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b.d.  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:13:51pm

Donald Trump is going to lose and will go to jail.

He’s in better shape than all other Trumps.

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b.d.  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:28:40pm

Hunter Biden should be appointed interim AG until the senate confirms Doug Jones, Katie Porter, Preet Bharara or whoever. Trump broke the mold on interim jobs.

Obama didn’t press his majority, Biden should

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:44:28pm

Seen this tweet getting quoted all day.
And, the memories are making me feel pretty damn old

Apollo 11 landing for me.

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plansbandc  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:46:35pm

Jerry Jeff Walker died.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:48:06pm

Cuban missile crisis.

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plansbandc  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:51:56pm

OMG you guys I’m watching Killer Klowns again for the first time in 30 years. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:56:15pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:59:24pm
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Cheechako  Oct 23, 2020 • 11:02:45pm

re: #3 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Seen this tweet getting quoted all day.
And, the memories are making me feel pretty damn old

Apollo 11 landing for me.

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Newsreel images of the Korean War conflict.

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TedStriker  Oct 23, 2020 • 11:03:10pm

re: #3 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Seen this tweet getting quoted all day.
And, the memories are making me feel pretty damn old

Apollo 11 landing for me.

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The Challenger explosion.

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Sherlock Hound  Oct 23, 2020 • 11:05:16pm

Apollo 15

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 23, 2020 • 11:10:36pm

Fall of the Soviet Union

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 23, 2020 • 11:12:26pm

Launch of Sputnik.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 23, 2020 • 11:15:50pm

re: #3 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Seen this tweet getting quoted all day.
And, the memories are making me feel pretty damn old

Apollo 11 landing for me.

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The earliest I remember is the launching of Explorer 1 in 1958 watching it on TV at my grandparent’s home. It was launched on my 2nd birthday.

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unproven innocence  Oct 23, 2020 • 11:17:13pm

Fidel Castro as a guest on Meet The Press, live broadcast.

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CarolJ  Oct 23, 2020 • 11:18:57pm

The Kennedy Assassination.

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joe90  Oct 23, 2020 • 11:23:22pm

Cuban missile crisis. I arrived home from school and my mum was beside herself. She was in her early thirties with four kids and, as she told me years later, she was convinced that we were all going to die in a global nuclear conflagration.

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A Three Hour Tour  Oct 23, 2020 • 11:23:35pm

re: #3 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Seen this tweet getting quoted all day.
And, the memories are making me feel pretty damn old

Apollo 11 landing for me.

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My earliest reliable memories kick in around the age of three. Apollo-11 was three weeks before my third birthday. I remember watching live coverage of a lunar landing *before* the aborted-in-progress mission of Apollo-13 in April 1970.

But, what I can’t remember definitively is if my memory is of Apollo-11 or Apollo-12. Throughout my childhood and well into adulthood, I was certain it was Apollo-11. Now, in my advancing years, I’m no longer certain that my memory of it being the first lunar landing is historically correct.

I do remember watching ABC’s coverage with the anchor desk being set up on a simulation of the lunar landscape and being somewhat confused by the news anchor apparently being on the Moon before the astronauts got there. (Hey, I was almost three or barely three years old depending on which landing I was actually watching. I think I could be cut some slack for falling for studio trickery.)

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 23, 2020 • 11:26:51pm

re: #3 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Seen this tweet getting quoted all day.
And, the memories are making me feel pretty damn old

Apollo 11 landing for me.

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The resignation of Richard Nixon in August 1974. I’d just turned five a few days earlier.

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Cheechako  Oct 23, 2020 • 11:31:44pm

Bunch’a kids hanging out tonight!

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 23, 2020 • 11:33:58pm

Kennedy’s election.

Whippersnappers.

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Jay C  Oct 23, 2020 • 11:36:27pm

re: #20 Cheechako

Bunch’a kids hanging out tonight!

For sure: I’m another one whose first “historical” memories are Kennedy-related: the 1960 election, the Cuban Missile Crisis (though I recall it mainly because my parents were obviously freaked out) and the assassination.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 23, 2020 • 11:40:29pm

re: #22 Jay C

For sure: I’m another one whose first “historical” memories are Kennedy-related: the 1960 election, the Cuban Missile Crisis (though I recall it mainly because my parents were obviously freaked out) and the assassination.

I don’t really remember the missile crisis — probably everyone kept it from the children — but I remember a feeling of menace from the sky. It’s not really more specific than that. And of course I remember the assassination.

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EPR-radar  Oct 23, 2020 • 11:44:50pm

re: #3 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Nixon’s resignation.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 24, 2020 • 12:08:29am

Czech media is reporting that Polish president Andrzej Duda has COVID-19.

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William Lewis  Oct 24, 2020 • 12:13:00am

re: #3 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Seen this tweet getting quoted all day.
And, the memories are making me feel pretty damn old

Apollo 11 landing for me.

Superb Owl 1.

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IngisKahn  Oct 24, 2020 • 12:16:04am

Challenger, watched it live in kindergarten.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 24, 2020 • 12:18:23am

re: #3 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

What’s the earliest major historical event you can remember happening?

I remember being annoyed as a kid that I could not watch Rocky and Bullwinkle because news of the JFK assassination was all over the TV,

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 24, 2020 • 12:20:01am

re: #25 Dr Lizardo

Czech media is reporting that Polish president Andrzej Duda has COVID-19.

wow, you must be really young…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 24, 2020 • 12:21:05am

re: #23 A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con

I don’t really remember the missile crisis — probably everyone kept it from the children — but I remember a feeling of menace from the sky. It’s not really more specific than that. And of course I remember the assassination.

I remember all the ballyhoo with people wanting to build bomb shelters, which I found cool, but the JFK assassination is the first discrete historical event that I can place

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 24, 2020 • 12:38:19am

re: #3 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Seen this tweet getting quoted all day.
And, the memories are making me feel pretty damn old

Apollo 11 landing for me.

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth (the second, that is)

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 24, 2020 • 12:46:48am

re: #31 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth (the second, that is)

I was also aware of the Korean War about that time, but the coronation was the first specific event I could remember. I also remember the fall of Dien Bien Phu, the first time I heard of Vietnam, though the broadcaster pronounced it “Veet-numb.”

The earliest datable (as distinct from historic) event I remember was falling out of the car at the grocery store on June 21, 1952. I know the date because it was my third birthday. My grandmother was backing out of a parking space. I grabbed the door handle and pulled it out of curiosity. The door swung open and I tumbled onto the pavement. I wasn’t hurt other than skinned knees, and I remember being more upset by my grandmother screaming than about the fall.

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CleverToad  Oct 24, 2020 • 12:54:38am

Kennedy assassination, like several other Lizards in the getting-to-Medicare range

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 24, 2020 • 12:56:40am

re: #33 CleverToad

Kennedy assassination, like several other Lizards in the getting-to-Medicare range

actually it was not the assassination coverage but the funeral procession that interrupted my afternoon cartoon viewing schedule. I remember being quite annoyed and riding my tricycle around in angry circles in the basement…

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 24, 2020 • 12:58:47am

We had just come to the US at the end of October 1960. We didn’t have a TV until 1962 so that’s why I don’t know much before that. I was totally confused why black kids hated me at 5 years old. I did see the Queen in Canada in the late 50s.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 24, 2020 • 1:03:38am

One of my first memories is of lying at the bottom of the stairs looking up at the family and my mom asking “who left the gate open?” I recall seeing my oldest brother there wearing his high school letter jacket, so I could not have been much more than 15 months hold at the time.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 1:19:59am

re: #31 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth (the second, that is)

hi

For me the first major news event I remember is Apollo 8 orbiting the Moon.

On the Covid-19 front, it is entirely out of control in the Panhandle now.’

Total cases: 1,741 (+49, there were 1,001 on October 6), hospitalised 25, active 525 (nearly a third of all the cases since April 1)
Weekly positive rate: 36.2%, cumulative rate since April 1: 9.2%
Highest age group: 20-29, then 40-49. Women and girls are 60% of cases

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 1:21:50am

re: #27 IngisKahn

Challenger, watched it live in kindergarten.

I watched it live outside from a lawn at NAS Cecil Field in Jacksonville.

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unproven innocence  Oct 24, 2020 • 1:26:13am

One of Trump’s latest scorched earth strategies against America:
Rachel Maddow explains … new executive order signed by Donald Trump

Trump Signs Order To Ease Packing Government Positions With Loyalists | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 24, 2020 • 1:39:04am

Yawn

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 24, 2020 • 1:44:44am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 24, 2020 • 1:45:20am

Did anyone know about this?

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 24, 2020 • 1:46:41am

CHP officer just said he was passed by a blacked out Corvette going 150+. He won’t pursue.

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Nyet  Oct 24, 2020 • 1:54:44am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 24, 2020 • 1:57:46am
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 24, 2020 • 2:08:09am

re: #3 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Seen this tweet getting quoted all day.
And, the memories are making me feel pretty damn old

Apollo 11 landing for me.

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Walter Cronkite evening news reports on the Vietnam war.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 24, 2020 • 2:19:57am

re: #46 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Walter Cronkite evening news reports on the Vietnam war.

Cronkite in Vietnam, 1968

This is a guy who also flew along on B-17 combat missions during World War II and reported live on atomic bomb tests in the 50s.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 24, 2020 • 2:23:36am
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 24, 2020 • 2:24:03am

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

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This is a guy who also flew along on B-17 combat missions during World War II and reported live on atomic bomb tests in the 50s.

If I remember correctly, he was also the man who most influenced Johnson decision NOT to seek reelection because of his reporting on that war.

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Nyet  Oct 24, 2020 • 2:30:48am

re: #48 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I see some huge chunks falling.

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Jay C  Oct 24, 2020 • 2:32:13am

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

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This is a guy who also flew along on B-17 combat missions during World War II and reported live on atomic bomb tests in the 50s.

Walter Cronkite got his start as a war reporter in WWII. Some years back I remember being very impressed reading an online reprint of a piece he had written describing his ridealong with an airborne unit in a glider during (I think) the Arnhem assault in 1944. Harrowing shit: the glider (as they were prone to do) broke up on landing: Cronkite was lucky - unlike some in the squad - not to have been killed. Really powerful writing, though. But what really irked me was that the site the report was on had just one comment attached: a sour rant from some wingnut slagging Cronkite for personally causing the US to lose the war in Vietnam.
Hopefully that was a (very) minority opinion….

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dangerman  Oct 24, 2020 • 2:36:33am

re: #16 CarolJ

The Kennedy Assassination.

yes the funeral procession on tv preempting my cartoons

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dangerman  Oct 24, 2020 • 2:37:17am

re: #21 A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con

Kennedy’s election.

Whippersnappers.

get off our lawns

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dangerman  Oct 24, 2020 • 2:40:29am

re: #40 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Yawn

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he knows he lost, right?

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 24, 2020 • 2:59:34am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 24, 2020 • 3:00:41am

re: #54 dangerman

he knows he lost, right?

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Apparently not.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 24, 2020 • 3:03:02am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 3:03:46am

Alwyn Cashe’s long-awaited Medal of Honor is delayed in the Senate (Stars & Stripes)

Republicans can’t be bothered with a little thing like a ni*CLANG getting a Medal of Honor when they have a religious zealot to put on the Supreme Court.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 24, 2020 • 3:07:33am

re: #51 Jay C

Walter Cronkite got his start as a war reporter in WWII. Some years back I remember being very impressed reading an online reprint of a piece he had written describing his ridealong with an airborne unit in a glider during (I think) the Arnhem assault in 1944. Harrowing shit: the glider (as they were prone to do) broke up on landing: Cronkite was lucky - unlike some in the squad - not to have been killed. Really powerful writing, though. But what really irked me was that the site the report was on had just one comment attached: a sour rant from some wingnut slagging Cronkite for personally causing the US to lose the war in Vietnam.
Hopefully that was a (very) minority opinion….

Walter Cronkite: The War As He Saw It
Incredible stuff. In his first B-17 mission, against Wilhelmshaven in 1943, thirteen of the sixty-six planes were lost. One correspondent, Bob Post of the New York Times, was killed.
His career had gotten off to a very rough start. One of the first stories he covered, as a 20 year old stringer for UPI, was the New London Texas school explosion in 1937. The disaster killed 295 students and staff members and is still the worst school disaster in US history. It was caused by an undetected natural gas leak that had allowed gas to accumulate in the basement. It is the reason that foul-smelling odorant is added to utility gas to this day (most natural gas is otherwise odorless or close to it).

Although Cronkite went on to cover World War II and the Nuremberg trials, he was quoted as saying decades later, “I did nothing in my studies nor in my life to prepare me for a story of the magnitude of that New London tragedy, nor has any story since that awful day equaled it.”

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 24, 2020 • 3:09:43am

Someone is going to get killed.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 24, 2020 • 3:19:50am

Trump making inroads with suburban housewives.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 24, 2020 • 3:27:08am

We had to buy a new refrigerator a few months back. It’s a Samsung and it makes more different noises than any appliance ever. One day I was convinced there was a squirrel in the wall behind the fridge but when I went to the other side of the wall I couldn’t hear it. This thing farts, ‘releases steam’ sounds, makes scratching sounds, gurgles, grinds, clunks, and more. Great refrigerator other than that.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 24, 2020 • 3:30:46am

re: #62 Dread Pirate Ron

Steampunk cooler.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 24, 2020 • 3:30:58am

A link from the New London Explosion article led me to this article.
Our Lady of the Angels School fire

This happened in Chicago and killed 95 people.

It’s another big event I remember pretty well, since it happened in 1958 when I was 9 years old. I especially remember a harrowing newspaper photo of a girl jumping out a second story window. My firefighter father was completely disgusted and said the responsible officials should be hanged.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 24, 2020 • 3:39:54am

re: #62 Dread Pirate Ron

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PrairieQueen  Oct 24, 2020 • 3:46:38am

Just watched the new Borat film and for me it’s a miss, and not as fun as the first. It’s not the worse thing I’ve watched, it’s just not outstanding. Maybe for someone else it’s great, but I’ll stick to B horror flicks for the month.

I have too much on my mind with the election coming up and stuff around the homestead to invest a lot in mediocre distractions. I rate Borat as mediocre.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 24, 2020 • 3:52:35am

re: #66 PrairieQueen

I just watched

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NetworkKed  Oct 24, 2020 • 3:54:30am

By the intent of this game, my first memory of a historical event was the Iranian hostage crisis. Not the immediate start, and I surely didn’t quite understand what was happening, but some point in 1980 that I caught the coverage in the nightly news and got Very Worried.

…but my actual earliest memory of something newsworthy happening was Jimmy Carter trying to run in a race, and something happening to him. I had to look it up, it was September 1979 and I was just barely 4.

vault.si.com

My memory was that it was a marathon, but apparently it was a 10k. He just kinda bonked, staggered off the course, and after a bit an ambulance showed up. Not really all that important but the news kept replaying the helicopter shot of of his slowing and going off-course and it really stuck in my head. A relative muttered something about “well, he’s not gonna get re-elected”.

Poor guy. Professionally I do business with some people that he works with in sort of a lobbying capacity - they used to keep an office for his exclusive use in their building, though he probably only used it a day or two a year - and they always had the nicest things to say about him.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 24, 2020 • 3:56:36am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 24, 2020 • 3:59:18am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 24, 2020 • 4:14:35am

My family is trying to keep The Cheese Steak Shop alive with our business through DoorDash.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 24, 2020 • 4:26:29am

re: #57 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Four years of complicated “foreign election interference” debates and the prime minister of Slovenia just tweets it out.

I do not consider that “interference”, he is expressing his opinion. If they are secretly trying to influence the outcome of the vote by illegal means or colluding with US citizens to do wo, then that is full-on interference.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 24, 2020 • 4:28:18am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 24, 2020 • 4:30:58am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 24, 2020 • 4:35:27am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 24, 2020 • 4:39:09am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 24, 2020 • 4:44:05am

Please let it be so.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 24, 2020 • 4:52:07am

re: #72 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I do not consider that “interference”, he is expressing his opinion. If they are secretly trying to influence the outcome of the vote by illegal means or colluding with US citizens to do wo, then that is full-on interference.

They don’t want Melanoma back.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 24, 2020 • 4:58:08am

I was 3 when JFK was assassinated. I remember it because my dad came home from work early and I was sitting on my tricycle in the living room watching the news. My parents were really quiet and were sitting on the couch. Dinner was quiet too. Usually we talked about things or I would show Dad something I drew that day.

The next historical event would have been the moon landing. Everyone was watching it, you could see out our living room window and all the houses I could see across the street had it on. Once school was back in session we talked a lot about it in class and the science behind how we got there. I was 9 then.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 24, 2020 • 4:58:51am

Earliest memory of any kind: The neighborhood loudly celebrating the 1st (possibly 2nd) anniversary of VJ Day. My grandfather explained the atom bomb in terms for a 3-yr old.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 24, 2020 • 5:01:22am

re: #76 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Actual voters do not appear to be as obsessed with natural gas drilling as the president thinks they are

People know that fossil fuels are yesterday’s energy and that we need to look to the future.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 24, 2020 • 5:02:39am

re: #79 A Mom Anon

The next historical event would have been the moon landing. Everyone was watching it, you could see out our living room window and all the houses I could see across the street had it on. Once school was back in session we talked a lot about it in class and the science behind how we got there. I was 9 then.

I was about the same age and I remember running out to look at the moon right after they had landed but before they had stepped out onto the surface and feeling like the proudest kid in the world…

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Decatur Deb  Oct 24, 2020 • 5:03:20am

re: #81 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

People know that fossil fuels are yesterday’s energy and that we need to look to the future.

People know the pump price of Regular. It’s $1.74 here.

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Ming5000  Oct 24, 2020 • 5:16:45am

Some of the posts made me wonder: Should you get a second flu shot after a few months?
Most articles said no need. There is no evidence that antibodies go up. Some articles indicated there are some groups who should, like young children.
Here is one link:

webmd.com

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 24, 2020 • 5:32:43am
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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 24, 2020 • 5:33:53am

re: #85 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Someone who plays a lot of Call of Duty.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 24, 2020 • 5:34:59am

re: #86 Shropshire Slasher

Someone who plays a lot of Call of Duty.

Solves my Halloween costume problem for the year.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 24, 2020 • 5:38:09am

re: #85 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I’m going with trigger happy asshole just looking for a reason. Keep Calm and Return Fire? On the gun itself?And he’s totally covered so he can’t be identified. Oh hell no. That right there should prevent this asshole from ever owning any firearm anywhere ever. Fuck these people.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 5:38:19am

re: #83 Decatur Deb

People know the pump price of Regular. It’s $1.74 here.

Here I just bought gasoline the other day in Scottsbluff. Premium was $3.69. Good thing we’re an oil producing state, it might be expensive elsewhere. /s

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 24, 2020 • 5:38:28am

Oh for fucking fucks sake.

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jeffreyw  Oct 24, 2020 • 5:38:32am

Good morning!

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 24, 2020 • 5:43:11am

re: #90 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Oh for fucking fucks sake.

Lemme fix that headline there….

Trump administration grants permit to maskless superspreader ‘worship protest natural selection lottery drawing’ on National Mall

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 5:43:35am

re: #88 A Mom Anon

I’m going with trigger happy asshole just looking for a reason. Keep Calm and Return Fire? On the gun itself?And he’s totally covered so he can’t be identified. Oh hell no. That right there should prevent this asshole from ever owning any firearm anywhere ever. Fuck these people.

9-1-1. See something, say something. It appears there is someone about to start a mass shooting. Be careful, he’s wearing a gas mask.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 24, 2020 • 5:46:27am

re: #93 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

9-1-1. See something, say something. It appears there is someone about to start a mass shooting. Be careful, he’s wearing a gas mask.

Even the freaking Alabama gun laws would not permit that clown within 1000 feet of a demonstration.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 5:46:28am

re: #90 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Oh for fucking fucks sake.

As noted by the Independent , the instigator of this “worship” protest is Sean Feucht, a failed Republican candidate for Congress, singer/musician, and “worship pastor” at the Bethel Church in Redding, California. Feucht was denied a permit for a similar event by the city of Seattle last month. He also provoked the wrath of local health officials in Nashville after holding one of these public gatherings in violation of that city’s COVID-19 restrictions.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 5:53:53am

Hurricane Epsilon is still plugging along.

The tropical wave in the Caribbean Sea is now expected to become a tropical depression within 48 hours as it approaches western Cuba and the Straits of Florida.

nhc.noaa.gov

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 24, 2020 • 5:57:19am

re: #92 Dr Lizardo

Lemme fix that headline there….

Trump administration grants permit to maskless superspreader ‘worship protest natural selection lottery drawing’ on National Mall

I wish it were a purely Darwinian thing that affected only the Covidiots but it will also lead to others getting infected as well.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Oct 24, 2020 • 6:00:21am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 24, 2020 • 6:01:02am

re: #73 Dread Pirate Ron

Contagious disease vectors are about population density.

So when there’s a Rock/Biker rally in South Dakota, the population density at that place skyrockets.

It is indeed the density that is the problem.

Local density spikes by rallies are the problem.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 24, 2020 • 6:01:46am

re: #99 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Contagious disease vectors are about population density.

Mental density

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 24, 2020 • 6:02:07am

re: #92 Dr Lizardo

Lemme fix that headline there….

Trump administration grants permit to maskless superspreader ‘worship protest natural selection lottery drawing’ on National Mall

I’m really sorry for their families but at this point fuck em, they deserve whatever happens to them.

👋🏼 see ya

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A Mom Anon  Oct 24, 2020 • 6:03:49am

re: #97 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It’s too bad we can’t corral all these assholes together in the same place once they all show up. Make them breathe all over each other for a couple of weeks, then wait two more weeks to see who lives. Hell, let it be a reality tv show, surely Mark Burnett needs more money to roll around in.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 24, 2020 • 6:04:25am

re: #99 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Contagious disease vectors are about population density.

So when there’s a Rock/Biker rally in South Dakota, the population density at that place skyrockets.

It is indeed the density that is the problem.

Local density spikes by rallies are the problem.

The second problem is post-infection dispersion of the carriers. Like the bikers, it sounds like these plague carriers will be traveling through all parts of the country.

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sagehen  Oct 24, 2020 • 6:06:59am

re: #39 unproven innocence

One of Trump’s latest scorched earth strategies against America:
Rachel Maddow explains … new executive order signed by Donald Trump

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Can this be undone? They seem to have just missed the 90-day window…

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 24, 2020 • 6:12:11am

re: #101 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I’m really sorry for their families but at this point fuck em, they deserve whatever happens to them.

👋🏼 see ya

While I am totally in support of the morons congregating and killing each other off, it is unfair to the residents of DC; I live right on the MD-DC border. It won’t affect me, but the idiots will interact with the native DC residents.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 24, 2020 • 6:16:59am

At this point I’m starting to think that trump knows he’s toast and he wants the HC system to fail on Biden’s watch.

Except it’s going to happen sooner than January as it’s happening in some places right now.

There’s not enough hospitals in rural areas, there’s not enough HC access overall in rural areas. Once cities are beyond capacity the whole thing comes crashing down.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 24, 2020 • 6:29:54am

re: #104 sagehen

Can this be undone? They seem to have just missed the 90-day window…

There isn’t a lot of information in the clip, but if they’ve violated the Administrative Procedures Act, which this administration does often, then yes, it can and (hopefully) will be challenged.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 24, 2020 • 6:37:07am

re: #106 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Rural hospitals have been in trouble for awhile. This has accelerated their decline. That along with clinic shutdowns in small towns have left parts of the country with no medical care for literally hundreds of miles in some places. It’s fucking wrong. And evil.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 6:44:29am

re: #108 A Mom Anon

Rural hospitals have been in trouble for awhile. This has accelerated their decline. That along with clinic shutdowns in small towns have left parts of the country with no medical care for literally hundreds of miles in some places. It’s fucking wrong. And evil.

Here in the Panhandle, each county has one county-run hospital mostly paid for with tax money. However, they are primarily set up to deal with everyday problems and certain trauma care like agricultural or auto accidents. They are not set up for an epidemic.

State Republicans are trying to undermine the tax base which supports county-owned hospitals in the state. They keep selling it as “tax relief” for rural residents, but in actuality just like Kansas is to undermine all public services.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 24, 2020 • 6:50:40am

re: #106 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

At this point I’m starting to think that trump knows he’s toast and he wants the HC system to fail on Biden’s watch.

Except it’s going to happen sooner than January as it’s happening in some places right now.

There’s not enough hospitals in rural areas, there’s not enough HC access overall in rural areas. Once cities are beyond capacity the whole thing comes crashing down.

He’s simply put a spiteful asshole. Oh and I caught Borat 2 last night. Jesus Christ, Rudy is a creep.

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dangerman  Oct 24, 2020 • 6:50:46am

re: #86 Shropshire Slasher

Someone who plays a lot of Call of Duty.

badly

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A Mom Anon  Oct 24, 2020 • 6:51:41am

re: #109 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Yep. This is a message that Democrats have got to counter. The public in general is really ignorant of what taxes are supposed to do and why it’s patriotic to pay them.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 24, 2020 • 6:52:21am

re: #86 Shropshire Slasher

Someone who plays a lot of Call of Duty.

In his parents’ basement

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 24, 2020 • 6:52:43am

re: #112 A Mom Anon

Yep. This is a message that Democrats have got to counter. The public in general is really ignorant of what taxes are supposed to do and why it’s patriotic to pay them.

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, I like taxes, with them I buy civilization.

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A Cranky One  Oct 24, 2020 • 6:53:05am

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unproven innocence  Oct 24, 2020 • 6:54:43am

re: #104 sagehen

Can this be undone? They seem to have just missed the 90-day window…

Assuming Biden takes office Jan 20, the executive order can surely be undone, but getting the many unqualified new appointees removed (and *their* actions reversed/remedied) can be problematic. Some things are simply not reversible. Not sure what the 90-day window refers to.

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Belafon  Oct 24, 2020 • 6:56:36am

re: #40 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Yawn

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Write some bills, Bernie, you’re in the Senate.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 24, 2020 • 6:59:05am

re: #117 Belafon

Write some bills, Bernie, you’re in the Senate.

Seriously he’s in line to be Budget chairman. He needs to focus on that rather than trying to paint himself as the left shadow President. This is why he’s not a good leader btw. It’s all about him and his agenda.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 24, 2020 • 6:59:27am

re: #116 unproven innocence

Assuming Biden takes office Jan 20, the executive order can surely be undone, but getting the many unqualified new appointees removed (and *their* actions reversed/remedied) can be problematic. Some things are simply not reversible. Not sure what the 90-day window refers to.

There isn’t enough time to do irreversible damage if he loses. The holiday slowdown, normal bureaucratic processes, and malicious compliance are on our side.

“Sir, this thing that came down is a really bad idea.”
“OK, coordinate it to death.”

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Weaselone  Oct 24, 2020 • 7:08:22am

re: #119 Decatur Deb

There isn’t enough time to do irreversible damage if he loses. The holiday slowdown, normal bureaucratic processes, and malicious compliance are on our side.

“Sir, this thing that came down is a really bad idea.”
“OK, coordinate it to death.”

Biden should use Trump’s executive order to clean house, then rescind it and then Democrats can pass legislation strengthening civil service protections and countering future executive actions of this nature unless the law is overturned.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 24, 2020 • 7:09:11am
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A Cranky One  Oct 24, 2020 • 7:10:39am

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 24, 2020 • 7:11:00am

re: #121 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Grift, grift, grift when I have you in my arms.

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Belafon  Oct 24, 2020 • 7:11:09am

re: #116 unproven innocence

Assuming Biden takes office Jan 20, the executive order can surely be undone, but getting the many unqualified new appointees removed (and *their* actions reversed/remedied) can be problematic. Some things are simply not reversible. Not sure what the 90-day window refers to.

Seems like a whole lot of “sabotaging government” firings will happen in the future.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 24, 2020 • 7:11:10am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 7:11:27am

re: #121 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

If conservative voters want to continue to donate to the Republican Party to help their former employees continue to live in the lifestyle they’re accustomed to, I’m not going to tell them no. That’s $15,000 a month that can’t buy advertising or other support for Republican candidates.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 24, 2020 • 7:12:00am

re: #122 A Cranky One

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The right only cares about performative patriotism while scorning actual patriotism.

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sagehen  Oct 24, 2020 • 7:16:03am

re: #115 A Cranky One

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Stephen Colbert:

Now that the debates are done, you’re all faced with a difficult, important decision.

Are you going to vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on November 3rd, or are you going to vote early to have your vote counted before November 3rd?

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Belafon  Oct 24, 2020 • 7:17:08am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 24, 2020 • 7:17:25am

re: #126 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

If conservative voters want to continue to donate to the Republican Party to help their former employees continue to live in the lifestyle they’re accustomed to, I’m not going to tell them no. That’s $15,000 a month that can’t buy overpriced advertising from well connected firms advertising or other support for Republican candidates.

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sagehen  Oct 24, 2020 • 7:18:08am

re: #116 unproven innocence

Assuming Biden takes office Jan 20, the executive order can surely be undone, but getting the many unqualified new appointees removed (and *their* actions reversed/remedied) can be problematic. Some things are simply not reversible. Not sure what the 90-day window refers to.

Executive orders can be undone if it hasn’t been 90 days since it was signed; that’s how Trump was able to reduce the Bears Ears National Monuument.

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unproven innocence  Oct 24, 2020 • 7:20:16am

re: #131 sagehen

Thanks.

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Belafon  Oct 24, 2020 • 7:20:35am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 24, 2020 • 7:22:16am

re: #133 Belafon

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Duda is another leader in the vein of Trump, Orban, & others.

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sagehen  Oct 24, 2020 • 7:24:40am

re: #121 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Hush money.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 7:25:46am

Omaha World-Herald:

Omahans commemorate 1891 lynching of George Smith to set record straight, learn from past mistakes

He was accused of raping a white girl who subsequently died. He was awaiting trial and was dragged out of the jail and beaten to death, then his body hung from a streetcar wire downtown.

This is the second such event; one was held last year in Omaha for the 100th anniversary of the lynching of Will Brown.

Despite a blustering north wind and the ongoing pandemic, more than 60 people came together Friday to commemorate the lynching of a Black man in Omaha 129 years ago.

The people stood, masked and socially distanced, on Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza between the Douglas County Courthouse and the City-County Building. They listened as a series of speakers read a historian’s account of how a white mob murdered George Smith and hanged him from a streetcar wire at 17th and Harney Streets in 1891.

The people on the plaza scooped courthouse soil into jars, which will be displayed along with Smith’s story in Omaha and at a national memorial to lynching victims in Montgomery, Alabama.

Similar events have been taking place across the nation in recent years in collaborations between local organizations and governments and the Montgomery-based nonprofit Equal Justice Initiative.

They include collecting soil from sites where Black people were lynched and erecting historical markers in the cities.

Organizers hope to raise awareness about racist violence in the past and spark dialogue about race and justice today.

(more)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 7:29:04am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 7:31:46am

#tcot has been swarmed by liberals to expose conservatives to facts and news.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 24, 2020 • 7:38:28am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 7:42:47am

LOL he’s getting mocked by everyone.

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 24, 2020 • 7:44:16am

I remember the 1976 election because my stepmother (who I hated, I was 5 years old!) asked me who won and I said Ford because she loved Jimmy Carter. I now adore my stepmother, by the way. I vividly remember the Iran hostage crisis because my dad would watch Ted Koppel every night and they would broadcast the daily count when the show began. DAY 26, DAY 174, DAY 222, etc.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 24, 2020 • 7:49:48am

What the fuck happened to the West? We’re lost.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 24, 2020 • 7:54:27am

I had to unfollow my wingnut cousin. Nothing but wingnut propaganda. It’s sad.

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Renaissance_Man  Oct 24, 2020 • 7:54:34am

re: #142 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

What the fuck happened to the West? We’re lost.

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The Murdoch press. That, more than anything else, is responsible for the degeneration of Western civilisation and democracy. There is a direct, dose-related correlation.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 24, 2020 • 7:56:07am

re: #142 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

What the fuck happened to the West? We’re lost.

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Cyber warfare happened. I keep on going back to this thesis. But I feel the industrial revolution defined warfare last century. I likewise feel the digital one defines ours. I’m sure the academics can describe it better than I ever could.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 24, 2020 • 7:57:19am

re: #144 Renaissance_Man

The Murdoch press. That, more than anything else, is responsible for the degeneration of Western civilisation and democracy. There is a direct, dose-related correlation.

There’s a special place for Rupert for his role in disinformation.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 24, 2020 • 8:00:04am

re: #144 Renaissance_Man

The Murdoch press. That, more than anything else, is responsible for the degeneration of Western civilisation and democracy. There is a direct, dose-related correlation.

They drove it, but it could not have taken root as it has if we better educated our children on how to deal with media, government and science.

It was the attitude that education is another “business expense” to be minimized instead of looking on it as an investment in society. That started under Reagan and continued apace ever since then.

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Belafon  Oct 24, 2020 • 8:02:48am

re: #140 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Belafon  Oct 24, 2020 • 8:05:46am

re: #147 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They drove it, but it could not have taken root as it has if we better educated our children on how to deal with media, government and science.

It was the attitude that education is another “business expense” to be minimized instead of looking on it as an investment in society. That started under Reagan and continued apace ever since then.

Murdoch built it slow. Early Fox, because I tried watching it, was very much like “We know smoking is bad, but why can’t they just push it to one side of the restaurant.” It built from there into what it is today one small slight at a time. And very few people are aware that they are the frog in the pot of water.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 24, 2020 • 8:07:36am

I really think it’s processing information. We have more access to information than any proceeding generation. So it’s easy for conspiracy theories & racism to spread in that environment.

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Belafon  Oct 24, 2020 • 8:08:34am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 8:09:06am

They are desperate for that one electoral vote. Mike Pence was in Carter Lake, Iowa (the exclave of Iowa surrounded by Omaha and the Missouri River) a couple weeks ago, now this.

President Trump planning Tuesday rally in Omaha (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

Considering our exploding coronavirus cases in the state, he continues Genocide Tour 2020.

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jaunte  Oct 24, 2020 • 8:10:00am

re: #151 Belafon

Trump campaign sending out Ivanka in last-ditch effort to win over suburban women

Suburban women should respond appropriately to the respect shown their intelligence.

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Renaissance_Man  Oct 24, 2020 • 8:10:43am

re: #147 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They drove it, but it could not have taken root as it has if we better educated our children on how to deal with media, government and science.

It was the attitude that education is another “business expense” to be minimized instead of looking on it as an investment in society. That started under Reagan and continued apace ever since then.

Education in and of itself is no barrier. Every surgeon’s lounge in America is filled with Trumpers.

Education specifically in the management of information and disinformation also was never possible, because the march of technology has been too fast. The internet is barely two decades old. Facebook and Youtube, even less. The relentless hammering of endless cable news and the ubiquity of 24 hour television is only barely older. Perhaps as a species we will improve on this in coming generations.

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Nyet  Oct 24, 2020 • 8:12:55am
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Belafon  Oct 24, 2020 • 8:14:28am

Adults need to adult so kids can kid:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 8:17:09am

re: #151 Belafon

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

re: #91 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 8:20:23am
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Belafon  Oct 24, 2020 • 8:23:40am

It would be a wage people could live on:

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Belafon  Oct 24, 2020 • 8:24:39am
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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 24, 2020 • 8:26:35am

re: #119 Decatur Deb

There isn’t enough time to do irreversible damage if he loses. The holiday slowdown, normal bureaucratic processes, and malicious compliance are on our side.

“Sir, this thing that came down is a really bad idea.”
“OK, coordinate it to death.”

As a former bureaucrat (in a small way), I know that all you have to do to slow things to snail’s pace is to follow the rules exactly, dotting every “i” and crossing every “t.”

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A Mom Anon  Oct 24, 2020 • 8:28:02am

So Georgia is on a list of states rated with a high chance of violence by white terrorists from now til at least Election Day. I’d bet on well past that, especially if they don’t get their way on 11/3. MSNBC had a map up, I didn’t catch the rest of the states, but this is out of control.

The more I think about it the more I think there have got to be a set of federal level rules that every state has to follow with appropriate penalties for not doing that. No guns, no blocking ballot boxes set up for early voting, no political ads or signs within 100 yards minimum of any polling place or wearing candidate based clothing accessories. Early voting should be uniform across the country, a set amount of voting machines per 1000 people, etc.

I’m tired. Exhausted. And scared. And angry that this is fucking happening. And angry at anyone who thinks this is ok.

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mmmirele  Oct 24, 2020 • 8:28:38am

re: #33 CleverToad

Kennedy assassination, like several other Lizards in the getting-to-Medicare range

My very pregnant 23 YO mother had me and my sister and was shopping in Grants department store when it was announced over the loudspeaker. Mom completely lost her shit. What I didn’t know at the time because gee, I was only three: Dad was in Indianapolis at some sort of school to learn how to install very complex phone systems and wasn’t expected to come home until Christmas. However, this was so shocking and traumatizing, the company (Western Electric) sent the students home the next day, not to come back until the next week.

That said, I remember the day of the assassination of Bobby Kennedy very well. Remember where mom went to vote (in someone’s garage with voting booths set up), remembered asking her why we couldn’t go to Shakey’s for a pizza like on her voting receipt where we’d get a discount, and, of course, remembered the TV coverage.

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 24, 2020 • 8:31:52am

re: #155 Nyet

It’s missing the sunglasses on top of the brim, and needs a grey goatee.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 24, 2020 • 8:33:36am

re: #159 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Did….did he actually say that? I only ask because it’s impossible to tell anymore.

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BeachDem  Oct 24, 2020 • 8:33:43am

re: #85 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Many in that thread asking for origin of photo. According to Valley News, it’s

Mark Randall of the Boogaloo movement hands out pamphlets explaining the group and its values during the protest at City Plaza in front of the State House on Saturday, April 18, 2020.

vnews.com

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 24, 2020 • 8:38:05am

re: #144 Renaissance_Man

The Murdoch press. That, more than anything else, is responsible for the degeneration of Western civilisation and democracy. There is a direct, dose-related correlation.

Umm… no. The Murdoch (or “tabloid”) press won’t do it, nor will RWNJ talk radio or phony “evangelical” preachers; you need to prepare the ground with a populace steeped in ignorance and insularity.

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mmmirele  Oct 24, 2020 • 8:41:33am

re: #92 Dr Lizardo

Lemme fix that headline there….

Trump administration grants permit to maskless superspreader ‘worship protest natural selection lottery drawing’ on National Mall

I keep hoping that Sean Feucht and his enablers at Bethel Church Redding get their comeuppance. The *best* comeuppance would be a Biden win, because so many of associated “prophets and seers” are saying Gawd will give Trump a win.

Back in 2008, there were so many of these “prophets and seers” running around, sending their “prophecies” out to email lists. There was this guy who collected them on a website day by day and to him and his followers, it looked like McCain was going to win. The “prophecy” portion of the website (which had hundreds and hundreds of prophecies) came down very shortly after the election and went into a black hole. But I remember the crazy. It’s going to be harder in 2020 for people to deny their “prophecies”, since so many are on video and the videos are out there in the aether.

I so hope Biden wins, because a Biden win would be a comeuppance. A *huge* Biden win would serve as yet another blow to the tottering Evangelical Industrial Complex.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 8:45:01am

Moran arguing very hard that ballots aren’t really secret.

No, the number is put on the envelope, not the ballot. Once the ballot is removed from the envelope and put in the pile, there is no record of how your vote attaches to you. The number is what’s kept to show you voted, not your particular vote.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 8:47:42am

Here we go …

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 8:56:54am

Atlantic 5-Day Graphical Tropical Outlook

Interests along the northern Gulf Coast should keep an eye on the tropical wave.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 9:03:35am

Bible twist.

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Belafon  Oct 24, 2020 • 9:13:14am
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Decatur Deb  Oct 24, 2020 • 9:18:55am

re: #172 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Atlantic 5-Day Graphical Tropical Outlook

Interests along the northern Gulf Coast should keep an eye on the tropical wave.

Oh, why the hell not?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 24, 2020 • 9:23:22am

Saw that my vote was received by Virginia. Still listening to Sandberg’s Lincoln and I’m feeling optimistic about what we can accomplish in a post Trump world.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 24, 2020 • 9:33:35am

re: #176 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Saw that my vote was received by Virginia. Still listening to Sandberg’s Lincoln and I’m feeling optimistic about what we can accomplish in a post Trump world.

Here soon I’m going to have to enter the ring for Round 2 with my car. I hope I can get the job actually done this time.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 9:34:47am

re: #175 Decatur Deb

Oh, why the hell not?

One last chance for a hurricane party before the War on Christmas begins in earnest.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 24, 2020 • 9:37:55am

re: #178 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Damn. It’s that time of year again isn’t it? Shit, and me with no giant pentacle in the backyard, I can’t find my Satanic Bible and I’m out of goats to sacrifice. Sigh, I am so disorganized….

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Decatur Deb  Oct 24, 2020 • 9:38:02am

re: #178 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

One last chance for a hurricane party before the War on Christmas begins in earnest.

With the proper timing it can wipe out our trick-or-treat AND in-person voter turnout.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 9:38:45am

re: #175 Decatur Deb

Oh, why the hell not?

Belize radar showing the developing tropical storm in the western Caribbean.

nms.gov.bz

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 9:43:37am

The entire region is about to be shellacked with winter storms.

Cheyenne NWS

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 9:47:26am

re: #179 A Mom Anon

Damn. It’s that time of year again isn’t it? Shit, and me with no giant pentacle in the backyard, I can’t find my Satanic Bible and I’m out of goats to sacrifice. Sigh, I am so disorganized….

My wife suggested you could sacrifice a virgin, if you can find one.

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PrairieQueen  Oct 24, 2020 • 9:48:14am

re: #101 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I already had it, and it isn’t like everyone doesn’t know about it, so at this point anybody willing to go out and get it can literally FOAD. Sure, it’s a burden on hospitals and morgues, but they want to “live free and die hard,” and I can’t stop them. So stack them like cord wood, fire up the crematoriums, and make room for the rest of the population that doesn’t plan to get sick or die. Just don’t expect a lot of tears, space, or time spent mourning a preventable loss.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 9:51:12am

re: #184 PrairieQueen

I already had it, and it isn’t like everyone doesn’t know about it, so at this point anybody willing to go out and get it can literally FOAD. Sure, it’s a burden on hospitals and morgues, but they want to “live free and die hard,” and I can’t stop them. So stack them like cord wood, fire up the crematoriums, and make room for the rest of the population that doesn’t plan to get sick or die. Just don’t expect a lot of tears, space, or time spent mourning a preventable loss.

The rise of the introverts.

I spent a long time on ships with no way to leave (unless I wanted to go overboard). I have no problem with sitting in my house for long periods of time with brief “liberty calls” to go to the store or whatnot.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 24, 2020 • 9:51:39am

re: #183 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Hmmm. That could be tricky.

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dat_said  Oct 24, 2020 • 9:53:08am

re: #166 Dr Lizardo

Did….did he actually say that? I only ask because it’s impossible to tell anymore.

He did tweet this:

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Decatur Deb  Oct 24, 2020 • 9:55:10am

re: #183 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

My wife suggested you could sacrifice a virgin, if you can find one.

It’s too long to CPAC.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 9:57:37am

re: #188 Decatur Deb

It’s too long to CPAC.

Are their virgins at CPAC?

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dat_said  Oct 24, 2020 • 9:59:25am

re: #189 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Are their virgins at CPAC?

incels galore

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 10:00:42am

Good luck with that.

In spite of the coronavirus pandemic, things are flowing smoothly in the Sidney school system.

Parent-teacher conferences were held this week with a Zoom meeting option for parents as well as the standard in-person sessions.

“I visit two or three schools a week, and when I get to the classrooms, it’s pretty much normal,” Sidney Public Schools superintendent Jay Ehler said. “It truly is. We have the protocols in place to keep kids safe and staff safe and avoid quarantines. A lot of why you’re wearing masks is to avoid quarantines. Really, as far as the teaching and learning going on, it’s pretty normal here in Sidney. We feel really good about it.”

Students in grades 5-12 wear masks any time they can’t distance to 6 feet. Grades 1-4 are in “masks on the move.” If they’re doing a reading group or any activity where they’re close to each other, they wear masks.

(more)

Sidney schools doing business as usual (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

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PrairieQueen  Oct 24, 2020 • 10:03:14am

re: #185 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

For a lot of people, we can isolate and entertain ourselves without breaking a sweat. It’s called any day ending in a Y. I realize it’s much harder for people that work outside the home, but the idea of keeping a low profile and not spreading shit isn’t that hard to wrap your head around. It’s common sense and it’s courtesy.

Unless it’s all about your freedumb. And I’m out of sympathy, frankly. The rest of the population is on defense because some people choose to offend. For those that choose not to protect themselves, just please “be a dear” and die quietly, with your boots on, without undue fanfare, and without sucking resources.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 10:05:21am

Libertarian dragging continues over purity pony voting:

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NetworkKed  Oct 24, 2020 • 10:05:59am

Dammit. Six feet AND wear your damn mask. The six foot rule was when we thought that it was just big droplets, but that’s not the case. Masking reduces how much smaller droplets/naked virus floats, but you still don’t want to be breathing on other people.

The stupid is killing people. Scientific knowledge is not static, and biology does not lend itself to instant understanding.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 24, 2020 • 10:13:14am

re: #144 Renaissance_Man

The Murdoch press. That, more than anything else, is responsible for the degeneration of Western civilisation and democracy. There is a direct, dose-related correlation.

All the “immigration is bad” folks listening to an immigrant’s media station.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 10:13:28am

re: #194 NetworkKed

Dammit. Six feet AND wear your damn mask. The six foot rule was when we thought that it was just big droplets, but that’s not the case. Masking reduces how much smaller droplets/naked virus floats, but you still don’t want to be breathing on other people.

The stupid is killing people. Scientific knowledge is not static, and biology does not lend itself to instant understanding.

But millions of people believe scientists have a secret agenda to get more government grants, others are religious anti-science people who think the Bible and its ancients writings will protect them, others yet are simply overwhelmed by propaganda and taken in by the con because they can’t discern the truth, and plenty don’t understand civic responsibility from undermining public education since Reagan.

We’re being sucked in by a black hole of propaganda and stupid.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 10:16:24am

The Taliban has denied responsibility.

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William Lewis  Oct 24, 2020 • 10:17:52am

re: #144 Renaissance_Man

The Murdoch press. That, more than anything else, is responsible for the degeneration of Western civilisation and democracy. There is a direct, dose-related correlation.

Murdoch hates freedom. That’s the only explanation I can come up with that makes sense. He wants a dictatorship and thinks his family will fill the Goebbels role.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 10:19:21am

re: #198 William Lewis

Murdoch hates freedom. That’s the only explanation I can come up with that makes sense. He wants a dictatorship and thinks his family will fill the Goebbels role.

More like Julius Streicher.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 24, 2020 • 10:24:09am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 10:27:27am
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PrairieQueen  Oct 24, 2020 • 10:28:11am

re: #198 William Lewis

But there are so many candidates for the Goebbels role already. It would have to be a lottery between the Trumps, Murdochs, Kochs, and so many less grand individuals.

Turning the country blue with accountability would go a long way to burying this foothold. People need to demand the truth, not what they want to hear. Prominent people need to suffer prominent sentences for lying and grifting, from the local sheriff on up to corporate execs and politicians. We’re talking clean house, down to the last cockroach. Truth needs to matter.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 24, 2020 • 10:31:36am

re: #147 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They drove it, but it could not have taken root as it has if we better educated our children on how to deal with media, government and science.

It was the attitude that education is another “business expense” to be minimized instead of looking on it as an investment in society. That started under Reagan and continued apace ever since then.

We act as though there is something unique about this time — about new technology allowing the spread of disinformation. This ability to promulgate lies likely arose when language was first developed and poets and orators passed stories down to future generations. It solidified with the development of written language, so that it was no longer necessary to rely on fragile memories to fabricate story lines. Orators and church leaders demonized those who were different and led crusades that killed over a million people.

Gutenberg made it easier to spread the written word. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion didn’t need modern technology to spread lies — it was there before radio broadcasting and movies; Henry Ford was happy to distribute copies of this propaganda in the 1920’s. Hitler didn’t need Zuckerberg or Jack to incite mass murder; Father Coughlin relied on radio to spread his words of hate. Lindbergh, a true hero, and his America First association had no problems in endorsing Hitler’s views.

A majority of our Founding Fathers of sainted memory owned slaves and participated in an institution that endorsed rape, torture, and murder. Andrew Jackson had no trouble with genocide, just like the Europeans who settled here initially. Lynchings , voter disenfranchisement, discrimination, 1921 Tulsa or 1919 Chicago did not need our technology to promote their evil.

Highly educated professional people support Trump. Let’s not fall into the trap of thinking there is something new about this time and the response of ordinary citizens to messages of white supremacy or hatred toward those who are different. What we should realize is that people are the same as they were millennia ago and newer technologies are not more insidious than those that preceded them. What is needed are leaders who promote a message of unity and caring — and a hope that they will succeed when all those who preceded them have failed abysmally.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 24, 2020 • 10:31:54am

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 24, 2020 • 10:40:11am

The media are actually picking up on the topic of the last thread.
It’s been nice to see them finally start to face up to what’s happening, even though it’s 4 years late.

Video of Trump rally appears to show attendee making hand gesture commonly used by white supremacists (USA Today Via Microsoft News)

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 24, 2020 • 10:42:55am

re: #201 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Another event was cut short because he was too cold. This racist demagogue is incredibly weak, and very low energy.

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danarchy  Oct 24, 2020 • 10:45:37am

re: #206 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Another event was cut short because he was too cold. This racist demagogue is incredibly weak, and very low energy.

Only he is still talking, I wish he had actually cut it short.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 24, 2020 • 10:49:05am

re: #206 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Another event was cut short because he was too cold. This racist demagogue is incredibly weak, and very low energy.

Probably too ill and relying on steroids to keep him going. Someone else in his state of health who wasn’t running for office would probably be staying home until a full recovery from the coronavirus.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 24, 2020 • 10:50:19am

For sportsball fans:

Army-Navy Game to be held at West Point for first time since World War II (Army Times)

The 121st Army-Navy Game will be hosted by the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, this December, marking the first time it has been played at a home site since World War II, the two service academies’ athletic directors announced Friday.

The game was supposed to be held in Philadelphia, but it was moved after Pennsylvania placed attendance restrictions on outdoor events due to the coronavirus pandemic. Those limits would not have allowed the entire Corps of Cadets and Brigade of Midshipmen to attend, according to a West Point statement.

(more)

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PrairieQueen  Oct 24, 2020 • 10:53:27am

re: #208 Hecuba’s daughter

He’s overweight, covered in fat, which would keep him warm, except he has no circulation because he lacks anything close to fitness. He has no balance, he has no circulation. He’s like a big piece of squishy furniture.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 24, 2020 • 10:54:51am

re: #162 A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con

As a former bureaucrat (in a small way), I know that all you have to do to slow things to snail’s pace is to follow the rules exactly, dotting every “i” and crossing every “t.”

Actually, for career bureaucrats, this November-December is going to be extra slow and is had fuck all to do with anything but or self-interest. I’m taking the entire month of December of because I haven’t taken any vacations. I have more than 300 hours of annual leave right now, that will translate to around 350 hours come 2021. I only can carry over 240. Plus, all our fucking awards are in time of now because we have no money. I am not the only person in the gov who has to take a shit-ton of time off or lose it. QED, natural work slowdown.

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dangerman  Oct 24, 2020 • 11:02:59am

re: #206 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Another event was cut short because he was too cold. This racist demagogue is incredibly weak, and very low energy.

Cold? Hot? Menopause?

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dangerman  Oct 24, 2020 • 11:04:06am

re: #210 PrairieQueen

He’s overweight, covered in fat, which would keep him warm, except he has no circulation because he lacks anything close to fitness. He has no balance, he has no circulation. He’s like a big piece of squishy furniture.

Beanbag chair

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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 24, 2020 • 11:12:50am

re: #175 Decatur Deb

Oh, why the hell not?

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Jebediah, RBG  Oct 24, 2020 • 11:56:40am

re: #185 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The rise of the introverts.

I spent a long time on ships with no way to leave (unless I wanted to go overboard). I have no problem with sitting in my house for long periods of time with brief “liberty calls” to go to the store or whatnot.

It probably also helps that you aren’t a science-denying psychotically selfish and self-centered prickbag who gives zero shits about anybody else.


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