Jump to bottom

581 comments

1
plansbandc  Oct 28, 2020 • 7:14:36pm

FT, GOTV, WE WIN IF WE VOTE. Here’s to the end of trumpland.

And now here’s some cuteness to brighten your night.

2
BigPapa  Oct 28, 2020 • 7:15:36pm

Biden’s new AG Hillary Clinton will be looking into his funny loans too. What about his $90k credit card debt? Hillary will find out.

3
bratwurst  Oct 28, 2020 • 7:17:14pm
4
Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 28, 2020 • 7:17:59pm

Eye of Zeta now halfway through Mississippi. It’ll be on the east coast by tomorrow.

Louisiana has had a record 5 hurricanes hit it his season.

And, long range models are throwing up scaring scenarios of another hurricane forming in the Caribbean late next week.

5
gocart mozart  Oct 28, 2020 • 7:18:47pm
6
Decatur Deb  Oct 28, 2020 • 7:19:06pm

re: #3 bratwurst

Sounds like he didn’t want to pay extra for the briefcase-handcuffed-to-henchman tier of service.

You never use a bicycle messenger if they won’t pee in the bottle.

7
Dopefish: Ever hopeful.  Oct 28, 2020 • 7:20:28pm

re: #5 gocart mozart

They are having way too much fun and I am here for it. We need light-hearted optimism in these dangerous times.

8
KGxvi  Oct 28, 2020 • 7:22:25pm

re: #2 BigPapa

Biden’s new AG Hillary Clinton will be looking into his funny loans too. What about his $90k credit card debt? Hillary will find out.

I mean if we are going to go petty with the AG appointment, isn’t Obama the play?

9
jaunte  Oct 28, 2020 • 7:22:25pm

“…In the past, ransomware infections at hospitals have downed patient record-keeping databases, which critically store up-to-date medical information, affecting hospitals’ ability to provide healthcare.

Two of the three consultants familiar with the attacks said the cyber criminals were commonly using a type of ransomware known as “Ryuk,” which locks up a victim’s computer until a payment is received.

The teleconference call participant said government officials disclosed that the attackers used Ryuk and another trojan, known as Trickbot, against the hospitals.”

10
Belafon  Oct 28, 2020 • 7:24:27pm

This misspelling sure is yummy

11
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 28, 2020 • 7:25:43pm

re: #8 KGxvi

I mean if we are going to go petty with the AG appointment, isn’t Obama the play?

No. He’s too nice. I want a fucking pitbull.

12
jaunte  Oct 28, 2020 • 7:26:31pm
13
danarchy  Oct 28, 2020 • 7:30:25pm

re: #8 KGxvi

I mean if we are going to go petty with the AG appointment, isn’t Obama the play?

Maybe Michelle, but I don’t think Barack can server anywhere in the line of succession.

14
🌹UOJB!  Oct 28, 2020 • 7:30:30pm

re: #11 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

No. He’s too nice. I want a fucking pitbull.

Attorney General Preet Bharara!

16
Belafon  Oct 28, 2020 • 7:34:39pm

re: #13 danarchy

Maybe Michelle, but I don’t think Barack can server anywhere in the line of succession.

Yes, he can. The only office he couldn’t hold would be VP, because that is it’s job, to be ready to be president. All other positions can be skipped over if the person isn’t qualified.

17
jaunte  Oct 28, 2020 • 7:35:56pm

She’s living in his head. Laughing at the wide open spaces.

18
retired cynic  Oct 28, 2020 • 7:37:53pm

Explore the Orion Constellation in Astounding Detail with This 2.5 Gigapixel Image That Took Five Years to Complete, This is Colossal

For the past five years, Chattanooga-based astrophotographer Matt Harbison has poured more than 500 hours into capturing the minute details of the Orion constellation, an immense undertaking that’s culminated in a stunning 2.5 gigapixel image. In its entirety, “Project Orion” is composed of 2,508 individual shots meticulously stitched together into a fiery, star-studded mosaic.

Glorious!

19
Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 28, 2020 • 7:39:16pm

Today’s numbers. Cases increasing, deaths are increasing despite the 25 point drop in the 7-day moving average due to a 191 drop on today’s deaths from 10/21’s 1,221 deaths which fell off the moving average.

20
🌹UOJB!  Oct 28, 2020 • 7:42:08pm

Oh I want this ass arrested!

Senior White House adviser Stephen Miller claimed Wednesday, without evidence, that a Biden administration would “incentivize child smuggling and child trafficking on an epic, global scale.”

He made the inflammatory accusations “in his personal capacity as a campaign adviser” on a Trump campaign call with reporters.

What. The. CENSORED.

talkingpointsmemo.com

21
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 28, 2020 • 7:43:45pm

re: #5 gocart mozart

That had me laughing out loud.

22
Jay C  Oct 28, 2020 • 7:43:53pm

re: #12 jaunte

[Embedded content]

LOL
World-Grandmaster-level trolling, there: that’s the talent I like to see in a President……

23
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 28, 2020 • 7:45:36pm

re: #17 jaunte

[Embedded content]

She’s living in his head. Laughing at the wide open spaces.

That’s the self-serving false narrative of a narcissist. Has anyone mentioned this man may be a narcissist?

24
Jack Burton  Oct 28, 2020 • 7:54:31pm

re: #17 jaunte

[Embedded content]

She’s living in his head. Laughing at the wide open spaces.

Also complaining about someone else complaining when you mispronounce their name (over and over again) is the height of Whitey McWhiterson bullshit.

25
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 28, 2020 • 7:55:57pm

re: #24 Jack Burton

Also complaining about someone else complaining when you mispronounce their name (over and over again) is the height of Whitey McWhiterson bullshit.

Racist douchebag gonna racist douchebag.

26
Jack Burton  Oct 28, 2020 • 7:57:08pm

Side note. It still to this day makes my ass twitch that apparently no one in the United States (who isn’t me or Iranian) can pronounce Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s name correctly.

27
sagehen  Oct 28, 2020 • 7:59:15pm

re: #12 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Grade-A trolling.

28
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:04:13pm
29
A Three Hour Tour  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:04:25pm

re: #26 Jack Burton

Side note. It still to this day makes my ass twitch that apparently no one in the United States (who isn’t me or Iranian) can pronounce Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s name correctly.

Is it close to “Mahkh-mood Ahkh-ma-di-neh-jahd”?

30
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:06:38pm

re: #29 A Three Hour Tour

Is it close to “Mahkh-mood Ahkh-ma-di-neh-jahd”?

More like Mach-mood (with a nice phlegmy soft “ch” on the first syllable)

31
Jay C  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:07:57pm

re: #13 danarchy

Maybe Michelle, but I don’t think Barack can server anywhere in the line of succession.

Actually, I think the Constitution (22nd Amendment) is ambiguous about the issue: it explicitly states that no one can be elected President more than twice (or once if serving more than half of someone else’s term): the issue of whether or not a former POTUS might succeed to the office again isn’t addressed. And, so far, has never even come up close enough to be tested.

32
A Three Hour Tour  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:10:05pm

re: #30 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

More like Mach-mood (with a nice phlegmy soft “ch” on the first syllable)

My “kh” was supposed to represent an aspirated “k” sound, like the “ch” in “Mach” or “Bach.”

Don’t get me started on Brits who insist on pronouncing Mach and Bach like “mack” and “back.”

33
Jack Burton  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:10:20pm

re: #29 A Three Hour Tour

Is it close to “Mahkh-mood Ahkh-ma-di-neh-jahd”?

ARGGGH there’s no damn K sound anywhere in it. It’s “kind of but barely” a ch-ish sound that’s the best description. A really lazy listening of it might lead people to think that at first. That probably explains European-versions of native and asian place and peoples names though.

I thought Limbaugh and Hannity were doing it to be asshats… then I heard *everyone* else doing it to.

It’s like nails on Chalkboard to me MAKKKKKMOOOD ACKKKKMEDINNEJAD!

34
Jay C  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:11:04pm

re: #28 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

[Embedded content]

Funny: very nice pic:
but I also saw this bit just posted tonite on Balloon Juice

I like this story better.

35
Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:11:52pm
36
Rightwingconspirator  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:12:24pm

re: #28 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

37
A Three Hour Tour  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:12:50pm

re: #33 Jack Burton

ARGGGH there’s no damn K sound anywhere in it. It’s “kind of but barely” a ch-ish sound that’s the best description. A really lazy listening of it might lead people to think that at first. That probably explains European-versions of native and asian place and peoples names though.

I though Limbaugh and Hannity were doing it to be asshats… then I heard *everyone* else doing it to.

It’s like nails on Chalkboard to me MAKKKKKMOOOD ACKKKKMEDINNEJAD!

It sounds like you’re describing a sound that falls somewhere between a “sh” and a “ch.”

38
The Pie Overlord!  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:15:57pm

re: #33 Jack Burton

ARGGGH there’s no damn K sound anywhere in it. It’s “kind of but barely” a ch-ish sound that’s the best description. A really lazy listening of it might lead people to think that at first. That probably explains European-versions of native and asian place and peoples names though.

I thought Limbaugh and Hannity were doing it to be asshats… then I heard *everyone* else doing it to.

It’s like nails on Chalkboard to me MAKKKKKMOOOD ACKKKKMEDINNEJAD!

Well there is the “khet” ח sound in Hebrew which is the hard, back-of-the-throat KHHHHHH and then there is the aspirated “ch” which is softer, like Russian “X” or German “ch”

This sound, the hard & the soft, doesn’t exist in English but Scots comes close to it with words like “loch”

39
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:16:03pm

re: #35 Dread Pirate Ron

That’s a dead-eyed sociopath.

40
Jack Burton  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:16:03pm

re: #37 A Three Hour Tour

It sounds like you’re describing a sound that falls somewhere between a “sh” and a “ch.”

It’s like trying to make the ch sound in “Bach” and also leaving the C silent at the same time. I’m sure there’s a word for this in linguistics, but I don’t know it. It’s just different enough from a full ch or kh to stand out like a sore thumb to me when I hear it.

41
jaunte  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:18:22pm

“Does not seek the praise of the world.”

So it’s insanely unbelievable lying that’s going to work?

42
Belafon  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:18:37pm

re: #33 Jack Burton

ARGGGH there’s no damn K sound anywhere in it. It’s “kind of but barely” a ch-ish sound that’s the best description. A really lazy listening of it might lead people to think that at first. That probably explains European-versions of native and asian place and peoples names though.

I thought Limbaugh and Hannity were doing it to be asshats… then I heard *everyone* else doing it to.

It’s like nails on Chalkboard to me MAKKKKKMOOOD ACKKKKMEDINNEJAD!

I occasionally catch my kids, two of three are in college, saying a word they’ve read but never heard. I don’t know about Limbaugh and Hannity, but I guarantee you that > 90% of the people I know have never heard someone say Ahmadinejad’s name.

43
jaunte  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:19:39pm

Who could forget when Joseph Smith found the golden plates of fake news?

44
A Three Hour Tour  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:20:18pm

re: #40 Jack Burton

It’s like trying to make the ch sound in “Bach” and also leaving the C silent at the same time. I’m sure there’s a word for this in linguistics, but I don’t know it. It’s just different enough from a full ch or kh to stand out like a sore thumb to me when I hear it.

Okay, that barely-there c sound I actually CAN imitate. Now, I have an idea of what you’re looking for.

45
Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:21:57pm
46
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:24:02pm

re: #41 jaunte

Captain Moron maybe.

47
The Ghost of a Flea  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:25:10pm

re: #41 jaunte

“Does not seek the praise of the world.”

So it’s insanely unbelievable lying that’s going to work?

Funny how God always sounds exactly like their internal monologue.

48
Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:28:03pm

Minuteman III missile launch from Vandenberg delayed by weather. When will it blast off?

An unarmed Minuteman III missile’s departure from Vandenberg Air Force Base will wait at least 24 hours after a weather-related liftoff delay on Wednesday.

Blastoff from an underground silo on the northern segment of the base near Lompoc now is planned between 12:27 and 6:27 a.m. Thursday.

The team initially targeted liftoff for early Wednesday morning, but military officials blamed adverse weather conditions at the target area downrange for the postponement.

49
jaunte  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:28:17pm
50
Ace Rothstein  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:30:56pm

re: #49 jaunte

“Excuse, excuse me. This golf course I’m going to built in, excuse me, going to build in the middle of North Dakota is going to be the biggest money maker you have ever seen. Believe me.”

51
Jay C  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:31:44pm

re: #43 jaunte

Who could forget when Joseph Smith found the golden plates of fake news?

They were only gold-plated? And only 14K??

52
jaunte  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:32:25pm

re: #51 Jay C

An early example of Tucker Carlson’s disappearing evidence.

53
Belafon  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:34:26pm

re: #49 jaunte

[Embedded content]

“It’s either you or your son.”

54
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:37:26pm

re: #38 The Pie Overlord!

Well there is the “khet” ח sound in Hebrew which is the hard, back-of-the-throat KHHHHHH and then there is the aspirated “ch” which is softer, like Russian “X” or German “ch”

This sound, the hard & the soft, doesn’t exist in English but Scots comes close to it with words like “loch

Which doesn’t rhyme with Lock.

55
Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:39:28pm
56
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:45:29pm

re: #53 Belafon

“It’s either you or your son.”

Yup. That’s what I just said to Wonkette.

57
Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:45:41pm

Fark headline:

Tucker: The dog ate my kompromat

58
teleskiguy  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:45:55pm

I went skiing today! Wolf Creek won the first ski area to open in Colorado contest. It was bony on steeper sections, what with a two foot base, that’s what rock skis are for. Beautiful blue skies and some powder turns!

59
piratedan  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:46:41pm

re: #58 teleskiguy

glad that you could go and find some respite from everything political….

60
🌹UOJB!  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:47:46pm

Ossoff stuck the shiv into Perdue and showed no mercy!

61
retired cynic  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:47:50pm

re: #58 teleskiguy

I went skiing today! Wolf Creek won the first ski area to open in Colorado contest. It was bony on steeper sections, what with a two foot base, that’s what rock skis are for. Beautiful blue skies and some powder turns!

[Embedded content]

So happy for you!

62
danarchy  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:53:24pm

Why did there need to be a nefarious reason for Kennedy to retire? He was freaking 82 years old. Maybe he just thought it was a good time to retire and get a replacement of his choosing basically.

The average age of retirement from the supreme court until very recently was something like 78. Sandra Day O’Connor retired at 76. Maybe he just didn’t want to work until he died.

63
Patricia Kayden  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:54:23pm

Sad!

64
Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:56:20pm

re: #60 🌹UOJB!

Ossoff stuck the shiv into Perdue and showed no mercy!

[Embedded content]

65
Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 28, 2020 • 8:56:24pm
66
Patricia Kayden  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:00:18pm
67
Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:01:05pm

re: #65 Dread Pirate Ron

[Embedded content]

Trump ended the pandemic by declaring it “ended.” Just like Dubya ended the Iraq War by declaring “Mission Accomplished.”

///////

68
Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:01:45pm

re: #66 Patricia Kayden

[Embedded content]

“As a white woman, nobody’s ever been racist to me!”

///////

69
danarchy  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:03:50pm

re: #66 Patricia Kayden

[Embedded content]

Well it is Maine, the second whitest state in the nation, so there just aren’t that many opportunities…

70
Hecuba's daughter  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:03:53pm

re: #56 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Yup. That’s what I just said to Wonkette.

[Embedded content]

IF Biden is elected and IF we get a Democratic Senate, maybe we don’t have to expand SCOTUS quite yet. The Democratic AG explores Kavanaugh’s mysterious vanishing debt — and he’s forced to resign or face prosecution. One seat restored. There doesn’t seem to be any way to dislodge Gorsuch or Aunt Lydia as yet. But maybe there can be some conflict of interest that could persuade Thomas to depart — playing hardball. Then no court packing for now.

71
I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:04:29pm

What we learned in 2020. Racism and pandemics can not be ended by whishful thinking.

72
Vote Cthulhu - No longer the greater evil!  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:04:34pm

re: #63 Patricia Kayden

Sad!

[Embedded content]

This is really not a good look for Tucker Carlson. His narrative paints him in one of two ways - either as a baldfaced liar (the documents never actually existed) or as a simpleminded buffoon (what would be election-changing information and you *MAIL* it instead of having a courier, or at the very least send with end-to-end tracking?)

Actual journalists should crucify him over this.

73
Jay C  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:06:17pm

re: #72 Vote Cthulhu - No longer the greater evil!

This is really not a good look for Tucker Carlson. His narrative paints him in one of two ways - either as a baldfaced liar (the documents never actually existed) or as a simpleminded buffoon (what would be election-changing information and you *MAIL* it instead of having a courier, or at the very least send with end-to-end tracking?)

Why the dichotomy between “ liar” and “ buffoon”? It’s Tucker Carlson: he can very easily handle both!

74
Patricia Kayden  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:06:30pm

75
A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:06:37pm

re: #62 danarchy

Why did there need to be a nefarious reason for Kennedy to retire? He was freaking 82 years old. Maybe he just thought it was a good time to retire and get a replacement of his choosing basically.

The average age of retirement from the supreme court until very recently was something like 78. Sandra Day O’Connor retired at 76. Maybe he just didn’t want to work until he died.

I read that he had hired his clerks for the next year when he suddenly up and retired. This raises questions.

76
sagehen  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:13:00pm

re: #70 Hecuba’s daughter

IF Biden is elected and IF we get a Democratic Senate, maybe we don’t have to expand SCOTUS quite yet. The Democratic AG explores Kavanaugh’s mysterious vanishing debt — and he’s forced to resign or face prosecution. One seat restored. There doesn’t seem to be any way to dislodge Gorsuch or Aunt Lydia as yet. But maybe there can be some conflict of interest that could persuade Thomas to depart — playing hardball. Then no court packing for now.

No, we’ll still have to.

or the next time R’s are in power, they’ll do it because D’s talked about it.

genie’s out of the bottle. toothpaste is out of the tube. can open, worms everywhere.

77
Hecuba's daughter  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:13:14pm

re: #72 Vote Cthulhu - No longer the greater evil!

This is really not a good look for Tucker Carlson. His narrative paints him in one of two ways - either as a baldfaced liar (the documents never actually existed) or as a simpleminded buffoon (what would be election-changing information and you *MAIL* it instead of having a courier, or at the very least send with end-to-end tracking?)

Actual journalists should crucify him over this.

But he’s not a journalist — he’s an entertainer. As a judge recently ruled, Fox News “persuasively argues” that “given Mr. Carlson’s reputation, any reasonable viewer ‘arrive[s] with an appropriate amount of skepticism’ about the statements he makes.”

78
A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:17:04pm

re: #70 Hecuba’s daughter

IF Biden is elected and IF we get a Democratic Senate, maybe we don’t have to expand SCOTUS quite yet. The Democratic AG explores Kavanaugh’s mysterious vanishing debt — and he’s forced to resign or face prosecution. One seat restored. There doesn’t seem to be any way to dislodge Gorsuch or Aunt Lydia as yet. But maybe there can be some conflict of interest that could persuade Thomas to depart — playing hardball. Then no court packing for now.

The more I think a out it, the more I think it’s time to expand the courts. We’ve outgrown the current setup.

79
Danack  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:21:54pm

re: #72 Vote Cthulhu - No longer the greater evil!

This is really not a good look for Tucker Carlson….
Actual journalists should crucify him over this.

He’s not trying to convince other journalists. He’s only trying to persuade one person that the ‘documents were lost’.

And that person happens to be the President of the USA.

The simplest explanation of how stupid his behaviour is that:

* he told Trump he had some documents coming or he was being pressured into publicising docs.
* he either never had them or changed his mind about releasing them.
* he came up with ‘they got lost’ as an explanation that would satisfy Trump.

Yeah, it’s not going to stand up to ridicule, other than to a guy who might lie in a similar way, but it’s good enough to prevent Trump from blaming Carlson.

80
sagehen  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:25:12pm

re: #75 A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con

I read that he had hired his clerks for the next year when he suddenly up and retired. This raises questions.

And O’Connor’s retirement wasn’t because of her age, it was because of her husband’s ill health. And because he died just a few months later, she regretted it.

81
Rightwingconspirator  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:25:19pm

82
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:26:11pm

re: #75 A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con

I read that he had hired his clerks for the next year when he suddenly up and retired. This raises questions.

That’s my recollection as well.

83
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:27:05pm

re: #80 sagehen

And O’Connor’s retirement wasn’t because of her age, it was because of her husband’s ill health. And because he died just a few months later, she regretted it.

O’Connor instead of Alito. Sigh. I didn’t always agree with her but Alito is both a hack and asshole.

84
Danack  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:28:17pm

Elsewhere, someone said:

Trump will die without ever having faced meaningful consequences for his actions.

s/meaningful/satisfying/

Unless there is a huge amount of tampering with the election, Trump is going to be rejected by the voters next week.

He’s then going to have to spend the time between the results of the election being obvious, and when the next administration is sworn in, being a loser, that everyone who is looking at because they lost.

Honestly, I think he might fear that more than any possibility of a jail term.

All of that makes me wonder, I am in Donald Trump’s version of hell?

85
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:30:40pm

I see Trump pulled his patented I’m never coming back here if you don’t vote for me. I mean Iowa’s not high on my places to go either but I don’t get why Trump thinks trashing states is witty.

86
Belafon  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:31:29pm

re: #85 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I see Trump pulled his patented I’m never coming back here if you don’t vote for me. I mean Iowa’s not high on my places to go either but I don’t get why Trump thinks trashing states is witty.

It’s how he treats his family.

87
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:32:43pm

re: #84 Danack

Elsewhere, someone said:

s/meaningful/satisfying/

Unless there is a huge amount of tampering with the election, Trump is going to be rejected by the voters next week.

He’s then going to have to spend the time between the results of the election being obvious, and when the next administration is sworn in, being a loser, that everyone who is looking at because they lost.

Honestly, I think he might fear that more than any possibility of a jail term.

All of that makes me wonder, I am in Donald Trump’s version of hell?

Imagine if he loses Texas. No Republican has lost Texas since Jerry Ford who was going up against a Southern Democratic Governor after Watergate. I’m glad he’s not showing signs of Covid impacting him. I want him to know the electorate rejected him the most soundly of any incumbent since Hoover.

88
BigPapa  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:33:05pm

Charles, make sure Stinky changes the oil and filters in your servers for next Tuesday. I’ve waited 4 years for this.

89
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:33:07pm

re: #86 Belafon

It’s how he treats his family.

Yeah true.

90
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:34:34pm

re: #88 BigPapa

Charles, make sure Stinky changes the oil and filters in your servers for next Tuesday. I’ve waited 4 years for this.

I wish we could all be in a pub to celebrate this. It’s been a long four years. I don’t think I would have made it with y’all. I’m hopeful for beating Trump and a better world.

91
Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:35:40pm

re: #88 BigPapa

Charles, make sure Stinky changes the oil and filters in your servers for next Tuesday. I’ve waited 4 years for this.

Just got next week’s work schedule and found out I have Election Day and the day after off. And I already voted early, so I have the whole day to catch up on sleep before the polls close.

Time to go invest in popcorn.

92
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:37:23pm

re: #91 Targetpractice

Just got next week’s work schedule and found out I have Election Day and the day after off. And I already voted early, so I have the whole day to catch up on sleep before the polls close.

Time to go invest in popcorn.

I feel like trolling his supporters on Twitter so bad and the Trumpers in my TL. I won’t do that but man I’m tempted.

93
Belafon  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:38:08pm

So the guy who I’ve had a number of arguments with over Covid-19 came to me earlier this week and said “I know why we wear masks.” One of our customers caught the virus at a wedding he attended up in New York, and it took five days before he developed symptoms. My coworker was astonished at that fact, but I told him that’s what we had been hearing since this began. Now that it’s close to him, he suddenly “understands.”

Also about my work. They are determined to keep us at work if possible. Now, with cases rising, management will be roaming looking for people who aren’t wearing their masks properly and you can end up being reported. There’s also a rumor going around that a VP got fired because he tested positive and went to work anyway. The company is too big to verify this, so I don’t know if it’s true.

94
BigPapa  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:39:11pm

This place is my speakeasy on the interwebs. Better for my liver tho.

And got dam it, the fact that I can hyperlink with CTRL-L for ‘link’ here at LGF as opposed to K in Chrome… sniffle. My feels.

95
Belafon  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:39:36pm

re: #92 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I feel like trolling his supporters on Twitter so bad and the Trumpers in my TL. I won’t do that but man I’m tempted.

I dont want to remind anyone around me who might vote for Trump that the election is Tuesday.

96
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:40:55pm

Lre: #95 Belafon

I dont want to remind anyone around me who might vote for Trump that the election is Tuesday.

I meant after the fact. But yeah I can’t remember the last time I said something political on my FB TL.

97
Dr Lizardo  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:45:13pm

re: #84 Danack

Elsewhere, someone said:

s/meaningful/satisfying/

Unless there is a huge amount of tampering with the election, Trump is going to be rejected by the voters next week.

He’s then going to have to spend the time between the results of the election being obvious, and when the next administration is sworn in, being a loser, that everyone who is looking at because they lost.

Honestly, I think he might fear that more than any possibility of a jail term.

All of that makes me wonder, I am in Donald Trump’s version of hell?

If Trump does indeed crash and burn next Tuesday (knock on wood), I’d be quite tempted to send him one tweet each and every day until 20 January 2021.

And that tweet would simply say, “You’re a loser”.

98
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:45:16pm

re: #94 BigPapa

This place is my speakeasy on the interwebs. Better for my liver tho.

And got dam it, the fact that I can hyperlink with CTRL-L for ‘link’ here at LGF as opposed to K in Chrome… sniffle. My feels.

I’m trying to think what song I want to play. I guess being a Celtophile, A Nation Once Again would be fitting.my emotions are gonna be mixed up. Happy because it’ll be one step closer to being over. Apprehensive because this is not going to be a graceful transfer of power. Sad for all those we’ve lost not just the Covid victims but friends and family like OA, CL, & my Grandma who I wish could be here to see Trump go down.

99
GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:46:11pm

re: #92 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I feel like trolling his supporters on Twitter so bad and the Trumpers in my TL. I won’t do that but man I’m tempted.

I’ll be unblocking many people on the FakeBook to gloat for a week or so. Maybe just post victory photos of Joe and Kamala throughout the day. Every day. Them I’m bouncing off that crap site. It’s going to be fun. :)

100
Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:46:53pm

re: #95 Belafon

I dont want to remind anyone around me who might vote for Trump that the election is Tuesday.

That’s the only negative reality for me next week: Listening to my dad bitch about Trump losing.

101
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:47:41pm

re: #99 GlutenFreeJesus

I’ll be unblocking many people on the FakeBook to gloat for a week or so. Maybe just post victory photos of Joe and Kamala throughout the day. Every day. Them I’m bouncing off that crap site. It’s going to be fun. :)

Some friends and I are planning a Zoom party for Friday regardless of result. I hope it’s a good night.

102
Jack Burton  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:48:18pm

re: #96 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

L

I meant after the fact. But yeah I can’t remember the last time I said something political on my FB TL.

I have two Facebook accounts at the moment. How long that will be the case is up in the air now. I never say anything remotely about politics on the original one. In fact I’ve had completely non-political things get turned into politics a few times on that account and I’ve just deleted the post, made some vague remark about it and moved on. It was always, done by someone right of center. If they can find a hidden asinine bullshit message between the cracks of any innocuous statement or picture, they will. If they can complain or pearl-clutch or play victim in any way about anything, they will jump at the chance.

103
mmmirele  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:52:20pm

re: #93 Belafon

The evil too big to fail employer announced yesterday that we would remain in the status quo (most people working outside of an office setting) until January 1. Even then, that doesn’t mean people will be going back to work then. I also get emails informing me of cases that have popped up at the operations center (where I would work), and while their number is few, there has been a slight uptick in the last few weeks.

This leads me to believe we’re not going back to the office until there’s a vaccine, because while there is required masking and social distancing at the office, people are still getting sick because of what they’re doing outside of the office.

That said, I am getting tired, very tired, of every day being told at the morning call not to go into the office because there’s no reason to go to the office. I know that and everyone else knows that. It’s just droning for the sake of droning at this point.

104
Danack  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:52:52pm

This is possibly a factor that will push the election from close, to blowout.

gruber.micro.blog

It’s almost comical how badly Trump misplayed this opening at Mitch McConnell’s behest. It serves McConnell’s interest to fill the seat while they can, before Trump seems likely to lose the election. It doesn’t serve Trump’s interest at all. There are voters who love Trump all the more for filling this seat now before the election, but they’re the sort of voters who were going to vote for Trump no matter what. But there are almost certainly an electorally significant number of conservative-leaning voters who care about the makeup of the Supreme Court who might have held their noses and voted (again) for Trump even though they dislike him - maybe really dislike him - just on this issue alone, who will now feel free to vote for Joe Biden because conservatives on the Court now hold a 6-3 majority. If a conservative Supreme Court majority is your top issue as a voter, you’ve already got it. You’re free to move on to your next issues, like, say, having someone you respect in the White House. Or someone who believes in science.

105
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:52:55pm

“””re: #102 Jack Burton

I have two Facebook accounts at the moment. How long that will be the case is up in the air now. I never say anything remotely about politics on the original one. In fact I’ve had completely non-political things get turned into politics a few times on that account and I’ve just deleted the post, made some vague remark about it and moved on. It was always, done by someone right of center. If they can find a hidden asinine bullshit message between the cracks of any innocuous statement or picture, they will. If they can complain or pearl-clutch or play victim in any way about anything, they will jump at the chance.

I sometimes go political but I really don’t like my TL turning into a debate zone.

106
Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:53:58pm

Hello everyone. Just checking in.

The family and I have survived Zeta. Our power is out so I am typing this by candlelight on my iPhone. The house seems to have made it through okay but the yard is a complete mess.

Of course, we won’t get a good look at everything outside until tomorrow morning but so far, so good.

107
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:54:24pm

Llre: #106 Eclectic Cyborg

Hello everyone. Just checking in.

The family and I have survived Zeta. Our power is out so I am typing this by candlelight on my iPhone. The house seems to have made it through okay but the yard is a complete mess.

Of course, we won’t get a good look at everything outside until tomorrow morning but so far, so good.

Stay safe.

108
Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:55:59pm

re: #106 Eclectic Cyborg

Hello everyone. Just checking in.

The family and I have survived Zeta. Our power is out so I am typing this by candlelight on my iPhone. The house seems to have made it through okay but the yard is a complete mess.

Of course, we won’t get a good look at everything outside until tomorrow morning but so far, so good.

I’ll echo the call for ya’ll to stay safe. We need you here to help us celebrate Trump crashing and burning next week.

109
gwangung  Oct 28, 2020 • 9:57:56pm

re: #96 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

L

I meant after the fact. But yeah I can’t remember the last time I said something political on my FB TL.

I have a very large bubble on Facebook that have scared away most of the Trump loving folks (I have a handful of conservative friends hanging on, but that’s different).

I often paste comments from here to there. Hm. Might be a correlation there….

110
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:02:59pm

re: #109 gwangung

I have a very large bubble on Facebook that have scared away most of the Trump loving folks (I have a handful of conservative friends hanging on, but that’s different).

I often paste comments from here to there. Hm. Might be a correlation there….

I think my friend group is mostly Democratic leaning but I have some Republican relatives. It’s tough to reconcile that. I’m just relieved that my relatives who are part of my life including my parents and godfather/uncle are on Team Joe. In fact, I even remember sharing my positive impression of Senator Harris with my uncle last summer when I last saw him. One of my other uncles said Joe reminds him of my grandfather whom I never knew. And that gives me comfort.

111
Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:03:55pm

re: #104 Danack

This is possibly a factor that will push the election from close, to blowout.

gruber.micro.blog

There was no real “winner-take-all” scenario in the cards for Mitch, so he went with the one that (at the time) carried the least risk. And that was ramming through the nominee (any nominee) before Election Day. Yeah, Donny’s ass is cooked and the Senate Repub caucus might be about to disintegrate, but Mitch got the seat filled while he could still count on votes like Collins and Murkowski.

112
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:06:02pm

re: #111 Targetpractice

There was no real “winner-take-all” scenario in the cards for Mitch, so he went with the one that (at the time) carried the least risk. And that was ramming through the nominee (any nominee) before Election Day. Yeah, Donny’s ass is cooked and the Senate Repub caucus might be about to disintegrate, but Mitch got the seat filled while he could still count on votes like Collins and Murkowski.

I really think Mitch is overhyped as a tactician. He’s a good blocker and rubber stamper of judges. Remember he couldn’t get the ACA repeal. I obviously want McGrath to win but I’d enjoy Mitch as a powerless Minority Leader watching the judiciary he attempted to create swing back to the center.

113
BigPapa  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:07:15pm

I think the floor is +8 Biden in the PV. The EC is hard call because of rural advantage to the GOP.

I don’t see Trump getting much more voters than last time. If there’s a surge in turnout, and it appears there is, the vast majority goes to Biden. The COVID factor is just to hard to call. Trump has exploited hate and fear from a well that’s always been here. His problem is after 4 years he’s caused so much hate and fear against him. Hate and fear are great motivators but that cuts both ways.

114
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:09:15pm

re: #113 BigPapa

I think the floor is +8 Biden in the PV. The EC is hard call because of rural advantage to the GOP.

I don’t see Trump getting much more voters than last time. If there’s a surge in turnout, and it appears there is, the vast majority goes to Biden. The COVID factor is just to hard to call. Trump has exploited hate and fear from a well that’s always been here. His problem is after 4 years he’s caused so much hate and fear against him. Hate and fear are great motivators but that cuts both ways.

I agree. I think he matches Obama ‘08 at a minimum and could easily go over 10 points. You’re right. Covid is something that he can’t escape. As for the rural areas, he’ll win them but not at the rate he did four years ago.

115
Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:10:03pm

re: #112 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I really think Mitch is overhyped as a tactician. He’s a good blocker and rubber stamper of judges. Remember he couldn’t get the ACA repeal. I obviously want McGrath to win but I’d enjoy Mitch as a powerless Minority Leader watching the judiciary he attempted to create swing back to the center.

One doesn’t have to be a brilliant tactician in order to organize a banzai charge. And this was essentially the political equiv of such: Rushing headlong into the guns, screaming “LONG LIVE TRUMP!!!,” with the expectation that enough would get through the withering fire to engage the enemy in hand-to-hand combat.

116
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:13:12pm

Did any of you all see the HBO documentary about cyberwarfare? Funnily enough my youngest brother just switched majors from Econ to Cybersecurity as a major. I think that’s the new warfare for our age. I’m hoping we can hit back Putin’s government for all the shit they’ve done to us and our allies.

117
Hecuba's daughter  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:13:47pm

re: #84 Danack

Elsewhere, someone said:

s/meaningful/satisfying/

Unless there is a huge amount of tampering with the election, Trump is going to be rejected by the voters next week.

He’s then going to have to spend the time between the results of the election being obvious, and when the next administration is sworn in, being a loser, that everyone who is looking at because they lost.

Honestly, I think he might fear that more than any possibility of a jail term.a

All of that makes me wonder, I am in Donald Trump’s version of hell?

There already is courtesy of the DeJoy sabotage of the USPS. And people unfamiliar with mail-in balloting doing it incorrectly. Plus my lack of belief in the accuracy of the polls — there is no longer a good way to get a valid unbiased sample of the voting population.

The fact that Trump still inspires devout loyalty despite his criminal negligence in handling the pandemic is astounding — that so many educated people are so delusional is terrifying. Recall that in 2016, the Republican establishment believed he was headed to a loss and it wasn’t until election night that they were amazed to see that, courtesy of the EC, he eked out a victory. And the EC could do it again. After all, he can lose Wisconsin and Michigan and he will win if he retains the other states.

This is why I refuse to watch the returns Tuesday night. I am a nervous wreck.

118
piratedan  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:17:24pm

re: #113 BigPapa

I sit back and try to remember who does Trump appeal to….

essentially he appeals to racists and bullies… pretty much that’s it…
after being openly racist and a bully in 2016, how many racists and bullies sat home thinking that they STILL really needed a reason to come out and get registered to vote for him in 2020… Millions?

whereas he’s done his level best to purge his former coalition of seniors, college men, suburban woman and young people. Folks who were sitting on the sidelines before are getting into the game and I would be greatly surprised to find out that a majority of them would end up on his side of the ledger…

now does this mean we won’t see voter suppression and other shenanigans… yes, we will. Based on the early votes already banked, do they have a chance… looks doubtful to me, but we have to play the string out and see…

119
piratedan  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:20:45pm

re: #116 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I thought Agents of Chaos was a restrained examination of the tactics used and didn’t come right out and say what it thought, it let you connect those dots.. so perhaps it may have been too subtle for people looking for a specific answer… Did it make me want to issue a drone strike on Putin and GRU headquarters… yes… but I feel that the targets should include the GOP which essentially coordinated with them to use their weaponry so effectively.

120
Hecuba's daughter  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:20:56pm

re: #101 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Some friends and I are planning a Zoom party for Friday regardless of result. I hope it’s a good night.

My weekly Monday night Zoom group decided to add a session on Wednesday, at which time we may know the results — or not — as the case may be.

121
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:22:11pm

Lllre: #118 piratedan

I sit back and try to remember who does Trump appeal to….

essentially he appeals to racists and bullies… pretty much that’s it…
after being openly racist and a bully in 2016, how many racists and bullies sat home thinking that they STILL really needed a reason to come out and get registered to vote for him in 2020… Millions?

whereas he’s done his level best to purge his former coalition of seniors, college men, suburban woman and young people. Folks who were sitting on the sidelines before are getting into the game and I would be greatly surprised to find out that a majority of them would end up on his side of the ledger…

now does this mean we won’t see voter suppression and other shenanigans… yes, we will. Based on the early votes already banked, do they have a chance… looks doubtful to me, but we have to play the string out and see…

There’s gonna be shenanigans. There’s always gonna be but if we vote in large numbers, the courts will have a difficult time justifying granting his wish to let Republican controlled state legislatures seat electors. What made 2000 possible was how tight Florida was. If Biden wins big and I’m bullish on that, I don’t think Trump can get away with that and I have some trust in the courts too. I can’t despair. I know the worst has already happened so that’s why I try to stay half full but I’m also looking at what’s happening and what has happened.

122
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:22:41pm

re: #120 Hecuba’s daughter

My weekly Monday night Zoom group decided to add a session on Wednesday, at which time we may know the results — or not — as the case may be.

I hope we will.

123
NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:24:59pm

The GOP scum in Texas want to force voters to choose between protecting their lives or voting, under the pretext that they want to protect voters from the “burden” of wearing a mask to vote.

124
NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:28:29pm

re: #112 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I really think Mitch is overhyped as a tactician. He’s a good blocker and rubber stamper of judges. Remember he couldn’t get the ACA repeal. I obviously want McGrath to win but I’d enjoy Mitch as a powerless Minority Leader watching the judiciary he attempted to create swing back to the center.

That depends on if the Democrats have the balls to reform the filibuster. If they don’t, Mitch will still be the most powerful man in the Senate as minority leader.

125
Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:29:39pm

re: #123 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The GOP scum in Texas want to force voters to choose between protecting their lives or voting, under the pretext that they want to protect voters from the “burden” of wearing a mask to vote.

[Embedded content]

Here’s hoping that the blatant efforts by Repubs next week to suppress voters is so blatant that this is the last election where a statistically significant fraction of them still insist on standing in line on Election Day rather than voting by mail or early voting.

126
Hecuba's daughter  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:31:45pm

re: #123 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The GOP scum in Texas want to force voters to choose between protecting their lives or voting, under the pretext that they want to protect voters from the “burden” of wearing a mask to vote.

[Embedded content]

GOP delenda est! These voters may not want to wear a mask — but this is a ridiculous argument — this isn’t a burden on anyone. They are all whiny little snowflakes and bullies who take joy in harming others. This is a choice they are making— and it’s not as though it is a matter of conscience or religious freedom.

127
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:31:48pm

re: #123 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The GOP scum in Texas want to force voters to choose between protecting their lives or voting, under the pretext that they want to protect voters from the “burden” of wearing a mask to vote.

[Embedded content]

The shit the Republicans in Texas are doing is unbelievable. One early vote location per county? Really the entire GOP has contempt for participatory democracy. I saw it with my own eyes when they opposed a precinct on my college campus and I’ve seen it when they require IDs for voting but then close down the DMV. This is Roberts’ legacy. He’s up there with Taney for Dred Scott and the court in Plessy v Ferguson. His bullshit on the VRA and feigned outrage at how the VRA was unfair to Southern states is why I can’t wait to see him out of the CJ’s office at some point. We haven’t had a Democratic appointed CJ since Fred Vinson. And I understand completely if most of you don’t know who he was because he was appointed 74 years ago and died right before Ike became President. Warren being as liberal as he was was a fortunate happenstance of history.

128
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:32:33pm

re: #124 NO SMOCKING GUN!

That depends on if the Democrats have the balls to reform the filibuster. If they don’t, Mitch will still be the most powerful man in the Senate as minority leader.

I think they will. They’ve seen Mitch block the House’s legislation repeatedly the past two years.

129
piratedan  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:38:09pm

re: #128 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I think what pisses off the Dems more than anything else is that the House passes legislation and McConnell never gives it a hearing, no discussion, no arguments… sure he has the votes to shoot it down… if he keeps all the cats herded, but the American people never get to see that, never get to know what’s been proposed because it never gets discussed and the McConnell goes out on TV and lies unabashedly that the Dems aren’t doing anything because he’s openly stated that he will not allow anything to come to the floor unless he knows Trump will sign it.

and the Media lets him get away with this shit for months on end.

130
DodgerFan1988  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:38:30pm
131
Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:39:27pm

re: #128 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I think they will. They’ve seen Mitch block the House’s legislation repeatedly the past two years.

Electoral-Vote and other prediction sites are starting to settle on Senate Dems holding a 54+ vote majority in the 117th Congress. Zod willing, there will be too much public pressure on Schumer next January to get things done for him to back away from abolishing the filibuster. He had a front row seat to the way that a Senate Repub minority acted the last go around, and no doubt had a lot of very uncomfortable discussion with Reid behind closed doors about legislation faltering and failing due to the “Party of No,” to put up with Mitch’s bullshit for another 2-4 years.

132
NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:40:39pm

re: #128 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I think they will. They’ve seen Mitch block the House’s legislation repeatedly the past two years.

Hope you are right. I wouldn’t mind if there was a limited filibuster which guaranteed the minority x number of hours of debate before the majority can vote on a bill. But giving 41 Senators the power to block almost everything is ludicrous.

133
Hecuba's daughter  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:40:40pm

re: #127 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

The shit the Republicans in Texas are doing is unbelievable. One early vote location per county? Really the entire GOP has contempt for participatory democracy…….

It’s one drop box per county. There are multiple early voting sites within at least the more populated counties.

134
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:42:16pm

re: #129 piratedan

I think what pisses off the Dems more than anything else is that the House passes legislation and McConnell never gives it a hearing, no discussion, no arguments… sure he has the votes to shoot it down… if he keeps all the cats herded, but the American people never get to see that, never get to know what’s been proposed because it never gets discussed and the McConnell goes out on TV and lies unabashedly that the Dems aren’t doing anything because he’s openly stated that he will not allow anything to come to the floor unless he knows Trump will sign it.

and the Media lets him get away with this shit for months on end.

Seriously the House has passed a ton and McConnell doesn’t give any of it the time of day. But Mitch loves rubber stamping his judges. I really don’t want to hear these smug right wing lawyers and their bastardized interpretation of the Constitution. Barrett and Thomas especially piss me off with their takes since according to their view of the Constitution, they themselves wouldn’t be able to rule on it. Their philosophy is just a judicial version of religious fundamentalism.

135
BigPapa  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:42:23pm

I can’t wait to say ‘elections have consequences’ Nov 4.

I give 0 fucks about Banana Republican opinions or bullshit.

136
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:42:38pm

re: #133 Hecuba’s daughter

It’s one drop box per county. There are multiple early voting sites within at least the more populated counties.

My bad. The point still stands though.

137
Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:44:15pm

re: #135 BigPapa

I can’t wait to say ‘elections have consequences’ Nov 4.

I give 0 fucks about Banana Republican opinions or bullshit.

Get ready for every MAGAt you meet to insist, after 4 years of “He’s your president!”, that Biden doesn’t represent them and thus they don’t recognize him as the “legitimate” president.

138
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:44:32pm

re: #135 BigPapa

I can’t wait to say ‘elections have consequences’ Nov 4.

I give 0 fucks about Banana Republican opinions or bullshit.

I don’t want to hear these assholes who wanted to let Trump build a wall bitch about the debt when Biden decides we need to invest in education, health care, & infrastructure. And I’m sick of hearing about socialism from people who pretty much bribed farmers to mitigate their failed tariff policies.

139
piratedan  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:45:23pm

re: #137 Targetpractice

at that point we should ask them to self-deport to Russia….. ////

140
Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:45:28pm

Just like the Obama years, every wingnut in America’s gonna whine “He’s not my president because I didn’t vote for him!”

141
NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:46:10pm

re: #135 BigPapa

I can’t wait to say ‘elections have consequences’ Nov 4.

I give 0 fucks about Banana Republican opinions or bullshit.

The punditry will be demanding the Democrats “work across the aisle”, “meet the Republicans halfway”, respect Senate traditions, and not be “divisive.” The Democrats should ignore those motherfuckers.

142
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:46:54pm

re: #137 Targetpractice

Get ready for every MAGAt you meet to insist, after 4 years of “He’s your president!”, that Biden doesn’t represent them and thus they don’t recognize him as the “legitimate” president.

Yep. We already saw that under Obama. My problem with conservatives is how full of shit and self righteous bullshit about what they are. They’re not for limited government. They’re for a government that coddles powerful interests and doesn’t respect minority rights.

143
Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:47:43pm

re: #141 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The punditry will be demanding the Democrats “work across the aisle”, “meet the Republicans halfway”, respect Senate traditions, and not be “divisive.” The Democrats should ignore those motherfuckers.

After four years of applauding how Trump is “not a normal politician” and thus can shit on all the traditions and expectations of a president, they’re gonna be back to insisting on Marquess of Queensberry rules.

144
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:50:55pm

re: #143 Targetpractice

After four years of applauding how Trump is “not a normal politician” and thus can shit on all the traditions and expectations of a president, they’re gonna be back to insisting on Marquess of Queensberry rules.

They’re not gonna coddle Biden the way they do Trump. I look forward to the outrage when Biden wears a Phillies hat to a Nationals game just like how Obama got shit for wearing a White Sox jacket.

145
Hecuba's daughter  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:54:49pm

re: #136 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

My bad. The point still stands though.

Yes - your point stands. The one drop box per county is ridiculous and clear designed to impede voting. But at least there may be sufficient sites for early voting though, unfortunately, the pandemic has forced long lines to comply with social distancing rules.

And your point about Justice Roberts is spot on. The GOP goal is to restrict minority voting and Roberts is totally on board with that disgraceful policy, as are the other GOP justices. And there is no doubt in my mind that Aunt Lydia shares that view.

146
Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:55:54pm

re: #144 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

They’re not gonna coddle Biden the way they do Trump. I look forward to the outrage when Biden wears a Phillies hat to a Nationals game just like how Obama got shit for wearing a White Sox jacket.

Remember how pundits used to justify their BS talking points against Obama by insisting that he “must be held to a higher standard”? Yeah, look forward to 2-4 years of that.

147
🌹UOJB!  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:56:38pm

148
A Three Hour Tour  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:57:20pm

re: #143 Targetpractice

After four years of applauding how Trump is “not a normal politician” and thus can shit on all the traditions and expectations of a president, they’re gonna be back to insisting on Marquess of Queensberry rules.

And the Democratic response should be, en masse, and you can quote me on that, “After four years of Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and the Republican Party trashing every norm, standard, and traditions of responsible governance and collegiality, fuck that shit. Seriously, get the fuck out of our faces with that bullshit.”

149
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:58:16pm

re: #146 Targetpractice

Remember how pundits used to justify their BS talking points against Obama by insisting that he “must be held to a higher standard”? Yeah, look forward to 2-4 years of that.

I really have come to hate the pundit class not just for their double standards but how intellectually lazy they are.

150
piratedan  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:58:23pm

re: #147 🌹UOJB!

try it with jalapenoes instead…… trust me….

151
Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:58:34pm

re: #147 🌹UOJB!

[Embedded content]

*shifty look* But I like dill pickles on grilled cheeses.

152
Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 28, 2020 • 10:59:20pm

re: #147 🌹UOJB!

Pickled jalapenos are better than pickles in a grilled cheese.

153
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 11:01:25pm

re: #148 A Three Hour Tour

And the Democratic response should be, en masse, and you can quote me on that, “After four years of Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and the Republican Party trashing every norm, standard, and traditions of responsible governance and collegiality, fuck that shit. Seriously, get the fuck out of our faces with that bullshit.”

I mean we’re about to finish the administration of a man who has made light of an attempted kidnapping of a Democratic Governor. That’s what separates Trump from even awful Republicans in the past. It’s the difference between a 0 and a F. And Trump is a 0.

154
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 11:02:22pm

re: #150 piratedan

try it with jalapenoes instead…… trust me….

That sounds good. I really don’t like pickles on sandwiches outside Cubanos.

155
The Ghost of a Flea  Oct 28, 2020 • 11:04:10pm

re: #149 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I really have come to hate the pundit class not just for their double standards but how intellectually lazy they are.

WORD UP

156
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 11:07:39pm

re: #155 The Ghost of a Flea

WORD UP

I did some journalism in college. Nothing significant mind you but the state of modern journalism and political analysis frustrates me to no end.

157
Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 28, 2020 • 11:08:52pm

CBC has a drama/fantasy series called Trickster about First Nation people and the supernatural. It’s very good if you can find it. I just watched episode 4.

158
Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2020 • 11:12:13pm

re: #149 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I really have come to hate the pundit class not just for their double standards but how intellectually lazy they are.

Good Zod, I can already imagine the excuse-making and insane troll logic that is going to go into arguing that the Biden admin is meaner to the press than Trump ever was.

I imagine it will start the moment that outlets like OANN and the various far-right bloggers that Trump insisted get press passes to act as his fluffers suddenly find said passes denied/revoked by the Biden press office.

And it’s inevitable that one or more of the wingnut journalists who do make it in will deliberately refuse to wear a mask if only to make a “Biden violating freedom of the press!!!” story happen when they are either refused entry or escorted out.

159
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 11:16:30pm

re: #158 Targetpractice

Good Zod, I can already imagine the excuse-making and insane troll logic that is going to go into arguing that the Biden admin is meaner to the press than Trump ever was.

I imagine it will start the moment that outlets like OANN and the various far-right bloggers that Trump insisted get press passes to act as his fluffers suddenly find said passes denied/revoked by the Biden press office.

And it’s inevitable that one or more of the wingnut journalists who do make it in will deliberately refuse to wear a mask if only to make a “Biden violating freedom of the press!!!” story happen when they are either refused entry or escorted out.

Yeah I’m not looking forward to it at all. Biden’s press secretary will get frustrated once and they’ll treat it like an outrage and ignore that Trump has called them enemies of the people. I’m frustrated with a lot of journalism but it provides a function. I just wish modern journalists cared more about facts than their clicks. When I wrote, I didn’t care how many people read what I wrote. I liked attending sporting events and conversing with the athletes. One baseball player I talked a couple times too even made it to the majors.

160
The Ghost of a Flea  Oct 28, 2020 • 11:20:27pm

The pundit class are rhetoricians who ultimately have to (1) maintain access, (2) not alienate a bloc of their audience by saying something difficult. Most of them aren’t even journalists, and can’t fucking research: they’re performance artists and ad men, and they (respectively) treat politics as a show and a pitch session. As a consequence, most of them have absolutely no interest in reality, just treating politics as a game of language in which bad faith just yet another tactic.

And to once again invoke the unhealthy marriage metaphor…pundits are people too close to the destructive relationship who have convinced themselves that it couldn’t possibly be that one party is to blame…because if it was one person being the abuser of everyone else’s good faith, then every social connection derived from the assumption that person was also acting in good faith has a broken keel. It’s easier to construct a false synthesis—it’s always like this, they’re both to blame, etc—that maintains the status quo.

The fucked up thing is…this particular self-deception has been maintained for at least a century. The bad faith actors are the oligarchs that have consistently tried to disenfranchise people (mostly nonwhite, mostly poor) and gain personal advantage through office. The oligarchs keep doing their thing…trying to come up with different configurations of law to grant themselves as much license as possible, but also binding everyone else with the law as much as possible. And right now the Republican party is the party of the oligarchs root and branch…not that the Democrats don’t have cronies, they’re just not defined at a basic level by a belief in the right to rule of the high-caste.

161
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 11:24:05pm

re: #160 The Ghost of a Flea

The pundit class are rhetoricians who ultimately have to (1) maintain access, (2) not alienate a bloc of their audience by saying something difficult. Most of them aren’t even journalists, and can’t fucking research: they’re performance artists and ad men, and they (respectively) treat politics as a show and a pitch session. As a consequence, most of them have absolutely no interest in reality, just treating politics as a game of language in which bad faith just yet another tactic.

And to once again invoke the unhealthy marriage metaphor…pundits are people too close to the destructive relationship who have convinced themselves that it couldn’t possibly be that one party is to blame…because if it was one person being the abuser of everyone else’s good faith, then every social connection derived from the assumption that person was also acting in good faith has a broken keel. It’s easier to construct a false synthesis—it’s always like this, they’re both to blame, etc—that maintains the status quo.

The fucked up thing is…this particular self-deception has been maintained for at least a century. The bad faith actors are the oligarchs that have consistently tried to disenfranchise people (mostly nonwhite, mostly poor) and gain personal advantage through office. The oligarchs keep doing their thing…trying to come up with different configurations of law to grant themselves as much license as possible, but also binding everyone else with the law as much as possible. And right now the Republican party is the party of the oligarchs root and branch…not that the Democrats don’t have cronies, they’re just not defined at a basic level by a belief in the right to rule of the high-caste.

How someone like Chris Cillizza ends up at CNN just astounds me. These pundits treat politics like sports. I love sports and I enjoy following politics but one is a game and the other are real issues that impact our country and planet.

162
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 28, 2020 • 11:25:07pm

I have a liberal bias because I think my reality gives me one.

163
Sherlock Hound  Oct 28, 2020 • 11:26:18pm

re: #88 BigPapa

Charles, make sure Stinky changes the oil and filters in your servers for next Tuesday. I’ve waited 4 years for this.

Both WD-40 AND KY lube!

164
sagehen  Oct 28, 2020 • 11:40:23pm
165
A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 28, 2020 • 11:45:21pm

re: #146 Targetpractice

Remember how pundits used to justify their BS talking points against Obama by insisting that he “must be held to a higher standard”? Yeah, look forward to 2-4 years of that.

And the reply is, “You spent the last twelve years violating every rule and every norm the Congress possessed, and you think you have something to say about standards? Time to STFD and STFU.”

Said with great peals of hearty laughter at their presumption.

(And on that note, time for me to go to bed. Later…)

166
Sherlock Hound  Oct 28, 2020 • 11:49:26pm

Two more scalps!

Two more kicked off Twitter!
167
A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 28, 2020 • 11:50:49pm

re: #157 Dread Pirate Ron

CBC has a drama/fantasy series called Trickster about First Nation people and the supernatural. It’s very good if you can find it. I just watched episode 4.

It’s available on Amazon Prime.

168
Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 28, 2020 • 11:54:06pm

re: #167 A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con

It’s available on Amazon Prime.

No, that’s not it. It’s a 2020 Canadian series.

169
Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 28, 2020 • 11:55:11pm

Trickster. This one.

170
Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 29, 2020 • 12:02:33am
171
Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 29, 2020 • 12:10:43am
172
Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 29, 2020 • 12:13:11am
173
Ace-o-aces  Oct 29, 2020 • 12:19:05am
174
Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 29, 2020 • 12:20:42am
175
Dr Lizardo  Oct 29, 2020 • 12:24:08am

re: #173 Ace-o-aces

176
Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 29, 2020 • 12:27:07am

re: #175 Dr Lizardo

177
Dr Lizardo  Oct 29, 2020 • 12:28:20am

re: #176 Dread Pirate Ron

[Embedded content]

Exactly. Tucker’s bullshitting. He had nothing and this is a convenient way to explain away that nothing. It’s a more eloquent “the dog ate my homework”.

178
Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 29, 2020 • 12:35:50am

Mexico is not doing well with Covid19. Their death rate is around 10%

179
Dr Lizardo  Oct 29, 2020 • 12:41:23am

re: #176 Dread Pirate Ron

And BTW, the reason I’m 100% sure Tucker is bullshitting is because he didn’t say the carrier’s name, but said it was one frequently used by Americans. He didn’t name the carrier so as to not to get his ass sued into oblivion.

180
Targetpractice  Oct 29, 2020 • 1:11:20am

re: #173 Ace-o-aces

[Embedded content]

Who?

The sort of people who believe that the DNC had Seth Rich murdered and the crime ruled a mugging by corrupt federal and local LEO in order to bury the truth that he gave Wikileaks the contents of their server.

The people who believe that two adulterous FBI agents conspired together to lead Mike Flynn into a perjury trap in order to provide the basis for a massive federal investigation into a non-existent conspiracy between Kremlin agents and the Trump campaign to steal the 2016 election.

The people who believe that the Clintons are part of a massive Satanic pedophilia ring run out of the basement of D.C. pizza parlor, where children are murdered in a state of pure terror in order to harvest chemicals from their bodies that supposedly grant the ultimate high.

Or, in short, the sort of people who watch Faux religiously and think Tucker Carlson is a purveyor of truth and justice who has absolutely no reason to make up such a transparent lie as “The bombshell evidence that would destroy Joe Biden’s candidacy was stolen en-route to us in such a shadowy and yet blatant fashion that we know it was stolen but not by who!”

181
Dr Lizardo  Oct 29, 2020 • 1:15:00am

re: #180 Targetpractice

These are the sort of people targeted by e-mail and phishing scammers - usually, to great success.

182
The Ghost of a Flea  Oct 29, 2020 • 1:15:14am

re: #180 Targetpractice

People that already know what they want to do—deny franchise to lots of people and enjoy the cruelty of a system required to do that—and are looking for an excuse.

That’s the single most common intellectual thread for these people: work backwards from the desired end to find the belief that lets you do what you want.

183
The Ghost of a Flea  Oct 29, 2020 • 1:19:42am

I really hate to sound this intense, but:

This is not about credulousness or stupidity, it’s about contempt for the idea that there exists ideas, or ideals, that are anything but a power struggle to win by any method.

To make up a story, believe it, and force the world to echo that belief is the ultimate display of power, and they have no use for any other epistemology.

184
Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 29, 2020 • 1:22:28am

I’m watching Good Morning, Veronica on Netflix. It’s about domestic abuse and made in Brazil. It’s so intense I can only watch one episode at a time and I can binge watch most anything.

185
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2020 • 1:29:46am

re: #32 A Three Hour Tour

My “kh” was supposed to represent an aspirated “k” sound, like the “ch” in “Mach” or “Bach.”

Don’t get me started on Brits who insist on pronouncing Mach and Bach like “mack” and “back.”

Their word for a cheap white German wine is a “Hock”, which comes from the name of Queen Victoria’s own private German vineyard in Hochheim.

And their word for a cheap French white is “plonk”, derived from “vin blanc”.

186
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2020 • 1:40:05am

re: #65 Dread Pirate Ron

Many politicians have staked their reputations on herd immunity. What if it isn’t possible?

Herd Immunity was pushed because it would cause the least economic damage and interruption. But we don’t know enough about the long-term effects of the virus to assume that it would be the most effective approach.

187
Targetpractice  Oct 29, 2020 • 1:46:58am

The thing I learned about conspiracy theorists ages ago is that once you are invested in the belief in said conspiracy, then anything that would call that belief into question or should provoke skepticism instead becomes further evidence of the existence of the conspiracy.

There are several elements to Tucker’s story that each would invite questions on their own, but together make it unbelievable:

- Carlson and an exec producer in LA went into prepping a witness without having the evidence they needed on-hand.

- Instead of having the evidence scanned/recorded electronically and transmitted as such, they had the physical copies mailed by a commercial carrier

- At some point in transit, an unknown person intercepted this package at one of the carrier’s facilities out of hundreds to thousands of packages in-route at that time

- They took the package off the line and moved it to another area of the building without ever being caught on video camera or a tracking computer alerting that the package had checked in but not checked out

- Instead of taking the entire package out of the building or destroying it on the premises in some fashion, the person removed the contents but left the package out in plain sight

- This package was so vitally important to this story that it had to be sent to Carlson in LA but not so important that somebody was keeping track of it to make sure it was still in-route

- Carlson and/or his producer did not realize that the package was missing until after it had failed to arrive as scheduled

- Despite finding the package sans contents, the carrier did not involve the authorities in order to investigate physical evidence (fingerprints, DNA, etc) but instead questioned its employees and (coming up empty) has declared that nothing like this has ever happened

To anybody with the common sense God gave the average house cat, this doesn’t begin to pass the smell test. But if you’re so committed to the conspiracy theory that the “Deep State” is doing everything in its power to remove Trump in a “coup” and install Biden as a puppet of the Chinese government, it not only makes total sense but is only further proof of the conspiracy itself.

188
Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 29, 2020 • 2:16:30am

re: #186 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Many politicians have staked their reputations on herd immunity. What if it isn’t possible?

Herd Immunity was pushed because it would cause the least economic damage and interruption. But we don’t know enough about the long-term effects of the virus to assume that it would be the most effective approach.

That and the fact that antibody levels fall off in a few months, which doesn’t preclude the innate immunity system of antiviral response to be ineffective as opposed to the acquired immunity response system from antibodies, which is becoming more in doubt as data is collected. My conclusion is we’re fucked till some effective vaccine is created.

189
John Hughes  Oct 29, 2020 • 2:20:09am

re: #48 Dread Pirate Ron

Minuteman III missile launch from Vandenberg delayed by weather. When will it blast off?

So that’s a scenario for the 3rd world war I never thought of — cancelled due to bad weather.

190
Targetpractice  Oct 29, 2020 • 2:32:26am

After checking on both Twitter and looking in on the Freepers, I decided to listen to Tucker’s bit again. And it makes even less sense upon closer inspection:

- At no time does Carlson say that what was sent were copies or that there exists copies of these election-changing documents, which would make the whole “simply vanished” bit pointless

- He first says that the producer called the carrier when the package failed to arrive, but then says that an employee discovered the empty package as though these were separate and distinct events, rather than the latter following the former as a result of the supposed “massive search.”

- Biggest WTF moment: He says the producer provided photos of the package’s contents in order for them to know what they were looking for in this supposed massive snipe hunt that involved the plane and truck the package was carried on, the Faux news offices in NY, and the carrier’s sorting facility where the package supposedly was found. So they thought to take photos of the contents accurate enough to identify them, but not clear enough to use in-lieu of said contents.

It’s a shame Robert Stack has been gone for so long, this might have been more believable if he’d told it us.

191
Nojay UK  Oct 29, 2020 • 2:39:49am

re: #44 A Three Hour Tour

Okay, that barely-there c sound I actually CAN imitate. Now, I have an idea of what you’re looking for.

It’s probably similar to the voiceless velar fricative which I grew up with and don’t have any problems using — Scots words like “loch” end with it. No, it’s not pronounced “lock”.

192
dangerman  Oct 29, 2020 • 2:43:03am
193
Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 29, 2020 • 2:44:57am

She’s a pretty girl, I wonder what her special needs are.

194
Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 29, 2020 • 2:53:44am

WTI crude is down another $1.10 to $36.30 a bbl.and DOW stock futures are up $175. I wonder who will win out.

195
Alephnaught  Oct 29, 2020 • 2:54:41am

re: #54 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Which doesn’t rhyme with Lock.

Oh my goodness, that reminds me of when Madonna married the film director Guy Ritchie, and they held their wedding in and around the small Scottish village of Dornoch, and you had all these reporters mispronouncing the name of the village as “door-knock”.

196
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2020 • 2:56:45am

re: #102 Jack Burton

I have two Facebook accounts at the moment. How long that will be the case is up in the air now. I never say anything remotely about politics on the original one. In fact I’ve had completely non-political things get turned into politics a few times on that account and I’ve just deleted the post, made some vague remark about it and moved on. It was always, done by someone right of center. If they can find a hidden asinine bullshit message between the cracks of any innocuous statement or picture, they will. If they can complain or pearl-clutch or play victim in any way about anything, they will jump at the chance.

I belong to a private closed FB group that discusses politics, but as a rule, I do not post anything political or comment on political posts, in fact, I generally delete them and block people who get too carried away.

197
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2020 • 2:58:31am

re: #147 🌹UOJB!

pickles with grilled cheese is a fave of mine, but not on. Ditto with hamburgers…

198
Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 29, 2020 • 3:01:48am

re: #197 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

pickles with grilled cheese is a fave of mine, but not on. Ditto with hamburgers…

I’ve always hated dill pickles. Dill (and anise) are horrible overpowering tastes.

199
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2020 • 3:03:19am

re: #188 Dread Pirate Ron

My conclusion is we’re fucked till some effective vaccine is created.

and then convincing enough people that it is nor swarming with 5G Bill Gates nanotracking particles. that will take a lot more work than developing and distributing it…

200
Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 29, 2020 • 3:04:45am

re: #199 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and then convincing enough people that it is nor swarming with 5G Bill Gates nanotracking particles. that will take a lot more work than developing and distributing it…

Maybe we can just shoot those people. ///

201
Dopefish: Ever hopeful.  Oct 29, 2020 • 3:19:16am

re: #198 Dread Pirate Ron

I’ve always hated dill pickles. Dill (and anise) are horrible overpowering tastes.

Pickles I will agree with you on, but I’ll admit to having a soft spot for anise/black licorice. Mrs. Fish found a cheap anise-flavored liquor (I will not do real absinthe a disservice by referring to it as such) that I could drink by the bottle, if I had no concern for my liver or consciousness.

202
Dr Lizardo  Oct 29, 2020 • 3:26:45am

So, a quick report from the field here in Ostrava.

Tuesday, the government announced further restrictions; namely, supermarkets and all shops will be closed on Sundays in order to maximize social distancing and all shops must close by 20:00 local time as well. Today, I walked down to my local Albert supermarket to pick up a couple things.

It was absolutely wall-to-wall packed with shoppers. Normally, on a Thursday morning (around 11:00 CET) it’d be pretty much dead with only a handful of shoppers. Picked up what I needed and out of curiosity, walked up to Hruška, another supermarket close to my home. It too was packed, and like Albert, normally it’d be pretty quiet this time of day.

Unfortunately, this is what I figured was going to happen. People are now out and about in larger-than-normal numbers and they’re packing the supermarkets to get what they need before everything closes on Sunday. While the measure was well-intended, it’s likely going to end up being counter-productive and achieving the polar opposite of what it was intended to do.

Tomorrow, I’m going to run out to my local Tesco hypermarket and I suspect that’s going to be an absolute freakin’ zoo. I’m lucky that my work schedule allows me to stay home and chill out on the weekends - but a lot of other people don’t have the luxury.

203
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2020 • 3:28:20am

re: #202 Dr Lizardo

I also hear there has been another big run on TP and hand sanitizer around here

herd mentality meets herd immunity

204
Dopefish: Ever hopeful.  Oct 29, 2020 • 3:28:28am

re: #202 Dr Lizardo

Ugh, that absolutely sucks. Like you, I understand the intent, but sometimes the powers-that-be just don’t think these things through. In fact, often, it seems like they don’t think at all. (Case in point: My country is run by a man who paints himself orange.)

205
Dr Lizardo  Oct 29, 2020 • 3:29:58am

re: #203 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I also hear there has been another big run on TP and hand sanitizer around here

herd mentality meets herd immunity

I saw a lot of toilet paper hoarding today at both supermarkets. I was unaware that COVID-19 attacks the bunghole.

206
Dr Lizardo  Oct 29, 2020 • 3:31:09am

re: #204 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Ugh, that absolutely sucks. Like you, I understand the intent, but sometimes the powers-that-be just don’t think these things through. In fact, often, it seems like they don’t think at all. (Case in point: My country is run by a man who paints himself orange.)

The problem in this case is that these regulations were made by a gentleman who, by his own admission, hasn’t done his own shopping in well over two decades.

207
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2020 • 3:32:11am

re: #205 Dr Lizardo

I saw a lot of toilet paper hoarding today at both supermarkets. I was unaware that COVID-19 attacks the bunghole.

Local supermarket had a sign up limiting purchases of said items.

Here it was mostly hoarding, in the ‘States I am convinced that people were buying it up in bulk with an eye on reselling it at a profit.

208
Alephnaught  Oct 29, 2020 • 3:32:34am

Blimey, just found out Bobby Ball, of long-time UK comedy duo Cannon and Ball, has died, apparently of Covid-19. (He’s the one with the moustache on the left of this picture.)

209
Dr Lizardo  Oct 29, 2020 • 3:37:01am

re: #207 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Local supermarket had a sign up limiting purchases of said items.

Here it was mostly hoarding, in the ‘States I am convinced that people were buying it up in bulk with an eye on reselling it at a profit.

They need to do that here.

And yeah, here it’s also just hoarding behavior, no one would seriously think about selling TP for a massive profit. It could also be a memory to the time in the 1980s when the one and only toilet paper factory in communist Czechoslovakia burned down and people were forced to use Rudé Právo (the Communist Party newspaper) as a substitute.

210
Dr Lizardo  Oct 29, 2020 • 3:45:10am

Looks like there’s been an incident in Nice, France.

Suspected assailant detained after carrying out attack, in which at least three people were killed, according to officials.

aljazeera.com

211
Alephnaught  Oct 29, 2020 • 3:49:13am

re: #207 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Local supermarket had a sign up limiting purchases of said items.

Here it was mostly hoarding, in the ‘States I am convinced that people were buying it up in bulk with an eye on reselling it at a profit.

When there was panic buying back in March, nearly all the supermarkets over here in Scotland implemented a similar policy for things like toilet paper and bottled water. As it happened, supermarkets were one of the few places that stayed open during the lockdown, so the panic buying subsided over time. In addition, local newsagents and grocery shops were also open and were quick to sell items that supermarkets had run out of.

212
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 29, 2020 • 3:51:13am

re: #162 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I have a liberal bias because I think my reality gives me one.

213
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2020 • 3:51:31am

re: #211 Alephnaught

When there was panic buying back in March, nearly all the supermarkets over here in Scotland implemented a similar policy for things like toilet paper and bottled water. As it happened, supermarkets were one of the few places that stayed open during the lockdown, so the panic buying subsided over time. In addition, local newsagents and grocery shops were also open and were quick to sell items that supermarkets had run out of.

I recall hearing about the lockdown on March 14th and immediately went to the local town grocery shop and bought the last two packages of TP, one of which I gave to my GF.
(Is that not a sign of true love?)

They lasted me until things calmed down again.

As it is, I am fucked, my final tours and gigs of the season are now cancelled and I have to try to make up for it with translation/proofreading work.

214
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2020 • 3:54:20am

re: #212 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I have a liberal bias because I think my reality gives me one.

My mom was a widow and could not afford to join the white flight to the suburbs in the late 60’s, so I grew up the only non-black or Latino kid on the block and one of about two dozen white kids in our entire school.

It taught me a lot about races and racism, especially coming from people who grew up in all-white neighborhoods.

215
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 3:58:58am

re: #85 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I see Trump pulled his patented I’m never coming back here if you don’t vote for me. I mean Iowa’s not high on my places to go either but I don’t get why Trump thinks trashing states is witty.

He’s made the weirdest comments lately. I mean not just weird but demeaning his audience, laments on his shitty life. These were pulled from a CNN article that spanned multiple states.

“It wasn’t even going to be like we had an election, I probably wouldn’t be standing out here in the freezing rain with you, I’d be home in the White House, doing whatever the hell I was doing. I wouldn’t be out here.”

“We win Wisconsin, we win the whole ballgame, What the hell do you think I’m doing here on a freezing night with 45-degree winds? Do you think I’m doing this for my health? I’m not doing this for my health.”

“I may never have to come back here again if I don’t get Iowa, I’ll never be back.”

“By the way, nice trucks, You think I could hop into one of them and drive it away? I’d love to just drive the hell out of here. Just get the hell out of this, I had such a good life. My life was great.”

216
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:01:14am

re: #215 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

He’s made the weirdest comments lately. I mean not just weird but demeaning his audience, laments on his shitty life. These were pulled from a CNN article that spanned multiple states.

his audiences only listen to his attitude and tone of voice, and ignore the “substance”

217
Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:01:37am

re: #215 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Because Trump is an ugly person, his view of others is demeaning.

Trump despises his marks. That should be obvious to everyone… but his marks.

218
Dr Lizardo  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:02:47am

re: #215 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

He’s made the weirdest comments lately. I mean not just weird but demeaning his audience, laments on his shitty life. These were pulled from a CNN article that spanned multiple states.

He despises his supporters and the places they live. For a New York City fancy boy like Trump, Iowa or Nebraska or Ohio might as well be another planet - one he would never visit under any circumstances unless he had to.

219
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:06:45am

re: #178 Dread Pirate Ron

Mexico is not doing well with Covid19. Their death rate is around 10%

[Embedded content]

The deaths are accellerating in the Nebraska Panhandle as well.

Total positive: 2,188 (+50), active 812, October 27 was revised to +99
Deaths: 14 (+4 since yesterday), 3 Dawes County (seat Chadron), 1 Sioux County (seat Harrison)
Cumulative positivity rate since April 1: 11.3%
Weekly positivity rate: 41.4%

County contact tracers are becoming overwhelmed; they are asking people to self-report to the county if they are exposed to someone with Covid-19 to ease their work

220
Axolotl  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:08:07am

re: #201 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Pickles I will agree with you on, but I’ll admit to having a soft spot for anise/black licorice. Mrs. Fish found a cheap anise-flavored liquor (I will not do real absinthe a disservice by referring to it as such) that I could drink by the bottle, if I had no concern for my liver or consciousness.

Just be careful with licorice. Too much can kill you apparently.

221
Shropshire Slasher  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:10:12am
You run into an asshole in the morning, you ran into an asshole. You run into assholes all day, you’re the asshole.

thedailybeast.com

222
John Hughes  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:11:27am

re: #205 Dr Lizardo

I saw a lot of toilet paper hoarding today at both supermarkets. I was unaware that COVID-19 attacks the bunghole.

Actually digestive upsets are, in my experience, a possible symptom.

(Although that might have just been my poor cooking skills).

223
Dr Lizardo  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:12:31am

Looks like there’s just been another incident in France, this time in Avignon. In this case, the perp was shot dead by police.

Waiting for an English-language source.

224
Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:14:05am

re: #220 Axolotl

I’ve never liked black licorice.

Now, the anise flavor is ok in small doses. For example, I used to like root beer when I was young and though I’ve not had any in a few years it is still good to me.

But anise can be harvested from other plants than licorice root.

225
Shropshire Slasher  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:14:20am

re: #205 Dr Lizardo

I saw a lot of toilet paper hoarding today at both supermarkets. I was unaware that COVID-19 attacks the bunghole.

Can I offer you some sugar-free gummy bears?

amazon.com

226
Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:15:36am

Texas to Deploy National Guard Troops to 5 Major Cities For Nov. 3 Election

Texas will send 1,000 Army National Guard troops to five major cities in the state to coincide with the November 3 General Election, a spokesman for the Texas Guard said on Monday. The five cities are Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. The troops will likely start hitting those cities beginning this weekend.

Although a formal announcement is expected from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott later this week, Guard commander Maj. Gen. Tracy Norris had already been directed to draft contingency plans for the cities in case there was trouble, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

Guard spokesman Brandon Jones didn’t give detailed plans of the operation, but said the troops could be sent this weekend—just days ahead of the presidential election.

Abbott is expecting some kind of trouble and doesn’t want to talk about it.

227
Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:17:25am

re: #226 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

The question is this: Is Abbott trying to suppress election day voting?

Or, does even Abbott realize that right-wing gun whackos are a real threat to decent Americans?

228
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:18:08am

re: #226 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Texas to Deploy National Guard Troops to 5 Major Cities For Nov. 3 Election

Abbott is expecting some kind of trouble and doesn’t want to talk about it.

At least they are preparing for what is inevitable, regardless of the outcome of the voting, like any major city when one of their teams is in the playoffs or championships…

229
Dr Lizardo  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:19:17am

re: #225 Shropshire Slasher

Can I offer you some sugar-free gummy bears?

amazon.com

LOL that’s one of the best reviews I’ve ever read.

230
John Hughes  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:20:09am

re: #223 Dr Lizardo

Looks like there’s just been another incident in France, this time in Avignon. In this case, the perp was shot dead by police.

Europe 1 says he tried to attack some cops, was shot dead.

Libé says that it’s been confirmed by the ministry of the interior.

231
Dr Lizardo  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:22:18am

re: #230 John Hughes

Europe 1 says he tried to attack some cops, was shot dead.

Libé says that it’s been confirmed by the ministry of the interior.

Yeah, just saw that. Looks like France is hopping today.

232
Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:25:53am

re: #225 Shropshire Slasher

Many “sugar free” products contain sugar alcohols which are not absorbed (and thus are calorie free), which means said products (like xylitol) sit in the intestines but have to get out … only one way out.

233
Shropshire Slasher  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:30:04am

re: #232 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Many “sugar free” products contain sugar alcohols which are not absorbed (and thus are calorie free), which means said products (like xylitol) sit in the intestines but have to get out … only one way out.

I discovered that the hard way, with velamints. Ate a whole pack and I thought I was going to die.

234
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:32:50am
State Sen. Tom Brewer of Gordon said Wednesday he was shocked when he saw the burned buildings and broken windows in Lincoln after protests turned destructive in May.

Under his proposed “Law Enforcement Protection Act,” criminal penalties would be increased for obstruction of a roadway, “mob violence” against law enforcement officers, and causing property damage when six or more people assemble. There are also provisions to prevent “defunding” police agencies.

Two Nebraska senators propose bill to crack down on violent protests (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Two Nebraska senators propose bill to crack down on violent protests)

Gordon is the town which had the rancher with Nazi flags flying from the gate.

235
Shropshire Slasher  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:33:15am

Agree or disagree, posted because of a reference to past works here:

With the emergence of the web browser in the early 1990s, the internet shattered the hierarchy that once dominated American journalism. A world in which the transmission of information had been the province of a wire service, three networks, two newsmagazines and a few powerful newspapers seemed gone forever.

New voices found a new way to be heard. Lone bloggers armed with nothing more than laptops took down the Senate majority leader (for suggesting a racist colleague’s values were ones we needed) and the nation’s most ­famous anchorman (for promoting a forged document).

Then, in 2007, came Twitter. And something very curious happened as it quickly became a bulletin board, gathering place and loose-knit private club for US journalists.

It became a peerless vehicle for the enforcement of mainstream media groupthink.

Twitter was the place where you could establish informal relationships with others in your field with whom you had never worked but whose attention you very much craved.

And you could quickly tell what subjects were of particular concern to those same fellow journalists by the way their tweets echoed each other’s. If a news development appeared 20 times in your latest 30 tweets, you would know it was the topic of the day or the week.

Twitter boss lies to Senate that his company lifted ban on Post exposé
More important, if a subject violates the sensibilities of the Twitter journalism community, you sure know that too. Immediately. Offense is taken. Fingers are wagged. Instantaneously, the idea that something is a “bad take” becomes universally understood.

Reputations and careers are on the line — as is the possibility of enhancing your reputation and/or career by joining in the groupthink.

Before the social-media age, the groupthink of the old-media oligopoly was transmitted relatively slowly. The network newscasts and the New York Times were released once a day, after all. So the orthodox take on things might take a few days to reach everybody, and in that time, some other reporting, some other opinions, some other takes might break through.

Now all reporting is instantaneous — and the only “correct” way to look at a news story follows with similar instantaneity.

One of the correct ways to look at things, it appears, is to quash them if and when they are politically and ideologically inconvenient.

It was members of the mainstream media who demanded their fellow journalists refuse to follow up on The Post’s initial story about the revelations on the Hunter Biden laptop — and used Twitter to attack some journalists who dared to retweet The Post story even if they were criticizing it.

George Orwell once referred to the “smelly little orthodoxies which are now contending for our souls.” That is how Twitter operates. That is what Twitter is — the home of and transmission point for the smelly little orthodoxies of our time.

I look at Twitter and Facebook as you get what you pay for, and should be treated as such.

nypost.com

236
Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:33:29am

Quiet music for the wake-up exercises:

Rebay: Quartets for Guitar, Flute and Strings

..

237
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:46:50am

The Keystone XL Pipeline fight rages on in Nebraska. Y’all are welcome it’s red staters who are opposing this, despite massive GOP fuquery.

It started with the proposed route over the Nebraska Sandhills, the Ogallala Aquifer, and three major rivers. Ranchers, farmers, Native Americans, country singers, and others raised funds to oppose the pipeline. Then-governor Heineman (R) grabbed power away from the Department of Environmental Quality (which rejected the route) to approve the route.

Two-thirds of the state’s drinking water comes from the aquifer, along with much of the irrigation in the central and western parts of the state.

That went to the state supreme court, which found the governor violated the state constitution.

Trump got elected, then the national GOP started challenging rulings in this state against the pipeline. Environmentalists, ranchers, and farmers then used raised funds to build solar and wind-powered barns directly in the path of the pipeline (as a demonstration that they will try to destroy anything in the name of profit and power).

Leading up to this:

Hearing will determine if Keystone pipeline receives construction permit in Nebraska county (Omaha World-Herald)

LINCOLN — A rarely used Board of Adjustment will take testimony Thursday on whether to overturn the denial of a construction permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline across Holt County.

A public hearing will begin at 4 p.m. at the Community Center in O’Neill.

Back in February, the Holt County Board of Supervisors denied a construction permit for the pipeline. That upheld a recommendation by the county’s zoning board to deny the permit to TC Energy, formerly TransCanada, until the pipeline developer “gains access into all lands” on the route either by voluntary agreements or eminent domain, and until the firm can identify all private drainage tiles in fields it crosses.

TC Energy appealed the decision, which required Holt County to appoint members to its Board of Adjustment. That is a five-member panel that decides disputes over zoning issues; it hadn’t been activated for 25 years.

That, plus the advent of COVID-19 and the resignation of one new board member because of coronavirus concerns, delayed the appeal hearing for several months, according to Holt County Clerk Cathy Pavel.

TC Energy did not respond to phone and email messages seeking comment Wednesday.

But Jane Kleeb, who founded the pipeline opposition group Bold Nebraska, questioned why Holt County was seeking to resolve the matter amid a pandemic and just before the Nov. 3 election. If Joe Biden is elected, he has pledged to block construction of the Keystone XL, which Kleeb said would render moot any decision made by the Holt County Board of Adjustment.

(more)

238
Shropshire Slasher  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:48:32am

Might be something lost in the translation:

Kim Jong-un’s former pop star lover has increasingly been seen at the dictator’s side - fuelling speculation that she has usurped his sister in the eyes of the supreme leader.

Hyon Song-wol, 43, who is the lead singer of all-women group Moranbong Band, has frequently accompanied Kim, 36, on official trips and a military parade this month.

The singer - who enjoyed chart success with hits including Excellent Horse-Like Lady, I Love Pyongyang and She is a Discharged Soldier - appears to have taken on duties previously performed by the leader’s younger sister, Kim Yo-jong.

dailymail.co.uk

239
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:49:28am

re: #224 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I’ve never liked black licorice.

Now, the anise flavor is ok in small doses. For example, I used to like root beer when I was young and though I’ve not had any in a few years it is still good to me.

But anise can be harvested from other plants than licorice root.

I don’t like licorice at all but star anise as a favor additive (Gordon Ramsay’s oxtail, for example) is really nice and adds a delicious depth of flavor. Same with fennel seeds in bouillabaisse. And cooked fennel bulb takes on a whole different favor and is delicious.

That anyone eats black licorice for pleasure? Why?

240
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:51:00am

re: #238 Shropshire Slasher

The singer - who enjoyed chart success with hits including Excellent Horse-Like Lady, I Love Pyongyang and She is a Discharged Soldier - appears to have taken on duties previously performed by the leader’s younger sister, Kim Yo-jong.

Does she possess the qualities of a pheasant?

Flight Of The Conchords Season 2 Ep7 ‘Oh happy dance, yeah’ [ in HD ]

241
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:51:06am

re: #232 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Many “sugar free” products contain sugar alcohols which are not absorbed (and thus are calorie free), which means said products (like xylitol) sit in the intestines but have to get out … only one way out.

And xylitol is deadly poisonous to dogs. I won’t bring it into my house.

242
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:53:17am

re: #241 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

And xylitol is deadly poisonous to dogs. I won’t bring it into my house.

I always wondered why when chewing sugar-free gum and drinking coffee or anything warm (don’t ask, I was at work, trying to remain awake and have fresh breath), I had the lingering taste of caraway in my mouth.

Then I found out that sugar substitutes are made from caraway oils and revert when heated…

243
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:55:55am

re: #242 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I always wondered why when chewing sugar-free gum and drinking coffee or anything warm (don’t ask, I was at work, trying to remain awake and have fresh breath), I had the lingering taste of caraway in my mouth.

Then I found out that sugar substitutes are made from caraway oils and revert when heated…

I don’t think Splenda is made from that. I use that every day in quantity for my many cups of coffee and never have tasted caraway (something I’m not in love with).

244
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:56:14am

re: #242 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I always wondered why when chewing sugar-free gum and drinking coffee or anything warm (don’t ask, I was at work, trying to remain awake and have fresh breath), I had the lingering taste of caraway in my mouth.

Then I found out that sugar substitutes are made from caraway oils and revert when heated…

Simpler just to dissolve Jewish rye bread in your coffee. /s

245
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 4:58:30am

Only to Latinos? Hello! Decency!

246
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:00:26am

Zeta is still a tropical storm.

LOCATION…35.3N 83.5W
ABOUT 50 MI…80 KM W OF ASHEVILLE NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…60 MPH…95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NE OR 40 DEGREES AT 39 MPH…63 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…990 MB…29.23 INCHES

nhc.noaa.gov

247
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:05:34am
248
Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:05:46am

re: #227 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The question is this: Is Abbott trying to suppress election day voting?

Or, does even Abbott realize that right-wing gun whackos are a real threat to decent Americans?

My guess would be that the DPS has word that Meal Team Six and the Gravy Cong are planning some kind of disruption that will suppress voting in non-white, or at least non-fascist, areas. They could do this with false flag attacks on law enforcement, as when they torched the Milwaukee police station in blackface. Right wingers yammer a lot about “false flags,” an obvious indication that they intend to use these methods themselves. Abbott has to act, but he would not take any greater action than absolutely necessary since these terrorists are part of his support base (no middle of the night raids on RW ‘burbsteads).

249
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:10:23am

re: #243 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I don’t think Splenda is made from that. I use that every day in quantity for my many cups of coffee and never have tasted caraway (something I’m not in love with).

from

Enantiospecificity of Pheromones, Sweeteners, Fragrances, and Drugs

The L,L‐dipeptide aspartame, the well‐known artificial sweetener, is composed of phenylalanine and aspartic acid, while its enantiomer, prepared from the corresponding D‐amino acids, is tasteless. A pleasant fresh citrus, orange‐like aroma is perceived from (R)‐limonene, which is a major component of the oil extracted from citrus rinds, while the (S)‐enantiomer produces a turpentine‐like odor. The (R)‐(‐)‐enantiomer has spearmint fragrance, while (S)‐(+)‐carvone smells like caraway.

250
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:11:23am

re: #247 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

A pet peeve: Nothing is “suddenly” a battleground state

I think they conflate it with a “swing state” as in one that has gone both ways in recent elections.

251
Patricia Kayden  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:12:31am
252
lawhawk  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:13:36am

re: #26 Jack Burton

Side note. It still to this day makes my ass twitch that apparently no one in the United States (who isn’t me or Iranian) can pronounce Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s name correctly.

Hey, I’m happy I can actually spell it correctly after all these years. /

253
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:17:01am

re: #251 Patricia Kayden

one way to read this is that Trump is not worried because he and Barr and his criminal co-conspirators have a plan locked in to secure him the election regardless of the outcome of the voting.

I hope that is not true, but my optimism is overtaxed and waning…

254
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:17:58am

re: #252 lawhawk

Hey, I’m happy I can actually spell it correctly after all these years. /

Khaddafi, Quadaffi, Kadaffi? I don’t think they ever settled on one spelling

255
makeitstop  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:22:58am

re: #135 BigPapa

I can’t wait to say ‘elections have consequences’ Nov 4.

I give 0 fucks about Banana Republican opinions or bullshit.

I am totally ready to tell a few certain people ‘fuck your feelings.’

256
jeffreyw  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:27:15am

Good morning!

257
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:29:03am

This article is hysterical.

258
Shropshire Slasher  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:31:45am

Peeing Pastor of (warm) Love Wins Ministry identified.

The North Carolina pastor accused of urinating on a Delta airline passenger two weeks ago has been identified, authorities said Tuesday.

Daniel Chalmers was arrested by the Wayne Metro Airport police in Detroit after the Delta flight landed at the Detroit Metro Airport on Oct. 12, according to a police report.

journalnow.com

259
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:32:05am

re: #254 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Khaddafi, Quadaffi, Kadaffi? I don’t think they ever settled on one spelling

Let’s not discuss Chanukah.

260
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:36:57am

re: #256 jeffreyw

Extremely local news: The temperatures have finally come out of the deep freezer here. Later in the week we’ll be in the sixties F, so the milkhouse heater in the basement is unplugged and our electric bill thanks us.

261
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:37:13am

re: #259 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Let’s not discuss Chanukah.

Khruschchev!

262
Dr Lizardo  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:41:16am

re: #261 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Khruschchev!

The Prophet Mohammed. Or is that Muhammed? Or maybe Muhammad?

263
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:42:31am

re: #262 Dr Lizardo

The Prophet Mohammed. Or is that Muhammed? Or maybe Muhammad?

That happens when your language lacks characters for vowel sounds…

264
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:43:32am

re: #259 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Let’s not discuss Chanukah.

Jewish Christmas. /s

265
Dr Lizardo  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:43:42am

re: #263 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That happens when your language lacks characters for vowel sounds…

I believe that Muhammad is the most widely-used English transliteration of his name but I’ve seen other variants.

266
lawhawk  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:44:32am

You know Trump’s going to crow about the latest quarterly economic data about how the economy has roared back.

There’s a huge amount of context missing.

Namely that we’re below where we were at the start of the year because of Trump’s disastrous covid19 response, and his failed response means that the recovery is slower and much more uneven than had we had a competent response.

267
Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:45:26am

re: #258 Shropshire Slasher

Peeing Pastor of (warm) Love Wins Ministry identified.

journalnow.com

The pisser denies it but has no explanation for the urine on the seat and the woman’s clothes. He is pastor of the “Love Wins” non-denominational scam ministry, in Raleigh. These operations are a branch of the entertainment industry, competing with casinos, strip clubs, bars, and theme restaurants for surplus goober income and their leaders have many of the same characteristics as yokel entertainment entrepreneurs, sexual deviance, drunkenness, poor impulse control, runaway narcissism, etc. They should be taxed and regulated accordingly.

268
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:46:39am

re: #264 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Jewish Christmas. /s

Christmas Is A Time When… (The Simpsons)

269
Dr Lizardo  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:47:27am

re: #267 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

The pisser denies it but has no explanation for the urine on the seat and the woman’s clothes.

IT’S SOME KINDA MIRACLE, I TELL YA!!

270
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:48:12am

Hey Lawhawk, do you know what the difference was in the WI voting ruling vs PA and NC?

271
lawhawk  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:51:17am

re: #270 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

This has some of the info (roundup of GOP voter suppression efforts and the judicial responses at the state/federal levels):

272
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:54:50am

Please let this be so.

273
Shropshire Slasher  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:56:00am

re: #269 Dr Lizardo

IT’S SOME KINDA MIRACLE, I TELL YA!!

Jesus turned water into wine, Peeing Pastor turns wine into, well, piss.

274
lawhawk  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:56:58am

re: #271 lawhawk

Also, with the PA case, the US Supreme Ct refused to expedite the hearing.

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an eleventh-hour plea by Pennsylvania Republicans to strike down a three-day extension for counties to accept mail ballots but has left open the possibility that it will hear the case and that those votes might not ultimately be counted.

“The question presented by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision calls out for review by this court — as both the State Republican and Democratic Parties agreed when the former applied for a stay,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in a statement, joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch. “But I reluctantly conclude that there is simply not enough time at this late date to decide the question before the election.”

275
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:57:13am

re: #271 lawhawk

This has some of the info (roundup of GOP voter suppression efforts and the judicial responses at the state/federal levels):

[Embedded content]

But the SCOTUS upheld WI and not NC, PA. That’s what I don’t understand.

276
Dr Lizardo  Oct 29, 2020 • 5:57:27am

re: #273 Shropshire Slasher

Jesus turned water into wine, Peeing Pastor turns wine into, well, piss.

277
Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:00:52am

278
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:01:09am
279
BigPapa  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:01:23am

Joke from one of my saucy buds:

How many trump supporters does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
None, Trump just says it’s screwed in, and they’ll all just stand in the dark and cheer

280
Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:04:03am

re: #276 Dr Lizardo

[Embedded content]

Embedded Image

I should have called him the “piss-tor.” Wish I’d thought of it sooner.

281
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:05:18am

Today’s forecast from the Weather Prediction Center shows Tropical Storm Zeta bringing torrential rain to NC, VA, MD, DC, DE, PA, New York City and Long Island, and parts of CT.

North of there, the tropical storm will draw down snow from Toronto, across most of New York and New England.

To the west, isolated heavy rain near a cold front. West of the Missouri River, stable weather to the Pacific.

wpc.ncep.noaa.gov

282
Dr Lizardo  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:06:29am

I’ve been binge-watching this guys YouTube channel. He’s got some great stuff.

A Brief History of: The HTRE no.3 Reactor Meltdown

283
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:12:14am

Two hours ago:

Philadelphia police discover van loaded with explosives, suspicious equipment (ABC, WPVI Philadelphia)

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — An investigation is underway in Philadelphia after police found explosives and other suspicious cargo inside a van at Logan Circle on Wednesday night.

Action News has learned that police recovered propane tanks, torches and possible dynamite sticks from the van.

The bomb squad is investigating. There is no word on who owns the van or if anyone has been arrested.

The discovery comes as the city remains on heightened alert following nights of unrest stemming from the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr.

(more)

But the cops keep supporting right-wingers when right-wingers want to kill cops.

284
Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:17:01am

Yet another example of a yokel Republican tool who will go to prison, this time for voting rights violations, if Cheeto loses. There must be many thousands of them by now, from the county chairs who put secession on the Texas ballot in return for Russian money, to the various operatives in the trenches of voter suppression.

285
Dr Lizardo  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:21:55am

re: #284 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

With any luck, by this time next year, the prisons will be filled with GOP officials.

286
Mattand  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:27:17am

re: #274 lawhawk

Also, with the PA case, the US Supreme Ct refused to expedite the hearing.

Am I being paranoid in thinking that the Trump division of SCOTUS are basically keeping their powder dry with most of the rulings, and are going to drop the boom after Election Day?

In other words, let everybody try to vote now and then when Trump inevitably comes whining to them, they turn around and go “Yeah, any mail-in vote not physically received on Nov 3 goes bye-bye?”

With the exception of WI, I’m shocked they’re basically swatting down fellow Republicans pleas to rig the vote right now.

287
Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:29:49am

re: #285 Dr Lizardo

With any luck, by this time next year, the prisons will be filled with GOP officials.

Biden can get all the space he needs by pardoning non-violent marijuana offenders. The worst Republican traitors, though, should be housed in re-purposed baby-cages.

288
KingKenrod  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:32:04am

re: #275 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

But the SCOTUS upheld WI and not NC, PA. That’s what I don’t understand.

From what I read, the WI order to extend the ballot deadline came from a federal judge, the ones in NC and PA came from a state judge. This SC is more willing to let states run their own elections, esp. this close to the election.

289
Mattand  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:33:20am

re: #283 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Two hours ago:

Philadelphia police discover van loaded with explosives, suspicious equipment (ABC, WPVI Philadelphia)

(more)

[Embedded content]

But the cops keep supporting right-wingers when right-wingers want to kill cops.

That went down around 10:30 or so last night, I think. Someone’s been blowing up ATMs throughout the city. I’m wondering if this is related to that.

On a side note: I don’t live in Philly but am pretty familar with the city. I’d default to Philly Pretzel on her thoughts, but what’s going on right now is bad. The worst I’ve ever seen.

I mentioned the other night about a conversation I got into with a retired LEO I know and one theme she kept going back to is commingling protesters spreading “hate” by rioting.

Not that it needs to be said, rioting is wrong, but Jesus Fucking Christ: the “Rioting is always wrong” brigade never, never mentions or puts together why the riots and protests are starting. If cops would stop using shooting black people as their default in these situations, there wouldn’t be any fucking riots.

290
Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:33:38am

Ted confesses:

291
Mattand  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:35:12am

re: #290 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Tucker is claiming that his super-secret, extremely damming trove of documents about Hunter Biden was stolen while in the mail.

Oh, Jesus Christ, really????

292
Dr Lizardo  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:36:23am

re: #291 Mattand

Oh, Jesus Christ, really????

Yeah, it’s funny as hell. He’s basically saying, “The dog ate my homework”.

293
Eventual Carrion  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:37:46am

re: #123 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The GOP scum in Texas want to force voters to choose between protecting their lives or voting, under the pretext that they want to protect voters from the “burden” of wearing a mask to vote.

[Embedded content]

Can I show up to vote naked?

294
Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:38:02am

Hello from Zeta land!

Looks like we’ll be without electricity for awhile (perhaps a few days). The good news is I am off work (with pay) until the power is back on.

Wife and I were just outside surveying the damage and miraculously our roof survived without even a shingle gone. Plenty of trees and shit to clear from the property but we were very lucky.

We are currently heading out to check on a few friends and neighbors.

295
Belafon  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:39:28am

re: #247 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

[Embedded content]

I have to give Beto a lot of credit for his 2018 run, but the biggest credit in turning Texas into a battleground state goes to Trump.

296
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:40:20am

re: #286 Mattand

Am I being paranoid in thinking that the Trump division of SCOTUS are basically keeping their powder dry with most of the rulings, and are going to drop the boom after Election Day?

In other words, let everybody try to vote now and then when Trump inevitably comes whining to them, they turn around and go “Yeah, any mail-in vote not physically received on Nov 3 goes bye-bye?”

With the exception of WI, I’m shocked they’re basically swatting down fellow Republicans pleas to rig the vote right now.

👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼

297
lawhawk  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:40:30am

re: #289 Mattand

Not that it needs to be said, rioting is wrong, but Jesus Fucking Christ: the “Rioting is always wrong” brigade never, never mentions or puts together why the riots and protests are starting. If cops would stop using shooting black people as their default in these situation, there wouldn’t be any fucking riots.

This.

No where else in the world has the number of percentage of officer involved shootings we have in the US, let alone the excessive/deadly force incidents we have in the US.

It all flows from a law enforcement and criminal justice attitude that spares cops the consequences of killing people on the job. They’re granted qualified immunity to murder unarmed people, and even if prosecutors do bring charges, they’re usually watered down, and then juries do the rest to give the cops the benefit of doubt, when none was earned or deserved.

We see this time and again. Cops barge into a house and murder a black woman but prosecutors don’t even bring homicide charges at the grand jury. They start off with a reckless damage charge that essentially treats drywall having greater rights and protections than the life of a black woman.

Cops murder POC on the streets, even when the POC are following the cops’ instructions to the letter. Heck, cops murder POC when giving absolutely no time for a person to react (Tamir Rice), or when exercising their 2A rights in an open carry state (John Crawford, etc.)

Every time this happens, cops ascribe superpowers to the POC - that they were struggling and feared for their lives.

How the fuck is it that Europe, which has similar crime rates to the US, doesn’t have the officer involved death rates here? Because firearms are more strictly regulated and the training/tactics are different and better.

298
Decatur Deb  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:41:44am

re: #285 Dr Lizardo

With any luck, by this time next year, the prisons will be filled with GOP officials.

GA governor Lester Maddox once said the answer to prison violence was to get a “better class of prisoner”.

299
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:42:30am

re: #215 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

He’s made the weirdest comments lately. I mean not just weird but demeaning his audience, laments on his shitty life. These were pulled from a CNN article that spanned multiple states.

It’s just bizarre.

300
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:44:33am

re: #297 lawhawk

This.

No where else in the world has the number of percentage of officer involved shootings we have in the US, let alone the excessive/deadly force incidents we have in the US.

It all flows from a law enforcement and criminal justice attitude that spares cops the consequences of killing people on the job. They’re granted qualified immunity to murder unarmed people, and even if prosecutors do bring charges, they’re usually watered down, and then juries do the rest to give the cops the benefit of doubt, when none was earned or deserved.

We see this time and again. Cops barge into a house and murder a black woman but prosecutors don’t even bring homicide charges at the grand jury. They start off with a reckless damage charge that essentially treats drywall having greater rights and protections than the life of a black woman.

Cops murder POC on the streets, even when the POC are following the cops’ instructions to the letter. Heck, cops murder POC when giving absolutely no time for a person to react (Tamir Rice), or when exercising their 2A rights in an open carry state (John Crawford, etc.)

Every time this happens, cops ascribe superpowers to the POC - that they were struggling and feared for their lives.

How the fuck is it that Europe, which has similar crime rates to the US, doesn’t have the officer involved death rates here? Because firearms are more strictly regulated and the training/tactics are different and better.

Let’s not discount three militarization is LEO. When you look at citizens as enemy combatants, killing them is natural.

301
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:47:09am

Uh huh. 😉

302
makeitstop  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:49:13am

re: #301 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Uh huh. 😉

Everybody getting in on the old smash & grab at this point.

It’s just incredible to watch. The GOP is going to be completely destitute by the time they’re done. And I’m absolutely OK with that.

303
dangerman  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:50:57am

re: #254 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Khaddafi, Quadaffi, Kadaffi? I don’t think they ever settled on one spelling

i believe first episode of the west wing leo calls the NYT complaining about the xword puzzle and says ‘thats not how you spell his name, i met the man….’

304
Mattand  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:53:14am

re: #289 Mattand

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

305
NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:54:11am

re: #293 Eventual Carrion

Can I show up to vote naked?

You shouldn’t have to choose between your right to nudity and voting!

306
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:54:24am

re: #301 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Uh huh. 😉

[Embedded content]

Hard to feel bad for the people who sided with Russia when they meddled in our election because it benefited their candidate.

307
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:54:36am
308
NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:57:06am

Spate of good polls this morning moved Georgia to slightly favored for Biden on fivethirtyeight.com. It’s starting to look like a landslide.

309
makeitstop  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:57:41am

re: #307 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

[Embedded content]

Wait until all this fundraising is done and there still isn’t any money in the coffers.

And everybody will shrug, and then send out another fundraising email.

310
dangerman  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:57:59am

re: #288 KingKenrod

From what I read, the WI order to extend the ballot deadline came from a federal judge, the ones in NC and PA came from a state judge. This SC is more willing to let states run their own elections, esp. this close to the election.

this is the crux right here

the judge in the PA case overreached past what the legislature had already done.
scotus said nuh-uh, it’s up to the legislatures not judges.
in this, and only this they are trying to be consistent

except with that idiotic 4-4 ruling last week. it clearly should have been 8-0 deferring election authority to the states.

311
Renaissance_Man  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:58:24am

re: #297 lawhawk

This.

No where else in the world has the number of percentage of officer involved shootings we have in the US, let alone the excessive/deadly force incidents we have in the US.

How the fuck is it that Europe, which has similar crime rates to the US, doesn’t have the officer involved death rates here? Because firearms are more strictly regulated and the training/tactics are different and better.

That’s true, and the problem goes all the way back to how US law is perceived and structured. American law exists not to provide for a healthy society, but to divide people into good and bad groups. American cops, as enforcers of the law, therefore don’t exist to serve a healthy society. They exist to provide armed security for one group of people against the other group of people. That’s why they are not really cops - they’re an occupying garrison, and anyone not in the protected group has the status of enemy civilians at best, and enemy combatants whenever a cop decides.

312
dangerman  Oct 29, 2020 • 6:58:56am

re: #292 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, it’s funny as hell. He’s basically saying, “The dog ate my homework”.

…and his viewers are buying it hook, line, and ‘stinker’

313
Mattand  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:00:13am

re: #309 makeitstop

Wait until all this fundraising is done and there still isn’t any money in the coffers.

And everybody will shrug, and then send out another fundraising email.

At this point, just fucking say “We match infinity percent!!!!” Trump supporters won’t be the wiser.

314
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:00:59am

re: #294 Eclectic Cyborg

Hello from Zeta land!

Looks like we’ll be without electricity for awhile (perhaps a few days). The good news is I am off work (with pay) until the power is back on.

Wife and I were just outside surveying the damage and miraculously our roof survived without even a shingle gone. Plenty of trees and shit to clear from the property but we were very lucky.

We are currently heading out to check on a few friends and neighbors.

Damn, if roofs can survive hurricanes, I’m ready to trade our hailstorms. Three roofs in two years is getting a bit expensive for us.

Seriously though, I’m glad that you did not suffer injury or serious damage beyond your trees. I hope things go well for your neighbours as well.

315
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:01:01am

re: #308 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Spate of good polls this morning moved Georgia to slightly favored for Biden on fivethirtyeight.com. It’s starting to look like a landslide.

I don’t know why people scoff at Georgia being in play. This isn’t Newt Gingrich’s Georgia. Not only do I think Biden can win but I think Ossoff and Warnock can too. We’re looking at a likely big Democratic win imo. This isn’t 2016.

316
Charmingly Persistent  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:01:03am

re: #26 Jack Burton

Side note. It still to this day makes my ass twitch that apparently no one in the United States (who isn’t me or Iranian) can pronounce Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s name correctly.

Especially when Jon Stewart taught us al to say “I’m a dinner jacket”

317
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:03:02am

re: #314 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Damn, if roofs can survive hurricanes, I’m ready to trade our hailstorms. Three roofs in two years is getting a bit expensive for us.

Seriously though, I’m glad that you did not suffer injury or serious damage beyond your trees. I hope things go well for your neighbours as well.

What about those metal roof over sound deadening ones?

318
dangerman  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:03:11am

re: #308 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Spate of good polls this morning moved Georgia to slightly favored for Biden on fivethirtyeight.com. It’s starting to look like a landslide.

EV has GA as +2 to +4

319
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:03:34am

re: #301 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Uh huh. 😉

Is the hacker named David Dennison?

320
Decatur Deb  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:03:55am

re: #315 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I don’t know why people scoff at Georgia being in play. This isn’t Newt Gingrich’s Georgia. Not only do I think Biden can win but I think Ossoff and Warnock can too. We’re looking at a likely big Democratic win imo. This isn’t 2016.

Got to see a lot of Warnock ads this week. He has a good message, and good media people.

321
Belafon  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:04:29am
322
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:05:50am

re: #320 Decatur Deb

Got to see a lot of Warnock ads this week. He has a good message, and good media people.

I saw that he’s the minister at MLK’s old church. Very interesting.

323
BigPapa  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:05:55am

re: #308 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Spate of good polls this morning moved Georgia to slightly favored for Biden on fivethirtyeight.com. It’s starting to look like a landslide.

538 went 11/89 to 10/89 back to 11/89 already this AM. The race isn’t tightening like 2016. If anything, seems to be holding steady if not slightly running away.

324
dangerman  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:06:19am

re: #315 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I don’t know why people scoff at Georgia being in play. This isn’t Newt Gingrich’s Georgia. Not only do I think Biden can win but I think Ossoff and Warnock can too. We’re looking at a likely big Democratic win imo. This isn’t 2016.

EV has ossoff at +2, but only at 49%.
the special election has warnock at +6 and 51% which would mean no runoff

325
lawhawk  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:06:51am

re: #266 lawhawk

As expected:

326
Belafon  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:07:03am
327
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:08:01am

re: #318 dangerman

EV has GA as +2 to +4

Which would fit the 8-10 Democratic swing I feel we’re seeing. Clinton did better in Georgia than Gore, Kerry, & Obama did. Her campaign wasn’t a total failure. She also set up groundwork in Arizona too.

328
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:08:48am

re: #308 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Spate of good polls this morning moved Georgia to slightly favored for Biden on fivethirtyeight.com. It’s starting to look like a landslide.

Inside Elections Updates Outlook for President, Senate and House ~ October 28, 2020 (270toWin)

President

October 28: Georgia and North Carolina move from Toss-up to Tilt Democratic; Texas moves from Tilt Republican to Toss-up.

329
lawhawk  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:09:02am

re: #307 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Who exactly is matching the money? Because Trump’s kids aren’t donating a dime to the grift. Trump doesn’t have the cash to self-fund either.

This is all a scam.

330
lawhawk  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:09:48am
331
jaunte  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:10:03am

re: #290 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

I’m sure the unnamed shipping company and anonymous employees in Tucker’s story will all verify his statement.

332
NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:10:34am

re: #323 BigPapa

538 went 11/89 to 10/89 back to 11/89 already this AM. The race isn’t tightening like 2016. If anything, seems to be holding steady if not slightly running away.

In 2016, the race started tightening three weeks before election day. This race isn’t tightening; Trump is just treading water.

333
BigPapa  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:11:14am

For those people checking 538 every 10 minutes because an 88% chance of a Biden win is too close to call, the pitter patter of hedge hog feet accross the floor may help with the nerves:

334
Mattand  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:11:22am

I need to get to work, but one last question: anyone been catching Matt Lewis’s column headlines over at the Daily Beast lately? He’s their pet conservative apparently. I read one of his a few months back and was like, “Never again.”

Anyways, the headlines have been making me genuinely laugh. Think of Kevin Bacon near the end of Animal House: “Remain calm! All is well!. All is well!!!!”

Today, it’s the right and wrong way to cover Hunter Biden (pro tip: the right way is to not cover it all since his dad did nothing wrong and Hunter’s not running for POTUS.)

Last week, it was essentially “Biden didn’t support fracking! Trump’s got him now!!!”

There was one other idiotic one that escapes me, but it was along those lines.

I’m still bracing for the possibility of Trump winning, but the desperation in the conservative press is amusing.

335
dangerman  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:11:46am

re: #323 BigPapa

538 went 11/89 to 10/89 back to 11/89 already this AM. The race isn’t tightening like 2016. If anything, seems to be holding steady if not slightly running away.

biden’s lead has been consistent 6% nationally for 3 months

336
Decatur Deb  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:11:56am

re: #331 jaunte

I’m sure the unnamed shipping company and anonymous employees in Tucker’s story will all verify his statement.

Even freepers are saying: “No copies? It never existed.”

337
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:12:54am

re: #328 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Inside Elections Updates Outlook for President, Senate and House ~ October 28, 2020 (270toWin)

I see Georgia and North Carolina going in a similar direction as we have here in Virginia. Senator Perdue was even nice enough to do his best George Allen impression when he mocked Senator Harris’s name. The old GOP shit isn’t working.

338
BigPapa  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:13:16am

re: #332 NO SMOCKING GUN!

In 2016, the race started tightening three weeks before election day. This race isn’t tightening; Trump is just treading water.

Yup. The Comey Letter was substantial. 2020 had Hunter’s Laptop which never booted up.

Geek Joke! Nyuck Nyuck Nyuck.

339
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:13:25am

Turkish Bank Case Showed Erdogan’s Influence With Trump (New York Times)

New details of the Justice Department’s handling of the accusations against Halkbank reveal how Turkey’s leader pressured the president, prompting concern from top White House aides.

340
jamesfirecat  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:13:36am

re: #253 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

one way to read this is that Trump is not worried because he and Barr and his criminal co-conspirators have a plan locked in to secure him the election regardless of the outcome of the voting.

I hope that is not true, but my optimism is overtaxed and waning…

If they had it locked in, why would they bother having Trump campaign so vigorously (for him at least), and why would the GOP in the senate be acting like they’re about to be washed into the gutter?

I have more reasons to hope than to fear.

341
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:14:44am

re: #335 dangerman

biden’s lead has been consistent 6% nationally for 3 months

[Embedded content]

And RCP actually leans pretty conservative in the polls they include or don’t. I think Biden is up between 8-12 nationally. People want this shit show to end. People may not love Joe but they like and trust him which is more than enough.

342
Teukka  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:15:46am

re: #277 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

[Embedded content]

Square format, 512x512, non-clipped.

343
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:15:56am

I wonder how this will play across UT.

344
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:16:43am

re: #340 jamesfirecat

Today’s random acknowledgement of karma points goes to Jamesfirecat, with 40,438 at the time of this post.

These LGF karma points may be exchanged for those Sorosbux you were never paid as a Deep State Operative.

345
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:17:48am

re: #301 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Wisconsin Republican Party chairman says hackers stole $2.3 million from account dedicated to Trump reelection

“It got lost in the mail” was already taken

346
dangerman  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:18:39am

re: #341 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

And RCP actually leans pretty conservative in the polls they include or don’t. I think Biden is up between 8-12 nationally. People want this shit show to end. People may not love Joe but they like and trust him which is more than enough.

538 posted 11 national polls yesterday
excluding rasmussen (hacks who have +1 trump, yeah right) , they went from +2 to +19 for biden

averaging around 9-10 points

347
🌹UOJB!  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:18:47am

re: #345 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Wisconsin Republican Party chairman says hackers stole $2.3 million from account dedicated to Trump reelection

“It got lost in the mail” was already taken

Oh those naughty TikTok kids…🤣

348
The Pie Overlord!  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:18:50am

re: #147 🌹UOJB!

How can anyone eat grilled cheese without pickles?

349
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:19:41am

re: #340 jamesfirecat

If they had it locked in, why would they bother having Trump campaign so vigorously (for him at least), and why would the GOP in the senate be acting like they’re about to be washed into the gutter?

I have more reasons to hope than to fear.

I keep going back to this but this isn’t one election. It’s 51. Yes, we all voted for Joe but some of us voted for our incumbent Senator, a challenger, or some have no Senate race at all. There’s only so much Barr can do. And Barr has only so much power. He was unable to get a kangaroo indictment and that from what I understand has Trump furious at him. These guys I think even if they wanted to aren’t competent enough to steal a landslide defeat. Florida in 2000 worked because the margin of victory between Gore and Bush was razor thin. Trump is likely to lose the deciding states by hundreds of thousands of votes. I choose to be hopeful because I know and have seen that when we vote, we can and will beat these bastards.

350
lawhawk  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:20:26am

Yay. One of my tweets made it into Raw Story about Pence crowing about the GDP gain.

351
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:20:36am

re: #348 The Pie Overlord!

How can anyone eat grilled cheese without pickles?

I despise pickles (except sweet ones). The only thing which belongs on a grilled cheese is either HP sauce, hot sauce, or horseradish.

I haven’t tried pineapple yet.

352
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:20:44am

re: #348 The Pie Overlord!

How can anyone eat grilled cheese without pickles?

on the side, definitely

not into warm pickles in any form. I even pick them off my burgers and let them cool and eat them separately

353
makeitstop  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:20:55am

Looks like there’s a slight problem with that Q guy…

354
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:22:16am

re: #336 Decatur Deb

Even freepers are saying: “No copies? It never existed.”

Might an eye be opening there?

355
NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:22:55am

re: #350 lawhawk

Yay. One of my tweets made it into Raw Story about Pence crowing about the GDP gain.

Trump’s last, vain hope to move the polls is that everyone across media praise the brilliant job he has done reviving the economy, nevermind that 1k Americans are dying of covid every day.

356
🌹UOJB!  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:23:01am

ah this is what I want to see! More of Nate’s Snake Chart tipping blue!

357
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:23:17am

re: #350 lawhawk

Yay. One of my tweets made it into Raw Story about Pence crowing about the GDP gain.

Congratulations, you have arrived.

You may collect your job as a political writer at the Washington Post since you clearly have the same qualifications as blogger Jennifer Rubin.

358
Mattand  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:23:26am

re: #344 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Today’s random acknowledgement of karma points goes to Jamesfirecat, with 40,438 at the time of this post.

These LGF karma points may be exchanged for those Sorosbux you were never paid as a Deep State Operative.

I’ve had my eye on the “Death to America” soup tureen in the company store for a while now.

359
Teukka  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:23:41am

re: #353 makeitstop

Looks like there’s a slight problem with that Q guy…

[Embedded content]

It’s been my gut feeling ever since the SRA (Satanic Ritual Abuse) days in the 80’s and 90’s, that it isn’t about protecting the children, but diverting attention from the cause of the problem…

360
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:24:04am

re: #346 dangerman

538 posted 11 national polls yesterday
excluding rasmussen (hacks who have +1 trump, yeah right) , they went from +2 to +19 for biden

averaging around 9-10 points

And then there’s Trafalgar that has the stupid silent Trump voter bullshit. Which is it, are Trump supporters loud and enthusiastic or are they a silent majority? I’m a Biden supporter. I’ve supported him since January but there isn’t a Biden sign to be found in my yard or Biden apparel in my closet. If there’s a silent majority, it’s for Joe among people who live in places that went for Trump and people who don’t want to deal with their obnoxious Trump supporting neighbors, family, or coworkers.

361
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:24:15am

re: #340 jamesfirecat

If they had it locked in, why would they bother having Trump campaign so vigorously (for him at least), and why would the GOP in the senate be acting like they’re about to be washed into the gutter?

I have more reasons to hope than to fear.<
/blockquote>

I have both simultaneously?

362
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:24:33am

re: #353 makeitstop

Looks like there’s a slight problem with that Q guy…

[Embedded content]

I fucking knew it.

363
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:24:43am

re: #356 🌹UOJB!

ah this is what I want to see! More of Nate’s Snake Chart tipping blue!

NE-2 leaning blue. The Blue Wave runs through Omaha. /s

NE-3 (my district) remains the most right-wing district in the nation.

364
i(m)p(each)sos  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:25:22am

re: #349 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I choose to be hopeful because no matter how hard the reporters on their Cletus Safaris look, they keep finding Trump 2016 voters who are sticking with him, and Trump 2016 voters switching to Biden… and not one Clinton 2016 voter switching to Trump.

That’s not how you go from a narrowest-possible win in 2016 to reelection four years later.

365
Belafon  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:25:33am

GOP alternate reality here at work: Biden is the one evading questions and going to bed early.

366
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:26:41am

re: #355 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Trump’s last, vain hope to move the polls is that everyone across media praise the brilliant job he has done reviving the economy, nevermind that 1k Americans are dying of covid every day.

I actually watch a lot of CNN because that’s my parents’ network of choice. They don’t let Trump have his narratives anymore. Trump arguably won last time because he had it. His narrative this time is muddled as hell.

367
Belafon  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:27:18am

re: #351 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I despise pickles (except sweet ones). The only thing which belongs on a grilled cheese is either HP sauce, hot sauce, or horseradish.

I haven’t tried pineapple yet.

I put tomatoes on mine, and experiment with a bunch of different cheeses.

368
Florida Panhandler  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:27:57am

re: #301 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Uh huh. 😉

[Embedded content]

The only question is how much % Trump himself is getting from this Mafia style burn-down-the-restaurant criminal campaign as the rats leave the ship.

I would imagine the amount of protection money kicked up to Putin or some other Mafia don running a similarly shady country as Trump’s foreign refuge is very expensive.

369
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:28:12am

re: #357 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Congratulations, you have arrived.

You may collect your job as a political writer at the Washington Post since you clearly have the same qualifications as blogger Jennifer Rubin.

With better judgement.

370
HRH Stanley Sea  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:29:01am

re: #257 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Plastic Camelot

371
Charmingly Persistent  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:30:16am

re: #157 Dread Pirate Ron

CBC has a drama/fantasy series called Trickster about First Nation people and the supernatural. It’s very good if you can find it. I just watched episode 4.

Looks like Hulu?

372
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:30:44am

re: #364 i(m)p(each)sos

I choose to be hopeful because no matter how hard the reporters on their Cletus Safaris look, they keep finding Trump 2016 voters who are sticking with him, and Trump 2016 voters switching to Biden… and not one Clinton 2016 voter switching to Trump.

That’s not how you go from a narrowest-possible win in 2016 to reelection four years later.

And the new voters favor Biden too. I just wish people who are cynical would realize we’re not blowing sunshine and rainbows up their asses. We’re looking at what’s going on and what’s happened. I think the Philly metro area alone will be Joe’s margin of victory in Pennsylvania for example. Look at district polls. Trump is bleeding support. He hasn’t gotten too many people on board who weren’t with him before.

373
NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:30:57am

re: #366 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I actually watch a lot of CNN because that’s my parents’ network of choice. They don’t let Trump have his narratives anymore. Trump arguably won last time because he had it. His narrative this time is muddled as hell.

From the clips I see of the rallies on his Superspreader Tour (and that would make a good name for an album) Trump has no coherent campaign message.

374
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:30:59am

re: #366 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I actually watch a lot of CNN because that’s my parents’ network of choice. They don’t let Trump have his narratives anymore. Trump arguably won last time because he had it. His narrative this time is muddled as hell.

Not to mention his KKK rallies aren’t playing like the empty podium did in 2016.

375
makeitstop  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:34:38am

re: #373 NO SMOCKING GUN!

From the clips I see of the rallies on his Superspreader Tour (and that would make a good name for an album) Trump has no coherent campaign message.

I’d be really surprised if some Zoomer kid somewhere hasn’t already appropriated ‘Superspreader’ as a band name.

376
BigPapa  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:35:30am

re: #375 makeitstop

I’d be really surprised if some Zoomer kid somewhere hasn’t already appropriated ‘Superspreader’ as a band name.

I already claimed The Comorbidities fight me.

377
makeitstop  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:36:57am

While watching the Trump campaign’s disintegration last night, I was reminded of when the Dubya regime was at the top of their popularity, Karl Rove spoke often of a permanent Republican majority. Then it all fell apart.

History does repeat from time to time.

378
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:37:35am

re: #366 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I actually watch a lot of CNN because that’s my parents’ network of choice. They don’t let Trump have his narratives anymore. Trump arguably won last time because he had it. His narrative this time is muddled as hell.

I still recall in 2015 when Trump commented how exciting his rallies were while people were falling asleep at Jeb! Bush rallies.

20 minutes later, CNN aired an interview with a woman who fell asleep at a Jeb! rally.

379
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:37:57am

re: #374 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Not to mention his KKK rallies aren’t playing like the empty podium did in 2016.

Yeah in fact they had a reporter in Arizona last night and I heard Trump babbling in the background but the video wasn’t on him. Trump’s rise to the Presidency was the most spectacular (I’m using it to mean amazing not as a positive) thing I’ve ever seen. I likewise feel his collapse will equally be spectacular and we’ve been seeing it fold out in real time since the perfect phone call.

380
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:38:51am

re: #378 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I still recall in 2015 when Trump commented how exciting his rallies were while people were falling asleep at Jeb! Bush rallies.

20 minutes later, CNN aired an interview with a woman who fell asleep at a Jeb! rally.

The truth is Trump is the bore. He really is. And the media I think is slowly getting that.

381
makeitstop  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:39:25am

Heads up - Pelosi presser incoming.

382
i(m)p(each)sos  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:39:49am

re: #372 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

So very true. If voters show in the huge numbers they’ve been showing so far in Philadelphia, it doesn’t matter how passionate the Trump holdouts are in Du Bois or Lewistown or Uniontown. There just aren’t that many voters in those places compared to what a wave out of Philly would look like.

383
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:40:56am

re: #378 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I still recall in 2015 when Trump commented how exciting his rallies were while people were falling asleep at Jeb! Bush rallies.

20 minutes later, CNN aired an interview with a woman who fell asleep at a Jeb! rally.

I’m so over exciting, Cliff hanging Apprentice: POTUS daily disasters. I crave boring government.

384
dangerman  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:42:15am

re: #349 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I keep going back to this but this isn’t one election. It’s 51. Yes, we all voted for Joe but some of us voted for our incumbent Senator, a challenger, or some have no Senate race at all. There’s only so much Barr can do. And Barr has only so much power. He was unable to get a kangaroo indictment and that from what I understand has Trump furious at him. These guys I think even if they wanted to aren’t competent enough to steal a landslide defeat. Florida in 2000 worked because the margin of victory between Gore and Bush was razor thin. Trump is likely to lose the deciding states by hundreds of thousands of votes. I choose to be hopeful because I know and have seen that when we vote, we can and will beat these bastards.

fwiw, the issue of who won, bush or gore, that led to bush v gore, wasnt a pre-election strategy. not the way we’re all gaming out hundreds of what-if scenarios this year.

it was the outcome of more-or-less legitimate questions that no one specifically targeted or anticipated.

yes it arose from a fair degree of shortsightedness, a bit of incompetence, and certainly some arcane voting mechanisms in Florida, especially Palm Beach (where i voted that year). and certainly some post hoc chicanery as well.

but it was no one’s plan going in

385
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:42:36am

re: #377 makeitstop

While watching the Trump campaign’s disintegration last night, I was reminded of when the Dubya regime was at the top of their popularity, Karl Rove spoke often of a permanent Republican majority. Then it all fell apart.

History does repeat from time to time.

Yep. I remember how sad I was after Kerry lost. That was the first election I emotionally invested myself in. 2000 was different. Interestingly enough I had Civics in 2000-1 and took Government in 2004-5 when I was in 8th and 12th grade. That combined with my early interest in the Presidents and my Grandparents being outspoken Democrats made it easy to get interested.

386
dangerman  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:43:32am

re: #350 lawhawk

Yay. One of my tweets made it into Raw Story about Pence crowing about the GDP gain.

don’t forget the little people
we hardly knew ye

387
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:43:47am

re: #384 dangerman

fwiw, the issue of who won, bush or gore, that led to bush v gore, wasnt a pre-election strategy. not the way we’re all gaming out hundreds of what-if scenarios this year.

it was the outcome of more-or-less legitimate questions that no one specifically targeted or anticipated.

yes it arose from a fair degree of shortsightedness, a bit of incompetence, and certainly some arcane voting mechanisms in Florida, especially Palm Beach (where i voted that year). and certainly some post hoc chicanery as well.

but it was no one’s plan going in

That said, it doesn’t mean it’s not the plan now.

388
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:44:15am

re: #384 dangerman

fwiw, the issue of who won, bush or gore, that led to bush v gore, wasnt a pre-election strategy. not the way we’re all gaming out hundreds of what-if scenarios this year.

it was the outcome of more-or-less legitimate questions that no one specifically targeted or anticipated.

yes it arose from a fair degree of shortsightedness, a bit of incompetence, and certainly some arcane voting mechanisms in Florida, especially Palm Beach (where i voted that year). and certainly some post hoc chicanery as well.

but it was no one’s plan going in

Hell as I vaguely recall, Bush’s team thought they might win the PV but lose the EC. But you’re right. This wasn’t some grand strategy. I mean the chaotic aftermath btw. I’m certain Bush and his people would have wanted to be declared the winner on Election night. That it lingered into December otoh.

389
jamesfirecat  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:44:16am

re: #344 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Today’s random acknowledgement of karma points goes to Jamesfirecat, with 40,438 at the time of this post.

These LGF karma points may be exchanged for those Sorosbux you were never paid as a Deep State Operative.

I’d like to thank all the people who made this possible, especially all you who stuck by me when I was just a wet behind the ears liberal college kid who was new to the site while it was still in the process of transitioning to what it is now.

Once again I’d like to remind you all that the reason I don’t post as much anymore is because my own opinions are now fairly thoroughly already represented by most of you so I often feel like I’ve got nothing meaningful to say.

390
sagehen  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:45:43am

re: #384 dangerman

fwiw, the issue of who won, bush or gore, that led to bush v gore, wasnt a pre-election strategy. not the way we’re all gaming out hundreds of what-if scenarios this year.

it was the outcome of more-or-less legitimate questions that no one specifically targeted or anticipated.

yes it arose from a fair degree of shortsightedness, a bit of incompetence, and certainly some arcane voting mechanisms in Florida, especially Palm Beach (where i voted that year). and certainly some post hoc chicanery as well.

but it was no one’s plan going in

well… Except for those 12000 black eligible voters purged from the rolls…

391
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:46:08am

Llre: #389 jamesfirecat

I’d like to thank all the people who made this possible, especially all you who stuck by me when I was just a wet behind the ears liberal college kid who was new to the site while it was still in the process of transitioning to what it is now.

Once again I’d like to remind you all that the reason I don’t post as much anymore is because my own opinions are now fairly thoroughly already represented by most of you so I often feel like I’ve got nothing meaningful to say.

Nah dude you’ve got plenty to say. It’s good to see you back.

392
dangerman  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:47:04am

re: #356 🌹UOJB!

ah this is what I want to see! More of Nate’s Snake Chart tipping blue!

[Embedded content]

- trump took MT by 24 points. right now he’s up 5
- he took texas by 10. it’s nearly a dead heat (actually +2, but a danger can dream)

even holding these states, this is still horrible for him

393
A Three Hour Tour  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:48:51am

re: #380 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

The truth is Trump is the bore. He really is. And the media I think is slowly getting that.

He’s not only a bore, he’s a boor.

394
dangerman  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:50:23am

re: #360 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

And then there’s Trafalgar that has the stupid silent Trump voter bullshit. Which is it, are Trump supporters loud and enthusiastic or are they a silent majority? I’m a Biden supporter. I’ve supported him since January but there isn’t a Biden sign to be found in my yard or Biden apparel in my closet. If there’s a silent majority, it’s for Joe among people who live in places that went for Trump and people who don’t want to deal with their obnoxious Trump supporting neighbors, family, or coworkers.

there isnt a silent majority group of significance that have managed to all coordinate together and agree to not talk to any pollster.

it’s fantasyland

395
dangerman  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:53:09am

re: #373 NO SMOCKING GUN!

From the clips I see of the rallies on his Superspreader Tour (and that would make a good name for an album) Trump has no coherent campaign message.

i cant believe he got by with ‘what have you got to lose?’
(let alone, ‘grab em…’)

396
makeitstop  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:54:37am

re: #387 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

That said, it doesn’t mean it’s not the plan now.

That plan would depend upon the numbers being close.

I’m not seeing it. People are fucking tired of Trump, and he hasn’t polled above 50% for his entire term. Add the Covid response on top of that, and chances that the numbers are going to be close enough to warrant a recount are pretty damn slim.

397
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:55:18am

re: #396 makeitstop

That plan would depend upon the numbers being close.

I’m not seeing it. People are fucking tired of Trump, and he hasn’t polled above 50% for his entire term. Add the Covid response on top of that, and chances that the numbers are going to be close enough to warrant a recount are pretty damn slim.

🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

398
makeitstop  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:56:12am

re: #393 A Three Hour Tour

He’s not only a bore, he’s a boor.

Also a boar.

399
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:56:20am

re: #362 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I fucking knew it.

8chan has long been a site for trafficking in child exploitation photos and media. The uber-libertarian guy who runs it is in The Philippines explicitly to avoid prosecution for that in the USA.

400
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:56:53am

re: #392 dangerman

- trump took MT by 24 points. right now he’s up 5
- he took texas by 10. it’s nearly a dead heat (actually +2, but a danger can dream)

even holding these states, this is still horrible for him

He’s bleeding support. I mean with Bush 2004, you saw that he made significant inroads with Hispanic voters. The media is trying to claim that Trump has done the same thing with African Americans but he’s going up against a guy whose campaign was kicked into gear by AA voters and who has as a surrogate the most popular politician in the country. Who are Trumps surrogates? He had Nigel Farrage speaking for him in Arizona last night. Now I’ve never been to Arizona but I think it’s safe to say that the face of Brexit doesn’t have much sway in Northern Arizona.

401
dangerman  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:57:12am

re: #380 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

The truth is Trump is the bore. He really is. And the media I think is slowly getting that.

they will only when his ‘ratings’ start to fall

402
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:57:18am

re: #399 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

8chan has long been a site for trafficking in child exploitation photos and media. The uber-libertarian guy who runs it is in The Philippines explicitly to avoid prosecution for that in the USA.

Doesn’t surprise me.

403
makeitstop  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:58:10am

re: #400 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

He had Nigel Farrage speaking for him in Arizona last night. Now I’ve never been to Arizona but I think it’s safe to say that the face of Brexit doesn’t have much sway in Northern Arizona.

I’d bet most of the people in that crowd were going ‘Who the fuck is this guy?’

404
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:58:18am

re: #367 Belafon

I put tomatoes on mine, and experiment with a bunch of different cheeses.

I just had a grilled cheese made with Jewish rye, provolone cheese, and HP Sauce.

405
dangerman  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:59:01am

re: #387 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

That said, it doesn’t mean it’s not the plan now.

totally agree
when you’re this far behind it’s basically the only plan

406
Decatur Deb  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:59:12am

re: #403 makeitstop

I’d bet most of the people in that crowd were going ‘Who the fuck is this guy?’

“He shur talks funny.”

407
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 7:59:35am

re: #403 makeitstop

I’d bet most of the people in that crowd were going ‘Who the fuck is this guy?’

And for trump supporters, they were likely asking “WTF is he saying with that accent?”

408
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:00:01am

re: #401 dangerman

they will only when his ‘ratings’ start to fall

They really need to look at what he actually says at rallies. It’s really seldom ever anything of substance. I heard last night he was making fun of Evan McMullin’s hair. I mean if you want to risk Covid for that, by all means but it’s boring because it’s so pathetic. Even the worst political demagogues in history offered more than that.

409
dangerman  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:01:56am

re: #398 makeitstop

Also a boar.

i’ve been calling him a pig since 2015

410
Decatur Deb  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:02:45am

re: #407 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

And for trump supporters, they were likely asking “WTF is he saying with that accent?”

23 seconds. Your steak knives will be arriving via FedEx. If you get a stack of papers by mistake, Tucker Carlson would like to hear from you.

411
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:02:53am

re: #403 makeitstop

I’d bet most of the people in that crowd were going ‘Who the fuck is this guy?’

I know who he is but I couldn’t pick him out of a lineup of British right wing wankers.

412
dangerman  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:03:09am

re: #406 Decatur Deb

“He shur talks funny.”

‘he dont even speak good english’

413
makeitstop  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:03:52am

re: #408 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

They really need to look at what he actually says at rallies. It’s really seldom ever anything of substance. I heard last night he was making fun of Evan McMullin’s hair. I mean if you want to risk Covid for that, by all means but it’s boring because it’s so pathetic. Even the worst political demagogues in history offered more than that.

At this point, his campaign ‘speeches’ are mostly stream of consciousness blab that the late act in the lounge at a run-down resort would be embarrassed to use.

He’s become Shecky Green without the funny.

414
lawhawk  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:04:12am
415
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:06:05am

re: #398 makeitstop

Also a boar.

Man, person, camera, but also boor, boar, & bore. I honestly feel bad for people who find him inspirational. You can’t even call these speeches. They’re just Trump ranting into a microphone in a stream of consciousness word vomit that would make my cousin Jimmy Joyce dizzy.

416
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:08:50am

re: #413 makeitstop

At this point, his campaign ‘speeches’ are mostly stream of consciousness blab that the late act in the lounge at a run-down resort would be embarrassed to use.

He’s become Shecky Green without the funny.

It’s honestly sad. The difference between the real Trump and what they see him as. I mean I hate Reagan but I acknowledge that he could be moving. The D-Day 40th anniversary speech on Pointe-Du-Hoc and the Challenger speech are good speeches. Trump? I don’t know what I’m hearing most of the time.

417
Hecuba's daughter  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:13:56am

re: #222 John Hughes

Actually digestive upsets are, in my experience, a possible symptom.

(Although that might have just been my poor cooking skills).

Almost anything can be a symptom. A friend had a version of COVID akin to the stomach flu.

418
makeitstop  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:15:56am

LOL

419
Hecuba's daughter  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:16:36am

re: #226 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Texas to Deploy National Guard Troops to 5 Major Cities For Nov. 3 Election

Abbott is expecting some kind of trouble and doesn’t want to talk about it.

Wouldn’t trust anything Abbott, a master of voter suppression, is doing. Maybe he is afraid of real violence or maybe he wants to intimidate voters in minority districts. Either is a possibility — but intimidation seems more his style.

420
The Pie Overlord!  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:16:49am

re: #351 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I despise pickles (except sweet ones). The only thing which belongs on a grilled cheese is either HP sauce, hot sauce, or horseradish.

I haven’t tried pineapple yet.

Sweet “bread & butter” pickles are considered blasphemy by most Ashkenazi Jews, but they are good with:
Tuna salad
Egg salad
That’s it. I can’t think of anything else.

421
Jay C  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:16:51am

re: #396 makeitstop

That plan would depend upon the numbers being close.

I’m not seeing it. People are fucking tired of Trump, and he hasn’t polled above 50% for his entire term. Add the Covid response on top of that, and chances that the numbers are going to be close enough to warrant a recount are pretty damn slim.

This seems fairly accurate. The NYT published a (“Last”) poll today showing Biden/Harris numbers for seven “battleground” states, and the aggregate (with only one exception*) showed Joe/Kamala still winning all but one, even with their “qualifying exception” - which were numbers based on the assumption that “polls were off as much as they were in 2016”. Which seems to me to be a pretty thin reed to base assumptions on. Like generals prepping to fight the last war, pollsters always seem to be sampling to gauge the last election…

*North Carolina

422
A Three Hour Tour  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:18:18am

re: #416 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

It’s honestly sad. The difference between the real Trump and what they see him as. I mean I hate Reagan but I acknowledge that he could be moving. The D-Day 40th anniversary speech on Pointe-Du-Hoc and the Challenger speech are good speeches. Trump? I don’t know what I’m hearing most of the time.

Reagan had 1.) better speechwriters, and 2.) the ability to read a speech. Trump can’t read - or rather, can’t sustain the concentration to read a prepared text, so he veers off into his incoherent verbal spew.

423
Barefoot Grin  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:18:54am

re: #298 Decatur Deb

GA governor Lester Maddox once said the answer to prison violence was to get a “better class of prisoner”.

Georgians: “he may be a son of a bitch, but he’s our son of a bitch.”

424
Hecuba's daughter  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:19:40am

re: #239 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I don’t like licorice at all but star anise as a favor additive (Gordon Ramsay’s oxtail, for example) is really nice and adds a delicious depth of flavor. Same with fennel seeds in bouillabaisse. And cooked fennel bulb takes on a whole different favor and is delicious.

That anyone eats black licorice for pleasure? Why?

I’m a big fan and have been one since grammar school. It doesn’t last long on the very rare occasion that I actually purchase some.

425
A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:19:47am

re: #256 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Good morning!

Western good morning!

426
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:20:57am

Plre: #421 Jay C

This seems fairly accurate. The NYT published a (“Last”) poll today showing Biden/Harris numbers for seven “battleground” states, and the aggregate (with only one exception*) showed Joe/Kamala still winning all but one, even with their “qualifying exception” - which were numbers based on the assumption that “polls were off as much as they were in 2016”. Which seems to me to be a pretty thin reed to base assumptions on. Like generals prepping to fight the last war, pollsters always seem to be sampling to gauge the last election…

*North Carolina

I really think using 2016 as the only point of reference makes them look foolish.

427
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:21:44am

re: #422 A Three Hour Tour

Reagan had 1.) better speechwriters, and 2.) the ability to read a speech. Trump can’t read - or rather, can’t sustain the concentration to read a prepared text, so he veers off into his incoherent verbal spew.

Yep. Trump has Stephen Miller writing these screeches.

428
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:21:59am

re: #426 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Pl

I really think using 2016 as the only point of reference makes them look foolish.

Especially with COVID. I don’t think anything is representative anywhere.

429
Hecuba's daughter  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:22:14am

re: #286 Mattand

Am I being paranoid in thinking that the Trump division of SCOTUS are basically keeping their powder dry with most of the rulings, and are going to drop the boom after Election Day?

In other words, let everybody try to vote now and then when Trump inevitably comes whining to them, they turn around and go “Yeah, any mail-in vote not physically received on Nov 3 goes bye-bye?”

With the exception of WI, I’m shocked they’re basically swatting down fellow Republicans pleas to rig the vote right now.

I agree entirely — make them think that votes will count and then take them away when it’s too late for voters to adopt a different strategy. Our belief in victory is based on all those mail-in ballots that will not be arriving on a timely fashion.

430
b.d.  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:22:22am

re: #419 Hecuba’s daughter

Wouldn’t trust anything Abbott, a master of voter suppression, is doing. Maybe he is afraid of real violence or maybe he wants to intimidate voters in minority districts. Either is a a possibility — but intimidation seems more his style.

Abbott is starting to look like the only sane one left:

431
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:23:37am

re: #416 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

It’s honestly sad. The difference between the real Trump and what they see him as. I mean I hate Reagan but I acknowledge that he could be moving. The D-Day 40th anniversary speech on Pointe-Du-Hoc and the Challenger speech are good speeches. Trump? I don’t know what I’m hearing most of the time.

I have always despised Ronald Reagan as well, but I put his Challenger disaster speech amongst the most moving and inspirational speeches a president has ever given. Short, sympathetic, binding the nations sorrows, and inspiration that this would not hold back exploration. (4:47)

433
Hecuba's daughter  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:26:39am

re: #297 lawhawk

This.

No where else in the world has the number of percentage of officer involved shootings we have in the US, let alone the excessive/deadly force incidents we have in the US.

……

How the fuck is it that Europe, which has similar crime rates to the US, doesn’t have the officer involved death rates here? Because firearms are more strictly regulated and the training/tactics are different and better.

Yep. Europe doesn’t have the officer-involved shootings because every yahoo there doesn’t have their own personal arsenal putting police forces in an arms race with criminals, boogaloo boys, biker gangs, racists, etc.

434
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:29:38am

re: #428 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Especially with COVID. I don’t think anything is representative anywhere.

Yeah Covid is just the elephant in the room that can’t be ignored. Basic political psychology tells you that people don’t reward the administration that botched a crisis and we know Trump has with Covid.

435
dangerman  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:29:43am

re: #420 The Pie Overlord!

Sweet “bread & butter” pickles are considered blasphemy by most Ashkenazi Jews, but they are good with:
Tuna salad
Egg salad
That’s it. I can’t think of anything else.

indeed. refrigerator dills or nothing

436
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:30:36am

re: #433 Hecuba’s daughter

Yep. Europe doesn’t have the officer-involved shootings because every yahoo there doesn’t have their own personal arsenal putting police forces in an arms race with criminals, boogaloo boys, biker gangs, racists, etc.

Police shootings: German cops shot dead 14 people in 2017

Police throughout Germany fired a total of 75 times at people in 2017. The resulting deaths were far fewer than the United States, where more than 950 people died as a result of police shootings.

437
Jay C  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:33:08am

re: #436 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Police shootings: German cops shot dead 14 people in 2017

Police throughout Germany fired a total of 75 times at people in 2017. The resulting deaths were far fewer than the United States, where more than 950 people died as a result of police shootings.

And there are likely a number of wingnuts over here who would take those figures as evidence that German police need more training and target practice to up their “success” rate….

438
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:33:16am

re: #436 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Police shootings: German cops shot dead 14 people in 2017

Police throughout Germany fired a total of 75 times at people in 2017. The resulting deaths were far fewer than the United States, where more than 950 people died as a result of police shootings.

More people shoot at cops in America. We have a serious policing problem to fix, but our gun madness would result in more people being shot, even with properly screened and trained police.

439
jeffreyw  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:33:49am

re: #348 The Pie Overlord!

How can anyone eat grilled cheese without pickles?

Pickled egg do?

440
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:34:32am

re: #434 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yeah Covid is just the elephant in the room that can’t be ignored. Basic political psychology tells you that people don’t reward the administration that botched a crisis and we know Trump has with Covid.

That’s why Trump complains about the coverage, thinking he can whine and bully the news away.

441
dangerman  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:35:35am

re: #421 Jay C

This seems fairly accurate. The NYT published a (“Last”) poll today showing Biden/Harris numbers for seven “battleground” states, and the aggregate (with only one exception*) showed Joe/Kamala still winning all but one, even with their “qualifying exception” - which were numbers based on the assumption that “polls were off as much as they were in 2016”. Which seems to me to be a pretty thin reed to base assumptions on. Like generals prepping to fight the last war, pollsters always seem to be sampling to gauge the last election…

*North Carolina

polls were not ‘off as much as they were’ in 2016
- there was a lack of last minute polling in WI, MI, PA
- educational background was not taken into account as a crosstab factor

- ‘the polls’ predicted there was a chance trump could win. he did.
- off the top of my head, clinton did perform within the moe

what was ‘off’?

442
Hecuba's daughter  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:36:09am

re: #436 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Police shootings: German cops shot dead 14 people in 2017

Police throughout Germany fired a total of 75 times at people in 2017. The resulting deaths were far fewer than the United States, where more than 950 people died as a result of police shootings.

You do have to adjust for population size. On a per capita basis, there are approximately 17 times as many deaths from police shootings here compared to Germany.

443
Jay C  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:36:17am

re: #426 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Pl

I really think using 2016 as the only point of reference makes them look foolish.

Well, it’s sort-of understandable: the results in 2016 made them look foolish - and still serve as reminder that little in politics can be taken as a certainty.

444
Barefoot Grin  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:38:05am

I wonder if Trump has ever read a poem.

445
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:38:07am

re: #442 Hecuba’s daughter

You do have to adjust for population size. On a per capita basis, there are approximately 17 times as many deaths from police shootings here compared to Germany.

Of course their population is only one-third of America but 75 bullets in one year? That is a typical weeknight in most large American cities…

446
The Pie Overlord!  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:38:12am

TVihPPFROHsydcuvSmE3p/e6tEr070ZqAeOhM8mPg1KaVDssu4gaTkxBfOdSwLU85l3yb436wEznNdgE5oETspq3CPpge1xgsiNByAcSrBK3N8+V2CwFQ6tKaR47tZq2XTrI3sGju9oEToEyxw8QTkuXy0QX2EZqfJYzsacTMevaizb8OD8su3pFFOzC8qRJkSxxvOC/ruQ/u8V0mxbIWar8c4Qk0+8vYgsfHWOGrqq3zPNPsXtYlucg0Tb8OQWLHdSyXkYwm9UA1DqOyjFmcubDgWnU0BwA

447
dangerman  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:39:34am

re: #443 Jay C

Well, it’s sort-of understandable: the results in 2016 made them look foolish - and still serve as reminder that little in politics can be taken as a certainty.

yes
to put a finer point on it
the polls werent ‘off’ to anyone who understands statistics
what was off was the pre-election predictions

448
Hecuba's daughter  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:42:17am

re: #443 Jay C

Well, it’s sort-of understandable: the results in 2016 made them look foolish - and still serve as reminder that little in politics can be taken as a certainty.

Again the 2016 problem was due to the EC. Based on popular vote, she performed as expected. The EC will doom this nation, especially if we experience an analogous situation in 2020 — Biden winning the national vote by 6% and then losing the EC.

449
🌹UOJB!  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:42:50am

re: #348 The Pie Overlord!

How can anyone eat grilled cheese without pickles?

Got to have half-sour pickles!

450
Belafon  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:43:42am

re: #430 b.d.

Abbott is starting to look like the only sane one left:

[Embedded content]

Dan Patrick was a Limbaugh-lite radio show host. He’s still doing it as Lt. Gov.

451
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:43:50am

re: #447 dangerman

yes
to put a finer point on it
the polls werent ‘off’ to anyone who understands statistics
what was off was the pre-election predictions

Michael Moore came out in the summer of 2016 and explained quite clearly how Trump could win: namely to carry all the states that Romney won in 2012 (no problem there) plus the four key states of OH, MI, PA and WI.

It was all a matter of mathematics, he pointed out. With those four states, they did not even need Florida.

That was the strategy they pursued. With success, it turns out.

Have not heard anything from him on how Trump might win this election…

452
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:44:10am

Lre: #447 dangerman

yes
to put a finer point on it
the polls werent ‘off’ to anyone who understands statistics
what was off was the pre-election predictions

That’s the thing. The polls really weren’t that off and the mistakes made in polling have been changed. Lest we forget this but the Dems actually exceeded their expectations in 2018 and I think they will again Tuesday.

453
Jay C  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:45:06am

re: #441 dangerman

polls were not ‘off as much as they were’ in 2016
- there was a lack of last minute polling in WI, MI, PA
- educational background was not taken into account as a crosstab factor

- ‘the polls’ predicted there was a chance trump could win. he did.
- off the top of my head, clinton did perform within the moe

what was ‘off’?

The NYT chart doesn’t go into much detail: here’s a link to check them out: : there’s a chart with a list of states with the latest poll numbers and columns headed “If Polls Are As Wrong As They Were In… [2016 and 2012]: so I am guessing the comparison might be between the “last” polling in those years vs. the actual election results.
In any case, it’s not looking good for Team Orange (but good for the country!)

454
Interesting Times  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:47:10am

re: #286 Mattand

Am I being paranoid in thinking that the Trump division of SCOTUS are basically keeping their powder dry with most of the rulings, and are going to drop the boom after Election Day?

To me, this is the analysis that makes the most sense:

So GOTV like you want to make Beer-Keg Brett cry all over again.

455
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:47:47am

Labour suspended Corbyn. Good riddance to that asshole.

456
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:48:27am

re: #454 Interesting Times

To me, this is the analysis that makes the most sense:

[Embedded content]

So GOTV like you want to make Beer-Keg Brett cry all over again.

GOTV like you want America to be America again.

457
dangerman  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:49:13am

re: #456 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

GOTV like you want America to be America again.

GOTV to keep the election out of SCOTUS’ hands altogether

458
sagehen  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:49:24am

re: #444 Barefoot Grin

I wonder if Trump has ever read a poem.

There once was a man from Nantucket…

459
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:49:33am

re: #454 Interesting Times

To me, this is the analysis that makes the most sense:

[Embedded content]

So GOTV like you want to make Beer-Keg Brett cry all over again.

Can I point something out about SCOTUS and the vote? But it’s an assumption that it will get there. The state supreme courts and circuit courts aren’t guaranteed to listen to Trump especially if his lawyers make shitty arguments.

460
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:49:56am

re: #446 The Pie Overlord!

Does this mean Jesus’s dual citizenship can be retroactively changed to “Israel/USA?”

461
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:50:07am

re: #454 Interesting Times

The Supreme Court rulings seem consistent with “SCOTUS will break a tie for Trump so Dems had better hope it’s out of the recount margin” and not “SCOTUS will go to outrageous lengths to hand Trump an election that he’s clearly lost”.

That is the only way he can possibly not lose.

462
John Hughes  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:51:56am

re: #141 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The punditry will be demanding the Democrats “work across the aisle”, “meet the Republicans halfway”, respect Senate traditions, and not be “divisive.” The Democrats should ignore those motherfuckers.

Drag people across the aisle and kick their heads in.
Cut the Republicans in half.
Respect the traditions of the blood-eagle.
Divide their limbs from their bodies.

Sounds like a plan to me.

Maybe I’m drunk? In vino veritas.

463
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:53:11am

re: #461 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That is the only way he can possibly not lose.

That would be it for America, since only Trump’s cult would have faith in our system if that happened. Trump needs to be crushed.

464
Belafon  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:53:27am

re: #459 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Can I point something out about SCOTUS and the vote? But it’s an assumption that it will get there. The state supreme courts and circuit courts aren’t guaranteed to listen to Trump especially if his lawyers make shitty arguments.

Yes, but the state GOP legislatures might sue to get the SCOTUS to look at them, and think of Kavanugh’s argument.

465
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:54:25am
466
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:54:49am
467
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:55:01am

re: #464 Belafon

Yes, but the state GOP legislatures might sue to get the SCOTUS to look at them, and think of Kavanugh’s argument.

True. I’m just saying that the state Supreme Courts might not want to mess with that if Biden is up by 5-10% in their states. I really think if we vote in big numbers, no matter what they may be scheming might be hard to do. Trump wanted Barr to charge the Clintons and Obama for him and here we are five days from election day without an indictment in sight.

468
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:55:30am

re: #466 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

As Biden and several others have pointed out, he’s the first President to lose jobs since Hoover.

469
lawhawk  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:56:51am

re: #465 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

All part of a gang calling themselves the 1488s.

FUCKING GODDAMNED NAZIS.

470
Hecuba's daughter  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:57:20am

re: #454 Interesting Times

To me, this is the analysis that makes the most sense:

Nate Silver
@NateSilver538
The Supreme Court rulings seem consistent with “SCOTUS will break a tie for Trump so Dems had better hope it’s out of the recount margin” and not “SCOTUS will go to outrageous lengths to hand Trump an election that he’s clearly lost”.
6:35 PM * Oct 28, 2020

So GOTV like you want to make Beer-Keg Brett cry all over again.

Nate is wrong. Roberts (who is fully on board with voter suppression) and the other GOP judges will look at this as an opportunity to put the GOP in charge permanently. There will be no coming back from the decisions they will reach. They will bar mail-in votes if the count on election day favors Trump.

471
Jay C  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:57:37am

re: #465 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

[Embedded content]

OK: IANAL Disclaimer: WTH is a “Vicar Conspiracy”???

And I’m guessing it does NOT mean that a local clergyman is involved??

472
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:57:56am

re: #469 lawhawk

All part of a gang calling themselves the 1488s.

FUCKING GODDAMNED NAZIS.

I never thought I’d see Fuck Face in a criminal complaint.

473
Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:58:59am

I dropped by a Walgreens earlier and they had this shit on the door.

Everyone who knows the science KNOWS we’re a ways off from a vaccine, but because this is a red state and because Cheeto has been running his mouth about a vaccine being “weeks away”, these pharmacy workers have to plaster these signs everywhere so morons won’t ask them about it.

474
The Pie Overlord!  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:59:17am

re: #460 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Does this mean Jesus’s dual citizenship can be retroactively changed to “Israel/USA?”

Only if he applies for a passport.

475
lawhawk  Oct 29, 2020 • 8:59:41am

re: #471 Jay C

OK: IANAL Disclaimer: WTH is a “Vicar Conspiracy”???

And I’m guessing it does NOT mean that a local clergyman is involved??

Violent Crimes in Aid of Racketeering Activity

476
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:00:32am

re: #471 Jay C

OK: IANAL Disclaimer: WTH is a “Vicar Conspiracy”???

And I’m guessing it does NOT mean that a local clergyman is involved??

VICAR
Violent crimes in aid to racketeering
18 U.S. Code § 1959

477
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:02:37am

re: #476 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

VICAR
Violent crimes in aid to racketeering
18 U.S. Code § 1959

You see it a lot in organized crime cases involving Cosa Nostra.

478
John Hughes  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:02:39am

re: #254 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Khaddafi, Quadaffi, Kadaffi? I don’t think they ever settled on one spelling

Because the spelling is معمر محمد ابومنيار القذافي

All the others are not spellings, they’re transliterations.

Similarily Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s real name is محمود احمدی‌نژاد‎.

479
Jay C  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:02:44am

re: #475 lawhawk

re: #476 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Thanks, guys.
I thought it might be something like that: though it does sound like something Miss Marple would get involved in…

480
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:03:05am

I’m still wondering if it’s possible to use RICO on the Trump family organization.

481
Belafon  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:03:06am

re: #473 Eclectic Cyborg

I dropped by a CVS earlier and they had this shit on the door.

Everyone who knows the science KNOWS we’re a ways off from a vaccine, but because this is a red state and because Cheeto has been running his mouth about a vaccine being “weeks away”, these pharmacy workers have to plaster these signs everywhere so morons won’t ask them about it.

[Embedded content]

Someone will have to rewrite Contagion so that the riots at the pharmacies are caused by the president.

482
b.d.  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:04:11am

re: #473 Eclectic Cyborg

I dropped by a Walgreens earlier and they had this shit on the door.

[Embedded content]

Everyone who knows the science KNOWS we’re a ways off from a vaccine, but because this is a red state and because Cheeto has been running his mouth about a vaccine being “weeks away”, these pharmacy workers have to plaster these signs everywhere so morons won’t ask them about it.

They put that sign up every time they run out of Clorox.

483
Hecuba's daughter  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:06:22am

re: #473 Eclectic Cyborg

I dropped by a Walgreens earlier and they had this shit on the door.

[Embedded content]

Everyone who knows the science KNOWS we’re a ways off from a vaccine, but because this is a red state and because Cheeto has been running his mouth about a vaccine being “weeks away”, these pharmacy workers have to plaster these signs everywhere so morons won’t ask them about it.

I’m in a blue state and they have this sign too. No matter how blue the state, there are MAGAts everywhere.

484
dangerman  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:12:31am

what has been happening are (more or less) good faith attempts to accommodate the pandemic by other than legislative means. changing dates, requirements, etc. scotus is mostly not allowing that.

it is state laws, as enacted, that determine what votes get counted and when (first time through, not recounts)

scotus has virtually no say in this and imo would be lunacy to insert themselves so obviously

elections are the province of the states, so says the constitution.
yet the pennsylvania decision last week was 4-4, not 8-0.

could Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, Thomas, Alito and now barrett band together and effectively shred the constitution?
sure
what would roberts do?
what would the country do in such an obvious power grab?

485
John Hughes  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:13:53am

re: #257 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

The Atlantic is run by cowards:

(Trump denies the affairs and says he had no knowledge of the payments.)

We’ve seen the receipts you useless shits.

486
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:14:59am

re: #472 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I never thought I’d see Fuck Face in a criminal complaint.

We see it all the time: Donald J. Trump.

487
Nojay UK  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:15:04am

re: #445 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Of course their population is only one-third of America but 75 bullets in one year? That is a typical weeknight in most large American cities…

It’s been a while since I looked up the stats for American homicides but when I did the US homicide rate was about six times that of Japan and five times that of my own country, Great Britain. Another thing that stuck in my mind was that the US had about 30,000 deaths a year from firearms for all causes (homicide, accident, suicide, police shootings etc.) That’s about eighty deaths a day and of course for every death there will be at least four or five woundings where the person who was shot survives. The other piece of data I recall from that search was that the most violent state with the most murders per capita was, oddly enough, Alaska.

Personal anecdote: a friend told us of the time she moved to a rather rough neighbourhood in Chattanooga sometime back in the 1980s. The night after she moved in there was a drive-by shooting with a few bullet-holes in her downstairs windows. When she asked around the neighbours they explained that the locals were just seeing if she was going to stick around or not. When they found out she was a nurse with ER experience and she was willing to patch up people without putting in a police report she was declared off-limits.

488
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:15:12am

al.com
This is incredible. Oh and here all three of our declared Democratic gubernatorial candidates are black including two women. We’ve got a great chance to make history by electing the first black woman Governor next fall and being the first state to elect two African American governors. And all three are qualified. I’m proud of this not that Robert E. Lee was from here.

489
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:15:25am

New “Archer” available on Hulu … catch y’all in a bit.

490
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:16:54am

re: #486 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

We see it all the time: Donald J. Trump.

In a formal criminal complaint. Colloquially he’s Fuck Face but he’s also Agent Orange, Putin’s Puppy, & the Asshole.

491
Teukka  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:17:17am

re: #475 lawhawk

Violent Crimes in Aid of Racketeering Activity

IOW, aiding and abetting a RICO?

492
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:17:57am

re: #490 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

In a formal criminal complaint. Colloquially he’s Fuck Face but he’s also Agent Orange, Putin’s Puppy, & the Asshole.

I know. I just had to.

493
John Hughes  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:19:51am

re: #257 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

She seems desperate to convince the reader of something with all of these carefully documented expenses. But what?

But what? But that she [ Wolkoff ] shouldn’t go to prison for corruption I’d guess.

494
plansbandc  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:20:09am

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

495
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:23:36am

re: #494 plansbandc

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

496
mmmirele  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:28:03am

re: #343 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I wonder how this will play across UT.

[Embedded content]

Not just Utah. I live smack-dab in the middle of the Arizona end of the Jell-O belt and people are somewhat offended.

497
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:29:33am

My AC just died.
Well, it’s alive, but it certainly ain’t conditioning at an optimum level.
Running constantly, but temp slowly climbing
I can already feel the humidity spiking in the cave

498
John Hughes  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:30:48am

re: #257 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

When Wolkoff explains that she will have to wear the clothes of an American designer (Ralph Lauren) to the inauguration, Melania is horrified. Her soul wounded, she cries out to the gods: “But I want to wear Lagerfeld!”

Finally I feel sympathy for Melania, he says, looking at his Lacoste branded washable mask*

(* A present from my aunt who was on the cleaning staff at the Roland Garros tennis tournament).

499
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:32:09am

re: #496 mmmirele

Not just Utah. I live smack-dab in the middle of the Arizona end of the Jell-O belt and people are somewhat offended.

So Mormon’s have more principles than “Christians”?

500
Teukka  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:32:38am

re: #497 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

My AC just died.
Well, it’s alive, but it certainly ain’t conditioning at an optimum level.
Running constantly, but temp slowly climbing
I can already feel the humidity spiking in the cave

Have you checked the status of the condenser (i.e. the part of the heat pump which turns hot) as to dust, dirt etc. as well as the status of any ductwork air passing thru the condenser runs thru? That would be first on my list if a heat pump device becomes increasingly ineffective. Next stop would be to check the fill status of heat exchange medium.

501
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:33:25am

re: #496 mmmirele

Not just Utah. I live smack-dab in the middle of the Arizona end of the Jell-O belt and people are somewhat offended.

I keep on forgetting Arizona has a sizable LDS community. What idiots like Lee don’t get because they’re obsessed with being in Trump’s good graces- Lee especially since I think he hopes for Scotus one day is that portraying Trump this way really turns off a lot of religious voters. As someone heavily influenced by Catholicism, I can tell you that Biden’s campaign portraying him as a man rather than a savior is a lot more appealing to Catholics and I imagine the LDS community feels the same way.

502
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:35:19am

re: #499 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

So Mormon’s have more principles than “Christians”?

Mormons probably don’t like some suck up like Lee who we know has been considered for Scotus telling them that Trump is this messiah. Religious voters aren’t all that asshole Jeffress and totally subservient.

503
ckkatz  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:37:11am

One possible reason why the Supreme Court intervened in some state cases, but not others:

504
i(m)p(each)sos  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:37:38am

505
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:37:56am

The best thing Biden’s campaign does is portray him as a person. He’s admitted mistakes. Hell he admits he will make mistakes even. Trump has to be the general, messiah, hero, & hit the grand slam to win the pennant all in one setting. Biden’s most enduring quality to me is he doesn’t see himself as a political messiah.

506
plansbandc  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:38:20am

My doggie, see above post, is sorta happy right now because his entirely too long nails got clipped last night. He hated it and yiped tragically, but the nails are super short and he’s much happier walking in the park.

This is my most important news. Fuck the political news. :D

507
plansbandc  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:38:47am

re: #504 i(m)p(each)sos

What a precious baby.

508
makeitstop  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:38:52am

Looks like Moore got taken in by Blair Erskine’s video yesterday.

509
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:39:44am

re: #504 i(m)p(each)sos

[Embedded content]

VOTER FRAUD ! ! !

510
i(m)p(each)sos  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:40:10am

re: #507 plansbandc

What a precious baby.

She’s a sweetie! No actual interest in politics, but she’ll stare at squirrels all day.

511
ckkatz  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:40:35am

I found this an interesting way to describe what we know so far about the Deutsche Bank ‘forgiving’ a $287 million loan to Trump:

512
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:41:00am

re: #508 makeitstop

Looks like Moore got taken in by Blair Erskine’s video yesterday.

[Embedded content]

Moore is an idiot and yes I know he got 2016 right. He’s also gotten a lot wrong and he continues to shit on Biden despite Biden won every county in his state in the primaries and it could be the biggest margin of a former Trump state going for Biden.

513
Jay C  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:41:49am

re: #509 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

VOTER FRAUD ! ! !

SRSLY. How do we know anyone checked doggo’s registration??

514
Hecuba's daughter  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:42:36am

re: #503 ckkatz

One possible reason why the Supreme Court intervened in some state cases, but not others:

[Embedded content]

They will 100% intervene if it’s a difference between Trump winning and losing. The question arises about what will happen if they have to rule differently in the 2 outstanding cases to guarantee a Trump win. But I’m sure they are clever and will figure out how to handle this since their only concern is a permanent Republican majority “stamping on a human face - forever”.

515
dangerman  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:42:47am

re: #503 ckkatz

One possible reason why the Supreme Court intervened in some state cases, but not others:

[Embedded content]

kinda sorta what i’ve been saying

516
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:46:26am

re: #508 makeitstop

Looks like Moore got taken in by Blair Erskine’s video yesterday.

Too funny. He was spot-on in 2106 but I ignored him because I found him an obnoxious gadfly.

But he is way out of it. I was unaware at the time of who Blake E was, but by the end of the video, it was quite clear that it was a deadpan send-up of Trump supporters.

517
Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:47:38am

I just threw up in my mouth a little.

518
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:49:00am

Llre: #517 Eclectic Cyborg

[Embedded content]

I just threw up in my mouth a little.

Yeah well fuck Dave Rubin. He’s a hack and yet another fraud.

519
jamesfirecat  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:49:09am

re: #516 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Too funny. He was spot-on in 2106 but I ignored him because I found him an obnoxious gadfly.

But he is way out of it. I was unaware of who Blake E was, but by the end of the video, it was quite clear that it was a deadpan send-up of Trump supporters.

Doesn’t Moore predict McCain would win in 2008, and then predict Romney would win in 2012?

(I can’t find anything rock solid for 2008 but I can totally find stuff for 2012 and nothing from 2008 that has him directly predicting Obama)

To me this read likes a guy who keeps picking “Red” at the roulette wheel managing to win over 40% of the time!

520
Belafon  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:49:14am

re: #517 Eclectic Cyborg

[Embedded content]

I just threw up in my mouth a little.

Nope, Dave, the American flag does not indicate Trump support.

521
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:50:42am

re: #515 dangerman

kinda sorta what i’ve been saying

[Embedded content]

That does make sense to me as well. I’m sorry. I know we have 2016 ptsd but goddamnit optimism is good and I want it to be contagious.

522
Belafon  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:51:49am
523
John Hughes  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:52:29am

re: #300 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Let’s not discount three militarization is LEO.

See, the funny thing is in many European countries quite large parts of the “police” are actually real military, not Rambo wanabees (Gendarmerie,
Carabinieri
), and in many cases they’re more highly respected than the “civilian” police force.

(Notwithstanding: kudos to the Nice municipal police for their action today — municipal police in France are they lowest of the low, usually just giving out traffic tickets, but they stood up and did their jobs).

524
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:52:30am

re: #519 jamesfirecat

Doesn’t Moore predict McCain would win in 2008, and then predict Romney would win in 2012?

To me this read likes a guy who keeps picking “Red” at the roulette wheel managing to win over 40% of the time!

He did. Moore has just become a left wing Limbaugh. He spends more time whining about Biden’s strategy than actually doing anything. Hell I bet since the year started he’s been in Michigan less than Biden.

525
ckkatz  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:52:53am

re: #514 Hecuba’s daughter

They will 100% intervene if it’s a difference between Trump winning and losing. The question arises about what will happen if they have to rule differently in the 2 outstanding cases to guarantee a Trump win. But I’m sure they are clever and will figure out how to handle this since their only concern is a permanent Republican majority “stamping on a human face - forever”.

You do bring up the interesting questions…

How far are they willing to try and support the Trump administration over the Constitution? And how far are they willing to go, even when it becomes counterproductive to their reputations and careers? Enlightened libertarian self-interest or career suicide for cultism?

I guess that we are all along for the ride, even if not willingly.

526
Belafon  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:53:29am
527
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:53:51am

re: #522 Belafon

[Embedded content]

Keep on hanging yourselves with that there rope guys!

528
Belafon  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:54:39am
529
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:55:21am
530
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:56:23am

re: #526 Belafon

[Embedded content]

It also goes completely against precedent. I’m sorry. Yes, Roberts is a latter day Taney but they’re not going to just invalidate millions of votes and if they do, all hell breaks loose and I think even a rat bastard like Roberts gets the implications of that.

531
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:56:25am
532
lawhawk  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:56:53am

re: #529 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

[Embedded content]

Fauci also says that Atlas has Trump’s ear, not him.

That’s all you need to know. Atlas is a radiologist who has zero public health experience or knowledge. He is merely telling Trump what he wants to hear, not what he needs to hear, and has frozen out the one guy who actually is an expert on infectious diseases and public health.

533
BigPapa  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:57:47am

A bud gave me a batch up hawaiian chili peppers (and one habanero) so I chopped/seeded the biguns and put them and the smols in a jar with 4% white vinegar, crushed garlic, crushed peppercorns, and some lemon juice.

OMG I’m so high right now. I probably shouldn’t drive.

534
GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:58:11am

re: #399 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

8chan has long been a site for trafficking in child exploitation photos and media. The uber-libertarian guy who runs it is in The Philippines explicitly to avoid prosecution for that in the USA.

535
jamesfirecat  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:58:40am

re: #524 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

He did. Moore has just become a left wing Limbaugh. He spends more time whining about Biden’s strategy than actually doing anything. Hell I bet since the year started he’s been in Michigan less than Biden.

Wouldn’t a left wing Limbaugh actually support our candidates and tell people they’re great and amazing?

Like I’m the last person who wants to defend Rush but….

536
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:58:47am

re: #526 Belafon

[Embedded content]

Lowry should just move to Alaska already and just ask Sarah Palin to marry him and leave the rest of us alone. I bet he was an obnoxious asshole in high school. My cousin actually graduated with him.

537
John Hughes  Oct 29, 2020 • 9:58:51am

re: #326 Belafon

Yeah, it’s made from ground up babies*, so that’s not going to fly.

(* it isn’t).

Also all of the top google searches end up on Regeneron sites, so my smell test is it doesn’t work.

538
John Hughes  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:00:26am

re: #336 Decatur Deb

539
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:00:46am

re: #524 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

He did. Moore has just become a left wing Limbaugh. He spends more time whining about Biden’s strategy than actually doing anything. Hell I bet since the year started he’s been in Michigan less than Biden.

More of a gadfly than a full-on Limbaugh. But in retrospect, he saw through the GOP strategy in 2016 and called it.

540
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:00:48am

re: #529 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

[Embedded content]

The canary in the mine has been here but the miners think the rocks have a good point that maybe a cave in wouldn’t be so bad. It’s criminal what Trump is doing and it’s going to be remembered as quite honestly the greatest failure of presidential leadership to this time.

541
Teukka  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:01:25am

re: #534 GlutenFreeJesus

[Embedded content]

Lawdhavmercee….

Now you understand my gut feeling that Q and SRA before it are just diversion tactics to prevent the cause from being discovered?

542
John Hughes  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:01:30am

re: #336 Decatur Deb

Even freepers are saying: “No copies? It never existed.”

1st rule of backups.

Data without a backup doesn’t exist.

543
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:01:37am

re: #535 jamesfirecat

Wouldn’t a left wing Limbaugh actually support our candidates and tell people they’re great and amazing?

Like I’m the last person who wants to defend Rush but….

Ha true enough.

544
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:03:16am

re: #497 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

My AC just died.
Well, it’s alive, but it certainly ain’t conditioning at an optimum level.
Running constantly, but temp slowly climbing
I can already feel the humidity spiking in the cave

re: #500 Teukka

Have you checked the status of the condenser (i.e. the part of the heat pump which turns hot) as to dust, dirt etc. as well as the status of any ductwork air passing thru the condenser runs thru? That would be first on my list if a heat pump device becomes increasingly ineffective. Next stop would be to check the fill status of heat exchange medium.

I have replaced the batteries in the thermostat (previous failure point), and cycled the breaker.
30 minutes later and the conditioned air is once again having a cooling effect
I’ll explain it to maintenance when the come tomorrow or next week

545
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:03:26am

re: #539 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

More of a gadfly than a full-on Limbaugh. But in retrospect, he saw through the GOP strategy in 2016 and called it.

A bitter old hack who knows the Democrats are never going to give him his class reductionist society. Fuck Michael Moore man, I haven’t forgotten his frequent appearances on Maher whining that Obama wasn’t good enough because he wasn’t the white flight socialist he worships. This man isn’t my ally.

546
dangerman  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:03:38am

re: #526 Belafon

[Embedded content]

how do you feel about:
- military ballots
- specific state laws that say you’re full of shit?
or don’t states have a say in this?

547
dangerman  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:05:14am

re: #531 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

[Embedded content]

that’s what he’s saying

548
lawhawk  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:05:58am

GOP: we’re the pro life party.

GOP in actuality: kill’em all and control over women is paramount; pro life was always a ruse/con/grift

549
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:06:26am

New poll out of FLA has Biden plus six. Imo Biden has solidified the Hispanic vote there and gotten back a lot of the seniors.

550
lawhawk  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:06:36am

re: #547 dangerman

Brad Parscale and his acolytes can’t be reached for comment.

551
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:06:55am

re: #548 lawhawk

GOP: we’re the pro life party.

GOP in actuality: kill’em all and control over women is paramount; pro life was always a ruse/con/grift

[Embedded content]

Gah

552
John Hughes  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:08:14am

re: #350 lawhawk

Yay. One of my tweets made it into Raw Story about Pence crowing about the GDP gain.

How to get higher:

1. Dig a 100 foot hole.

2. Fill half of it in.

Yay! we have gone 50 feet up!

553
Hecuba's daughter  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:08:16am

re: #525 ckkatz

You do bring up the interesting questions…

How far are they willing to try and support the Trump administration over the Constitution? And how far are they willing to go, even when it becomes counterproductive to their reputations and careers? Enlightened libertarian self-interest or career suicide for cultism?

I guess that we are all along for the ride, even if not willingly.

How is it counterproductive to their careers? They will be doing fine turning us into a dictatorship. Eventually all decisions will be 9-0 because the independent judiciary will be completely neutered and all we will have are Trump family toadies making decisions for us. The United States was the last best hope for our planet and now we’ve joined the Axis of Evil.

Of course, if Biden has an overwhelming victory based on votes counted by Tuesday and the Democrats seize control of the Senate, we will have a chance. But not if the overwhelming victory relies on the count of mail-in ballots.

554
Belafon  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:09:58am

re: #549 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

[Embedded content]

New poll out of FLA has Biden plus six. Imo Biden has solidified the Hispanic vote there and gotten back a lot of the seniors.

I think there are two values that need to be talked about: Biden’s lead over Trump, and his distance above 50%. If Biden finishes at 51%, it doesn’t matter if Trump finishes at 49%.

555
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:11:53am

re: #522 Belafon

How is that possible?

If your goal is to win an election, not so much.

If your goal is yet another in the long sordid history of conservative genocides, then that’s a victory.

556
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:13:19am

re: #554 Belafon

I think there are two values that need to be talked about: Biden’s lead over Trump, and his distance above 50%. If Biden finishes at 51%, it doesn’t matter if Trump finishes at 49%.

Right. I’m seeing Biden consistently hit the upper 40’s/lower 50’s in the polls. Trump stagnates in the mid 40’s. And honestly I trust Biden’s GOTV operation more too. I was texted at least three times asking if I had voted yet and I’m in a safe state. I think the polls might be underestimating Biden at this point. And I’m going to keep saying that until I see something that suggests otherwise.

557
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:15:13am

re: #555 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

How is that possible?

If your goal is to win an election, not so much.

If your goal is yet another in the long sordid history of conservative genocides, then that’s a victory.

To quote Deepthroat these really aren’t smart guys. As I’ve said, they spend way too much time on social media.

558
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:15:38am

re: #525 ckkatz

You do bring up the interesting questions…

How far are they willing to try and support the Trump administration over the Constitution? And how far are they willing to go, even when it becomes counterproductive to their reputations and careers? Enlightened libertarian self-interest or career suicide for cultism?

I guess that we are all along for the ride, even if not willingly.

Conservatism consists of one proposition, &c.

Reputation does not matter in gathering and maintaining power. The endless speculation of “does John Roberts want to uphold his legacy” flies in the face of his decisions to gut voting rights.

559
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:15:45am
560
jeffreyw  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:16:39am

re: #504 i(m)p(each)sos

[Embedded content]

Looks like a Brittany from the nose back.

561
lawhawk  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:16:48am

Fucking fascist cop union covering for fascist criminal cops:

We have the entire event on video. It shows Philly cops smashing SUV window, assaulting the driver, and grabbing the child out of the vehicle. This wasn’t a lost child. It was a kidnapped child. The cops kidnapped the child under claim of “enforcing law”.

Nothing about this is legit, but the police unions defend this crap uncritically. And the right wing amplifies it. Criticism of the cops and their unions is used as a cudgel against Democrats who insist on holding police accountable for their actions - for cops to do better.

The GOP doesn’t want cops doing better. They want the cops to inflict violence and pain on those the GOP deems unworthy.

562
Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:17:07am

re: #559 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Like bullets off of Superman.

563
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:17:47am

re: #559 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

[Embedded content]

Ha!

564
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:18:40am

re: #562 Eclectic Cyborg

Like bullets off of Superman.

She’s taken shit from assholes from a young age. She handles it with humor and grace.

565
BigPapa  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:20:33am

Ruth Sent Me

566
Teukka  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:21:17am

re: #559 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

[Embedded content]

Well that’s gonna leave a mark…

567
makeitstop  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:26:13am

Deep State? No. UPS, doing what they do? Yep.

568
Alephnaught  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:26:47am

re: #292 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, it’s funny as hell. He’s basically saying, “The dog ate my homework”.

It actually reminds me of when The Sunday Sport (A newspaper so ridiculously trashy it made the National Enquirer look like the Financial Times.) published a front-page story with the headline “WORLD WAR 2 BOMBER FOUND ON MOON VANISHES”.

569
i(m)p(each)sos  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:27:15am

re: #560 jeffreyw

Looks like a Brittany from the nose back.

She’s a Brittany from the nose forward, too!

(And she sends Brittany love and regards your way. They’re such awesome dogs.)

570
jamesfirecat  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:27:40am

Just remember real life fascists are not O’Brien: incorruptible (for a given use of the phrase) zealots who seek to bring their world order into being at all times. When we looked into the true nature of Hitler’s top followers deep they were all pathetic schmucks of one verity or another who were more interested in their own petty desires than really creating a 1000 year Reich.

The lie at the heart of fascism is that it is a strong and powerful ideology that makes the people who support it strong and powerful.

Fascism will fail.

Youtube Video

571
jeffreyw  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:32:38am

re: #533 BigPapa

A bud gave me a batch up hawaiian chili peppers (and one habanero) so I chopped/seeded the biguns and put them and the smols in a jar with 4% white vinegar, crushed garlic, crushed peppercorns, and some lemon juice.

OMG I’m so high right now. I probably shouldn’t drive.

572
BeachDem  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:33:12am

re: #502 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Mormons probably don’t like some suck up like Lee who we know has been considered for Scotus telling them that Trump is this messiah. Religious voters aren’t all that asshole Jeffress and totally subservient.

Charles P. Pierce describe him as Senator Mike Lee, the konztitooshunal skolar from Utah

and has said, The Utah senator’s grasp of the actual Constitution is “eccentric,” if not outright “batsh*t.”

Charlie—not a Lee fan.

573
Barefoot Grin  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:33:29am

re: #508 makeitstop

Looks like Moore got taken in by Blair Erskine’s video yesterday.

[Embedded content]

That line about “what lesson was he trying to teach us? Mine is not to know!” Sounded like something a true Maga person would say. Anyway, it’s brilliant. “I’d walk 750 miles.”

574
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:36:51am
575
BigPapa  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:38:22am

re: #571 jeffreyw

Nice! My bud shared some fermented habaneros. Tasty and hot.

576
Jay C  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:38:31am

re: #542 John Hughes

1st rule of backups.

Data without a backup doesn’t exist.

True: but in the case of the ludicrous “Hunter Biden laptop” flap, it’s way more a matter of a backup without data…..

577
dangerman  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:39:21am

re: #567 makeitstop

Deep State? No. UPS, doing what they do? Yep.

[Embedded content]

tuck is fucked

578
John Hughes  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:40:21am

re: #561 lawhawk

At the same moment that Chile votes to replace Pinochet’s constitution the US adopts his tactic of kidnapping the children of opponents.

(Ok, exaggerated for effect, I admit, but that photo made me feel sick).

579
retired cynic  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:47:46am

re: #569 i(m)p(each)sos

She’s a Brittany from the nose forward, too!

(And she sends Brittany love and regards your way. They’re such awesome dogs.)

They were my father’s favorites!

580
stpaulbear  Oct 29, 2020 • 10:49:10am

re: #367 Belafon

I put tomatoes on mine, and experiment with a bunch of different cheeses.

A malt shop across the street from where I used to work made grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato slices and onions. It was very good but so sloppy that I usually ate it with a fork and knife. They also made a BLT with egg salad. That was a GREAT sandwich. I miss that place. I had a secret crush on the owner.

581
Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 29, 2020 • 11:59:22am

re: #460 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Does this mean Jesus’s dual citizenship can be retroactively changed to “Israel/USA?”

He wasn’t born in Jerusalem, so the new rule doesn’t apply to him.

too bad…so sad…


This article has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 201129Saturday was limited to some light and general work, owing to an early morning 16 mile run.We (well she) painted another 25% of the deck. Almost done for the first coat.Then there will be a ton of touch up and ...
dangerman
2 days, 4 hours ago
Views: 251 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 4
Tweets: 0 •
The Big Moon - Why Director/Editor - Jonjo LoweProducer - Rosie BrearDoP - Alistair LittleCinema 4D Animation - Jay DarlingtonGrade - Myles Bevan @ Time Based ArtsEdit/FX Assistant - Carina EtaeCollage Design Assist - Bex LiuChoreography - Grace Nicol Special thanks - Thrds Studio, ...
Thanos
4 days, 2 hours ago
Views: 429 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 •
Deep Sea Diver - Impossible Weight (Studio Video) “Impossible Weight” off Deep Sea Diver’s new album 'Impossible Weight' out now. Filmed during the recording of Impossible Weight at Hall of Justice in Seattle WA. STREAM / BUY "Impossible Weight" here smarturl.it WATCH OFFICAL MUSIC VIDEO HERE : ...
Thanos
1 week, 1 day ago
Views: 674 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 •
Eddie Vedder - Matter of Time (Official Music Video) The official music video for "Matter of Time" by Eddie Vedder. Written for everyone worldwide afflicted with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). To help fund research aimed at treating and curing EB, please donate to the EB Research Partnership: ebresearch.org “Matter ...
Thanos
1 week, 1 day ago
Views: 725 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 2 •
#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 201122 Saturday was general maintenance around the place.Mowing, weed whacking, palm tree trimming, etc.Nothing picture worthy or really, even pond related. Sunday was more rain. We really were lucky for that first year. Not one Sunday did we get rained ...
dangerman
1 week, 2 days ago
Views: 786 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 4
Tweets: 0 •
Nduduzo Makhathini - UmlothaMusic video by Nduduzo Makhathini performing Umlotha. © 2020 Universal Music (Pty) Ltd South Africa vevo.ly
Thanos
1 week, 5 days ago
Views: 960 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 7 •
Brian Eno - Decline and Fall (From ‘O Nome Da Morte’) The official music video for "Decline and Fall”, a track from the new album “Film Music 1976 - 2020”, is a cinematic collaboration between Brian Eno and acclaimed Brazilian film director Henrique Goldman which contemplates rain and fire, fiction ...
Thanos
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Views: 1,494 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 •
Brian Eno - Like I Was a Spectator 'Like I Was A Spectator', a brand new track by Brian Eno with Daniel Lanois and Roger Eno from ‘Apollo – Atmospheres & Soundtracks – Extended Edition’. The video was created using rare N.A.S.A. footage.Order now: brianeno.lnk.to Follow Brian ...
Thanos
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Views: 1,185 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 •
#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 201115After two really sunny and swell days since Eta left, Saturday was a mix of mostly sun and a bit of rain.We still managed to be really productive both days anyway. Got all the lava rock washed and shoveled into ...
dangerman
2 weeks, 3 days ago
Views: 1,395 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 6
Tweets: 0 •
Michael Kiwanuka - Solid Ground (Live at the V&A) Listen to the Mercury Prize winning album ’KIWANUKA' now: michaelkiwanuka.lnk.to Michael Kiwanuka performing Solid Ground taken from the Mercury Prize winning album 'KIWANUKA' live at the Victoria & Albert museum in London. Sign up to Michael's mailing list: michaelkiwanuka.lnk.toFollow ...
Thanos
2 weeks, 4 days ago
Views: 1,405 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 •