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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:25:23am

Thread to follow.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:25:52am

Callers all lined up ready to drag Norman Shinkle for filth:

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:27:19am

DHS looks like it will be in good hands.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:29:09am

re: #2 The Pie Overlord!

Callers all lined up ready to drag Norman Shinkle for filth:

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Interesting.

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ericblair  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:30:10am

ABORTION IS MURDER AND MURDER IS GOOD

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:31:19am

Program. Can’t tell the new players without a program.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:31:22am

re: #4 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Interesting.

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We know fraud tell us about DOMINION Chavez vote stealing very True!!!!

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thedopefishlives  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:31:25am

re: #5 ericblair

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ABORTION IS MURDER AND MURDER IS GOOD

Doesn’t that mean abortion is good, therefore Republicans are pro-abortion?

/Watches their heads asplode
/Tiny little pinheads

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Belafon  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:31:30am

re: #3 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

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DHS looks like it will be in good hands.

The fights with CBP and ICE will be worth watching.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:33:45am

re: #5 ericblair

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ABORTION IS MURDER AND MURDER IS GOOD

The younger Republicans are gonna be worse than their parents. Sabatini is 32. This isn’t your big brother let alone your grandfather’s GOP. It’s a group that accepts political terrorism.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:34:21am

Fucking Republicans need to be jailed. Treasonous pieces of shit.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:34:28am

re: #9 Belafon

The fights with CBP and ICE will be worth watching.

Hopefully he’s got some good people in mind to head those.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:35:13am

hi

The Post Office just delivered a package to my house. My wife said it was my “half-birthday” present, since she did not get me a present on my birthday. (I don’t really do birthday celebrations.)

The package was from Sweden; it is a Swedish straight razor, along with a badger-bristle shaving brush, Swedish shaving soap, lavender after shave lotion, and a silver stand to hold the brush and razor, along with a leather and linen strop.

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thedopefishlives  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:35:40am

re: #13 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

hi

The Post Office just delivered a package to my house. My wife said it was my “half-birthday” present, since she did not get me a present on my birthday. (I don’t really do birthday celebrations.)

The package was from Sweden; it is a Swedish straight razor, along with a badger-bristle shaving brush, Swedish shaving soap, lavender after shave lotion, and a silver stand to hold the brush and razor, along with a leather and linen strop.

That sounds like an amazing and well thought-out gift.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:36:15am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:37:04am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:37:18am

re: #15 Charles Johnson

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No massive campaign donors too. I feel cheated!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:37:25am

re: #14 thedopefishlives

That sounds like an amazing and well thought-out gift.

She’s heard me say I’d like to take a swing at shaving with a straight razor from my experience with Navy barbers, so she went looking for recommendations from men and settled on this Swedish firm which came highly recommended.

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thedopefishlives  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:38:44am

re: #18 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

She’s heard me say I’d like to take a swing at shaving with a straight razor from my experience with Navy barbers, so she went looking for recommendations from men and settled on this Swedish firm which came highly recommended.

Well, I am not a razor expert, but my intuitive sense tells me that if there’s anyone I would trust when it comes to old-fashioned shaving equipment, it’s the Swedes.

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Jay C  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:40:04am

re: #9 Belafon

The fights with CBP and ICE will be worth watching.

Yeah: and the reaction from the Cuban-American community will be interesting as well: Mayorkas was part of the Obama Admin’s team working on better relations (and he worked with Israel, too, on cybersecurity issues: being Cuban and Jewish - and an immigrant/refugee success story - can’t hurt). Though I’m guessing “Marquito” Rubio will probably lead the charge against confirming him.

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Interesting Times  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:41:25am

Paging Vicious Babushka - does he actually say this in the clip?

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:41:36am

re: #13 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

hi

The Post Office just delivered a package to my house. My wife said it was my “half-birthday” present, since she did not get me a present on my birthday. (I don’t really do birthday celebrations.)

The package was from Sweden; it is a Swedish straight razor, along with a badger-bristle shaving brush, Swedish shaving soap, lavender after shave lotion, and a silver stand to hold the brush and razor, along with a leather and linen strop.

Worth waking up for

Eta effing autocorrect

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:42:50am

re: #20 Jay C

Yeah: and the reaction from the Cuban-American community will be interesting as well: Mayorkas was part of the Obama Admin’s team working on better relations (and he worked with Israel, too, on cybersecurity issues: being Cuban and Jewish - and an immigrant/refugee success story - can’t hurt). Though I’m guessing “Marquito” Rubio will probably lead the charge against confirming him.

He actually did flee Castro unlike Marco who lied about his parents doing it to make his Anti Castro bonafides look better. Neat to see the cybersecurity stuff, my brother recently switched from being an economics major to a cybersecurity one.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:46:01am

re: #21 Interesting Times

Paging Vicious Babushka - does he actually say this in the clip?

(1:54, The Onion)

Should Animals Be Doing More For Animal Rights?

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wrenchwench  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:47:35am

re: #18 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

She’s heard me say I’d like to take a swing at shaving with a straight razor from my experience with Navy barbers, so she went looking for recommendations from men and settled on this Swedish firm which came highly recommended.

Mr. w has not shaved since 1969, the year he got out of the Navy.

Maybe the barbers weren’t as good back then. Or Mr. w just feels his skills cannot compare.

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lawhawk  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:50:17am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:50:25am
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Sir John Barron  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:51:18am

re: #27 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Well I see the conservative evangelical portion of the DJT vote has weighed in, let’s see what his anarchist militia part of the vote has to say.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:52:56am

re: #27 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Fuck their feelings.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:53:00am

re: #13 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

hi

The Post Office just delivered a package to my house. My wife said it was my “half-birthday” present, since she did not get me a present on my birthday. (I don’t really do birthday celebrations.)

The package was from Sweden; it is a Swedish straight razor, along with a badger-bristle shaving brush, Swedish shaving soap, lavender after shave lotion, and a silver stand to hold the brush and razor, along with a leather and linen strop.

I once had a can of shaving cream with the label in like six European languages, one of them being Danish.

It said it was for “sensitive skin”, or in Danish “Følsom Hud”

I immediately imagined a Far Side cartoon portraying a Western barbershop with
a large shadowy figure looming in the doorway and the Barber shouting, “Quick! fetch the hot towels and lavender water!! It’s FØLSOM HUD!!!

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:53:01am

re: #6 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Competence doesn’t matter, at least not to the half of America that are Trumpers.

Indeed, competence is a hindrance to those folk. It stands in the way of their most base urges.

At the first terrorist incident, anywhere, the Trumpers post-Trump will be calling for blood against the Biden administration.

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:53:38am

re: #27 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Fuck those snowflakes!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:54:10am

re: #31 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Competence doesn’t matter, at least not to the half of America that are Trumpers.

Indeed, competence is a hindrance to those folk. It stands in the way of their most base urges.

At the first terrorist incident, anywhere, the Trumpers post-Trump will be calling for blood against the Biden administration.

Yeah? Well fuck em.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:55:26am

re: #21 Interesting Times

Paging Vicious Babushka - does he actually say this in the clip?

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He uses the word בעלי חיים baalei chaim which means “living creatures” (sentient beings). If he meant to say non-human animals he would have said חייות chayot.

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Jay C  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:55:29am

re: #27 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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And a professionally-produced banner, as well….

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Dr. Matt  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:55:33am

re: #11 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Fucking Republicans need to be jailed. Treasonous pieces of shit.

Joe Gale dissents. “I believe the US Sup should review the travesty that has happened in Pennsylvania,” he says

A democratic party victory is their definition of ” travesty”. Hard stop.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:56:06am

re: #35 Jay C

And a professionally-produced banner, as well….

Right? Unreal.

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wrenchwench  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:58:03am

re: #30 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I once had a can of shaving cream with the label in like six European languages, one of them being Danish.

It said it was for “sensitive skin”, or in Danish “Følsom Hud”

I immediately imagined a Far Side cartoon with a Western barbershop and a large shadowy figure looming in the doorway and the Barber shouting, “Quick! fetch the hot towels and lavender water!! It’s FØLSOM HUD!!!

I see those products for sensitive skin, and I think, ‘Redundancy.’ Skin has more nerve endings than any other organ. I get the Purina kibble for cats with ‘sensitive skin and stomachs.’ I think of it as, ‘for cats with skin and stomachs’.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:58:28am

re: #35 Jay C

And a professionally-produced banner, as well….

probably selling like hotcakes on some website and at roadside stands and swap meets…

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:58:38am

re: #36 Dr. Matt

Joe Gale dissents. “I believe the US Sup should review the travesty that has happened in Pennsylvania,” he says

A democratic party victory is their definition of ” travesty”. Hard stop.

No one cares what you “believe”
Most especially scotus

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:59:27am

re: #38 wrenchwench

I see those products for sensitive skin, and I think, ‘Redundancy.’ Skin has more nerve endings than any other organ. I get the Purina kibble for cats with ‘sensitive skin and stomachs.’ I think of it as, ‘for cats with skin and stomachs’.

It is all marketing.

I live near the Seba-Med headquarters, the first company to produce human pH-compatible handwashing soap, that is all you need.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 10:59:44am

re: #40 dangerman

No one cares what you “believe”
Most especially scotus

What he doesn’t believe in is democracy.

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:00:03am

re: #35 Jay C

And a professionally-produced banner, as well….

Does a printing store have the right to refuse that work?
Asking for a bunch of cake bakers

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wrenchwench  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:01:00am

re: #41 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is all marketing.

I live near the Seba-Med headquarters, the first company to produce human pH-compatible handwashing soap, that is all you need.

My pH is no good. I give it a ‘D’.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:01:33am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:01:52am

re: #43 dangerman

Does a printing store have the right to refuse that work?
Asking for a bunch of cake bakers

It’s on Amazon along with a raft of other related products. Will not link.

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:01:55am

re: #42 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

What he doesn’t believe in is democracy.

Or the oath he took

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:02:34am

re: #40 dangerman

No one cares what you “believe”
Most especially scotus

Playing to his home electorate?

(Though looking at Montgomery County on Wikipedia I expect he is only there because the county requires that both parties are represented in the county commissioners.)

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:03:52am

re: #44 wrenchwench

My pH is no good. I give it a ‘D’.

How about on a scale of 0-14? ;-)

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:03:57am

re: #41 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is all marketing.

I live near the Seba-Med headquarters, the first company to produce human pH-compatible handwashing soap, that is all you need.

It’s like the Squatch Soap guy with his ads about how commercial soaps have the same “industrial” ingredients as dishwashing liquid and who’d want that on their skins!?!?!

:p

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:04:56am

We’ll see. There are a lot of Republican dead enders.

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makeitstop  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:07:10am

So, the transition funds lady was apparently a no-show today.

Issue a subpoena, pronto.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:07:19am

re: #45 The Pie Overlord!

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I hope oil ooozing Rudy gets to testify about DOMINION and Chavez and all the rest of it.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:07:52am

re: #52 makeitstop

So, the transition funds lady was apparently a no-show today.

Issue a subpoena, pronto.

LOCK HER UP

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:08:20am

re: #52 makeitstop

Time for a national boycott of Emily Murphy.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:08:35am

Again, if the election had been closer and had come down to one or perhaps two decisive states, Trump’s strategy would’ve stood a fair chance of succeeding.

But there are too many states and too big a margin for them to be able to pull it off, especially now that nobody really wants to take up the legal challenge except a bunch of die-hard yahoos who cannot tell MI from MN or properly spell the name of the Governor of Michigan (or is it Minnesota?)

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lizardofid  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:08:36am

re: #46 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It’s on Amazon along with a raft of other related products. Will not link.

Hell, I figured trump was flogging them along with the red caps on his maga-merch page.

/ (only 1/2)

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:09:21am

re: #56 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Again, if the election had been closer and had come down to one or perhaps two decisive states, Trump’s strategy would’ve stood a fair chance of succeeding.

But there are too many states and too big a margin for them to be able to pull it off, especially now that nobody really wants to take up the legal challenge except a bunch of die-hard yahoos who cannot tell MI from MN or properly spell the name of the Governor of Michigan (or is it Minnesota?)

I hear they also can’t tell the difference between wolverines and gophers.
//

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:10:39am

re: #58 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

I hear they also can’t tell the difference between wolverines and gophers.
//

They could not tell difference between Moose and Squirrel (uttered in a Boris Badenov accent)

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Charles Johnson  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:10:54am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:11:00am
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thedopefishlives  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:11:01am

re: #58 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

I hear they also can’t tell the difference between wolverines and gophers.
//

Up here in Big Ten country, such an inadequacy is liable to get you shot.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:11:51am

re: #62 thedopefishlives

Up here in Big Ten country, such an inadequacy is liable to get you shot.

Did that country find Fox giving the UP to Canada amusing?

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cat-tikvah  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:12:24am

re: #36 Dr. Matt

Joe Gale is a mini-Trump who speaks only wingnut catchphrases.
My county.

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Jebediah, RBG  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:12:24am

re: #12 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Hopefully he’s got some good people in mind to head those.

Or to oversee their dissolution.

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thedopefishlives  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:12:29am

re: #63 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Did that country find Fox giving the UP to Canada amusing?

To anybody not from Michigan, yes. Spartans and Wolverines could not be reached for comment.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:13:31am

re: #66 thedopefishlives

To anybody not from Michigan, yes. Spartans and Wolverines could not be reached for comment.

I’m sure the MTU campus was especially surprised.

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Jebediah, RBG  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:13:49am

re: #13 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Nice!

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Sir John Barron  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:13:56am

re: #64 cat-tikvah

Joe Gale is a mini-Trump who speaks only wingnut catchphrases.
My county.

comforting he’s in a position to certify votes. (not)

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cat-tikvah  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:14:10am

re: #48 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

You are exactly right.
Must be a minority member.

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:15:02am
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jaunte  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:16:33am
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thedopefishlives  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:16:38am

re: #71 jaunte

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At two minutes per person - which is generous - 700+ people could easily take a literal, full day.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:18:15am

re: #71 jaunte

Shit, I would have mad respect if someone said that verbatim.

No intro. No additional context. Just “Certify the fucking election!”

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gwangung  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:18:31am

re: #71 jaunte

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Telling the right wing idiots to STFU, by normal people and workers, is worth it.

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thedopefishlives  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:18:46am

re: #74 Eclectic Cyborg

Shit, I would have mad respect if someone said that verbatim.

No intro. No additional context. Just “Certify the fucking election!”

Shades of Red Foreman from That 70’s Show: “Hey Jerry, why the hell’d you pardon Nixon?!”

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:19:05am
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Sir John Barron  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:19:31am

re: #71 jaunte

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surprised the sidney powell acolytes haven’t flooded the public comment period.

/

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thedopefishlives  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:19:53am

re: #77 jaunte

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I bet he is sincerely regretting his choice to advertise his treason ahead of the actual scheduled vote now.

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lizardofid  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:20:31am

re: #59 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They could not tell difference between moose and squirrel (uttered in a Boris Badenov accent)

That reminds me, and I’m gonna out myself here, I was a huge fan of the cartoon, but it just dawned on me within the last few weeks that Boris Badenov was a pun off Boris Godenov. Never too old and all that. ; )

en.wikipedia.org

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Charles Johnson  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:21:32am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:22:08am

re: #70 cat-tikvah

You are exactly right.
Must be a minority member.

Well, Chester County achieved Democratic control of the county row offices for the first time ever in 2019. (And I helped!)

All of the Philadelphia suburb counties have been trending Democratic from their past as being solidly Republican. Chester County being one of the most conservative as well.

I think to a large degree the GOP slide rightward has resulted in them losing ground steadily as the reactionary policies and changing demographics are not things politically in their favor here.

;)

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wrenchwench  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:22:26am

re: #80 lizardofid

That reminds me, and I’m gonna out myself here, I was a huge fan of the cartoon, but it just dawned on me within the last few weeks that Boris Badenov was a pun off Boris Godenov. Never too old and all that. ; )

en.wikipedia.org

Rocky and Bullwinkle are the gift that keeps on giving.

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:22:57am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:24:07am

re: #71 jaunte

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Sir John Barron  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:25:33am

re: #84 jaunte

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well, they don’t really care about government or governing but they still want to win elections it seems.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:25:55am

re: #80 lizardofid

That reminds me, and I’m gonna out myself here, I was a huge fan of the cartoon, but it just dawned on me within the last few weeks that Boris Badenov was a pun off Boris Godenov. Never too old and all that. ; )

en.wikipedia.org

and don’t forget the Kirwood Derby

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:26:12am

re: #85 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Hopefully Shinkle doesn’t get the bright idea that *all* potential public comments must be heard and thus the certification vote is not valid unless they allow those potential thousand commenters to have their two minutes.
/// (sorta)

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:27:28am

re: #80 lizardofid

That reminds me, and I’m gonna out myself here, I was a huge fan of the cartoon, but it just dawned on me within the last few weeks that Boris Badenov was a pun off Boris Godenov. Never too old and all that. ; )

en.wikipedia.org

And natasha nogoodnick/fatale

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:28:40am

Not all Trumpers have self-removed themselves from my Facebook friends list/timeline.

The ones who remain… fascinating, I go to check their own posts, and they are still on the friends list of course, but their posting history is far more sparse than what I remember.

I wonder how many of their “sharing” of Trumper-page posts have been removed by Facebook?

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:29:06am

re: #82 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Well, Chester County achieved Democratic control of the county row offices for the first time ever in 2019. (And I helped!)

All of the Philadelphia suburb counties have been trending Democratic from their past as being solidly Republican. Chester County being one of the most conservative as well.

I think to a large degree the GOP slide rightward has resulted in them losing ground steadily as the reactionary policies and changing demographics are not things politically in their favor here.

;)

What is so sad seeing Western PA outside of Erie and Allegheny County turn deeper red.

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lizardofid  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:29:09am

re: #87 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and don’t forget the Kirwood Derby

That one I caught. But, it didn’t require my bearing down in world history class. ; ))

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:30:17am

Amazing how much money the GOP is spending to try and disenfranchise minority votes in this election.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:30:58am

re: #81 Charles Johnson

This got retweeted by Ron Klain and Jennifer Rubin.

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:31:29am

re: #87 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and don’t forget the Kirwood Derby

And the eternal Ponsonby Britt, executive producer gag

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BeenHereAwhile  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:31:31am

re: #83 wrenchwench

Rocky and Bullwinkle are the gift that keeps on giving.

“Fractured Fairy Tales” narrated by Edward Everett Horton

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Belafon  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:32:09am

re: #94 Charles Johnson

This got retweeted by Ron Klain and Jennifer Rubin.

You’re a corporate, neo-liberal sellout now. Congratulations.

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:32:18am

re: #92 lizardofid

That one I caught. But, it didn’t require my bearing down in world history class. ; ))

I remember Durward Kirby threatened to sue Jay Ward. Jay went public and pleaded, “PLEASE SUE US!”

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:32:23am

re: #94 Charles Johnson

This got retweeted by Ron Klain and Jennifer Rubin.

Don’t forget us little folk…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:32:49am

re: #92 lizardofid

That one I caught. But, it didn’t require my bearing down in world history class. ; ))

But remember, Rocky is already so smart that wearing the Derby has the opposite effect and makes him an idiot…He puts in on, stares blankly and says “Tell me about the rabbits, George!”, a reference I did not get until we studied John Steinbeck in High School English Lit.

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:33:28am
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I Would Prefer Not To  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:33:36am

re: #90 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Not all Trumpers have self-removed themselves from my Facebook friends list/timeline.

The ones who remain… fascinating, I go to check their own posts, and they are still on the friends list of course, but their posting history is far more sparse than what I remember.

I wonder how many of their “sharing” of Trumper-page posts have been removed by Facebook?

I noticed something similar with friends of friends who are trumpers. I think a lot of them were expecting to tell us to “fuck off” when trump won in a landslide the night of Nov 3. They are posting less cause they have nothing. They will be back when trump announces that he is running in 2024.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:33:57am

It was well publicized that in October and earlier this month Facebook swept up a whole bunch of networks of coordinated misleading accounts. Globally, not just in the USA.

But I wonder how many have been removed that have not been publicized?

Here in the US a bunch of Turning Point USA stuff was removed for being inauthentic.

But over the past several years my Trumper friends have shared from oodles of different pages on Facebook.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:34:16am

re: #100 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

But remember, Rocky is already so smart that wearing the Derby has the opposite effect and makes him an idiot…He puts in on, stares blankly and says “Tell me about the rabbits, George!”, a reference I did not get until we studied John Steinbeck in High School English Lit.

Warner Bros played that reference too.

I will name him George

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:34:58am

The evil vs. crazy fight seems to have been sparked by the firing of screeching fruitcake lawyer Sidney Powell, best know for her idiotic fucking up of the plea deal of Gen. Flynn…

From Trump-cult hero, to unperson in just .675 Scaramuccis
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wrenchwench  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:34:58am

re: #96 BeenHereAwhile

“Fractured Fairy Tales” narrated by Edward Everett Horton

I have a book of them. It lacks the narrator. Old fashioned paperback.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:34:58am

It was nearly 57 years ago to this day that I was making my way to the downstairs rec room to watch Rocky & Bullwinkle and all the networks were carrying nothing but the JFK funeral procession. I was most upset and found myself riding my tricycle in angry circles all around the basement…

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:35:26am
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Dr. Matt  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:36:46am

re: #101 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

Just paged this: Reality is getting harder & harder for Trump cultists to deny, and they’re having some feelings about this over at RedState and Breitbart …

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I can’t imagine living in such a deluded reality to believe Donnie is on a path to get a second term. It’s really fucking pathetic.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:36:58am

re: #102 I Would Prefer Not To

I noticed something similar with friends of friends who are trumpers. I think a lot of them were expecting to tell us to “fuck off” when trump won in a landslide the night of Nov 3. They are posting less cause they have nothing. They will be back when trump announces that he is running in 2024.

I think the ones in my FB feed are keeping a low profile in terms of political commentary because they’ll get raked over the coals if they start posting about it. (Plus for a number of them there are 4-year-old posts of theirs to be linked to as well to indicate that they personally are being rank hypocrites.)

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gwangung  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:37:58am

re: #109 Dr. Matt

I can’t imagine living in such a deluded reality to believe Donnie is on a path to get a second term. It’s really fucking pathetic.

They are shell shocked to discover they might not be an overwhelming majority.

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BeachDem  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:38:26am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:38:34am
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wrenchwench  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:39:22am

re: #111 gwangung

They are shell shocked to discover they might not be an overwhelming majority.

Demographics will continue to be a least-favorite subject.

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:39:26am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:40:28am

In lousy state of mind.
My boxer’s ear surgery has become very infected. Picked up heavy regimen of antibiotics this morning. Vet thinks we should see improvement rapidly considering the dosage combined with continued draining.
Worse news in biopsy coming back for mass in her upper rear leg. Soft tissue sarcoma. Vet has recommended referral to oncologist. For the moment we’re going to focus on controlling the ear infection.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:40:36am

re: #27 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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“These Trump voters are just waiting for Biden voters to reach out to them for a nice conversation.”

There’s a guy with big Trump signs and a flagpole that formerly had two Trump flags I drive by everyday. The signs fell down and haven’t been put back up, but he replaced one of the flags with an upside-down US flag signaling “danger” or “distress”. Asshole.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:41:52am

re: #117 Barefoot Grin

“These Trump voters are just waiting for Biden voters to reach out to them for a nice conversation.”

There’s a guy with big Trump signs and a flagpole that formerly had two Trump flags I drive by everyday. The signs fell down and haven’t been put back up, but he replaced one of the flags with an upside-down US flag signaling “danger” or “distress”. Asshole.

Would he feel better if you organized a mob to go over and threaten his property?
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jaunte  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:42:02am
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Interesting Times  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:43:11am

re: #113 Dread Pirate Ron

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Is she related to Betsy DeVos? The resemblance is uncanny.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:43:55am
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jaunte  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:44:07am
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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:44:32am

We haven’t gotten our big moment yet …

… the one where we get to exult that the Orangeanus is gone.

It will be amazing on Jan. 20. I only hope that enough of us are still standing to enjoy it.

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wrenchwench  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:44:43am

re: #116 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

{{{FDD and boxer}}}

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:45:45am
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thedopefishlives  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:46:32am

re: #123 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

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We haven’t gotten our big moment yet …

… the one where we get to exult that the Orangeanus is gone.

It will be amazing on Jan. 20. I only hope that enough of us are still standing to enjoy it.

1/20/2021 will be a day of national celebration. Fuck the Trump-humpers - the worst part is that they will get to passively enjoy the benefits of having a competent American government. I wish we could tell them to go fuck themselves and suffer while the rest of us reap the benefits.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:46:33am

re: #113 Dread Pirate Ron

She looks like Betsy devos.

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:48:27am
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calochortus  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:49:17am

re: #100 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

But remember, Rocky is already so smart that wearing the Derby has the opposite effect and makes him an idiot…He puts in on, stares blankly and says “Tell me about the rabbits, George!”, a reference I did not get until we studied John Steinbeck in High School English Lit.

One of my fonder memories is my father-in-law, husband and elementary school age son sitting on the couch watching Rocky and Bullwinkle, and the adults laughing at different parts from the kid.

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BeachDem  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:49:31am

re: #122 jaunte

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This guy is usually pretty reliable

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:49:33am

The Nepotist Partyhttps://twitter.com

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Charles Johnson  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:49:57am

Trumpites are now starting to spew the usual hatred at me. Also the Rose Twitter people (Bernie dead-enders). It’s amazing how similar they sound.

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PrairieQueen  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:51:24am

re: #126 thedopefishlives

I sure hope so. With the inauguration platform being constructed in full view of Trump, I can’t help but worry he’s going to sabotage the celebration in the worst way possible, directly, or by influencing batshit crazy followers. I don’t like to think so, but I can’t help it. I tell myself that’s ridiculous, and then I remember who’s in the WH right now.

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thedopefishlives  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:51:25am

re: #132 Charles Johnson

Trumpites are now starting to spew the usual hatred at me. Also the Rose Twitter people (Bernie dead-enders). It’s amazing how similar they sound.

I’ve heard it said that Bernie would be like Trump but from the Left. I don’t think that’s true; I’m not a Bernie fan, but I don’t think there’s any way he could be as out-and-out evil as Trump. But, I will also admit that in the run-up to 2016, I didn’t think that Trump would be as out-and-out evil as Trump.

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gwangung  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:52:47am

re: #134 thedopefishlives

I’ve heard it said that Bernie would be like Trump but from the Left. I don’t think that’s true; I’m not a Bernie fan, but I don’t think there’s any way he could be as out-and-out evil as Trump. But, I will also admit that in the run-up to 2016, I didn’t think that Trump would be as out-and-out evil as Trump.

He’s not evil. He’s just an incompetent administrator/manager, and is too self absorbed to realize it.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:52:56am
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A Three Hour Tour  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:53:52am

re: #108 Patricia Kayden

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I’m so old, I remember when Republicans were mad that “narcissistic egotistical cult-leader” OBAMA invented the “Office of President -Elect” back in 2008.

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Florida Panhandler  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:54:16am

re: #128 jaunte

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Before Trump most Republicans would have loved the principle of denying black voters the right to vote but kept a strategic silence about it . But now the new MAGA GOP would fully endorse publicly such an effort. This is the America we quickly evolved into in 4 short years.

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Teddy's Person ✌  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:56:01am

re: #136 Charles Johnson

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Joe’s starting his presidency with no fucks left to give, and I’m here for it!!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:58:05am

re: #136 Charles Johnson

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I mean Mayorkas, Thomas-Greenfield, & Blinken have already been confirmed by the Senate before and I think after the Republicans got control too. They’re all qualified too. Really liking Biden’s demeanor throughout this. Calm but firm.

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:58:06am
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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 11:58:50am

re: #135 gwangung

He’s not evil. He’s just an incompetent administrator/manager, and is too self absorbed to realize it.

Yeah, I was about to say that there’s three key qualities that Trump and Sanders share that make the comparisons so true:

1. Massive egos that make it impossible for them to admit fault, but instead constantly work to pin blame on others “lesser” than themselves.

2. Incompetence that constantly thwarts their plans due to starting with what they want to happen and then failing to do the basic work to get there.

3. Tendency to surround themselves with sycophants who tell them what they want to hear rather than what they need to hear, which plays to those massive egos but also leads to their plans failing due to poor leadership.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:02:24pm
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makeitstop  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:06:37pm

re: #143 Charles Johnson

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Former spelling bee winner, too, I see.

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:06:49pm

Descened Cliberty.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:07:33pm

re: #143 Charles Johnson

You’re supposed to be kind to them. Remember? They’re hurting or something or another.

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lawhawk  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:09:13pm
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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:09:50pm

re: #141 jaunte

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IOW, for those taking notes, the people demanding that Detroit’s votes be delayed/tossed…are those who have the most to gain from thousands of black voters being disenfranchised.

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Nyet  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:13:07pm

Some Republicans are just decent.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:13:23pm

Seeing that Janet Yellen looks like the pick for Treasury.

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lawhawk  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:14:09pm

Are embedded tweets borked again?

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gocart mozart  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:14:44pm
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EPR-radar  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:14:56pm

re: #149 Nyet

Some Republicans are just decent.

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The Republican Party knows what to do about people like that.

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:18:17pm

re: #129 calochortus

One of my fonder memories is my father-in-law, husband and elementary school age son sitting on the couch watching Rocky and Bullwinkle, and the adults laughing at different parts from the kid.

that is me and my kid self vs me and my now self

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:18:51pm
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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:19:42pm

re: #132 Charles Johnson

Trumpites are now starting to spew the usual hatred at me. Also the Rose Twitter people (Bernie dead-enders). It’s amazing how similar they sound.

yeah but Ron Klain and Jennifer Rubin….

so eff ‘em

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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:22:58pm

re: #147 lawhawk

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Another example of why wingnuts should have been specific when they declared they wanted a “successful businessman” in the WH. As owner of the Trump Org, he’s never been under the same pressure or same scrutiny than any run-of-the-mill CEO would be by a board of directors for constant failure to hire competent underlings. Which is probably what makes it so hard for him to understand how he could on his way out as CEO of United States Inc, since the board (i.e. voters) got tired of his fuck-ups and voted him out.

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:23:24pm

re: #138 Florida Panhandler

Before Trump most Republicans would have loved the principle of denying black voters the right to vote but kept a strategic silence about it . But now the new MAGA GOP would fully endorse publicly such an effort. This is the America we quickly evolved into pulled the cover off of and exposed in 4 short years.

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wrenchwench  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:26:41pm

re: #158 dangerman

Some would not only not put a mask on, they went and pulled their mask off.

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lawhawk  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:27:20pm
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Sir John Barron  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:29:39pm

re: #160 lawhawk

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Now if MI certifies today….

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:29:57pm

re: #140 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I mean Mayorkas, Thomas-Greenfield, & Blinken have already been confirmed by the Senate before and I think after the Republicans got control too. They’re all qualified too. Really liking Biden’s demeanor throughout this. Calm but firm.

fwiw, it’s been discussed here and elsewhere — can’t biden choose people who have already been confirmed by the senate in the past and thus bypass the current senate advice and consent

people smarter than me think the Federal Vacancies Reform Act may not be clear about whether that can be done - that, arguably, when they leave office, their confirmation ‘expires’

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Jebediah, RBG  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:31:16pm

re: #116 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Sorry to hear about this.
Chucky had hemangiosarcoma, so anything with “sarcoma” in it sounds scary to me. Hers was caught early enough that, with aggressive treatment, she had several more years of very happy life. I don’t know if soft-tissue sarcoma is a specific cancer, or a general descriptor for a variety of conditions, or if your vet told you it is likely not very aggressive. Either way, I hope it has been caught in time, and I am hoping for the best for your pup and for your state of mind.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:31:37pm

re: #160 lawhawk

But CAN they go to the SCOTUS?

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:32:37pm

re: #147 lawhawk

There’s no one so foolish as the fool who hired the fool in the first place.

Trump never admits that he’s an awful judge of character and competency because he’s always right. He always thinks he’s smartest guy in room; everyone else fails him.

at least trump hasnt tried to represent himself “Pro Say” yet.

the prosecution and incarceration of those close to trump speaks for him w/r/t being any kind of judge of character

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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:32:41pm
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gocart mozart  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:32:41pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:32:53pm

re: #90 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Not all Trumpers have self-removed themselves from my Facebook friends list/timeline.

The ones who remain… fascinating, I go to check their own posts, and they are still on the friends list of course, but their posting history is far more sparse than what I remember.

I wonder how many of their “sharing” of Trumper-page posts have been removed by Facebook?

Is it possible that they are limiting which friends now have access to certain posts? If they know you are hostile to their political views, they may exclude you from seeing these particular posts.

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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:33:53pm

re: #164 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

But CAN they go to the SCOTUS?

Theoretically, yes. But it’s just as (if not more) likely that the USSC bench declines to hear the case and just lets the dismissal stand.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:35:18pm
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lawhawk  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:35:23pm

re: #164 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

But CAN they go to the SCOTUS?

They’ve got to assert a federal cause of action, since the state supreme court (highest state court in a given state, unless it’s NY, where the top court is the Court of Appeals) is the final arbiter. Given their incompetence, not sure they’d be able to manage that.

The Trump team has a problem putting together everything you need to competently put together a case before a judge, from the briefs to the evidence and witnesses. They’ve got nothing, and their pressers are a show/con where they talk up that they have all this evidence, but the cases themselves have no evidence, witnesses, or even causes of action that reflect what was stated at the pressers. It’s as though they have a completely different set of priorities for the pressers than the court cases.

And those court cases are frivolous at that - and the judges should start imposing sanctions and costs for good measure.

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John Hughes  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:36:38pm

re: #6 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Under the Biden-Harris administration, American national security and foreign policy will be led by experienced professionals ready to restore principled leadership on the world stage

Leadership of what?

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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:37:54pm

re: #171 lawhawk

They’ve got to assert a federal cause of action, since the state supreme court (highest state court in a given state, unless it’s NY, where the top court is the Court of Appeals) is the final arbiter. Given their incompetence, not sure they’d be able to manage that.

The Trump team has a problem putting together everything you need to competently put together a case before a judge, from the briefs to the evidence and witnesses. They’ve got nothing, and their pressers are a show/con where they talk up that they have all this evidence, but the cases themselves have no evidence, witnesses, or even causes of action that reflect what was stated at the pressers. It’s as though they have a completely different set of priorities for the pressers than the court cases.

And those court cases are frivolous at that - and the judges should start imposing sanctions and costs for good measure.

They’re trying these “cases” in the court of public opinion because there (unlike a real courtroom) they’re not in danger of being charged with perjury every time they yank “evidence” out of their asses or swear that there’s “fraud” that can be proven.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:39:23pm

re: #167 gocart mozart

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gosh who wouldn’t love to be a part of this priest’s parish?

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:40:36pm

re: #167 gocart mozart

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you are well within your rights to protest laws you believe are unjust or unreasonable.

that’s what CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE is.

you know what else C/D is?
It’s accepting the consequences when the state says ‘enough’.
- ie fines, jail, and other sanctions and punishments.

ask henry david thoreau about it.

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EPR-radar  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:41:45pm

re: #171 lawhawk

I’d like to see a opinion in one of the Trump election cases that reads, in its entirety “This case is dismissed with prejudice because it is frivolous. All of plaintiff’s attorneys are officially reprimanded for conduct unbecoming officers of the court. Their cases have been referred to the relevant bar associations for disciplinary proceedings. Plaintiff will be assessed both court costs and defendant costs, both trebled as a punitive measure.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:41:46pm

No Cheeto tweets in 15 hours. He’s had some long quiet stretches lately.

Not that I’m complaining.

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:41:46pm

re: #170 Dread Pirate Ron

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pretty much the textbook definition when a judge invokes ‘Frankenstein’s Monster”

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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:42:07pm

This is one of those times where you learn who actually read Bush v. Gore and who just skimmed the Cliff Notes. The USSC only weighed in there because the Bush campaign was able to argue convincingly that any recount where there were differing rules in different counties would violate the Bush campaign’s rights under the Equal Protection Clause. And that a general recount under uniform rules ran the risk of putting FL in violation of the Dec 8th deadline to approve a slate of electors in time for the EC vote.

In this election, neither scenario is currently in play, and (if you want to strain the analogy) the Trump campaign is actually in danger of ending up as the “Gore” in BvG.

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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:43:28pm

re: #177 Eclectic Cyborg

No Cheeto tweets in 15 hours. He’s had some long quiet stretches lately.

Not that I’m complaining.

Any retweets? That’s usually his way of playing passive-aggressive.

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piratedan  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:45:20pm

re: #178 dangerman

at this point you have to wonder when a judge is going to say the words, why are you wasting this court’s time with this bullshit, but sans the legalese….

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stpaulbear  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:45:54pm

re: #166 Targetpractice

Aaron Levie
@levie
Something is fishy about all these Biden picks. They all have relevant experience for the job and seem extremely impressive.

I like how one of the front-pagers at BJ is referring to them as “the Unfuckers”.

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jamesfirecat  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:45:58pm

re: #177 Eclectic Cyborg

No Cheeto tweets in 15 hours. He’s had some long quiet stretches lately.

Not that I’m complaining.

Saruman turning into Sharkey before our eyes.

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ckkatz  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:49:52pm

re: #129 calochortus

One of my fonder memories is my father-in-law, husband and elementary school age son sitting on the couch watching Rocky and Bullwinkle, and the adults laughing at different parts from the kid.

Hah!

Come to lgf for politics and current affairs.

And then find out about all the references to Steinbeck’s Mice and Men that I had completely missed for the past half century and more.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:51:53pm
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jamesfirecat  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:53:47pm

re: #129 calochortus

One of my fonder memories is my father-in-law, husband and elementary school age son sitting on the couch watching Rocky and Bullwinkle, and the adults laughing at different parts from the kid.

I had a great moment like this with my father watching the MST3K episode of Space Mutiny the night before my college graduation.

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gocart mozart  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:55:14pm

Grover meets Deputy Secretary Tony Blinken to talk about refugees.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:57:20pm

The law says it can’t have more than 5200 words.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:58:52pm
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Jebediah, RBG  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:58:55pm

re: #143 Charles Johnson

I thought descened was a word like deplaned - when one gets off the plane, one hads deplaned, when one leaves the scene, one has descened.
I guess these trmpty magats will just have to continue to educate me.

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lawhawk  Nov 23, 2020 • 12:59:33pm

FRCP (federal rules on civil procedure) have a 5200 word limit on briefs. This is “shall have” language, meaning that you must be under that word limit. Judges don’t want to read excessive length briefs.

Trump’s crackerjack staff just filed to get a 6500 word brief, because they can’t be bothered to be concise and timely.

Instead of using the time to get to the 5200 word limit, they’re going to waste the court’s time with this nonsense. What a fucking bunch of lunatics.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:01:13pm

What a clusterfuck.

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:02:04pm

re: #182 stpaulbear

I like how one of the front-pagers at BJ is referring to them as “the Unfuckers”.

a comment in that link sent me to dkos

Time to break one more norm. Harris will be the President of the Senate

There is nothing that says anything about a “majority leader” and nothing that gives the Majority Leader any power whatsoever. It has only been customary for the VP to delegate that to voting Senators. But in an era where McConnell has broken so many norms, it is time we break one more norm and return to what the Constitution says. On January 20, Harris should take her rightful place as President of the Senate and discharge those duties such as assigning committees and scheduling votes. I don’t know why this hasn’t come up before. It is right there in the Constitution.

i wonder how real it is

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ericblair  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:03:55pm

re: #179 Targetpractice

This is one of those times where you learn who actually read Bush v. Gore and who just skimmed the Cliff Notes. The USSC only weighed in there because the Bush campaign was able to argue convincingly that any recount where there were differing rules in different counties would violate the Bush campaign’s rights under the Equal Protection Clause. And that a general recount under uniform rules ran the risk of putting FL in violation of the Dec 8th deadline to approve a slate of electors in time for the EC vote.

In this election, neither scenario is currently in play, and (if you want to strain the analogy) the Trump campaign is actually in danger of ending up as the “Gore” in BvG.

True: Trump here is in the “Gore” side of Bush v Gore, but in this case is deliberately trying to slow the counts down so they would miss the certification deadline (which won’t happen). But the equal protection argument in Bush v Gore was a completely politically motivated miscarriage of justice, and they knew it by writing that it should never be used as precedent. It was the Florida SC’s call on what to do, not the SCOTUS.

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:04:44pm

re: #187 gocart mozart

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Video

try and imagine rex tillerson or pompeo

just try
you cant do it can you?

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:05:59pm

re: #186 jamesfirecat

I had a great moment like this with my father watching the MST3K episode of Space Mutiny the night before my college graduation.

Slab Bulkhead
Bridge Largemeat
Punt Speedchunk
Butch Deadlift
Hold Bigflank
Splint Chesthair
Flint Ironstag
Bolt Vanderhuge
Thick McRunfast
Blast Hardcheese

To name a few :-)

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John Hughes  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:07:54pm

re: #41 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is all marketing.

I live near the Seba-Med headquarters, the first company to produce human pH-compatible handwashing soap, that is all you need.

It is largely marketing. If you don’t have exema your skin will protect you from acid or alkaline conditions (within limits of course) — that’s what it’s for.

The SebaMed stuff has a similar acidity to human skin — like very, very strong black coffee.

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jamesfirecat  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:08:58pm

re: #196 Eventual Carrion

Slab Bulkhead
Bridge Largemeat
Punt Speedchunk
Butch Deadlift
Hold Bigflank
Splint Chesthair
Flint Ironstag
Bolt Vanderhuge
Thick McRunfast
Blast Hardcheese

To name a few :-)

Saved the best for last, a man of culture.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:11:06pm

re: #193 dangerman

a comment in that link sent me to dkos

Time to break one more norm. Harris will be the President of the Senate

i wonder how real it is

I’m not sure how “real” it is but I would be all in on VP Harris using her power as President of the Senate if Mitch tries any stunts.

Right now the best case scenario for the Dems is if they can take both GA Senate seats.

Personally I doubt that will happen, but it is possible.

Worst case is that Mitch ends up with a 52-48 majority, basically the same it has been. If this is the case come January, you can bet Mitch will block any major Biden objective, any senior judge appointments, etc.

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Belafon  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:11:28pm

re: #193 dangerman

I looked up the part in the constitution. It says that the two houses shall choose their leaders. Another section also says that the VP has not votes unless the Senate is woefully divided. I’m afraid that idea would be a little too far.

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John Hughes  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:11:58pm

re: #50 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

It’s like the Squatch Soap guy with his ads about how commercial soaps have the same “industrial” ingredients as dishwashing liquid and who’d want that on their skins!?!?!

:p

Well the MSP of the SebaMed stuff is that it doesn’t contain soap — i.e it is made of industrial products, not good old fat and hydroxides like real soap.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:14:02pm

YA THINK?

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i(m)p(each)sos  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:14:07pm

re: #199 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Even 52-48 R, while not pleasant, could be better than we expect with Biden in the driver’s seat. 48 years of deep personal connections within the Senate mean that he’ll have a skill set that no D president since LBJ has had when it comes to understanding how to get things through there. He won’t get everything he wants from Mitch, of course, but he has a better chance of pulling a few R votes away than Carter, Clinton or Obama probably could have.

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teleskiguy  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:15:18pm
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jaunte  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:15:19pm
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Sir John Barron  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:15:19pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:15:19pm

Some don’t like my sour-mood postings… I get it.

Yet It so sticks in my mind, that the Dems not flipping the ME and IA seats (Senate) really does speak volumes about where we are at as a nation.

We are in political sclerosis.

Important issues are being ignored. We need some deep systemic changes in this country.

But we can’t make those changes because our hands are tied by those who live in fear.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:17:24pm

re: #203 i(m)p(each)sos

I wish Biden’s friendship with old Senators is enough but I doubt that it is. And the oldest ones like Mitch are not going to care about the past.

Grassley is very old (and has Covid-19) and has known Biden since forever, but it won’t matter because Grassley, if he isn’t done in by the coronavirus, will only answer to the fundamentalists in his state. And the Farm Bureau, of course.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:18:01pm

re: #206 jaunte

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well he’s lost races for every other level of national government…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:18:17pm

re: #204 Dr. Matt

Rush Limbaugh Slams Trump Legal Team: ‘They Promised Blockbuster Stuff and Then Nothing Happened’

*womp womp*

Trump’s lawyers are stupid but Rush is even stupider for believing in them. Don’t worry Rushbo, if you try hard enough in your final days maybe you can retcon Trump as a liberal to make your feel better.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:19:05pm

re: #200 Belafon

Even though the Senate picks their own leaders, AFAIK there is nothing Constitutional about say schedules for bills.

So if Mitch is blocking a vote, what is to keep Harris from taking her seat as the President of the Senate and calling for a vote anyway?

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:19:09pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:19:19pm

I’m sorry. I mean no ill will towards any of the religious lizards here, but I couldn’t pass this up.

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gocart mozart  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:20:41pm
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nines09  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:21:32pm

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Charles Johnson  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:22:41pm
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BeachDem  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:23:32pm

re: #206 jaunte

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In his last big foray, he came in 3rd out of 3 in a Republican house primary. Plus don’t you have to have been “in” politics—i.e. elected to something, before you can get back into politics? He’s 0 for 3 in his various runs for office in various states. Creepy too.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:25:51pm

re: #218 BeachDem

In his last big foray, he came in 3rd out of 3 in a Republican house primary. Plus don’t you have to have been “in” politics—i.e. elected to something, before you can get back into politics? He’s 0 for 3 in his various runs for office in various states. Creepy too.

It’s kind of like how Trump brought back Ken Cuccinelli from the dead and put him in DHS. Though even that kook unlike Bongino managed to get himself actually elected. Bongino from what I can see just likes sucking off Trump.

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A Mom Anon  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:26:52pm

re: #218 BeachDem

Bongino is very creepy. Like Trump, he just makes my skin crawl. I’ve learned over the course of my lifetime not to ignore that feeling, it’s never been wrong. Not once.

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:27:01pm
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lawhawk  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:27:02pm

re: #217 Charles Johnson

Fox: Janet Yellen was not reappointed to Fed by Trump. That makes her unqualified.
Gateway Pundit: there’s a orbital bone fracture that explains why these nominees should be rejected; insufficient number of xy chromosomes.
OAN: These nominees aren’t sufficiently pushovers for Putin red blooded Americans.
Breitbart: Kerry is a stolen valor guy who get a purple heart for getting shot in the ass.

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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:27:36pm

re: #196 Eventual Carrion

Slab Bulkhead
Bridge Largemeat
Punt Speedchunk
Butch Deadlift
Hold Bigflank
Splint Chesthair
Flint Ironstag
Bolt Vanderhuge
Thick McRunfast
Blast Hardcheese

To name a few :-)

Bob Johnson (oh, wait…)

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Sir John Barron  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:29:02pm

re: #220 A Mom Anon

Bongino is very creepy. Like Trump, he just makes my skin crawl. I’ve learned over the course of my lifetime not to ignore that feeling, it’s never been wrong. Not once.

yeah he’s extra unsettling and unbalanced, wasn’t he one of the guys in the NRA videos ranting and raving?

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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:29:16pm

re: #202 The Pie Overlord!

YA THINK?

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Let’s take a sec to reflect on how we got here: All the professional lawyers walked when Donny brought Rudy in on the whole “fraud” litigation and Ghouliani proceeded to berate them for not doing enough to push his conspiracy theories before the courts.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:30:32pm

re: #221 jaunte

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that we even reached this point, with Biden leading MI by like 150k votes, is something.

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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:30:50pm

re: #204 Dr. Matt

Rush Limbaugh Slams Trump Legal Team: ‘They Promised Blockbuster Stuff and Then Nothing Happened’

*womp womp*

You can already see the talking points being issued: “Trump didn’t lose, his legal team fucked up!”

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:31:06pm

re: #200 Belafon

I looked up the part in the constitution. It says that the two houses shall choose their leaders. Another section also says that the VP has not votes unless the Senate is woefully divided. I’m afraid that idea would be a little too far.

there are two links in the dkos article
i read them both and the comments

it’s about who gets ‘recognized’ first in daily business
i have three takeaways

- it seems constitutionally to be pretty clearly defined what the vp’s role is and this sits squarely within
- as compared that to what we’ve come to accept which is nothing more than agreed ‘custom’ that only goes back to 1937 and is not documented in the senate rules (ie the ‘majority leader’ runs things)
- it would take a lot of guts to try it

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Sir John Barron  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:31:11pm

re: #227 Targetpractice

You can already see the talking points being issued: “Trump didn’t lose, his legal team fucked up!”

Trump never failed he has only been failed

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:31:52pm

re: #221 jaunte

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DesertDenizen  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:32:20pm

re: #228 dangerman

there are two links in the dkos article
i read them both and the comments

it’s about who gets ‘recognized’ first in daily business
i have three takeaways

- it seems constitutionally to be pretty clearly defined what the vp’s role is and this sits squarely within
- as compared that to what we’ve come to accept which is nothing more than agreed ‘custom’ that only goes back to 1937 and is not documented in the senate rules (ie the ‘majority leader’ runs things)
- it would take a lot of guts to try it

I don’t think Harris is lacking in the guts department.

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:32:23pm

re: #204 Dr. Matt

Rush Limbaugh Slams Trump Legal Team: ‘They Promised Blockbuster Stuff and Then Nothing Happened’

*womp womp*

rush got suckered by the ‘step right up, for only a dime…’

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:33:08pm

re: #205 teleskiguy

You should hand this out for those who go maskless…
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Jay C  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:33:19pm

re: #193 dangerman

a comment in that link sent me to dkos

Time to break one more norm. Harris will be the President of the Senate

i wonder how real it is

Not very. IIRC, the VP’s Constitutional position of being the “presiding officer” of the Senate ex officio doesn’t really carry any real power with it: authority over committee assignments, etc. is pretty much delegated to the Senate itself, as a body: which (like the House on the other side) sets its own rules. And those rules, as they now stand, give the partisan caucuses most/all of the “organizational” power.
Where VP Harris MIGHT have some leverage, is as a potential tie-breaker…

Fun Fact: Joe Biden is the only VPOTUS to serve eight full years in that office and never had to cast a tie-breaking vote….

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lawhawk  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:33:40pm

Done.

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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:33:45pm

re: #226 Sir John Barron

that we even reached this point, with Biden leading MI by like 150k votes, is something.

For those taking notes, Trump “won” MI in 2016 by just over 10K votes, hence why Stein made noise about a recount there. Which is why the MI GOP are left with no other option than to suggest that black people “stole” the election by running up the score in Detroit.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:33:55pm
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Sir John Barron  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:34:34pm

re: #235 lawhawk

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Done.

so they didn’t get around to all the 800 or so witnesses or speakers, good.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:35:13pm

re: #237 Charles Johnson

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we’ve moved rapidly from Soros and Chavez stolded the election to Soros is running the administration.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:35:18pm

re: #231 DesertDenizen

Still, it’s a path upon which to tread lightly.

The very fact that the Dems are not going to be the majority in Senate has to give us pause.

If Harris is going to break an 80 year old precedent, what will happen when the next Republican VP sits in that chair.

We have to remember that half the country is fine with Trumpian politics and Trumpian dystopia.

We can’t expect the Dems to win in 2024.

We can’t even expect the Dems to hold the House in 2022. Remember, the Dems lost House seats this time, a complete disappointment.

So yes, Harris needs to tread carefully with flexing the her muscle as President of the Senate.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:35:35pm

Llre: #237 Charles Johnson

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Yeah Biden would never appoint someone like Blinken he’s known for years. I’m really getting fucking fed up with the shit that both Trumpers and Berners say about Biden’s mental acumen given the shitshow we’ve dealt with the past four years.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:35:41pm

re: #239 Sir John Barron

Wooo hoooo.

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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:35:43pm

re: #237 Charles Johnson

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What’s hilarious is we didn’t have to follow the money too far to explain most of Trump’s cabinet picks. All you had to do was look up their names on his campaign donor lists.

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:36:33pm

re: #212 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Even though the Senate picks their own leaders, AFAIK there is nothing Constitutional about say schedules for bills.

So if Mitch is blocking a vote, what is to keep Harris from taking her seat as the President of the Senate and calling for a vote anyway?

more like this, sorta
it’s not giving mitch the ‘priority recognition’ and instead calling on someone (anyone) else

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:36:57pm

re: #243 Targetpractice

What’s hilarious is we didn’t have to follow the money too far to explain most of Trump’s cabinet picks. All you had to do was look up their names on his campaign donor lists.

I mean Trump repeatedly gets names and positions wrong but somehow it’s Biden who is demented.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:37:10pm

re: #235 lawhawk

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Done.

this is the new area of controversy, yes candidate X won the state by 150k votes but will the canvassing board accept that margin?

/

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Dr. Matt  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:37:52pm

re: #235 lawhawk

Done.

Who is the fucktard that voted against?! Idiot.

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Nyet  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:38:33pm

Fitting for a shitstain to abstain,

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Dr. Matt  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:38:57pm

re: #247 Dr. Matt

Who is the fucktard that voted against?! Idiot.

Freep is reporting 3-0 vote with Shinkle abstaining. Fucking coward.

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:39:04pm

re: #226 Sir John Barron

that we even reached this point, with Biden leading MI by like 150k votes, is something.

it’s theater, nothing more
and not even really good theater

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ericblair  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:40:11pm

re: #238 Sir John Barron

so they didn’t get around to all the 800 or so witnesses or speakers, good.

Somebody refer Shinkle to the appropriate Michigan DA for his felony for refusal to perform his duty (1 year max in prison) and in January to the appropriate Federal DA for violations of the Voting Rights Act (5 year max in prison).

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Nyet  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:40:24pm

re: #249 Dr. Matt

Freep is reporting 3-0 vote with Shinkle abstaining. Fucking coward.

Coward is right, couldn’t even vote for what he “believes”.

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:41:23pm

People are going to have a hard time maintaining the “sleepy Joe, head full of mashed potatoes” mythology, but they’ll sure try.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:41:30pm

And Donnie’s twitter account if still silent after 15+ hours.

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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:41:44pm

So he abstained simply so he can tell anybody who asks that he didn’t vote to certify, but can quickly say he “abstained” when they start giving him shit for voting “nay.”

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Dr. Matt  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:42:13pm

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:42:49pm

In other Covid-related political news:

At least 45 people have been killed during Uganda protests

At least 45 people were killed in protests that rocked Kampala and other parts of Uganda last week, a police spokesperson said Monday.

The protests were sparked by the arrest of popular music star turned presidential candidate Bobi Wine for contravening Covid-19 regulations at a campaign rally last Wednesday. As the news of Wine’s arrest broke, protesters took to the streets of Kampala, clashing with police and military who responded with tear gas.

While authorities have said the restrictions are necessary to curb the spread of Covid-19, opposition members and their supporters say that they are an excuse to curb campaigning before the upcoming January election.

Witnesses told CNN that police, military and plainclothes gunmen fired high caliber rifles in dense urban areas to quell the protests. Their accounts are backed up by multiple videos shared on social media during the chaos.

[…]

It’s an odd inversion of the story in the US.

In Uganda, the autocratic leader is the one enforcing Covid as a way of controlling an election.

Where here the wanna-be dictator is flouting Covid-19 controls.

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ericblair  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:43:29pm

NOT NOW ALIEN BEINGS

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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:43:47pm

re: #253 jaunte

People are going to have a hard time maintaining the “sleepy Joe, head full of mashed potatoes” mythology, but they’ll sure try.

No, the ones to watch with amusement are those that are convinced he’s going to resign within the next 6-12 months, because he was just a “trojan horse” to get Harris into the WH.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:43:49pm

re: #254 Dr. Matt

And Donnie’s twitter account if still silent after 15+ hours.

Whoever controls his Facebook account though has been posting.

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ckkatz  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:43:57pm

re: #205 teleskiguy

So sorry you had to deal with a belligerent jerk.

Reminded me of this song. (NSFW)

Stop Being An Arsehole!

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:44:19pm

re: #258 ericblair

It’s the wrong color. It’s supposed to be black.

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:44:22pm

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Jay C  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:45:30pm

re: #262 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

It’s the wrong color. It’s supposed to be black.

That’s probably why they left it in a remote canyon in Utah…

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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:46:02pm

re: #258 ericblair

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NOT NOW ALIEN BEINGS

“All these worlds are yours. Except Europa. Attempt no landing there.”

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:46:22pm

re: #256 Dr. Matt

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Charles Johnson  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:46:26pm
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Nyet  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:48:12pm

But the whole process is ridiculous. If they have to certify by law, then get rid of the board, they don’t play any role.

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John Hughes  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:48:27pm

re: #117 Barefoot Grin

The signs fell down and haven’t been put back up, but he replaced one of the flags with an upside-down US flag signaling “danger” or “distress”

The only time this has ever been used well is in the end of The Last Castle (the film, not the Vance novelett).

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retired cynic  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:51:04pm

Take a Deep Breath: Trump is Not Going To Cheat His Way Back Into the Presidency
John Scalzi

This doesn’t mean that Trump and his dimwit brigade aren’t attempting a coup (that is to say, to subvert the will of the voters and the purpose of the electoral college, and illegally steal the presidency); they totally are. Thankfully, they’re bad at it, and also, as noted above, it doesn’t matter, because at the end of any move they make is Speaker Pelosi lifting a middle finger to them all, and Joe Biden as the next President of the United States.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:51:51pm
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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:51:56pm

So now we’ll move from breathless media speculation about how the MI board may fail to certify…to breathless speculation that the MI GOP may try to fuck with the selection of electors through the legislature.

*sigh*

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retired cynic  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:52:28pm

Just posted the up; here’s the down.

Trump’s not “sulking,” he’s waging war on democracy
Don’t normalize this, by Eric Boehlert

Trump’s election sabotage campaign is running out of time, but the damage he’s inflicting will have long lasting consequences. Covering this unprecedented attack on American election integrity, the press is still not being honest about Trump’s ruinous final chapter.

The Daily Beast last week reported on Trump’s “quixotic and potentially destructive effort” to steal a victory. “Quixotic” and “possibly destructive”? He’s the first president in 240 years who has not accepted the election results, after losing by six million votes. Worse, he’s been on a three-month crusade to denigrate free and fair elections in America, and he’s making it impossible for there to be a smooth transition of power.

This is so far beyond “quixotic.” Of course it’s destructive to our democracy — does anyone think the Republican Party will soon return to the days of rationally accepting ballot results? The GOP has blown a permanent hole in our election process.

A hallmark failure of the press for four years has been that it refuses to use the proper language to describe the truly lawless nature of Trump and today’s GOP.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:53:02pm

re: #142 Targetpractice

Yeah, I was about to say that there’s three key qualities that Trump and Sanders share that make the comparisons so true:

1. Massive egos that make it impossible for them to admit fault, but instead constantly work to pin blame on others “lesser” than themselves.

2. Incompetence that constantly thwarts their plans due to starting with what they want to happen and then failing to do the basic work to get there.

3. Tendency to surround themselves with sycophants who tell them what they want to hear rather than what they need to hear, which plays to those massive egos but also leads to their plans failing due to poor leadership.

I’m sorry but those are Barnum statements and I value general critical thinking too much not to point this out. You could seemingly-accurately apply them to anyone with power because they’re the things that everyone with power commonly does wrong. In fact, they’re so applicable to the people seen as the centrist alternative to Sanders that this merits…

They all suck. They all suck because power has the same effect on individuals regardless of their stated ideology, and they also all suck because our system is fundamentally broken so that rich people that want to be landed gentry get more say than the rest so basically nobody’s agenda ever gets through and what does get through is deliberately tainted on the product line (stares in latest price increase to insurance), and they also all suck because our media system is fundamentally unserious and pegged for entertainment value that it has now infected our entire political discourse in manner similar to a cordyceps fungus.

I don’t understand why I’m supposed to be mad at Bernie Sanders for wrongly imagining that the white working class boosted Trump because they’re alienated, but not mad at the centrist confidence that middles-class conservatives weren’t going to vote Trump because he was slightly nastier than an average Republicans, thus alienating them.

I can befrustrated by leftist overly-grand rhetoric, but I’m just as pissed that the alternative is apparently hypervigilant gauging of what will play well with conservatives when it’s abundantly clear that they always operate in bad faith. I’m tired of being told that “realism” is letting the Munchausen-by-proxy parent poison their child once a day.

And while I find leftists grifters and sycophants gross…they’re less dangerous than the “both sides” and “centrist” grifters and sycophants who have continuously normalized worse and worse shit for decades directly creating the current administration and the current media sphere in which reporting is simply letting people lie for the sake of “balance.”

I detest cults of personality, so I find Bernie Mania to be silly and fetishitic, and in an age of instant commentary and inherent internet hyperbole, it is very easy for such things to form…but much of what I find objectionable about Bernie Mania applies to every other person who’s been abstracted into a brand that collects and regurgitates sentiment like a honeydew ant colony. Which is currently fucking everybody because internet discussion is a Skinnerian/Kahnemanian hellscape that we probably need to start think of as a systemic problem. How many rounds of magical thinking and myth-making have we done about people who were going to End Trump? Or inflated minor acts of pique into victory? It’s all the same inflorescence feeding off the same medium.

But I also detest the equal and opposite desire to locate singular scapegoats for large systemic failures…which where most of this Bernie stuff ends up going. No, the one independent senator and his interent stans isn’t causing the Democratic Party all it’s problems any more than Donald Trump spontaneously generated a buzzing cloud of fascists inside the Republican Party via a post-fast-food dump. The attempt to lay these problems at the feet of singular actors and lament how we could still have normality without them is bullshit.

And, yeah, I am really really strident about this because…this is how normalization actually functions. Things were already generally bad, but it’s easier to find some symbolic thing that is The Source, the Thing That Makes The Bad, and focus on it, purge it, then declare against facts that now normalcy will resume. There is no normalcy, there has never been any normalcy. All the horrible shit happening now is a direct consequence of the horrible shit happening in the past that was mostly burden-shifted onto people who didn’t have a platform. It’s not karma, it’s not fate, it’s the serial killer getting lazy and targeting his next door neighbor. I don’t accept the basic premise that the people living with the serial killer and making excuses for his periodic cat mutilations and blood-and-cum-stained overalls actually get to dictate terms to me about how to process all the murders.

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gocart mozart  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:53:29pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:54:46pm
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Sir John Barron  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:55:09pm

Glenn Greenwald is grouchy today about Biden’s cabinet picks and the media treating them as serious cabinet picks.

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John Hughes  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:55:13pm

re: #135 gwangung

He’s not evil. He’s just an incompetent administrator/manager, and is too self absorbed to realize it.

And, let’s get it straight — he’s not on the left.

Leftism is antiracist or it is bullshit.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:57:22pm

re: #278 Sir John Barron

Glenn Greenwald is grouchy today about Biden’s cabinet picks and the media treating them as serious cabinet picks.

He’s always grouchy. Maybe he should focus on that dictatorship in Brazil he likes to act like he’s so adamantly against but never actually uses his influence against. Greenwald’s nothing but a fraud who took advantage of the aftermath of the NSA stuff and used another fraud in Snowden to push that shit.

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Nyet  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:57:33pm

re: #276 gocart mozart

What happens when you mix shinkle with santorum?

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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:57:57pm

re: #278 Sir John Barron

Glenn Greenwald is grouchy today about Biden’s cabinet picks and the media treating them as serious cabinet picks.

Glenn who?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:58:07pm

re: #282 Nyet

What happens when you mix shinkle with santorum?

I don’t know but it sounds nasty.

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:58:23pm
“Secret Service agents in the president’s detail are being asked whether they’re interested in transferring to Palm Beach, Florida,” ABC News reports.

“The Secret Service’s Miami field office also has begun looking at physical reinforcements to Mar-a-Largo, the president’s golf club to which he refers as ‘the winter White House.’”

i wonder what palm beach is going to do
mar-a-grifto isnt a legal residence
though it is for voting purposes

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John Hughes  Nov 23, 2020 • 1:59:40pm

re: #143 Charles Johnson

Have you ever came so hard they went back in again?

//Random weird testicle questions.

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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:00:04pm

re: #285 dangerman

i wonder what palm beach is going to do
mar-a-grifto isnt a legal residence
though it is for voting purposes

Yeah, let’s take a sec to recognize the sacrifice of the poor bastards who will have to be a part of this asshole’s security detail for however long it takes for the courts to put his ass behind bars.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:00:33pm

Whelp, if 2020 taught us anything is that the entire electoral college process is a huge piece of shit that needs to be flushed and we need to move to a simple popular vote.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:01:51pm

re: #278 Sir John Barron

Glenn Greenwald is grouchy today about Biden’s cabinet picks and the media treating them as serious cabinet picks.

What does Glem think they are?

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Decatur Deb  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:03:43pm

re: #262 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

It’s the wrong color. It’s supposed to be black.

That’s so 2001. Get with the century.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:04:19pm
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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:04:22pm

re: #281 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

He’s always grouchy. Maybe he should focus on that dictatorship in Brazil he likes to act like he’s so adamantly against but never actually uses his influence against. Greenwald’s nothing but a fraud who took advantage of the aftermath of the NSA stuff and used another fraud in Snowden to push that shit.

The only reason people still talk about Greenwald is because journalists like to frequently engage in public circle jerks.

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Jay C  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:04:47pm

re: #289 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

What does Glem think they are?

Probably something like “corporate stooge neocon warmongering Deep State hacks”.
You know, the usual Glenn BS……

(though, just IMO, he’s only about 98% wrong in this case)

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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:05:35pm

re: #291 Dr. Matt

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She’s gonna stall right up until the party leadership gives her the signal to jam that dagger squarely between Donny’s shoulder blades. And not a second sooner.

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retired cynic  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:06:43pm

Attorney General Barr Will Go Out With a Whimper, Not a Bang
That Durham investigation into the Trump-Russia probe could just fade away
by Nancy LeTourneau, Washington Monthly

So, as the Trump presidency comes to an end, let’s review what we know about its relationship with Moscow.

•The Mueller team found that the Trump campaign had colluded with the Russian government. But because former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein limited the investigation to criminal matters, the special counsel’s report stated that the evidence didn’t reach the criminal conspiracy standard.

• The Mueller team found that the president had attempted to obstruct justice on at least 10 occasions, but Barr simply dismissed the charges.

• The FBi never finished its counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to the Russian government, nor has any other agency.

• No one who has investigated the origins of the Trump-Russia probe has found any evidence to support Barr’s claim that it was a “bogus scandal.”

These are facts that Attorney General Barr has attempted to obfuscate, and right-wing media continues to ignore.

Barr has two months left as attorney general, so he could still release a Durham investigation report. But if Waas and his sources are right, it is more likely that we’ll hear nothing further because the last thing Barr wants is a report that exonerates the Trump-Russia probe—proving, once again, that he can’t be trusted.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:08:16pm

re: #292 Targetpractice

The only reason people still talk about Greenwald is because journalists like to frequently engage in public circle jerks.

Absolutely.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:11:47pm

San Diego like many CA counties were put back in the purple tier, which means closures. Which means I waited too long to get my hair cut (I tried to call my local salon and no one answers.)

Anyway, looking at the county hospital data it is obvious we are heading to a new peak locally. I wonder what it will be like after Thanksgiving?

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:12:38pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:14:38pm

re: #298 The Pie Overlord!

Cranberry pie? Who eats cranberry pie? I like cranberries, but never had them in a pie.

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John Hughes  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:15:47pm

re: #240 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Still, it’s a path upon which to tread lightly.

Harris needs to tread carefully with flexing the her muscle as President of the Senate.

Nonsense. The Republicans will trash you if you’re nice. They will trash you if you’re nasty.

The best time to kick your enemy is when he is on the floor.

He will not be nice to you when he gets up, even if you offer him the hand of friendship.

These people destroyed the soi disant “democratic norms” — do not think they will respect you for reintroducing them.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:15:54pm

re: #298 The Pie Overlord!

We usually do Pumpkin/Apple or Pumpkin/Pecan but I think we’re doing Sweet Potato for the first time. Definitely doing some shaking things up since this is my mom’s first Thanksgiving without my Grandmother here and Mom wants to put her own take on it. We’re doing maple bacon Brussels Sprouts instead of Green Bean Casserole for instance.

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steve_davis  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:15:59pm

re: #13 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

hi

The Post Office just delivered a package to my house. My wife said it was my “half-birthday” present, since she did not get me a present on my birthday. (I don’t really do birthday celebrations.)

The package was from Sweden; it is a Swedish straight razor, along with a badger-bristle shaving brush, Swedish shaving soap, lavender after shave lotion, and a silver stand to hold the brush and razor, along with a leather and linen strop.

from personal experience i can tell you trying to keep a straight razor sharp on a strop is something that takes some skill.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:16:33pm

Hospital stats show Covid patients in ICU increasing in San Diego county, but there is still spare capacity.

Still, if after Thanksgiving the cases spike like I fear, the local hospitals could be in trouble.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:17:07pm

re: #299 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Cranberry pie? Who eats cranberry pie? I like cranberries, but never had them in a pie.

Never done that either. I ike Cranberry sauce but I don’t think I’d like Cranberry pie. Now that said, I did pick up some Cranberry cider when I was at Trader Joe’s last night that is quite good.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:17:19pm
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Nyet  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:21:03pm

On April 26, 2012, Shinkle, serving on the Michigan State elections Board of Canvasers, along with co-Republican Jeffrey Timmer, voted to reject[3] almost a quarter million voter signatures for a ballot initiative to repeal the Michigan Public Act 4 — Michigan’s Emergency Manager law.[4] The two Republicans rejected the petitions, saying that the “font size was not 14 point”, despite testimony from the printer that it was. The Republicans ruled that the font size of the letter “N” was smaller than required by state law, thereby invalidating the signatures.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:21:42pm

I’ve never had a cranberry that wasn’t deeply sour and somewhat bitter. I like sour flavors, and sweet-sour stuff like lingonberry jam, but cranberries are just over the line. I’ve tried Craisins in recipes only to discover they’re considerably sweetened…which tends to get wiped away when they’re cooked, making them horrible chunks of tart-bitter.

I have no idea how you’d sweeten a batch up enough to make a pie.

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danarchy  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:22:03pm

re: #299 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Cranberry pie? Who eats cranberry pie? I like cranberries, but never had them in a pie.

I have never even heard of cranberry pie, and it is supposedly popular in MA? I don’t think so. I had two uncles growing up who ran bakeries so we had every type of pie at thanksgiving dinner and not once was there a cranberry pie.

Cranberries are for cranberry sauce. Maybe juice, especially with vodka.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:22:21pm

re: #304 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I like cranberry juice. I like cranberry sauce. I even like cranberries in “trail mix” stuff.

But a cranberry pie? Never had one.

When I was young we had holiday pies. Pumpkin, yes. Blueberry, yes. Cream pies (chocolate, etc.) yes. Cherry, yes. Apple, of course. Pecan, occasionally. Sweet potato, rarely.

But never cranberry.

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lizardofid  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:22:28pm

re: #306 Nyet

So, he’s a true career a-hole.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:22:47pm

re: #305 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

This didn’t carry through.

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Nyet  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:24:00pm

re: #310 lizardofid

So, he’s a true career a-hole.

A true shinkle.

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lizardofid  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:25:20pm

re: #308 danarchy

I have never even heard of cranberry pie, and it is supposedly popular in MA? I don’t think so. I had two uncles growing up who ran bakeries so we had every type of pie at thanksgiving dinner and not once was there a cranberry pie.

Cranberries are for cranberry sauce. Maybe juice, especially with vodka.

Crown Royal/Cranberry for that Christmas glow! Try it

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:26:05pm

re: #309 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I like cranberry juice. I like cranberry sauce. I even like cranberries in “trail mix” stuff.

But a cranberry pie? Never had one.

When I was young we had holiday pies. Pumpkin, yes. Blueberry, yes. Cream pies (chocolate, etc.) yes. Cherry, yes. Apple, of course. Pecan, occasionally. Sweet potato, rarely.

But never cranberry.

Yeah I never even knew you could make cranberry pie. I like cranberry sauce too and the dried cranberries but I don’t think I’d like it in pie. I do like Cranberry juice.

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John Hughes  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:30:11pm

re: #275 The Ghost of a Flea

Oh, god you are such a pain in the arse. A long well argumented comment that I am actually having to read rather than making an instant knee jerk reaction. I hate you.

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Nyet  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:31:05pm

This guy looks like a movie fascist.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:31:11pm

I’d try Cranberry Pie.

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makeitstop  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:33:03pm
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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:33:58pm

re: #298 The Pie Overlord!

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i don’t see sweet potato / pecan a la prudhomme

a staple around here

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:34:16pm

re: #299 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Cranberry pie? Who eats cranberry pie? I like cranberries, but never had them in a pie.

cranberry raisin pie yum

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:34:53pm

re: #300 John Hughes

Nonsense. The Republicans will trash you if you’re nice. They will trash you if you’re nasty.

The best time to kick your enemy is when he is on the floor.

He will not be nice to you when he gets up, even if you offer him the hand of friendship.

These people destroyed the soi disant “democratic norms” — do not think they will respect you for reintroducing them.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:35:33pm

re: #299 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Cranberry pie? Who eats cranberry pie? I like cranberries, but never had them in a pie.

Yeah I was wondering if it’s a mistake & they got cranberry mixed up with apple. MI is actually a Cherry Pie state so it’s not a spoof like that fast food map.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:36:01pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:36:36pm

re: #322 The Pie Overlord!

Yeah I was wondering if it’s a mistake & they got cranberry mixed up with apple. MI is actually a Cherry Pie state so it’s not a spoof like that fast food map.

Isn’t Michigan one of the biggest Cherry growers in the country? I want to like cherries but the pits are so annoying.

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:37:18pm

re: #307 The Ghost of a Flea

I’ve never had a cranberry that wasn’t deeply sour and somewhat bitter. I like sour flavors, and sweet-sour stuff like lingonberry jam, but cranberries are just over the line. I’ve tried Craisins in recipes only to discover they’re considerably sweetened…which tends to get wiped away when they’re cooked, making them horrible chunks of tart-bitter.

I have no idea how you’d sweeten a batch up enough to make a pie.

1/2 c dark brown sugar to about 2 cups of cranberries
the 1/4 c of bourbon helps too

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:39:31pm

re: #323 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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better he’s raising them than reporting to one

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:42:43pm

Going by the comments on that pie Tweet, this could be another spoof like the fast-food map.

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:44:55pm

here’s a simple cranberry / raisin pie recipe

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easy as…pie

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Nyet  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:48:39pm

There’s one for every occasion.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:50:48pm

re: #278 Sir John Barron

Glenn Greenwald is grouchy today about Biden’s cabinet picks and the media treating them as serious cabinet picks.

I’ve long ceased caring about what Glenn thinks about anything. It coincided with the time he first went on Tucker Carlson’s “White Supremacists Power Hour” on Fox News.

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Nyet  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:51:15pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:51:47pm

re: #258 ericblair

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NOT NOW ALIEN BEINGS

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:52:25pm

thegreatpoolpondconversion - 201122 edition ———————->
“Demoted and Remoted”

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:54:31pm

re: #291 Dr. Matt

There’s no incentive for Emily to do the right thing. She obviously is loyal to Trump at the cost of the country’s needs and the requirements of her duties.

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makeitstop  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:55:09pm

GM to Trump: You lost. Screw your stupid idea.

GM to Trump, part 2: You lost. We’re working with the guy who won now.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:55:15pm

It’s trending up here too.

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John Hughes  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:55:44pm

re: #275 The Ghost of a Flea

Ok.

1. Sanders is no Trump. Nowhere near.

2. I, personally, think Sanders, like many others of his generation, makes an error in thinking that there is a difference between the struggle if the classes and the other struggles for justice. (Race, Sexism, LGTB&c)*

3. But Sanders, and to a lesser degree most of his supporters is on the right side.

No enemies on the left is a frequently mocked slogan, but in the absence of Lenin it is true.

(* “White working class” is bullshit. The working class is oppressed. The “white” working class has no more grievance than any other part of the working class, and much less than others. If anyone objects to this they are simply racist, sexist or whatever.

My leftism is intersectional or it is bullshit).

(of course there are people on the “left” who think leftism is a LARP. Fuck ‘em).

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Vote Cthulhu - No longer the greater evil!  Nov 23, 2020 • 2:59:58pm

re: #258 ericblair

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NOT NOW ALIEN BEINGS

They decided that it didn’t work out that well with apes and decided to try for sheep instead.

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:01:18pm

another profile in courage

‘apparent’
‘will be’
these guys can really weasel / waffle

just like the media not using the word ‘lie’ when they mean lie
and twitter, ‘disputed’
bullshit

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:02:00pm

re: #339 dangerman

another profile in courage

‘apparent’
‘will be’
these guys can really weasel / waffle

just like the media not using the word ‘lie’ when they mean lie
and twitter, ‘disputed’
bullshit

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Every one of them.

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makeitstop  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:02:00pm
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Nyet  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:02:25pm

;)

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:02:48pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:03:50pm

re: #342 Nyet

That’s not real. It’s it?

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John Hughes  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:03:58pm

re: #338 Vote Cthulhu - No longer the greater evil!

They decided that it didn’t work out that well with apes and decided to try for sheep instead.

One is reminded of pterry’s description of the differences between the religions of sheepherders and goatherders.

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i(m)p(each)sos  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:04:29pm

re: #339 dangerman

another profile in courage

‘apparent’
‘will be’
these guys can really weasel / waffle

just like the media not using the word ‘lie’ when they mean lie
and twitter, ‘disputed’
bullshit

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So, so true, “Lamar!”

Which is why, instead of being remembered for many decades as a pretty middle-of-the-road moderate Republican, you’ll be remembered for failing to exercise any of your power in the Senate to call impeachment witnesses, eject Trump or reject any of his hideous judicial nominees.

Instead, you’ll be remembered with all the other Class of 2020 Republicans for your toadyism and cowardice.

Good riddance, and take your stupid plaid shirt with you.

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b.d. (We Won!)  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:05:30pm

GSA tells Biden he can begin the transition

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b.d. (We Won!)  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:05:40pm

re: #347 b.d. (We Won!)

GSA tells Biden he can begin the transition

Breaking on CNN

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b.d. (We Won!)  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:06:03pm

re: #347 b.d. (We Won!)

GSA tells Biden he can begin the transition

Thank God

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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:06:53pm

re: #339 dangerman

another profile in courage

‘apparent’
‘will be’
these guys can really weasel / waffle

just like the media not using the word ‘lie’ when they mean lie
and twitter, ‘disputed’
bullshit

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“Rapidly coming to a formal end.”

Translation: “Our efforts to steal the election have failed spectacularly.”

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makeitstop  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:06:54pm

re: #347 b.d. (We Won!)

GSA tells Biden he can begin the transition

Now I want a goddamn concession.

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i(m)p(each)sos  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:07:15pm

re: #349 b.d. (We Won!)

Thank God

When even Emily Murphy has seen enough, you’re done, Don.

Don’t let the North Portico doors hit you in your copious ass on the way out.

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:07:18pm

re: #285 dangerman

“Secret Service agents in the president’s detail are being asked whether they’re interested in transferring to Palm Beach, Florida,” ABC News reports.
“The Secret Service’s Miami field office also has begun looking at physical reinforcements to Mar-a-Largo, the president’s golf club to which he refers as ‘the winter White House.’”

i should have captioned this:

as secret service plans to move to mar-a-grifto they ask trump “you coming with?”

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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:08:23pm

re: #347 b.d. (We Won!)

GSA tells Biden he can begin the transition

I was wondering what that loud screeching sound from up north was.

//

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dangerman  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:08:59pm

re: #347 b.d. (We Won!)

GSA tells Biden he can begin the transition

i am happy, thrilled, tickled, ecstatic
though i would have liked to watch her hold out to 12/8

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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:09:45pm

And in other breaking news:

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b.d. (We Won!)  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:10:50pm

The Kraken has been released.

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John Hughes  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:10:58pm

re: #343 dangerman

“Demand American leadership”.

No.

Fuck no.

Sit down. Apologize. Listen. Cooperate. Help.

But “leadership” is over. It was always wrong, but we’ve just had four years to learn how wrong it was.

We don’t want a leader. We want a reliable partner.

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BeenHereAwhile  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:12:50pm

re: #346 i(m)p(each)sos

So, so true, “Lamar!”

Which is why, instead of being remembered for many decades as a pretty middle-of-the-road moderate Republican, you’ll be remembered for failing to exercise any of your power in the Senate to call impeachment witnesses, eject Trump or reject any of his hideous judicial nominees.

Instead, you’ll be remembered with all the other Class of 2020 Republicans for your toadyism and cowardice.

Good riddance, and take your stupid plaid shirt with you.

“When you are in public life, people remember the last thing you do.”

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John Hughes  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:13:15pm

re: #285 dangerman

“Secret Service agents in the president’s detail are being asked whether they’re interested in transferring to Palm Beach, Florida,”

Depends. Who’s paying the rent?

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i(m)p(each)sos  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:14:19pm

re: #356 Targetpractice

And in other breaking news:

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I am deeply moved by the story of her role in San Francisco leadership when Harvey Milk was assassinated. She will always have a place of respect in my heart for that.

Also, I was 6 years old when that happened and am pushing 50 now.

There’s a political art in knowing when it’s time to go, before they’re trying to kick you out the door for overstaying your welcome.

And there are plenty of good California Democrats out there, should Feinstein step down completely and give Newsom two seats to fill by appointment.

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BeachDem  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:14:41pm

re: #220 A Mom Anon

Bongino is very creepy. Like Trump, he just makes my skin crawl. I’ve learned over the course of my lifetime not to ignore that feeling, it’s never been wrong. Not once.

Funny you should mention that—every time I’ve been in the same room as my lovely senator, Tim Scott, I got that creepy, hair-standing-up-on-the-back-of-my-neck feeling. And then there’s my other senator, Lindsey—although I don’t believe I’ve ever been in the same room with him.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:14:42pm

re: #317 Eclectic Cyborg

I’d try Cranberry Pie.

Cranberry pie is good. Just don’t add too much sugar.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:14:58pm

re: #282 Nyet

What happens when you mix shinkle with santorum?

Republicans

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Florida Panhandler  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:15:51pm

re: #295 retired cynic

Once Barr and Trump are out on Jan21 you are going to hear a bunch of canaries start singing from within the DOJ about how they were personally instructed to falsify documents and live within a reign of terror.

Count on it

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:16:50pm
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Nyet  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:17:10pm

re: #282 Nyet

What happens when you mix shinkle with santorum?

The answer is obvious: The Aristocrats.

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BeenHereAwhile  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:18:05pm

re: #285 dangerman

i wonder what palm beach is going to do
mar-a-grifto isnt a legal residence
though it is for voting purposes

It will be interesting to see how many members of the Mar-a Lago Club re-up their membership.

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i(m)p(each)sos  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:18:24pm

re: #365 Florida Panhandler

Once Barr and Trump are out on Jan21 you are going to hear a bunch of canaries start singing from within the DOJ about how they were personally instructed to falsify documents and live within a reign or terror.

Count on it

I have a dear friend from many years ago who’s been an AUSA in the midwest since the Obama administration. He’s been pretty taciturn these last few years about his job. I suspect he’ll have a little more to say in a couple of months. (Though he’s in the criminal division and there’s nothing very political about his day-to-day work, as best I can tell.)

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calochortus  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:19:38pm

re: #366 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Why no make-up? Just not worth it anymore?

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Nyet  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:19:42pm
372
b.d. (We Won!)  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:19:44pm

LOSER!

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BlueSpotinAL  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:20:31pm

re: #325 dangerman

1/2 c dark brown sugar to about 2 cups of cranberries
the 1/4 c of bourbon helps too

You could add bourbon to the pie, too.

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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:21:18pm

re: #361 i(m)p(each)sos

I am deeply moved by the story of her role in San Francisco leadership when Harvey Milk was assassinated. She will always have a place of respect in my heart for that.

Also, I was 6 years old when that happened and am pushing 50 now.

There’s a political art in knowing when it’s time to go, before they’re trying to kick you out the door for overstaying your welcome.

And there are plenty of good California Democrats out there, should Feinstein step down completely and give Newsom two seats to fill by appointment.

She is a good and honorable person and I feel that she has done great things in her time. But it feels as though her time has passed and I am pleased to see that she is passing the torch rather than being drug (kicking and screaming) out the door. Only wish more of the elder leadership of both parties could follow such an example and step aside for younger and bolder voices.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:21:33pm
376
Florida Panhandler  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:22:32pm

re: #372 b.d. (We Won!)

Dear Trump,
Suck a big fat juicy dick you utter and complete fuckwad.

Fuck off and simply die.

377
jaunte  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:23:34pm
378
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:23:35pm

re: #369 i(m)p(each)sos

I have a dear friend from many years ago who’s been an AUSA in the midwest since the Obama administration. He’s been pretty taciturn these last few years about his job. I suspect he’ll have a little more to say in a couple of months. (Though he’s in the criminal division and there’s nothing very political about his day-to-day work, as best I can tell.)

The problem is you can’t get good people of they think every four years could become untenable.

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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:24:18pm

re: #371 Nyet

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She spends a lot of words basically admitting that she drug her feet in the hope that the courts would save Donny’s ass, but now that that has become impossible she’s being forced by the law to do her damned job. And sparing a few seconds to whine about how much of a “victim” she’s been in this process.

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i(m)p(each)sos  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:26:19pm

re: #378 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

The problem is you can’t get good people of they think every four years could become untenable.

And he’s very good people. I don’t blame him one bit for sticking out the last four years, hoping it would be a blip in what otherwise will (I expect) be a long and successful DOJ career.

Now, if Biden hadn’t won, I suspect he wouldn’t have waited another four years.

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:26:50pm
382
makeitstop  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:27:11pm

re: #379 Targetpractice

She spends a lot of words basically admitting that she drug her feet in the hope that the courts would save Donny’s ass, but now that that has become impossible she’s being forced by the law to do her damned job. And sparing a few seconds to whine about how much of a “victim” she’s been in this process.

She’s a Trumper. It’s what they do.

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i(m)p(each)sos  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:28:01pm

re: #381 jaunte

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Oh, but it’s more than that. If Trump is openly contradicting Murphy’s needlessly verbose letter, one of them is lying. And the only way to find out who, will be to bring charges and get them both under oath… right?

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:28:48pm

re: #383 i(m)p(each)sos

And there’s a lot to talk about:

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:29:01pm
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Nyet  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:29:19pm

re: #381 jaunte

OK, that’s reading too much into the word “recommend”. That’s him trying to save face and be a macho about it. I don’t think it she got any order.

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BeachDem  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:29:53pm

re: #298 The Pie Overlord!

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I have spent every Thanksgiving of my life (except, of course, this one) in Massachusetts and have never once had cranberry pie.

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Nyet  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:29:56pm

It’s not like Trump would have willingly ordered it on his own.

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danarchy  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:32:30pm

re: #387 BeachDem

I have spent every Thanksgiving of my life (except, of course, this one) in Massachusetts and have never once had cranberry pie.

So that map is somehow based on Instagram posts? That just reinforces my belief that social media is not representative of anything but itself and is best just ignored.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:32:33pm
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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:32:50pm

Either she refused to sign the paperwork because Donny ordered it so or she refused because she had personal hopes that he would prevail in his efforts to steal the election. The idea that she has sat on this because she had some duty to the statute is horseshit.

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makeitstop  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:33:15pm
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jaunte  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:33:44pm

She still didn’t call Biden the president-elect, which is very Trumpy.

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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:34:07pm
395
NO SMOCKING GUN!  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:34:07pm

re: #372 b.d. (We Won!)

LOSER!

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This may be as close to conceding as Trump ever comes.

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Nyet  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:34:08pm
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Axolotl  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:34:42pm

re: #275 The Ghost of a Flea

I’m sorry but those are Barnum statements and I value general critical thinking too much not to point this out. You could seemingly-accurately apply them to anyone with power because they’re the things that everyone with power commonly does wrong. In fact, they’re so applicable to the people seen as the centrist alternative to Sanders that this merits…

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They all suck. They all suck because power has the same effect on individuals regardless of their stated ideology, and they also all suck because our system is fundamentally broken so that rich people that want to be landed gentry get more say than the rest so basically nobody’s agenda ever gets through and what does get through is deliberately tainted on the product line (stares in latest price increase to insurance), and they also all suck because our media system is fundamentally unserious and pegged for entertainment value that it has now infected our entire political discourse in manner similar to a cordyceps fungus.

I don’t understand why I’m supposed to be mad at Bernie Sanders for wrongly imagining that the white working class boosted Trump because they’re alienated, but not mad at the centrist confidence that middles-class conservatives weren’t going to vote Trump because he was slightly nastier than an average Republicans, thus alienating them.

I can befrustrated by leftist overly-grand rhetoric, but I’m just as pissed that the alternative is apparently hypervigilant gauging of what will play well with conservatives when it’s abundantly clear that they always operate in bad faith. I’m tired of being told that “realism” is letting the Munchausen-by-proxy parent poison their child once a day.

And while I find leftists grifters and sycophants gross…they’re less dangerous than the “both sides” and “centrist” grifters and sycophants who have continuously normalized worse and worse shit for decades directly creating the current administration and the current media sphere in which reporting is simply letting people lie for the sake of “balance.”

I detest cults of personality, so I find Bernie Mania to be silly and fetishitic, and in an age of instant commentary and inherent internet hyperbole, it is very easy for such things to form…but much of what I find objectionable about Bernie Mania applies to every other person who’s been abstracted into a brand that collects and regurgitates sentiment like a honeydew ant colony. Which is currently fucking everybody because internet discussion is a Skinnerian/Kahnemanian hellscape that we probably need to start think of as a systemic problem. How many rounds of magical thinking and myth-making have we done about people who were going to End Trump? Or inflated minor acts of pique into victory? It’s all the same inflorescence feeding off the same medium.

But I also detest the equal and opposite desire to locate singular scapegoats for large systemic failures…which where most of this Bernie stuff ends up going. No, the one independent senator and his interent stans isn’t causing the Democratic Party all it’s problems any more than Donald Trump spontaneously generated a buzzing cloud of fascists inside the Republican Party via a post-fast-food dump. The attempt to lay these problems at the feet of singular actors and lament how we could still have normality without them is bullshit.

And, yeah, I am really really strident about this because…this is how normalization actually functions. Things were already generally bad, but it’s easier to find some symbolic thing that is The Source, the Thing That Makes The Bad, and focus on it, purge it, then declare against facts that now normalcy will resume. There is no normalcy, there has never been any normalcy. All the horrible shit happening now is a direct consequence of the horrible shit happening in the past that was mostly burden-shifted onto people who didn’t have a platform. It’s not karma, it’s not fate, it’s the serial killer getting lazy and targeting his next door neighbor. I don’t accept the basic premise that the people living with the serial killer and making excuses for his periodic cat mutilations and blood-and-cum-stained overalls actually get to dictate terms to me about how to process all the murders.

This is pretty amazing. I scan posts here but when I get to yours I stop and read.

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sagehen  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:35:17pm

re: #361 i(m)p(each)sos

I am deeply moved by the story of her role in San Francisco leadership when Harvey Milk was assassinated. She will always have a place of respect in my heart for that.

Also, I was 6 years old when that happened and am pushing 50 now.

She won my undying gratitude for forcing through the earthquake retrofit of Candlestick Park, against a LOT of opposition (“why should public money pay for it? So spend an extra few years, we can get the team to pay…”)

She saved 20,000 lives.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:35:26pm

re: #237 Charles Johnson

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“mashed potatoes”

darth went into twitter hibernation too early.

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Nyet  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:38:30pm

Let’s send Trump off to a new term… where orange will fit him at last…

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:41:13pm
402
Cheechako  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:41:43pm

re: #334 Patricia Kayden

There’s no incentive for Emily to do the right thing. She obviously is loyal to Trump at the cost of the country’s needs and the requirements of her duties.

Don’t forget Emily is the Gov’t’s Landlord for the Trump Hotel which is leased by the GSA to trump.

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i(m)p(each)sos  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:41:50pm

re: #398 sagehen

She won my undying gratitude for forcing through the earthquake retrofit of Candlestick Park, against a LOT of opposition (“why should public money pay for it? So spend an extra few years, we can get the team to pay…”)

She saved 20,000 lives.

And she should be remembered for the good things she did… and not as a doddering, maskless old has-been. Which is why I’m glad to see her stepping down from Judiciary and hope it’s followed soon by a full retirement.

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i(m)p(each)sos  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:43:20pm

Just got the NYT breaking news update, which is phrased “President Trump authorized his administration…”

Which isn’t at all what Emily wanted us to think, is it?

It’s a good thing these people Are. Not. Good. At. Their. Jobs. or they’d be a hell of a lot more dangerous.

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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:43:29pm

re: #401 jaunte

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The more you read the letter, the more apparent it becomes that she’s only doing this because there’s no chance of Trump pulling off this coup, despite the hopes of MAGAts that multiple state legislatures will throw themselves upon their swords in the name of Trump.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:43:49pm

re: #337 John Hughes

What scares me is that now everything is LARP-able at all times.

News is frequently actors playing journalists. Expertise has been rendered meaningless by combination of mills that produce credentials and a population that won’t dig once they find an answer they like. And, most generally, the internet encourages shallowness and performance by being a medium which elicits fast responses that try and provoke reaction from an audience…everything’s a show and the proper way to interact with information is as a viewer seeking personal engagement.

That’s going to fuck us up. Ideology—the why—is meaningless if there is no discipline is imposed on the process of thought—the how—or the base assumptions that inform the episteme—the what.

The right is what it is because there’s no episteme, and there’s central authority figures who specifically break apart anything that could be the kernel for one. All of the things they invoke function as symbols of authority, not texts that can be dissected and understood…and they’re demonstrating that right now with how they interpret voting, the Constitution, and “the law.”

407
Nyet  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:45:23pm

Dana Bash in a few: “Those tweets show Trump pivoting.”

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:45:55pm

re: #325 dangerman

1/2 c dark brown sugar to about 2 cups of cranberries
the 1/4 c of bourbon helps too

It does. Now how much does the recipe call for?

409
jaunte  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:47:57pm
410
Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:50:26pm

re: #401 jaunte

Schroedingers Transition.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:50:58pm

re: #282 Nyet

What happens when you mix shinkle with santorum?

shitstain

412
A Three Hour Tour  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:51:09pm

re: #407 Nyet

Dana Bash in a few: “Those tweets show Trump pivoting.”

Chris Cillizza: “Today, Trump became president.”

413
Nyet  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:52:33pm

re: #412 A Three Hour Tour

Chris Cillizza: “Today, Trump became president.”

You’re the Man Now Dog (YTMND)

414
Barefoot Grin  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:52:38pm

re: #412 A Three Hour Tour

Chris Cillizza: “Today, Trump became president.”

That’s what he’ll say on January 20 if Trump goes to the Inauguration.

415
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:52:54pm

re: #401 jaunte

416
jaunte  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:54:50pm
417
Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:55:18pm

MAGAts have already decided on their new reality: “Trump authorized the transition to stop the threats and harassment Emily was suffering! But this doesn’t mean he’s conceded, he could still win in the courts or in the legislatures! All of this can be reversed!”

418
I Would Prefer Not To  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:55:24pm

re: #414 Barefoot Grin

That’s what he’ll say on January 20 if Trump goes to the Inauguration.

He’s not going, he’s afraid of getting a less than warm reception.

419
Barefoot Grin  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:56:50pm

re: #418 I Would Prefer Not To

He’s not going, he’s afraid of getting a less than warm reception.

I figured as much.

420
Nyet  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:57:38pm

re: #417 Targetpractice

On Jan. 20: “He’s left the WH just for show, just wait for Sidney to find a judge to show off her Kraken. The Storm is coming!”.

421
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:58:57pm

re: #420 Nyet

On Jan. 20: “He’s left the WH just for show, just wait for Sidney to find a judge to show off her Kraken. The Storm is coming!”.

It’s just an Irish Wolfhound pushing down on you.

422
makeitstop  Nov 23, 2020 • 3:59:51pm

Blitzer, still a hack.

423
Nyet  Nov 23, 2020 • 4:00:03pm

Joe M
StormIsUponUs
Nov 16
*
Wow. So in the past few days, we learned that the globalist cabal owned election manipulation software they’ve been using to swing governments in their favor for years, and it was just used in the US elections to push Biden over the top.

We learned that a team of prominent super-lawyers are in possession of all the evidence and are about to drop a bombshell so large, it will force a change of fortunes for Trump and return to the American people the true result they voted for.

The world’s largest media companies, who combined together to project a coordinated mass illusion of a Biden victory to whip up an angry and emotional human shield, will be exposed as compromised tools of the criminal globalist Deep State - and millions who are still under the spell of this industrialized deceit will be forced to re-evaluate everything they thought they knew.

And all this in the next few weeks. Heavy stuff. #GreatAwakening #Dominion

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Nyet  Nov 23, 2020 • 4:02:57pm

Jaded Logic
jadedlogic
*

2 likes
*
3d
@TennesseeGinger @RhetoricalEntertainment @StormIsUponUs Exactly. It has to work its way through the legal process. We want it to go to the SC, but that requires failure in the lower courts. I think we’ll see some wins and losses, but the evidence will be ready for GO TIME in front of the Justices.

425
stpaulbear  Nov 23, 2020 • 4:03:46pm

re: #418 I Would Prefer Not To

He’s not going, he’s afraid of getting a less than warm reception.

He and his sons are probably going to stage some kind of a stunt to shift the attention back to your favorite cheated president.

426
John Hughes  Nov 23, 2020 • 4:04:38pm

re: #390 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

The prospect of never giving another fuck about what George Conway says is exciting.

Wait, I don’t give a fuck now. Never have.

Damn.

427
jaunte  Nov 23, 2020 • 4:04:39pm

re: #424 Nyet

GO TIME with prominent super-lawyers

How can they lose?

428
makeitstop  Nov 23, 2020 • 4:05:55pm

re: #426 John Hughes

The prospect of never giving another fuck about what George Conway says is exciting.

Wait, I don’t give a fuck now. Never have.

Damn.

They already floated the idea of a ‘presidential announcement’ during the inauguration.

429
Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 23, 2020 • 4:06:14pm

re: #298 The Pie Overlord!

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roasted a kabocha squash tonight with butter, ginger and honey.
we’ve been noshing on the result.
Leftovers will be a pie tomorrow.

raw, it smells like watermelon, tastes a bit like papaya.
roasted, it is transformed: nutty-flavored cross between a sweet potato and a pumpkin.

430
Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 23, 2020 • 4:08:08pm

re: #301 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

We usually do Pumpkin/Apple or Pumpkin/Pecan but I think we’re doing Sweet Potato for the first time. Definitely doing some shaking things up since this is my mom’s first Thanksgiving without my Grandmother here and Mom wants to put her own take on it. We’re doing maple bacon Brussels Sprouts instead of Green Bean Casserole for instance.

maple bacon Brussels sprouts are the bomb

431
Nyet  Nov 23, 2020 • 4:08:12pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2020 • 4:10:40pm

I’m sry, if you admit to having voted for trump you shouldn’t be in government because you have horrific decision making skills.

433
Barefoot Grin  Nov 23, 2020 • 4:11:38pm

re: #429 Backwoods_Sleuth

roasted a kabocha squash tonight with butter, ginger and honey.
we’ve been noshing on the result.
Leftovers will be a pie tomorrow.

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raw, it smells like watermelon, tastes a bit like papaya.
roasted, it is transformed: nutty-flavored cross between a sweet potato and a pumpkin.

When I lived in the far north of Japan my neighbors would invite me frequently to eat dinner (so that I could give English lessons to their kids, I think) and we often had kabocha and noodles as fall deepened.

434
John Hughes  Nov 23, 2020 • 4:11:55pm

re: #377 jaunte

Dear Emily,

(May I call you Emily? Whatever).

Thanks for almost doing your job.

Which will soon be over.

Please spend some time with your legal team to prepare your defence.

Yours,. Joe.

435
Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 23, 2020 • 4:12:07pm

re: #325 dangerman

1/2 c dark brown sugar to about 2 cups of cranberries
the 1/4 c of bourbon helps too

can never go wrong with bourbon

436
i(m)p(each)sos  Nov 23, 2020 • 4:12:34pm

re: #432 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I’m sorry, if you don’t know the difference between “its” and “it’s,” you shouldn’t be in the U.S. Senate.

/half

437
Barefoot Grin  Nov 23, 2020 • 4:12:41pm

re: #435 Backwoods_Sleuth

can never go wrong with bourbon

I probably have a time or two.

438
Nyet  Nov 23, 2020 • 4:13:16pm
439
Colère Tueur de Lapin  Nov 23, 2020 • 4:13:19pm

sIdnEy hAs th3 pOWer to TRy tH3 trAIt0rS, she’S a M1l1tArY l4wy3r
So says a thread in freeper-land.

440
Nyet  Nov 23, 2020 • 4:17:27pm

I’ll be monitoring the Qanonists closely when he quasi-concedes, which may take some time.

441
John Hughes  Nov 23, 2020 • 4:18:21pm

re: #439 Colère Tueur de Lapin

With or without an Admiralty flag?

442
Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2020 • 4:20:03pm

If you’ve spent the better part of the last three weeks supporting blatant attempts at instigating a coup and overturning a lawful election with lines like “let the courts decide” or “the media doesn’t call the election,” then feel free to stuff your grudging recognition of reality up your ass. It’s insincere, it’s made in bad faith, and you’re not forgiven!

443
The Pie Overlord!  Nov 23, 2020 • 4:20:16pm
444
Colère Tueur de Lapin  Nov 23, 2020 • 4:21:32pm

re: #441 John Hughes

With or without an Admiralty flag?

I don’t think it says; I would assume that maritime laws would be critical is this situation, though.

445
The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 23, 2020 • 4:23:08pm
446
🌹UOJB!  Nov 23, 2020 • 4:25:54pm

re: #298 The Pie Overlord!

The very last recipe I sent to my Dad before he passed away was for Cranberry Upside Down Cake. He made it 2 weeks before he passed away and said it was heavenly!

Cranberry Upside Down Cake Recipe Demonstration - Joyofbaking.com

447
plansbandc  Nov 23, 2020 • 4:26:24pm

re: #443 The Pie Overlord!

I want to eat that pie.

448
Florida Panhandler  Nov 23, 2020 • 4:47:02pm

re: #418 I Would Prefer Not To

Trump at the Inauguration? Don’t make me laugh. He is going on a surprise trip to the UAE on Jan 19 and never coming back to the USA ever again.

….unless it is in handcuffs with a coat draped over them.

449
Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 23, 2020 • 4:58:09pm

re: #421 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

It’s just an Irish Wolfhound Direwolf pushing down on you.

450
Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 23, 2020 • 5:19:04pm

re: #433 Barefoot Grin

When I lived in the far north of Japan my neighbors would invite me frequently to eat dinner (so that I could give English lessons to their kids, I think) and we often had kabocha and noodles as fall deepened.

we did not deliberately plant kabocha…they were supposed to be a six-flat of zucchini plants from Rural King.
We have never been happier with getting the wrong thing. (And the alleged flat of summer squash turned out to be butternut squash…double win!!)

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 24, 2020 • 4:41:32am

re: #304 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Never done that either. I ike Cranberry sauce but I don’t think I’d like Cranberry pie. Now that said, I did pick up some Cranberry cider when I was at Trader Joe’s last night that is quite good.

I have a couple of apple pie recipes where adding cranberries to it is an option.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 24, 2020 • 4:43:42am

re: #316 Nyet

This guy looks like a movie fascist.

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And the county won’t be able to get rid of him since the minority party is given one of the three county commissioner seats by law.


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