismiss homosexuality as a “foreign ideology, like communism”.?

If that is the case, then Democracy and human rights are foreign concepts as well…

I have no idea but what’s happening in the former Warsaw Pact bloc worries me. Poland has always been conservative owing to its heavy Catholic tradition but the rise in outright hostility to lgbt people as people scares me. Meanwhile Ireland whose Catholic tradition is just as strong has not only legalized SSM but their previous Taoiseach was openly gay. The different paths of both countries the last ten years fascinate me.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:07:53am

re: #85 jeffreyw

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Western good morning!

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:09:06am

re: #201 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Does Pete Ricketts run the Czech Republic? /s

It’s a uniquely Czech clownshow here.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:13:20am

I surely hope (and I’m confident he’s probably already done this) Biden has a big fucking team of lawyers on standby to deal with any legal shenanigans Cheeto might try to pull in regards to the election results.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:14:31am

re: #200 Dr Lizardo

Homophobia is definitely linked to Czech patriotism and Czech nationalism here.

The Russian Orthodox Church is a big part of that as well.

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Jay C  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:16:03am

re: #180 jaunte

David Corn
@DavidCornDC
Today would be a good day for @realDonaldTrump to release his Chinese tax returns.

Now?
During Infrastructure Week??

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:17:25am

re: #210 Jay C

Now?
During Infrastructure Week??

Donny cannot release his Chinese tax returns, they’re under audit!

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Belafon  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:18:21am

re: #208 Eclectic Cyborg

I surely hope (and I’m confident he’s probably already done this) Biden has a big fucking team of lawyers on standby to deal with any legal shenanigans Cheeto might try to pull in regards to the election results.

Someone either mentioned in the previous thread or upthread here that Biden doesn’t really need any more money to finish out the campaign, but they are still taking money because of possible challenges.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:18:24am

re: #210 Jay C

Now?
During Infrastructure Week??

Shit, 2020 has basically been Infrastructure year.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:18:36am

The old communist parties were homophobic as well. That’s why arbitrary left-right politics don’t work when talking about Europe.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:19:03am

re: #192 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

True. It is a big deal for the Catholics in Africa and the Caribbean too where people tend to be anti-LGBT. He still should be supporting marriage equality though. Civil Unions are a separate but equal compromise.

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Belafon  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:19:45am
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Patricia Kayden  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:20:22am

re: #208 Eclectic Cyborg

Done.

google.com

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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:20:49am

Ad for Doug Jones here features endorsement by Charles Krulak, 31st Commandant of the Marine Corps and ex-president of Birmingham Southern College. Everybody at Birmingham Southern loved this guy.

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

re: #214 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

The old communist parties were homophobic as well. That’s why arbitrary left-right politics don’t work when talking about Europe.

and Eastern Europe was cut off from a lot of the social and sexual revolution we went through in the West until the 90’s. What they encountered after they opened up set off a reactionary wave.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:21:39am

re: #215 Patricia Kayden

True. It is a big deal for the Catholics in Africa and the Caribbean too where people tend to be anti-LGBT. He still should be supporting marriage equality though. Civil Unions are a separate but equal compromise.

Give him time. But yeah I agree it could be more but as long as he’s not opposing legal equality and using money/influence to fight legalized SSM efforts.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:22:17am

re: #112 (((Archangel1)))

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Bacon 2020: Aw Shit doesn’t work too well…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:22:55am

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

and Eastern Europe was cut off from a lot of the social and sexual revolution we went through in the West until the 90’s. What they encountered after they opened up set off a reactionary wave.

Correct. I do remember Sergey (wonder how he’s doing) telling us that the CP Russia was very homophobic and linked with the Orthodox Church.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:23:01am

re: #202 Belafon

Who said “civil unions.” Did he say it, or did it get translated that way by the AP?

It came out in an interview in an Italian newspaper. The National Catholic Register is already backpedaling here in the US with “what he really said was …”

«Benedetto XVI non è una statua Partecipa alla vita della Chiesa» (Goes to Corriere Della Sera, in Italian)

Molti Paesi regolano le unioni civili. È una strada che la Chiesa può comprendere? Ma fino a che punto?

«Il matrimonio è fra un uomo e una donna. Gli Stati laici vogliono giustificare le unioni civili per regolare diverse situazioni di convivenza, spinti dall’esigenza di regolare aspetti economici fra le persone, come ad esempio assicurare l’assistenza sanitaria. Si tratta di patti di convivenza di varia natura, di cui non saprei elencare le diverse forme. Bisogna vedere i diversi casi e valutarli nella loro varietà».

Translation service provided by Zenit:

Many countries have regulated civil unions. Is it a path that the Church can understand? But up to what point?

Holy Father: Marriage is between one man and one woman. The secular States want to justify civil unions to regulate different situations of coexistence, spurred by the need to regulate economic aspects between persons as, for instance, to ensure healthcare. Each case must be looked at and evaluated in its diversity.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:23:32am

re: #217 Patricia Kayden

Done.

google.com

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign says it is amassing an unprecedented army of attorneys for an expected legal brawl over whether ballots will count in the weeks after the election. The effort will involve several other top Democratic voting rights and election law attorneys as well as Eric Holder, the former attorney general.

Nice. I knew Joe would be on top of that.

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Belafon  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:24:13am
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Decatur Deb  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:25:06am

re: #220 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Give him time. But yeah I agree it could be more but as long as he’s not opposing legal equality and using money/influence to fight legalized SSM efforts.

The pope will perform a SSMarriage as soon as the Stonewall Coalition endorses Transubstantiation.

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bratwurst  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:25:39am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:25:44am

re: #225 Belafon

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Still doesn’t understand basic civics.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:26:09am

re: #223 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

With “marriage” he refers to the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony, which the Church is free to limit to one man and one woman. The legal state of marriage has nothing to do with that and is regulated by the state.

The Catholic Church refused to recognize my grandmother’s divorce in the 1920’s and excommunicated her as an adultress when she remarried.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:26:17am

re: #227 bratwurst

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Yes and nearly every other Catholic wingnut you can think of.

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ericblair  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:26:34am

re: #221 🌹UOJB!

Bacon 2020: Aw Shit doesn’t work too well…

Blair 2020: What Do You Want for Dinner, has kind of a ring to it.

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Belafon  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:26:59am

re: #224 Eclectic Cyborg

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign says it is amassing an unprecedented army of attorneys for an expected legal brawl over whether ballots will count in the weeks after the election. The effort will involve several other top Democratic voting rights and election law attorneys as well as Eric Holder, the former attorney general.

Nice. I knew Joe would be on top of that.

If he runs the government like his campaign, we’ll be in pretty good shape. Nice guy up front, but will call people out and is preparing for trouble.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:27:09am

re: #202 Belafon

Who said “civil unions.” Did he say it, or did it get translated that way by the AP?

[It is important to understand here that “civil unions” in Italy refer to people who are married by the state, outside of a religious context.]

Vatican spokesman clarifies pope on civil unions (National Catholic Register)

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:27:52am

re: #231 ericblair

Blair 2020: What Do You Want for Dinner, has kind of a ring to it.

Dopefish 2020: What the Actual Fuck is probably the perfect way to actually encapsulate 2020.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:29:12am

My ex-GF at University of Arizona went on to study law and become an assistant Attorney General, writing a lot of anti-gay marriage opinions for the courts there until Obama squashed it all.

She was raised Catholic. Odd, because she had completely reject the church and all its doctrine but that aspect of it never left her.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:29:40am

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

With “marriage” he refers to the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony, which the Church is free to limit to one man and one woman. The legal state of marriage has nothing to do with that and is regulated by the state.

The Catholic Church refused to recognize my grandmother’s divorce in the 1920’s and excommunicated her as an adultress when she remarried.

Yikes. How did the rest of your family treat her? I hope better than mine that.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:29:47am

re: #36 mmmirele

Sounds like Lesley Stahl was trying to do her job and Baby Donnie got upset and took his ball and left.

60 Minutes staff are not beholden to the White House and also under sufficient editorial control to be told to ask and then follow up on questions. Therefore the Trump weave and dodge tactic won’t work and Lesley Stahl has by now interviewed enough assholes for the show that she knows not to allow herself to be bullied.

So Trump gets interviewed by a woman prepared and willing to be forceful in the face of his BS. Is anyone surprised he walked out and had a sad?

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:30:08am

re: #209 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The Russian Orthodox Church is a big part of that as well.

Pan-slavism started with Czech intellectuals. Religion doesn’t play much of a part in Czech homophobia, as most Czechs identify as agnostics or atheists. It’s more a cultural matter.

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NetworkKed  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:30:49am

re: #216 Belafon

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Yeah, especially looking at cases vs. deaths in the US you see that the proportions are a lot different in the second (and so far third) surges.

The thing is, this only works until the hospitals get overwhelmed. And (in the US) part of the mortality problem in the first surge was NYC got moderately overrun.

I’m a little skeptical about whether the second surge was actually bigger than the first given hospitalization numbers, but the curves are headed to bad places right now.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:31:11am

re: #232 Belafon

If he runs the government like his campaign, we’ll be in pretty good shape. Nice guy up front, but will call people out and is preparing for trouble.

He’s a smart politician. I’ve pointed this out before but he’s survived on the ballot in two of the worst electoral landslides in history for his party. Now granted ballot splitting was more common in those days. I think people underestimate Biden’s intelligence and awareness of the political situation.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:31:30am

re: #214 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

The old communist parties were homophobic as well. That’s why arbitrary left-right politics don’t work when talking about Europe.

The Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSČM) is definitely homophobic. They’re pretty right-wing social conservatives.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:31:40am

re: #239 NetworkKed

Yeah, especially looking at cases vs. deaths in the US you see that the proportions are a lot different in the second (and so far third) surges.

The thing is, this only works until the hospitals get overwhelmed. And (in the US) part of the mortality problem in the first surge was NYC got moderately overrun.

I’m a little skeptical about whether the second surge was actually bigger than the first given hospitalization numbers, but the curves are headed to bad places right now.

Medical experts have been warning us for months to expect a long, tough fall and winter.

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A Cranky One  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:32:52am

re: #130 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Lefty 2020: *yawn sound*.

Cranky 2020. Where the fuck did I leave my glasses?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:33:03am

re: #235 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My ex-GF at University of Arizona went on to study law and become an assistant Attorney General, writing a lot of anti-gay marriage opinions for the courts there until Obama squashed it all.

She was raised Catholic. Odd, because she had completely reject the church and all its doctrine but that aspect of it never left her.

Indoctrination and propaganda are very hard to shake.

Like abortion, there is no secular reason to oppose same-sex marriages.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:33:07am

re: #238 Dr Lizardo

Pan-slavism started with Czech intellectuals. Religion doesn’t play much of a part in Czech homophobia, as most Czechs identify as agnostics or atheists. It’s more a cultural matter.

The Czechs are odd ones. *Hides in greater Ruthenia.*

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:33:32am

re: #221 🌹UOJB!

Bacon 2020: Aw Shit doesn’t work too well…

Whatever 2020: Ah Fuck

OTOH send to fit the bill quite nicely. 😳

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:36:08am

re: #226 Decatur Deb

The pope will perform a SSMarriage as soon as the Stonewall Coalition endorses Transubstantiation.

Or releases a helium-filled condom over St. Peter’s Square.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:36:16am

re: #241 Dr Lizardo

The Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSČM) is definitely homophobic. They’re pretty right-wing social conservatives.

Doesn’t surprise me. Honestly I think people need to realize that left wing on the economy doesn’t translate to socially liberal. That’s what fascinates me about the SNP in Scotland. They’re left wing nationalists but they’re not hostile to lgbt people or immigrants.

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Sherlock Hound  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:36:22am

re: #140 Dr Lizardo

This is 100% purely anecdotal. I’ve lived in my neighborhood of Ostrava South for seven years now. There’s a lot of retirees here in my neck of the woods; I’d say the majority of the residents in my apartment block are in the 65+ crowd.

Used to be that I’d hear or see an ambulance in my immediate neighborhood maybe once a month or so. Now….I’m seeing ambulances once or twice a day, all racing to the apartment blocks that surround mine.

I take the bus for food shopping. The grocery is on a busy road between two cities, and the local hospital is at one end of the route. I’m often watching traffic while waiting for my bus.

I counted ambulances. During the worst times (where I was, and still am, masked) I would constantly hear sirens. At home, I would hear sirens, because I’m in an apartment as well.

It’s quiet where I am, right now. Hope it doesn’t get worse for either of us.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:36:41am

re: #245 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

The Czechs are odd ones. *Hides in greater Ruthenia.*

Yeah, they are. On the one hand, they’re pretty open and have a live-and-let-live attitude. On the other hand, well…..they’re pretty racist and they can, from time to time, be almost shockingly anti-Semitic.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:38:19am

re: #250 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, they are. On the one hand, they’re pretty open and have a live-and-let-live attitude. On the other hand, well…..they’re pretty racist and they can, from time to time, be almost shockingly anti-Semitic.

Yeah the legacies of Munich 1938 and Prague 30 years later impacts them greatly.

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Jay C  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:38:25am

re: #225 Belafon

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I realize virtually all of the Trump Administration has been one long “‘WTF’?? moment”, but:

Trump on Florida: “If we don’t win it, I’m blaming the governor. I’m gonna fire him somehow. I’ll find a way.”

I mean, I can think of a lot of more-destructive ways for a lame-duck President Trump to spend his time* than trying to cook up some way to “fire” Ron DeSantis (not that he wouldn’t deserve it, the rat bastard), but SRSLY?

*I’m sure he could, too, unfortunately

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:39:04am

re: #239 NetworkKed

Yeah, especially looking at cases vs. deaths in the US you see that the proportions are a lot different in the second (and so far third) surges.

The thing is, this only works until the hospitals get overwhelmed. And (in the US) part of the mortality problem in the first surge was NYC got moderately overrun.

I’m a little skeptical about whether the second surge was actually bigger than the first given hospitalization numbers, but the curves are headed to bad places right now.

Our state governor ordered all hospitals to reserve 20% of ICU beds for non-Covid reasons like heart attacks or automobile wrecks.

I imagine as our state continues to surge, you’re going to see the death rate dramatically climb here.

Basically he’s picking winners and losers. He chose car accident victims over Covid victims. There aren’t enough beds in Nebraska for both.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:40:17am

I re: #227 bratwurst

Schism coming…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:41:37am

re: #252 Jay C

Well, if he spends his time attacking Florida’s governor, maybe he’ll forget about the rest of us in his final weeks.

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John Hughes  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:45:02am

re: #163 Decatur Deb

Taking that for sarcasm. There are so few of them that it hasn’t been worth the Vatican’s time to organize a proper cookout.

Oh, come on, nobody expects the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:46:11am
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NetworkKed  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:50:13am

re: #253 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Our state governor ordered all hospitals to reserve 20% of ICU beds for non-Covid reasons like heart attacks or automobile wrecks.

I imagine as our state continues to surge, you’re going to see the death rate dramatically climb here.

Basically he’s picking winners and losers. He chose car accident victims over Covid victims. There aren’t enough beds in Nebraska for both.

I saw, that, and it’s a really weird way to put it. Most places will have >20% ICU usage at any time for non-C19 anyway. Indiana had 45% non-COVID ICU occupancy (C19 occupancy was another 18%) yesterday so is he saying that an ADDITIONAL 20% will be reserved? Or that they’ll allow non-COVID patients will be pushed out but only down to 20%? Crazy no matter how I parse it.

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jaunte  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:50:19am
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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:51:19am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:51:46am

re: #206 A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con

Western good morning!

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Even Easter Island is generating queues for things waiting to vote Trump out!
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:52:13am

re: #259 jaunte

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He also praises the leader of Communist North Korea a lot too. Trump has no real anti communist cred just like he has no law and order cred.

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jaunte  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:53:06am
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jaunte  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:53:46am

re: #262 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

He’s really showing Conservative fear-mongering as the bullshit it always was.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:54:26am

re: #260 The Pie Overlord!

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I was just thinking about Mel the other day. Glad he’s doing okay and voting Joe.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:54:55am

re: #258 NetworkKed

I saw, that, and it’s a really weird way to put it. Most places will have >20% ICU usage at any time for non-C19 anyway. Indiana had 45% non-COVID ICU occupancy (C19 occupancy was another 18%) yesterday so is he saying that an ADDITIONAL 20% will be reserved? Or that they’ll allow non-COVID patients will be pushed out but only down to 20%? Crazy no matter how I parse it.

ICU capacity in the state is currently at 33%.
experience.arcgis.com

This week the state is almost triple the previous peak of cases from April.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:55:34am
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Dr Lizardo  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:55:54am

re: #263 jaunte

Where did the money go? Pfft, that’s easy - it’s in the Chinese bank accounts of David Dennison and John Barron.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:56:42am

re: #255 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Well, if he spends his time attacking Florida’s governor, maybe he’ll forget about the rest of us in his final weeks.

Him ranting on DeSantis will also do wonders when he turns around and needs him to grant the exemption for living at Mar-a-Lago next year.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:58:10am

By going after Desantis, Trump is starting to lay the groundwork to blame everyone but himself if he loses bigly on 11/3.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:58:50am

re: #269 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Anything regarding Fat Donny and “Next Year” is tentative at best.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:59:20am

re: #267 Dave In Austin

JFC!

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If he does a show with Nickelback he will be 45 Cent!

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 21, 2020 • 8:59:34am

re: #261 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Even Easter Island is generating queues for things waiting to vote Trump out!
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I wonder whether some joker has put masks on moai.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:00:13am

If nobody knows…

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:01:34am

re: #273 A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con

I wonder whether some joker has put masks on moai.

In Japan, yes.

gettyimages.co.uk

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:02:16am
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jaunte  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:02:28am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:03:05am

re: #270 Eclectic Cyborg

By going after Desantis, Trump is starting to lay the groundwork to blame everyone but himself if he loses bigly on 11/3.

Good because the more he does that, the more harder it will be for him to throw the results into doubt. People will want him gone.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:03:12am

re: #272 The Pie Overlord!

If he does a show with Nickelback he will be 45 Cent!

37 cent actually. Gotta factor in those Canadian exchange rates.

/

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:03:46am

re: #270 Eclectic Cyborg

By going after Desantis, Trump is starting to lay the groundwork to blame everyone but himself if he loses bigly on 11/3.

Wanna bet that when all is said and done he’ll blame his own MAGA cultists if he loses?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:05:03am

re: #266 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

ICU capacity in the state is currently at 33%.
experience.arcgis.com

This week the state is almost triple the previous peak of cases from April.

Locally in the Panhandle, ICU bed availability is at 35%, as we surge further into the “high risk of transmission” category.

This “20% ICU beds reserved for non-Covid cases” causes other problems. My county hospital has one ICU bed. The same goes for most of the county hospitals here.

Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff is the largest hospital, but Scott’s Bluff County has the overwhelming majority of active cases. Moreover, if the county hospitals can’t handle the surge, that’s where they go.

Sidney Regional Medical Center (really a large county hospital) has morgue trucks set up outside.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:05:12am

re: #280 Dr Lizardo

Wanna bet that when all is said and done he’ll blame his own MAGA cultists if he loses?

That’s a foo’s bet. Of course he will.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:06:21am

re: #282 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

That’s a foo’s bet. Of course he will.

I can practically hear it now; “Those losers, they failed me, they let me down.”

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:06:38am

re: #252 Jay C

I realize virtually all of the Trump Administration has been one long “‘WTF’?? moment”, but:

I mean, I can think of a lot of more-destructive ways for a lame-duck President Trump to spend his time* than trying to cook up some way to “fire” Ron DeSantis (not that he wouldn’t deserve it, the rat bastard), but SRSLY?

*I’m sure he could, too, unfortunately

Yet another Trumpet learning that loyalty is a one way street with Trump. Couldn’t happen to a worse governor.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:07:43am

re: #284 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Yet another Trumpet learning that loyalty is a one way street with Trump. Couldn’t happen to a worse governor.

Gov. Greg Abbot would look nice under that bus.

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plansbandc  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:09:17am

I think this is lovely. And I really do like Miley. Always felt like she was a 45 year old woman trapped in a young person’s body. Not an insult, just an observation about someone, to my mind, had seen a lot of shit at way too early an age…

Miley Cyrus - The Backyard Sessions - “Jolene”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:09:32am

re: #280 Dr Lizardo

Wanna bet that when all is said and done he’ll blame his own MAGA cultists if he loses?

Kind of like Gabbo calling all the kids in Springfield SOBs?

/

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:10:12am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:10:33am

re: #283 Dr Lizardo

I can practically hear it now; “Those losers, they failed me, they let me down.”

Of course his fans will think “he meant the losers in that other state.” I’m going to be so tempted to mock the people who post Trump bs in their timelines but I’m gonna celebrate the win with a fifth and some edibles.

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wrenchwench  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:10:53am
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plansbandc  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:13:44am

And this will always and forever be the theme song for our epic road trip. 30+ states in 17 days in 2009

This song played in every single state we visited…

Miley Cyrus - Party In The U.S.A.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:14:16am

re: #286 plansbandc

I think this is lovely. And I really do like Miley. Always felt like she was a 45 year old woman trapped in a young person’s body. Not an insult, just an observation about someone, to my mind, had seen a lot of shit at way too early an age…

Wow. That is good.

I find the culture shock from conservatives funny as they find out how many Country & Western stars are actually liberals.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:15:45am

A +5 Iowa poll from Monmouth (high quality pollster) for Biden moves Iowa to tossup at fivethirtyeight.com. That is actually the low turnout model. So many Democrats have already voted that Republicans will have to turnout in big numbers to make it close (+3 Biden for high turnout). Greenfield also leads Ernst.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:16:02am

re: #137 The Pie Overlord!

I know the feeling. Sending a hug!

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:16:29am

re: #61 Decatur Deb

They’re powerful like Orcs are strong—the bad guys need strong leadership and Trump negates leadership all about him. When it gets scary, groups like the RNC will make a plea of innocence and try to scrub the Trump off.

They do have strong leadership: Putin. Trump has made it clear that he takes his orders from chief boss, the one person he only praises and never criticizes.

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Belafon  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:16:48am

re: #291 plansbandc

And this will always and forever be the theme song for our epic road trip. 30+ states in 17 days in 2009

This song played in every single state we visited…

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We called it “Potty in the USA” because we had a toddler.

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plansbandc  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:17:46am

re: #296 Belafon

It’s one of those milestone songs. :D

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:18:12am

re: #160 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

True Catholics have long decided that Francis is not a real Pope, and that the seat of the Bishop of Rome is vacant.

The next Pope could be a Benedict lookalike — all progress will vanish and the church revert to its prior policies.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:18:35am

re: #293 NO SMOCKING GUN!

A +5 Iowa poll from Monmouth (high quality pollster) for Biden moves Iowa to tossup at fivethirtyeight.com. That is actually the low turnout model. So many Democrats have already voted that Republicans will have to turnout in big numbers to make it close (+3 Biden for high turnout). Greenfield also leads Ernst.

Ernst had a big blunder at the debate the other night. I’d take Joe in Iowa and here’s why. The Dems flipped the House seats there, Reynolds fucked up the Covid response, & Greenfield is running a great campaign. And I think people might be surprised to hear this but Biden understands agricultural issues. Southern Delaware is heavily agricultural.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:18:46am

re: #295 Hecuba’s daughter

They do have strong leadership: Putin. Trump has made it clear that he takes his orders from chief boss, the one person he only praises and never criticizes.

And Saruman was well rewarded for the loyalty he showed to Sauron.
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Decatur Deb  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:18:51am

re: #256 John Hughes

Oh, come on, nobody expects the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Come, have a seat in my Holy Office.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:19:12am

re: #298 Hecuba’s daughter

The next Pope could be a Benedict lookalike — all progress will vanish and the church revert to its prior policies.

On the other hand, it could be another reformer.

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Teukka  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:19:29am

re: #260 The Pie Overlord!

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Damn… When you’ve lost Mel…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:20:21am

re: #298 Hecuba’s daughter

The next Pope could be a Benedict lookalike — all progress will vanish and the church revert to its prior policies.

That really isn’t likely though since many of the cardinals that will choose Francis’s successor will have been appointed by him. Plus I think they know that the ultra socially conservative stuff really alienates people.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:20:23am

The first case in the Panhandle was April 1. The rise in cases was pretty slow thanks to the quarantine here until it was overrun by the state governor.

In the last five days we’ve risen from 1,315 to 1,468 cases. 33% of our cases have been in October.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:21:04am

re: #300 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

And Saruman was well rewarded for the loyalty he showed to Sauron.
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Saruman Trololo

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:21:16am

re: #302 A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con

On the other hand, it could be another reformer.

I think so. Francis has really pushed the church in a direction I never thought I’d see it go.

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jamesfirecat  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:22:00am

re: #181 Belafon

Now that we’ve reached a stage where Disney Princesses no longer need to find a boyfriend, Disney should consider making a Disney Prince movie.

Emperor’s New Groove?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:22:36am

re: #293 NO SMOCKING GUN!

A +5 Iowa poll from Monmouth (high quality pollster) for Biden moves Iowa to tossup at fivethirtyeight.com. That is actually the low turnout model. So many Democrats have already voted that Republicans will have to turnout in big numbers to make it close (+3 Biden for high turnout). Greenfield also leads Ernst.

Hence the “immigrants are coming to kill your children” advert from Ernst in the Omaha market the other day (which covers Steve King’s district).

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:25:03am

re: #184 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That part of it is not far off…Biden will have to choose between keeping the Stock Market artificially inflated up with half-trillion in taxpayer money or let it crash down to the levels that it would be without the Trump pump.

And this will affect a lot of 401k’s and a lot of other pension plans and institutional investors.

Yep. Outside of public plans, there are few traditional pension plans out there. Most of us rely on our 401(k)s and Social Security to finance our retirement. So a significant and long-term drop in the market does affect ordinary people, not just the wealthy who tend to have sufficient and diversified assets to see them through anything.

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Belafon  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:26:55am

re: #308 jamesfirecat

Emperor’s New Groove?

Great movie. Celebrated it’s 20th anniversary this year. Been a while.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:27:01am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:27:32am

There have been police brutality protests for several days across Nigeria.

A number of people have reportedly been shot dead or wounded at a protest against police brutality in Nigeria’s biggest city, Lagos.

Witnesses and the rights group Amnesty International said several people were killed and wounded when soldiers opened fire.

The state governor said about 25 people had been wounded but only one person had died.

An indefinite 24-hour curfew has been imposed on Lagos and other regions.

Protests over a now-disbanded police unit - the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars) - have been taking place for two weeks, with demonstrators using the social media hashtag #EndSars to rally crowds.

As tensions continued to rise on Wednesday, police in different districts of Lagos fired shots in the air to disperse people defying the curfew, the BBC’s Nduka Orjinmo reports from the capital, Abuja.

Protesters who briefly gathered again at the Lekki toll gate - where Tuesday’s shootings took place - were forced out by police, he adds.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:29:35am

re: #311 Belafon

Great movie. Celebrated it’s 20th anniversary this year. Been a while.

“Demon Llama! AAAAH!” is still a catch phrase joke with my niece.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:29:59am

In a statement on Wednesday, President Buhari did not directly refer to the shootings, but called on people to have patience as police reforms “gather pace”.

A statement issued by his office said the dissolution of the Sars was “the first step in a set of reform policies that will deliver a police system accountable to the Nigerian people”.

“The presidency wishes to reiterate the full commitment of the Buhari administration to the implementation of lasting police reforms in Nigeria,” it added.
media captionBBC Africa Eye uncovers evidence that torture is being used by branches of the Nigerian police and armed forces

The army has not issued a statement on events in Lekki, but in several Twitter posts it described media reports as “fake news”.

Well there it is. Trumpism gone global.

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makeitstop  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:31:11am

re: #280 Dr Lizardo

Wanna bet that when all is said and done he’ll blame his own MAGA cultists if he loses?

He’ll go full Lonesome Rhodes when he loses.

Yeah, I said when.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:31:55am

re: #314 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

“Demon Llama! AAAAH!” is still a catch phrase joke with my niece.

Mrs. Fish and I always go with the, “Pull the lever, Kronk!” gag whenever there’s something to be pulled/flipped.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:32:08am

Email from the county that my ballot has been received.

(Now not eligible to appear and vote in person.)

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dangerman  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:33:04am

we are getting absolutely plastered here in sofla today

it hasnt let up all night
i got pasted during the morning’s run
after i got back i pumped 3” out of the pond just in case and good thing i did

most of the field is drenched or underwater as is part of our driveway and the swale.
standing water everywhere

i had to slog through a couple of inches just to get into the car and then change my shoes

it wasnt raining at publix (3 miles away) which made shopping and loading easy.
back home it was still drownpouring and of course, more standing water.

got the weekly food in, changed my clothes and it’s out again to take mom to the doc - routine stuff.

this time i’ll wear mrsdm’s new wellingtons to get me into the driver’s seat

if you dont hear from me, send out the otters

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:33:50am

re: #316 makeitstop

He’ll go full Lonesome Rhodes when he loses.

Yeah, I said when.

Yep….what a great scene and Andy Griffith, holy shit, what an actor!

“Good night, you stupid people!” clip from A FACE IN THE CROWD

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:35:34am

re: #316 makeitstop

He’ll go full Lonesome Rhodes when he loses.

Yeah, I said when.

He will do that before he loses.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:36:39am

re: #319 dangerman

We are going to have more snow this week - after getting 7” (official airport total; out here in the fishbowl it is a bit less) last night, we are going to get another inch or two tomorrow and more over the weekend. It was the snowiest October 20 on record, and second snowiest October behind the great Halloween Blizzard of 1991.

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makeitstop  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:36:40am

re: #320 Dr Lizardo

Yep….what a great scene and Andy Griffith, holy shit, what an actor!

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Video

That scene took two days to film, because on the first day someone brought a bottle of Southern Comfort to the set, and Andy was taking nips between takes. By the end of the day, he was so hammered that the director sent him home.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:38:46am

re: #101 A Mom Anon

A bit of coffee tawk below:

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:39:12am

So Purdue Pharma is paying a 8 billion dollar fine for their crimes — but no one is going to prison and much of their wealth may have been moved offshore. This is so infuriating. Many of the poor get thrown in jail for drug use and lose their right to vote while those actually responsible for the damage to our society get off essentially scot-free and retain much of their ill-gotten gains.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:40:09am

re: #322 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Montana is going to get plastered with snow according to the National Weather Service.

We’re up for snow Thursday, then a looming blizzard on Saturday.

We can’t break the record here for “earliest snowfall in the season” since the Panhandle has recorded snow in every month of the year.

327
Dr Lizardo  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:41:07am

re: #323 makeitstop

That scene took two days to film, because on the first day someone brought a bottle of Southern Comfort to the set, and Andy was taking nips between takes. By the end of the day, he was so hammered that the director sent him home.

LOL still, one of the great performances on his part. I remember seeing that film when I was younger, and at that time, I only knew Andy Griffith from The Andy Griffith Show. I was floored, to say the least - he played the cad to perfection.

328
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:41:23am

re: #326 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Montana is going to get plastered with snow according to the National Weather Service.

We’re up for snow Thursday, then a looming blizzard on Saturday.

We can’t break the record here for “earliest snowfall in the season” since the Panhandle has recorded snow in every month of the year.

Interesting. In Minnesota, it has never snowed in July, and the snowfall in August is unofficial - a “trace amount” of snow on August 31.

329
🌹UOJB!  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:41:34am

re: #293 NO SMOCKING GUN!

A +5 Iowa poll from Monmouth (high quality pollster) for Biden moves Iowa to tossup at fivethirtyeight.com. That is actually the low turnout model. So many Democrats have already voted that Republicans will have to turnout in big numbers to make it close (+3 Biden for high turnout). Greenfield also leads Ernst.

PHONY JONI is going down especially after she made an ass of herself when she didn’t know what the breakeven point is for a bushel of soybeans.

330
Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:42:10am

re: #276 The Pie Overlord!

Frederick is a red outpost in MD.

331
garzooma  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:44:00am

re: #317 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Mrs. Fish and I always go with the, “Pull the lever, Kronk!” gag whenever there’s something to be pulled/flipped.

I go with this exchange in “Yellow Submarine”:

Ringo:
Hey, I wonder what’ll happen if I pull this lever.

Old Fred:
Oh, you mustn’t do that now.

Ringo:
Can’t help it. I’m a born lever-puller.

Note — requires the British pronunciation of “lever”

332
Eric The Fruit Bat  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:46:04am

Everything the GOP Does dies: The Foxcon debcale

But in actual reality, the project has succeeded in manufacturing mostly this: an endless supply of wonderful things for the President to promise his supporters. This past weekend, in an interview with a local Wisconsin TV station, Trump insisted Foxconn had built “one of the most incredible plants I’ve ever seen” in Mount Pleasant and would keep its promises and more if he was reelected. “They will do what I tell them to do,” he said. “If we win the election, Foxconn is going to come into our country with money like no other company has come into our country.”

No one wanted to believe promises like this more than the people who went to work for Foxconn in Wisconsin. They each came to regret different things: the wasted time, the jobs they’d left, the integrity lost making deals and offering jobs only to have the company change course. But one common theme was frustration that it hadn’t turned out to be real and that long after they’d learned the truth, they saw the facade still standing. “There are a lot of good people who fell for this,” said one employee, shortly before departing a job at Foxconn. “Who wanted to see it succeed.”

“We got screwed,” another former employee said. “The state got screwed.”

This is worse than the Superconducting SuperCollider disaster.

333
NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:46:22am

re: #309 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Hence the “immigrants are coming to kill your children” advert from Ernst in the Omaha market the other day (which covers Steve King’s district).

Racism is one of the primary GOP issues. Fun fact about Iowa is that on the new interactive map on fivethirtyeight.com, if Biden wins Iowa, he wins the election more than 99% of the time.

334
jamesfirecat  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:47:07am

re: #331 garzooma

Note — requires the British pronunciation of “level”

Don’t you mean “levah”?

335
Dr Lizardo  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:49:26am

re: #312 HRH Stanley Sea

Shot:

The reputation of Rudy Giuliani could be set for a further blow with the release of highly embarrassing footage in Sacha Baron Cohen’s follow-up to Borat.

In the film, released on Friday, the former New York mayor and current personal attorney to Donald Trump is seen reaching into his trousers and apparently touching his genitals while reclining on a bed in the presence of the actor playing Borat’s daughter, who is posing as a TV journalist.

Following an obsequious interview for a fake conservative news programme, the pair retreat at her suggestion for a drink to the bedroom of a hotel suite, which is rigged with concealed cameras.

Chaser:

After she removes his microphone, Giuliani, 76, can be seen lying back on the bed, fiddling with his untucked shirt and reaching into his trousers. They are then interrupted by Borat who runs in and says: “She’s 15. She’s too old for you.”

theguardian.com

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makeitstop  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:50:05am

re: #327 Dr Lizardo

LOL still, one of the great performances on his part. I remember seeing that film when I was younger, and at that time, I only knew Andy Griffith from The Andy Griffith Show. I was floored, to say the least - he played the cad to perfection.

Here’s the clip where Andy tells the tale.

A Face in the Crowd: shooting the last scene

I mis-remembered a couple of things - it took four days to shot, and Andy was nipping Jack Daniels.

337
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:50:28am

re: #328 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Interesting. In Minnesota, it has never snowed in July, and the snowfall in August is unofficial - a “trace amount” of snow on August 31.

University of Nebraska Lincoln calls our “official” snow season Sept. 1 through May 31.

The Cheyenne National Weather Service Office has us scheduled for record-breaking lows this weekend (+4°F in Cheyenne, +11 in Chadron)

Fetch Fido another blanket as forecast low temperatures looking to be in the record territory and that may very well mean a boycott on going outside. This very cold air mass expected this weekend has many of our climate sites flirting or just outright icing out previous records across southeastern Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle. Subzero wind chills may also be possible.

weather.gov

338
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:50:41am
339
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:52:10am

re: #337 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

University of Nebraska Lincoln calls our “official” snow season Sept. 1 through May 31.

The Cheyenne National Weather Service Office has us scheduled for record-breaking lows this weekend (+4°F in Cheyenne, +11 in Chadron)

weather.gov

The Minnesota weather records are June 4 for latest snow, and September 14 for earliest. I don’t know what the official snow season is here, but it’s probably not far off from yours.

340
dangerman  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:52:47am

re: #270 Eclectic Cyborg

By going after Desantis, Trump is starting to lay the groundwork to blame everyone but himself if he loses bigly on 11/3.

he’ll blame everything except the dog food
(himself - marketing reference)

341
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:53:41am

re: #333 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Racism is one of the primary GOP issues. Fun fact about Iowa is that on the new interactive map on fivethirtyeight.com, if Biden wins Iowa, he wins the election more than 99% of the time.

The road to victory runs through Carter Lake, Iowa (the exclave of Iowa next to Omaha’s airport).

Maybe that’s why Mike Pence held a rally in Carter Lake the other week (they’re that desperate: No one campaigns in Carter Lake).

342
dangerman  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:57:25am

re: #339 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The Minnesota weather records are June 4 for latest snow, and September 14 for earliest. I don’t know what the official snow season is here, but it’s probably not far off from yours.

how do they know that June 4 wasnt the earliest and September 14 the latest?

i’ll be leaving now

343
A Mom Anon  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:59:17am

re: #324 I Would Prefer Not To

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

344
Nyet  Oct 21, 2020 • 9:59:34am

Hey fine folks, how are you? The election day is soon so I decided to drop in now and then. Seems like the chances are looking good.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:00:43am

re: #312 HRH Stanley Sea

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Is Screwdy deliberately doing this to cop an insanity plea?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:00:46am

re: #344 Nyet

Hey fine folks, how are you? The election day is soon son I decided to drop in then and now. Seems like the chances are looking good.

{{{SERGEY}}}

I, for one, am doing fairly well. It is snowy here in the wild north country, and the outlook is positive that we will be giving Trump both middle fingers in a little less than two weeks.

347
Nyet  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:02:00am

re: #346 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Hopefully the Dems will also get the Senate and balance out the SCOTUS unfairness.

348
Teukka  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:02:03am

re: #344 Nyet

Hey fine folks, how are you? The election day is soon so I decided to drop in then and now. Seems like the chances are looking good.

So far, so good, Sergey :) *knocks on wood*
I do have some worries for the time immediately following the final results though…

349
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:02:52am

re: #339 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The Minnesota weather records are June 4 for latest snow, and September 14 for earliest. I don’t know what the official snow season is here, but it’s probably not far off from yours.

UNL lists Sept. through May because that’s when they’ve reported snow in Lincoln over the years.

It is significantly colder here, but I can’t find any statistics for Scottsbluff/Alliance/Chadron.

A couple years ago I was scheduled for hand surgery at the Cheyenne VA on June 1. The NWS scheduled us for a blizzard, so my wife and I went a couple days early and stayed.

I showed up at the hospital for my surgery and was told the surgeon couldn’t make it because he was snowed in so it was cancelled. “Aw hell no, he lives in town and drives a Ford F-250. If I could get here in a Smart, he can get here in his monster truck.”

My surgery was delayed a few hours, but it did happen.

350
Nyet  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:03:23am

If anyone wants to get connected, I’m at facebook.com (though it’s 80% in Russian).

351
Patricia Kayden  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:04:08am

Sigh.

352
NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:04:26am

re: #344 Nyet

Hey fine folks, how are you? The election day is soon so I decided to drop in now and then. Seems like the chances are looking good.

OK despite pandemic restrictions. Cheetolini still has a too high 12% chance of winning, according to fivethirtyeight.com, but I think that may be an overestimate. I’m hopeful for a landslide.

353
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:04:27am

re: #350 Nyet

If anyone wants to get connected, I’m at facebook.com (though it’s 80% in Russian).

I dropped my Facebook after my wingnut mom posted a coronavirus denial meme from Luap Nor, of all people.

354
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:05:16am

re: #344 Nyet

Hey fine folks, how are you? The election day is soon so I decided to drop in now and then. Seems like the chances are looking good.

🎇🎆✨🎉🎊 hi Sergey!!

355
Nyet  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:05:37am

re: #352 NO SMOCKING GUN!

OK despite pandemic restrictions. Cheetolini still has a too high 12% chance of winning, according to fivethirtyeight.com, but I think that may be an overestimate. I’m hopeful for a landslide.

Plz rid us of the Annoying Orange.

356
Nyet  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:06:50am

re: #353 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I dropped my Facebook after my wingnut mom posted a coronavirus denial meme from Luap Nor, of all people.

I had a facebook allergy for many years, but if one doesn’t take it too seriously, it’s pretty ok…

357
Hecuba's daughter  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:07:04am

re: #344 Nyet

Hey fine folks, how are you? The election day is soon so I decided to drop in now and then. Seems like the chances are looking good.

Hi there!! Good to see you again. HW was asking about you earlier today.

358
John Hughes  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:07:29am

re: #351 Patricia Kayden

They mean “registered Republicans” and “registered Democrats”, right? Not how they voted.

359
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:07:35am

re: #351 Patricia Kayden

Sigh.

[Embedded content]

That doesn’t mean that’s how they’re voting, right? It’s based on registrations, right?

360
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:07:50am

re: #347 Nyet

Hopefully the Dems will also get the Senate and balance out the SCOTUS unfairness.

I am interested to see how the balance of power shifts within the state. Minnesota’s politicians have been rather active on the coronavirus denial front, and despite holding our own on keeping infection rates in check, COVID fatigue is high within the state. I’m hoping that science and reason prevail, but I’m honestly nervous.

361
Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:08:39am
362
Nyet  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:08:58am

re: #222 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Correct. I do remember Sergey (wonder how he’s doing) telling us that the CP Russia was very homophobic and linked with the Orthodox Church.

The Russian Communist Party is somewhere in the vinicity of David Duke on social questions. (OK, I’m exaggerating, but only a bit.)

363
Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:09:43am

I’m good to go

364
makeitstop  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:09:48am

re: #351 Patricia Kayden

Sigh.

[Embedded content]

I’m not sure I buy that. The Hill is the Rasmussen of Breitbarts.

The Miami Herald has numbers that dispute The Hill.

A total of about 366,000 people voted: about 154,000 Democrats, 153,700 Republicans and 55,000 unaffiliated voters, according to data from the Florida Division of Elections.

In the past, Democrats have generally had an edge in early voting. This year, so far, they’ve built up a lead of 482,000 votes, including mail ballots.

365
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:09:50am

Llre: #344 Nyet

Hey fine folks, how are you? The election day is soon so I decided to drop in now and then. Seems like the chances are looking good.

Was just wondering about you. Good to see ya. Yeah I’m optimistic about Election Day. Hope you’re doing well.

366
Belafon  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:09:57am

re: #351 Patricia Kayden

Sigh.

[Embedded content]

It’s nice when early voting is in our favor, but that’s not all the voting. The totals are going to tighten here in Texas by election day. So I can’t get too worked up that Republicans have an early lead there if I expect it to tighten for Democrats here.

367
🌹UOJB!  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:10:03am

re: #316 makeitstop

He’ll go full Lonesome Rhodes when he loses.

Yeah, I said when.

And the brainwashed Cult 45ers will STILL beg to kiss Trump’s ass no matter what!

368
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:10:51am

re: #362 Nyet

The Russian Communist Party is somewhere in the vinicity of David Duke on social questions. (OK, I’m exaggerating, but only a bit.)

Ha.

369
A Mom Anon  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:11:18am

re: #351 Patricia Kayden

It’s only the first day and it’s still early. I wish our damned media would stop trying to discourage people with their constant polling and estimated turnout and all that. There may be more republicans voting in person, today. But the early ballot totals haven’t been added in yet and there’s still 13 days left. And Florida does lean conservative, I wonder how the down ticket races are looking, those mean a lot too. Don’t give up hope, it can be hard I know, but all we can do is give people good info, help them navigate the system and get their asses to the polls if we can.

370
🌹UOJB!  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:11:20am

re: #325 Hecuba’s daughter

So Purdue Pharma is paying a 8 billion dollar fine for their crimes — but no one is going to prison and much of their wealth may have been moved offshore. This is so infuriating. Many of the poor get thrown in jail for drug use and lose their right to vote while those actually responsible for the damage to our society get off essentially scot-free and retain much of their ill-gotten gains.

Makes me want to see the death penalty applied to criminal corporations. After all Mitt said they are “People”…

371
Hecuba's daughter  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:11:47am

re: #351 Patricia Kayden

Sigh.

[Embedded content]

Our RW Texas brother and his wife voted early too and it’s 100% certain how they voted. Florida would be having different results if the Republican legislature hadn’t instituted a poll tax to bar released felons from getting their voting rights restored. States under GOP control work overtime at depriving minorities of their right to vote.

372
Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:13:06am

re: #367 🌹UOJB!

And the brainwashed Cult 45ers will STILL beg to kiss Trump’s ass no matter what!

He’ll be able to grift off those fools for years.

373
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:13:27am

re: #355 Nyet

Plz rid us of the Annoying Orange.

I did my part (re: #1)

374
Nyet  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:14:13am

re: #373 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I did my part (re: #1)

Thank you, sir!

375
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:15:03am

re: #355 Nyet

Plz rid us of the Annoying Orange.

There are two ballots with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris marked on them sitting in prison as we speak, with our names on the envelopes.

376
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:15:25am

re: #374 Nyet

Thank you, sir!

I’ve voted too. Best I ever felt doing so.

377
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:15:38am

re: #374 Nyet

Thank you, sir!

I could put my wife’s up there, but hers looks like mine. That’s two votes. A few dozen millions to go… .

378
Nyet  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:16:58am

re: #376 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’ve voted too. Best I ever felt doing so.

Still the whole must feel like playing the Russian roulette ;)

379
garzooma  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:17:17am

re: #334 jamesfirecat

Don’t you mean “levah”?

Aargh!! Corrected.

380
Jay C  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:18:10am

re: #323 makeitstop

That scene took two days to film, because on the first day someone brought a bottle of Southern Comfort to the set, and Andy was taking nips between takes. By the end of the day, he was so hammered that the director sent him home.

Andy Griffith was a lot better actor than a lot of critics would give him credit for - though it was hard to get past the aw-shucks-country-boy shtick he loved to milk for ratings.
Though he did like his tipple, though: I recall when I was a teenager, I sat a row in front of Andy at some performance at the LA Music Center.
I could smell the whisky even several seats away…

381
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:18:34am

re: #378 Nyet

Still the whole must feel like playing the Russian roulette ;)

Yeah take nothing for granted.

382
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:19:08am

re: #362 Nyet

The Russian Communist Party is somewhere in the vinicity of David Duke on social questions. (OK, I’m exaggerating, but only a bit.)

They missed out on the sexual and social revolutions of the 60’s and 70’s and are really stuck in an odd, backward patriarchal almost Russian peasant view of social roles.

383
Nyet  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:19:56am

re: #382 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They missed out on the sexual and social revolutions of the 60’s and 70’s and are really stuck in an odd, backward patriarchal almost Russian peasant view of social roles.

And they are, schizophrenically, fans of the Russian Orthodox Church now. Of course.

384
John Hughes  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:20:20am

re: #359 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Ha! I is the faster poster! Gimme medal!

385
Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 21, 2020 • 10:52:54am

re: #351 Patricia Kayden

don’t be so quick to assume that none of those Republicans are voting Biden/Harris, because some of them are.

386
Eventual Carrion  Oct 21, 2020 • 11:54:51am

re: #336 makeitstop

Here’s the clip where Andy tells the tale.

[Embedded content]

I mis-remembered a couple of things - it took four days to shot, and Andy was nipping Jack Daniels.

I’m with him. Southern Comfort is way too sweet, JD would be a better way to go.


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