A Tour De Force! Bokanté + Michael League + Metropole Orkest, “Maison en Feu” (House on Fire)

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Live performance of La Maison en Feu (House on Fire) by Bokanté + Metropole Orkest conducted by Jules Buckley. Recorded at TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht (NL) on 3 October 2018.

Written by Michael League and Malika Tirolien
Arranged by Michael League and Jules Buckley

From the Grammy nominated album ‘What Heat’ (Real World Records 2018)

Bokanté are:
Malika Tirolien
(vocals)
Jamey Haddad
(percussion)
André Ferrari
(percussion)
Keita Ogawa
(percussion)
Chris McQueen
(guitars, vocals)
Bob Lanzetti

(guitars, vocals)
Roosevelt Collier

(lap steel guitar)
Michael League
(baritone guitar, oud, vocals)

with Louis Cato
on bass, vocals

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344 comments
1
i(m)p(each)sos  Nov 24, 2020 • 4:10:09pm

KTTMF!

(Keep the Transition Moving Forward!)

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Belafon  Nov 24, 2020 • 4:16:24pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2020 • 4:18:23pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2020 • 4:18:45pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2020 • 4:22:11pm
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dangerman  Nov 24, 2020 • 4:22:14pm
President Obama’s memoir A Promised Land had sold more than 1.7 million copies in its first week, The Hill reports

vs
the art of the deal 1.1 million copies 30 yrs

gotta hurt

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2020 • 4:24:28pm

re: #6 dangerman

vs
the art of the deal 1.1 million copies 30 yrs

gotta hurt

FAKE NEWS!!11!!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 24, 2020 • 4:24:58pm

re: #3 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Such a fucking ghoul.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 24, 2020 • 4:25:24pm

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Leaving Washington to spend more time in his coffin.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 24, 2020 • 4:25:32pm

re: #6 dangerman

Trump must be pissed. 😂

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 24, 2020 • 4:25:52pm

re: #6 dangerman

vs
the art of the deal 1.1 million copies 30 yrs

gotta hurt

I got it on Audible. Fascinating so far.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 24, 2020 • 4:26:27pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 24, 2020 • 4:27:28pm

Another one bites the dust:

CPS inquiry at center of Lubbock Christian School president’s departure

An internal email sent out to parents of Lubbock Christian School shows an off-campus, non-school-related investigation by Child Protective Services led to the immediate departure of the school’s president.

An email from LCS administration sent Sunday informed parents that President Tye Rogers was no longer affiliated with the school.

Lubbock Christian now says it was because of something that happened off-campus and was not school-sponsored. The campus-wide email did not give specific details about the CPS investigation other than it was “ongoing”

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 24, 2020 • 4:27:53pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 24, 2020 • 4:29:16pm
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Patricia Kayden  Nov 24, 2020 • 4:36:04pm
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EPR-radar  Nov 24, 2020 • 4:46:08pm

re: #16 Patricia Kayden

Humility, compassion etc. for Trumpists can come only after they have abandoned their evil ways.

18
Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 24, 2020 • 4:46:15pm
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gwangung  Nov 24, 2020 • 4:48:14pm

re: #17 EPR-radar

Humility, compassion etc. for Trumpists can come only after they have abandoned their evil ways.

Yes. Indeed.

Perhaps vindictiveness and revenge are not warranted, but there is a need for a righteous anger to underlie our actions, to make apparent to others, to show the deep wounding that they have done.

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Jay C  Nov 24, 2020 • 4:50:44pm

del

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Jay C  Nov 24, 2020 • 4:51:46pm

re: #18 Dread Pirate Ron

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Decatur Deb  Nov 24, 2020 • 4:52:00pm

re: #19 gwangung

Yes. Indeed.

Perhaps vindictiveness and revenge are not warranted, but there is a need for a righteous anger to underlie our actions, to make apparent to others, to show the deep wounding that they have done.

Our tribes can intermarry when the blood debt is settled.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2020 • 4:53:53pm
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Belafon  Nov 24, 2020 • 4:54:29pm

re: #16 Patricia Kayden

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EPR-radar  Nov 24, 2020 • 4:58:27pm

re: #24 Belafon

Truth and reconciliation is a package deal. Let’s first see some truth from Republicans.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2020 • 4:59:08pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:00:11pm
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Targetpractice  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:07:28pm

re: #16 Patricia Kayden

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Ayeah, after four years of “CRY MORE, LIBRULS!!!,” anybody saying “Stop being mean to the Trumpers” can fuck right off.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:13:38pm
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makeitstop  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:16:39pm

So, umm…Parler got hacked?

Gee, sure hope nobody was DMing plans to do anything illegal over there.

////

LOL

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stpaulbear  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:16:50pm

Is anyone else having issues with Twitter videos this evening? I’m getting the message “The media could not be played.” for every one I’ve tried to watch.

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Cheechako  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:17:24pm

re: #31 stpaulbear

Is anyone else having issues with Twitter videos this evening? I’m getting the message “The media could not be played.” for every one I’ve tried to watch.

Same here.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:18:31pm

🤣🤣🤣🤣

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mmmirele  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:19:47pm

re: #13 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Another one bites the dust:

CPS inquiry at center of Lubbock Christian School president’s departure

At first I thought it was something related to COVID-19, but after seeing CPS involved, my spidey senses are tingling and I suspect it’s about child sexual abuse.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:23:46pm

Trumporrhoids actually, sincerely believe that on Jan. 20, 2021, at the exact moment Joe Biden puts his hand on the Bible to take the Oath of Office, Zombie JFK Jr. will come galloping on a Kraken shouting THIS ELECTION IS A FRAUD!! A HOAX!! STOP THE INAUGURATION & SWEAR IN THE REAL PRESIDENT FOR LIFE!!11!!!

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Charles Johnson  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:24:13pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:24:20pm

re: #35 The Pie Overlord!

Wait.

Can a Kraken gallop?

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:24:25pm
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makeitstop  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:25:56pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

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I cannot believe they built on Wordpress, and left their config file exposed.

Amateur night.

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BeenHereAwhile  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:30:46pm

re: #22 Decatur Deb

Our tribes can intermarry when the blood debt is settled.

What’s the cost of the blood debt in American money?

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:32:11pm

deleted, bad logic on my part but…

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Interesting Times  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:33:26pm

re: #37 The Ghost of a Flea

Wait.

Can a Kraken gallop?

Some evidence of such has been found in the wild…

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Charles Johnson  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:36:58pm

re: #39 makeitstop

I cannot believe they built on Wordpress, and left their config file exposed.

Amateur night.

I dunno, that image of the config file that’s floating around is four months old. I’m a little skeptical about this.

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makeitstop  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:39:02pm

re: #43 Charles Johnson

I dunno, that image of the config file that’s floating around is four months old. I’m a little skeptical about this.

I didn’t notice that.

You think it’s a setup of some kind?

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stpaulbear  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:40:12pm

YouTube is trying to recommend tons of ElEcTiOn FrAuD! videos to me tonight, but then they recommended this one too. I LOL’ed at 0:39.

Panda Wants A Hug From Nanny, But Nanny Is Working

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:40:39pm

re: #42 Interesting Times

Wahaha.

That’s amazing.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:40:46pm

re: #40 BeenHereAwhile

What’s the cost of the blood debt in American money?

Depends on the market. The cost of grandmothers fluctuates wildly, but goes up towards the holidays.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:41:28pm

A reason for “Thanks Giving” this year.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:42:12pm

Only way that config file should have been visible on the internet is if their server wasn’t properly set up to serve PHP files at some point.

That actually happened to LGF once, back in the Jurassic Era, when our web host upgraded PHP and MySQL and forgot to configure Apache for PHP files. All the code for the site was exposed for a few short minutes. I remember sending a panicked email to them about it.

But not any passwords. Those were always stored outside the web root. It’s a real flaw in Wordpress that they locate a file with critical passwords in a web-accessible directory.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:42:36pm
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Charles Johnson  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:42:41pm
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So Cal Greek Hippie  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:45:27pm

Today’s Wrench: Stillson 14 from Erie Tool Works

Belonged to my late Father in Law. It was coated with crud & rust. I did not realize it was branded, had a green handle and had my fil initials on the spine until cleaning. Tried to retain a little patina

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plansbandc  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:46:20pm

re: #38 Dread Pirate Ron

One of the truly beautiful pop songs.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:48:10pm

re: #47 Decatur Deb

Depends on the market. The cost of grandmothers fluctuates wildly, but goes up towards the holidays.

grammas don’t play that game.

just saying..

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:49:11pm

re: #53 plansbandc

One of the truly beautiful pop songs.

Every time I see pictures near water level with the GGB in background I think of that song.

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plansbandc  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:50:55pm

re: #55 Dread Pirate Ron

Dude and I both have it in our top 10.

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dangerman  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:51:24pm

re: #11 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I got it on Audible. Fascinating so far.

does he narrate?

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I Would Prefer Not To  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:52:36pm

More than 2000 deaths from Covid today. Wish some reporters would ask trump about it, but he’s too much of a coward.

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dangerman  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:53:21pm

re: #14 Patricia Kayden

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presumably he gets the full one with just text and no pictures

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:56:15pm

re: #52 So Cal Greek Hippie

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Belonged to my late Father in Law. It was coated with crud & rust. I did not realize it was branded, had a green handle and had my fil initials on the spine until cleaning. Tried to retain a little patina

Be careful. That thing is ready to eat you.

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plansbandc  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:57:12pm

re: #60 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Seriously, it looks pretty vicious.

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So Cal Greek Hippie  Nov 24, 2020 • 5:58:47pm

re: #60 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

It’s really heavy, like a murder weapon heavy and kind of awkward and just dropping it on your foot will cause damage so it’s decorative use only

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:04:01pm

Today’s Covid numbers, minus Nebraska.

Daily new deaths have doubled in 1 month.

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jaunte  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:06:21pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:06:30pm

re: #63 Dread Pirate Ron

Daily new cases have doubled in 3 weeks.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:06:43pm

re: #58 I Would Prefer Not To

Well, what would Trump say? What could he say?

I suspect Trump would just rant about Biden stealing the election etc.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:08:34pm

So instead of asking Trump, we should ask all those people on our Facebook timelines who have supported Trump about what they think of the pandemic now.

It did not go away.
It was not a hoax.
It is not the flu.
Trump is a documented organizer of super-spreader events.

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Belafon  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:09:25pm

They announced a tornado warning in North west Denton county, then “nton” location on the map. I’m where the blue dot is:

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:10:00pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:10:59pm

re: #49 Charles Johnson

Yeah, my Wordpress site (hosted on my ISP) was hacked, had to be quarantined. I eventually gave up on restarting it.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:13:07pm

re: #39 makeitstop

I cannot believe they built on Wordpress, and left their config file exposed.

Amateur night.

I think they’ve done it on purpose.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:13:53pm

re: #66 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Well, what would Trump say? What could he say?

I suspect Trump would just rant about Biden stealing the election etc.

I don’t care what he says. I just want to see him squirm as opposed to talking about the stock market. make hiw own this. again and again. People are dying in record numbers.

I don’t see Biden getting a free pass on anything.

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Belafon  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:14:09pm

...

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:15:01pm

re: #68 Belafon

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:15:40pm

re: #58 I Would Prefer Not To

More than 2000 deaths from Covid today. Wish some reporters would ask trump about it, but he’s too much of a coward.

Trump didn’t care when over 2,000 were dying many days in April and early May. Why should he care now? He only cares about those who are not sufficiently obsequious in his presence. He has no interest in the suffering of others.

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A Mom Anon  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:15:50pm

re: #73 Belafon

Hope you’re in a safe place. I hate bad storms. Shudder….

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gocart mozart  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:17:06pm
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Belafon  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:18:24pm

re: #77 gocart mozart

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We all hate Mark.

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Belafon  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:20:51pm

re: #76 A Mom Anon

Hope you’re in a safe place. I hate bad storms. Shudder….

Everything has now been degraded to severe thunderstorms. It seems to be moving fairly quickly as well. We’re also getting emergency alerts every few minutes.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:21:01pm

re: #77 gocart mozart

They should delete their accounts and really stick it to him!

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I Would Prefer Not To  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:21:42pm

re: #75 Hecuba’s daughter

Trump didn’t care when over 2,000 were dying many days in April and early May. Why should he care now? He only cares about those who are not sufficiently obsequious in his presence. He has no interest in the suffering of others.

It’s a “feel good thing” on my part. “2000 died today are you golfing tomorrow?”

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makeitstop  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:23:06pm

re: #77 gocart mozart

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Republicans just can’t seem to grasp that their presidential candidate was despised by 51% of the electorate.

If Zuck wasn’t helping Trump it might have been worse. A lot worse.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:23:41pm

re: #77 gocart mozart

Hmmm. Ironic because Zuckerberg bent over backwards to coddle Trump and push rightwing conspiracies.

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stpaulbear  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:26:13pm

re: #77 gocart mozart

Let’s see if the WI Republican dogs manage to catch the car…

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Sherlock Hound  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:28:29pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

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I’d love to have a copy of the Parler APK (the app package file) to disassemble!

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:29:19pm

J. Fucking. C.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:37:00pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:39:01pm
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jaunte  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:42:04pm

Here are our local oligarchs, buying up the Judicial branch.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:45:40pm

re: #89 jaunte

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Here are our local oligarchs, buying up the Judicial branch.

Mercer, Koch, and Adelson?

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jaunte  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:52:20pm
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sagehen  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:55:45pm

re: #64 jaunte

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didn’t he also do a bunch of other stuff he didn’t get charged with? There’s still time…

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jaunte  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:58:25pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 24, 2020 • 6:59:40pm
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Patricia Kayden  Nov 24, 2020 • 7:05:41pm

Heh

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jaunte  Nov 24, 2020 • 7:06:01pm
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calochortus  Nov 24, 2020 • 7:07:16pm

re: #96 jaunte

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If Flynn is pardoned, can’t he be forced to testify? Let me get the popcorn.

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jaunte  Nov 24, 2020 • 7:08:13pm

re: #97 calochortus

I’m sure Trump is receiving (and taking in) all the best legal advice!

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calochortus  Nov 24, 2020 • 7:09:27pm

re: #98 jaunte

I’m sure Trump is receiving (and taking in) all the best legal advice!

From all the best lawyers!

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EPR-radar  Nov 24, 2020 • 7:11:42pm

re: #97 calochortus

If Flynn is pardoned, can’t he be forced to testify? Let me get the popcorn.

I commonly see this theory online, but it has little or nothing backing it up as far as I can tell. Especially if the corrupt pardoner is still in place to pardon for contempt of court for refusing to testify.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 24, 2020 • 7:14:27pm

re: #35 The Pie Overlord!

Trumporrhoids actually, sincerely believe that on Jan. 20, 2021, at the exact moment Joe Biden puts his hand on the Bible to take the Oath of Office, Zombie JFK Jr. will come galloping on a Kraken shouting THIS ELECTION IS A FRAUD!! A HOAX!! STOP THE INAUGURATION & SWEAR IN THE REAL PRESIDENT FOR LIFE!!11!!!

I hope someone gets it on video.

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calochortus  Nov 24, 2020 • 7:15:13pm

re: #100 EPR-radar

I commonly see this theory online, but it has little or nothing backing it up as far as I can tell. Especially if the corrupt pardoner is still in place to pardon for contempt of court for refusing to testify.

IANAL, so who knows, but in a few weeks the pardoner won’t still be in place, so maybe we’ll find out.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 24, 2020 • 7:15:55pm

re: #37 The Ghost of a Flea

Wait.

Can a Kraken gallop?

Twice as much?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 24, 2020 • 7:17:50pm
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jaunte  Nov 24, 2020 • 7:17:54pm
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🌹UOJB!  Nov 24, 2020 • 7:19:56pm

re: #52 So Cal Greek Hippie

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Belonged to my late Father in Law. It was coated with crud & rust. I did not realize it was branded, had a green handle and had my fil initials on the spine until cleaning. Tried to retain a little patina

WOW!!! Dad had the same wrench model. Remember the green handle!

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Florida Panhandler  Nov 24, 2020 • 7:22:54pm

re: #24 Belafon

Liberals/ Biden voters generally desire a nation where everyone treats more or less everyone else as equals and we can advance forward using the continuous evolution of a mixed economy.

The Trump/Fox News/OANN/Qnut side wants to either send most of the country away somewhere far away or simply lined up against a wall and shot. They then want to use all manner of criminality to do away with Constitutional protections and install their fascist republic that rewards billionaires who demonstrate the most cruelty.

There is a slight difference between the two ideologies that no “conciliation” or “Pardoning Trump” and his sycophants can bridge.

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 24, 2020 • 7:27:21pm

Taking in the topic video. What a refreshing sound! Nice long jam.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 24, 2020 • 7:32:06pm
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jaunte  Nov 24, 2020 • 7:33:42pm
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Belafon  Nov 24, 2020 • 7:35:59pm

re: #105 jaunte

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That line is just about to hit here in Rockwall.

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jaunte  Nov 24, 2020 • 7:36:54pm

re: #111 Belafon
I hope it blows by you.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 24, 2020 • 7:41:15pm

re: #99 calochortus

From all the best lawyers!

Elite force. USA, FUCK YEAH!!!!

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 24, 2020 • 7:42:18pm
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Belafon  Nov 24, 2020 • 7:53:11pm

My dad and I were talking about the polio vaccine earlier, and I went to the Wikipedia page about it. This section talks about the problems with one company’s version of the Salk vaccine, which was supposed to be based on an inactive version of the virus:

In April 1955, soon after mass polio vaccination began in the US, the Surgeon General began to receive reports of patients who contracted paralytic polio about a week after being vaccinated with Salk polio vaccine from Cutter pharmaceutical company, with the paralysis limited to the limb the vaccine was injected into. The Cutter vaccine had been used in vaccinating 200,000 children in the western and midwestern United States.[76] Later investigations showed that the Cutter vaccine had caused 40,000 cases of polio, killing 10.[76] In response the Surgeon General pulled all polio vaccine made by Cutter Laboratories from the market, but not before 250 cases of paralytic illness had occurred. Wyeth polio vaccine was also reported to have paralyzed and killed several children. It was soon discovered that some lots of Salk polio vaccine made by Cutter and Wyeth had not been properly inactivated, allowing live poliovirus into more than 100,000 doses of vaccine. In May 1955, the National Institutes of Health and Public Health Services established a Technical Committee on Poliomyelitis Vaccine to test and review all polio vaccine lots and advise the Public Health Service as to which lots should be released for public use. These incidents reduced public confidence in polio vaccine, leading to a drop in vaccination rates.[77

en.m.wikipedia.org

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jaunte  Nov 24, 2020 • 7:57:05pm

Transition.

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Jebediah, RBG  Nov 24, 2020 • 8:02:47pm

re: #52 So Cal Greek Hippie

[Embedded content]

Belonged to my late Father in Law. It was coated with crud & rust. I did not realize it was branded, had a green handle and had my fil initials on the spine until cleaning. Tried to retain a little patina

That’s beautiful.

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stpaulbear  Nov 24, 2020 • 8:06:11pm

Joy Reid’s commemoration of NY mayor David Dinkins with a sad history lesson.

Mr. Dinkins: Joy remembers The Life And Legacy Of David Dinkins | The ReidOut | MSNBC

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jaunte  Nov 24, 2020 • 8:07:07pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 24, 2020 • 8:08:27pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 24, 2020 • 8:37:30pm
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jaunte  Nov 24, 2020 • 8:40:10pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 24, 2020 • 8:55:33pm

re: #121 Dread Pirate Ron

Obviously the interview will have to wait until Biden takes over, but we all know the truth: Flynn was acting at the behest of Trump. He knew to keep silent. Once he’s pardoned, he must either testify or potentially face prison time.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 24, 2020 • 8:57:09pm

I’ll bet on 4,000 a day by Christmas.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Nov 24, 2020 • 9:01:16pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Nov 24, 2020 • 9:05:47pm
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EPR-radar  Nov 24, 2020 • 9:08:07pm

re: #126 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

What a fucking clown show. It’s getting way past the point that McConnell should get this oaf out of office ASAP just to prevent further damage to the GOP ‘brand’.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 24, 2020 • 9:10:08pm

My dog expressing displeasure over the vacuum, and his puppy doll.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Nov 24, 2020 • 9:11:37pm
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Dr Lizardo  Nov 24, 2020 • 9:13:47pm

re: #129 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

I guess we all have the Sweatysburg Address to look forward to.

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EPR-radar  Nov 24, 2020 • 9:17:36pm

re: #130 Dr Lizardo

I guess we all have the Sweatysburg Address to look forward to.

“Four score and seven minutes ago your God brought forth into his gold toilet a new turd, conceived in corruption, and dedicated to the proposition that only Republicans have rights…”

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I Would Prefer Not To  Nov 24, 2020 • 9:20:17pm

trump is going to Gettysburg, just like George Pickett. May he be as successful

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 24, 2020 • 9:22:00pm

Nice to see a disciple of Jefferson Davis slime its way into Gettysburg with his henchman.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Nov 24, 2020 • 9:23:17pm

Fucking 2020, playing through the whistle

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Targetpractice  Nov 24, 2020 • 9:24:33pm

re: #134 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Fucking 2020, playing through the whistle

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So, does this mean we have to send a doomed mission to Jupiter? Because I’m not volunteering.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 24, 2020 • 9:25:25pm

re: #134 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

That even made the news here in Czech Republic - it’s almost certainly an art installation, inspired by Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Off to work….back later.

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 24, 2020 • 9:25:30pm

re: #135 Targetpractice

So, does this mean we have to send a doomed mission to Jupiter? Because I’m not volunteering.

Put Jordan Peterson on the Jupiter probe. He’s been in a coma for over a year anyway…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Nov 24, 2020 • 9:35:16pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Nov 24, 2020 • 9:35:55pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 24, 2020 • 9:36:32pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 24, 2020 • 10:03:55pm

re: #139 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

“Get out of the way, George!”

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 24, 2020 • 10:06:15pm

He’s so close to figuring out out. So close.

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Ace-o-aces  Nov 24, 2020 • 10:08:00pm

MAGAs not happy with this:

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 24, 2020 • 10:11:51pm

Trump going to PA…means Turkey Day comes early this year…Is he going to melt down…and what wild shit is Rudy going to say…maybe a special guest appearance as PA AG Shapiro crashes the GOP party to arrest Rudy…

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 24, 2020 • 10:28:34pm

Interactive map at the link. I’m one of the 21% in my city having a guest from outside the home..

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Belafon  Nov 24, 2020 • 10:31:25pm

Someone’s jealous:

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 24, 2020 • 10:36:16pm
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Targetpractice  Nov 24, 2020 • 10:39:44pm

Basically, now that they’re forced to accept that Donny isn’t going to magically win another term via Repub fuckery, the MAGAts are turning to their favorite past-time: Bitching that the media isn’t meaner towards Dems that they hate, with special emphasis on Biden because they feel that the last four years were a constant barrage of negativity towards Trump.

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Belafon  Nov 24, 2020 • 10:41:57pm

Want to read a fear-mongering article:

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piratedan  Nov 24, 2020 • 10:51:20pm

re: #149 Belafon

well, I have no problem with that as long as we get to use the current administration as a yardstick to measure by. Please proceed Senator….

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Targetpractice  Nov 24, 2020 • 10:53:26pm

re: #149 Belafon

Want to read a fear-mongering article:

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When they need to “revise” their financial disclosure forms half a dozen times and Biden has to personally overrule the DOJ in order to grant them security clearances, call me. Until then, John, feel free to go fornicate yourself with a rusty rake.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 24, 2020 • 10:55:59pm
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Targetpractice  Nov 24, 2020 • 11:02:01pm

re: #152 Dread Pirate Ron

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Depending upon who you ask, these nutters also think Kemp is in on the whole “fraud,” so why are they demanding the supposed ringleader to expose his own “crimes”?

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 24, 2020 • 11:04:05pm
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Targetpractice  Nov 24, 2020 • 11:07:51pm

re: #154 Dread Pirate Ron

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They’re only putting on the backburner while Donny tries to convince the country that he’s not a loser (HA!), Rudy tries avoid jail time (HAHA!), and the wingnut media tries to find a middle ground between reality and total fantasy to keep the MAGAts happy (HAHAHA!).

Not to worry, come January and the lead-up to the inauguration, they’ll be back to demanding that Congressional Repubs demand any investigation into Hunter’s “crimes” and suggest aloud that they might be impeachable (*eyeroll*).

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Belafon  Nov 24, 2020 • 11:10:44pm

re: #155 Targetpractice

They’re only putting on the backburner while Donny tries to convince the country that he’s not a loser (HA!), Rudy tries avoid jail time (HAHA!), and the wingnut media tries to find a middle ground between reality and total fantasy to keep the MAGAts happy (HAHAHA!).

Not to worry, come January and the lead-up to the inauguration, they’ll be back to demanding that Congressional Repubs demand any investigation into Hunter’s “crimes” and suggest aloud that they might be impeachable (*eyeroll*).

As Cornyn is showing above, they are going to move on to declaring every Biden nominee a criminal.

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Targetpractice  Nov 24, 2020 • 11:12:43pm

re: #156 Belafon

As Cornyn is showing above, they are going to move on to declaring every Biden nominee a criminal.

It’s classic Repub projection: Everything that they know to be true about Trump and his nominees will now be what they accuse Biden and his of being, if only so they can spend the next 2-4 years screaming that Dems are “hypocrites.”

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 24, 2020 • 11:25:11pm

re: #156 Belafon

As Cornyn is showing above, they are going to move on to declaring every Biden nominee a criminal.

McConnell has said he will not allow anyone Joe nominates come to the floor for a vote.
Joe should say Fuck You to McConnell and put in acting cabinet members.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 24, 2020 • 11:29:00pm

hi

This doesn’t fit in the category of “there’s a tweet for everything,” but it is a video (0:30).

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Targetpractice  Nov 24, 2020 • 11:29:15pm

re: #158 🌹UOJB!

McConnell has said he will not allow anyone Joe nominates come to the floor for a vote.
Joe should say Fuck You to McConnell and put in acting cabinet members.

That’s part of why Cornyn and others are already starting with this shit: They want to start making their excuses for why they’re “right” to support Mitch’s refusal to bring nominees to the floor for a vote.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 24, 2020 • 11:33:24pm

State senator McCollister is a Republican.

Nebraska still remains the only state in the Union which hasn’t accepted expanded SNAP benefits for the pandemic, due to billionaire Pete Ricketts not believing anyone else should get help because why should he care? He’s a real billionaire and doesn’t care about anyone because he’s a conservative.

Governor Ricketts is still in quarantine with his wife, sucking up that free state-provided socialised medical care as well.

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Teukka  Nov 24, 2020 • 11:40:03pm

For your Gadsden parody collection:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 24, 2020 • 11:42:18pm

re: #145 Dread Pirate Ron

Interactive map at the link. I’m one of the 21% in my city having a guest from outside the home..

Nebraska as a whole is in the middle of the pack.

My county shows 31% will have outside people for Thanksgiving

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Belafon  Nov 24, 2020 • 11:44:19pm
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Teukka  Nov 24, 2020 • 11:52:15pm

re: #164 Belafon

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:Kosh voice: “And so it begins…”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 25, 2020 • 12:05:18am

Vice-chancellor for Health Security Training of the National Quarantine Unit at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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Belafon  Nov 25, 2020 • 12:10:05am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 25, 2020 • 12:10:32am

re: #163 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Nebraska as a whole is in the middle of the pack.

My county shows 31% will have outside people for Thanksgiving

Bear in mind, that’s with the whole Panhandle at “severe risk.”

Folks saying they will have outside guests in that New York Times article doesn’t break it down with “local guests” (who I presume are at the same risk if they are not my wife and me staying holed up at home) or “out of area” guests (who will take it back with them to low-risk areas).

Another reason not to have guests no matter where you are. You don’t know if someone came to an area like mine unless they tell you, or were exposed to someone who did come here and didn’t know.

As noted here before:

Anyone can get it.
Anyone can recover from it.
Anyone can die from it.

Rationalisations about why “my Thanksgiving dinner is different” or “no one in my pod” (an idea originally floated by libertarians so it is bad by default) would bring it in, is not worth spending time on a ventilator over Christmas.

There will be other Thanksgivings.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 25, 2020 • 12:15:48am

In news of knock-on effects of coronavirus mitigation strategies from the Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald:

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A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!  Nov 25, 2020 • 12:16:49am

re: #168 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Rationalisations about why “my Thanksgiving dinner is different” or “no one in my pod” (an idea originally floated by libertarians so it is bad by default) would bring it in, is not worth spending time on a ventilator over Christmas.

There will be other Thanksgivings.

Actually, we call them bubbles in California, the group of no more than (I think) 12 people who socialize together, and the idea was developed by the health department — not a group of libertarians by any means. Being in the same bubble doesn’t mean eating together, however, which, as we know, is about the most dangerous thing you can do.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 25, 2020 • 12:17:35am

re: #168 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

There will be other Thanksgivings.

Not for a whole lot of people.

The concept of guests for Thanksgiving is beyond my ability to reason. Everyone is at risk. Everyone.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 25, 2020 • 12:27:20am

re: #170 A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!

Actually, we call them bubbles in California, the group of no more than (I think) 12 people who socialize together, and the idea was developed by the health department — not a group of libertarians by any means. Being in the same bubble doesn’t mean eating together, however, which, as we know, is about the most dangerous thing you can do.

Someone calculated the number of people in their bubble, and what started off as like 4 people wound up being like 50. Unless you’re like me who goes to the grocery store once every two weeks, my hubby has two employees and encounters other people at work, and the only other person we deal with is my MIL to whom shopping is an addiction and her eldest caters to her every whim and enables her. Also, he goes shopping a lot.

So what’s my bubble? Me (1), hubby (3) and MIL (Who knows).

So hubby’s bubble is 2. Each of them has a spouse (his bubble is now 4). One has a part time child, so that’s 5. That child is in school. The bubble is exponential. Oh and the other spouse works, too.

Bubbles are bullshit if you don’t know every single person’s every move.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 25, 2020 • 12:30:29am

re: #171 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Not for a whole lot of people.

The concept of guests for Thanksgiving is beyond my ability to reason. Everyone is at risk. Everyone.

It has been decades since I was at a family get-together for Thanksgiving, due to being disowned over religion. My wife and I always celebrate alone (she was disowned by her family over religion as well).

An article I wrote for the Mega Society journal Noesis entitled Why Do Atheists Celebrate Thanksgiving? (page 20-21, issue 204)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 25, 2020 • 12:35:35am

re: #83 Patricia Kayden

Hmmm. Ironic because Zuckerberg bent over backwards to coddle Trump and push rightwing conspiracies.

One is expected to bend until one breaks, at which point, one is discarded

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A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!  Nov 25, 2020 • 12:36:03am

re: #172 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Someone calculated the number of people in their bubble, and what started off as like 4 people wound up being like 50. Unless you’re like me who goes to the grocery store once every two weeks, my hubby has two employees and encounters other people at work, and the only other person we deal with is my MIL to whom shopping is an addiction and her eldest caters to her every whim and enables her. Also, he goes shopping a lot.

So what’s my bubble? Me (1), hubby (3) and MIL (Who knows).

So hubby’s bubble is 2. Each of them has a spouse (his bubble is now 4). One has a part time child, so that’s 5. That child is in school. The bubble is exponential. Oh and the other spouse works, too.

Bubbles are bullshit if you don’t know every single person’s every move.

In California, the bubble is people you socialize with without masks, and there are a lot of rules people are supposed to follow before they can set one up. That doesn’t sound like what you’re talking about.

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IngisKahn  Nov 25, 2020 • 12:36:49am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 25, 2020 • 12:45:33am

Panhandle Public Health District posted no cases for yesterday. November 23 was revised upward to 112.

My county now has 86 active cases.

The cumulative positivity rate is 21.5%, the weekly positivity rate is 42.8% (that’s down again).

I suspect that all the travel predicted for Thanksgiving to this area is going to end my town’s streak of no cases. It will be brought in from outside by people who just have to go to a Thanksgiving dinner with family or friends, and they will wind up killing people here because they don’t care; Thanksgiving is about them, not society.

Every business from here to Oshkosh has closed in an effort to keep tourists from spreading disease to our area. This will probably fail, but it’s the best we can do with no state help.

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John Hughes  Nov 25, 2020 • 12:47:53am

re: #63 Dread Pirate Ron

One thing these graphs show us that the first wave of infections was massively under-evaluated — there must have been huge numbers of asymptomatic cases we didn’t see:

cases vs deaths France

We’ve probably got better at treating cases which will partly explain why the smaller first peak in cases has a larger death rate than the second, but I’m sure that the first wave was actually much bigger than we thought — it’s easier to miss a case of COVID-19 than a death.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 25, 2020 • 12:49:09am

re: #177 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I suspect that all the travel predicted for Thanksgiving to this area is going to end my town’s streak of no cases. It will be brought in from outside by people who just have to go to a Thanksgiving dinner with family or friends, and they will wind up killing people here because they don’t care; Thanksgiving is about them, not society.

Kamikaze pilots defending their Homeland in the War on Thanksgiving…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 25, 2020 • 12:51:10am

re: #175 A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!

In California, the bubble is people you socialize with without masks, and there are a lot of rules people are supposed to follow before they can set one up. That doesn’t sound like what you’re talking about.

That makes it worse. As I said, unless you know every single person’s every single move it’s pointless.

Unless you’re a family of 12 who live together, maskless hanging out is asking for trouble.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 25, 2020 • 12:52:04am

re: #171 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Not for a whole lot of people.

The concept of guests for Thanksgiving is beyond my ability to reason. Everyone is at risk. Everyone.

again, the notion of entering someone’s home bringing disease is fully in keeping with the spirit of the First Thanksgiving…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 25, 2020 • 12:53:21am

re: #179 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Kamikaze pilots defending their Homeland in the War on Thanksgiving…

The general store is closed here until next week. There is no gas station or restaurant open for a 130-mile stretch of US-26.

Considering how bad the outbreak is here, though, it’s more likely people will take Christmas presents home with them. Then they’ll spread it amongst their communities, even into groups who think they’re safe because they have to buy groceries or go to work as well.

Thanksgiving is going to make Stugis look like an intimate party across the whole USA.

Someone would have to be crazy to come to the now-number two state for per capita infections, so lots of people will.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 25, 2020 • 12:56:31am

re: #182 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Thanksgiving is going to make Stugis look like an intimate party across the whole USA.

Someone would have to be crazy to come to the now-number two state for per capita infections, so lots of people will.

Germany is continuing its lockdown in the hope that they will be able to ease them somewhat to allow families to meet at Christmas.

By then, I expect that COVID will be rampant in the USA.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 25, 2020 • 12:59:53am

Stalling, stalling, stalling, hopefully long enough for a sane president.

Air Force says no decision yet on fate of Offutt-based Open Skies jets (Omaha World-Herald)

Air Force officials at Offutt Air Force Base and in the Pentagon told The World-Herald that no move has been made to sell or scrap two Offutt-based jets tasked with flying photo reconnaissance missions under the international Open Skies Treaty.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo finalized U.S. withdrawal from the pact Sunday, six months after giving notice to the 33 other member nations, including Canada, Russia and most nations in Europe, of the planned pullout.

“United States withdrawal from the Treaty on Open Skies is now effective,” Pompeo said in a tweet.

The Trump administration proceeded with its plans although President-elect Joe Biden had said when he was running that the U.S. should remain in the treaty.

The Wall Street Journal — quoting an unnamed “senior U.S. official” — reported over the weekend that the Trump administration has moved to declare the two aging OC-135 aircraft that fly the mission as “excess defense articles” and will sell them or scrap them.

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow amplified those claims on her program Monday, citing the Journal’s reporting.

“The Trump administration has decided to destroy the airplanes that support the treaty,” she said. “They’re destroying the planes — and they’ve made sure there won’t be any new ones to replace them.”

But Ryan Hansen, a 55th Wing spokesman, said in a statement that the 55th Wing hasn’t been directed to dispose of the OC-135s.

“Nothing has changed,” he said. “The 45th Reconnaissance Squadron is still flying the planes, at a greatly reduced rate, as they have been doing for several months now.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 25, 2020 • 1:02:06am

re: #183 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Germany is continuing its lockdown in the hope that they will be able to ease them somewhat to allow families to meet at Christmas.

By then, I expect that COVID will be rampant in the USA.

And as long as the USA continues to do fuqueall about this, the rest of the world is at risk from this plague nation’s populace.

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IngisKahn  Nov 25, 2020 • 1:08:14am

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Targetpractice  Nov 25, 2020 • 1:09:04am

re: #184 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Stalling, stalling, stalling, hopefully long enough for a sane president.

Air Force says no decision yet on fate of Offutt-based Open Skies jets (Omaha World-Herald)

(more)

Smartest move on the USAF’s part would be to strip as much equipment as they can when the order does come down, if only so they won’t have to start from scratch when the new admin comes in and rescinds those orders.

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Teukka  Nov 25, 2020 • 1:12:14am

So this crossed my feeds… 47:26 runtime… For thy edumacation:

CONSTANTLY WRONG: The Case Against Conspiracy Theories

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 25, 2020 • 1:16:37am

More on the mass shooting which occurred in the Omaha suburbs which got no national press due to the mass shooting in Wisconsin the day before.

The night before a gunman shot four Sonic Drive-In workers, killing two of them, the workers and three friends ate what turned out to be a last meal together at IHOP.

It was rare for the current and former Sonic employees to sit down to dinner after a shift, though most were friends, said LeAnn Jensen, 22, a former co-worker who ate with them that night.

“It was almost like we were saying goodbye, but we didn’t know it at the time,” Jensen said.

In the Saturday night shooting at the Sonic at 1307 Cornhusker Road in Bellevue, Nathan Pastrana, 22, and Ryan Helbert, 28, were killed and Zoey Lujan, 18, and Kenneth Gerner, 25, suffered critical injuries.

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‘It was almost like we were saying goodbye’: Sonic workers ate together before shooting (Omaha World-Herald)

It was not a workplace shooting. The shooter used someone else’s cellphone with a Sonic app on it to order a bunch of food. The owner of the cell phone discovered the order and called the Sonic to tell them they did not place the order.

Sonic employees called the police before he got there; he set a U-haul on fire in the parking lot after he was refused the order, possibly to draw out employees to shoot at them.

More charges have been added. He is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder, one count of first-degree arson (the U-haul truck), identity theft, and one count of theft of less than $500.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 25, 2020 • 1:29:48am

That’s a very good question. I would answer “because they are Republicans.”

Why are all the NEGOP staffers white supremacists? (Goes to Seeing Red Nebraska, a liberal blog about Nebraska politics).

Yet more white supremacists outed in the Nebraska GOP, this time a staffer of Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE1) and the vice-chair of the Nebraska Log Cabin Republicans.

Thanks for joining us for another episode of “How many Nazis does it take for the NEGOP to admit to their Nazi problem?”.

Just months after James Scurlock was murdered by white supremacist Jake Gardner and with Omaha’s Black community still reeling from the loss, another Black man, Kenny Jones, was needlessly and brutally murdered by the Omaha Police Department in front of his mother’s house. The community immediately sprung into action with protests in front of the Omaha Police Department demanding that OPD release their camera footage of the murder, which they have still refused to do. What they have released, though, in an attempt to control the narrative, are still photos from the body cam footage, including this horrific photo of Kenny Jones realizing he is about to be murdered by OPD.

If you are a person with a shred of empathy-in other words, not OPD-you would find that photo devastating. Yet in the midst of a community mourning this second loss at the hands of white supremacists this year and fighting literally for their lives, two agitators decided to show up and taunt Kenny Jones’s family. Those agitators? Congressman Jeff Fortenberry staffer Kelsey McDonald and Vice Chair of Nebraska Log Cabin Republicans Jacob M. McNeill.

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Targetpractice  Nov 25, 2020 • 1:31:12am

re: #190 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That’s a very good question. I would answer “because they are Republicans.”

Why are all the NEGOP staffers white supremacists? (Goes to Seeing Red Nebraska, a liberal blog about Nebraska politics).

Yet another white supremacist outed in the Nebraska GOP, this time a staffer of Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE1) and the vice-chair of the Nebraska Log Cabin Republicans.

(more)

It really is amazing what still goes on when these fuckers think they have absolute immunity from their actions.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 25, 2020 • 1:36:35am

re: #191 Targetpractice

It really is amazing what still goes on when these fuckers think they have absolute immunity from their actions.

Right after her counter-protest yelling into the faces of the family who’s son was killed by the Omaha Police Department, she picked up five thousand followers including Ann Coulter and Andy Ngo. She has her Twitter fame.

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Ming5000  Nov 25, 2020 • 1:43:12am

re: #192 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Right after her counter-protest yelling into the faces of the family who’s son was killed by the Omaha Police Department, she picked up five thousand followers including Ann Coulter and Andy Ngo. She has her Twitter fame.

These stories remind me why rehabilitation of the whole right wing MAGA brand is a ridiculous concept.

Yet, here is the NYT:

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Ace-o-aces  Nov 25, 2020 • 1:44:25am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 25, 2020 • 1:44:56am

The tropical disturbance which has been moving toward Bermuda is expected to start moving south over warmer waters, increasing its chance to develop into a tropical depression.

Five-Day Graphical Tropical Outlook

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 25, 2020 • 1:45:05am

As long as they can escape prosecution and sentencing, Javanka
will land on their feet and be able to look back fondly on their time when they were the Power Behind the Porcelain Throne.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 25, 2020 • 1:48:10am

This is the future Liberals want:

Period poverty: Scotland first in world to make period products free

Period poverty is when those on low incomes can’t afford, or access, suitable period products.

With average periods lasting about five days, it can cost up to £8 a month for tampons and pads, and some women struggle to afford the cost.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 25, 2020 • 1:50:13am

re: #193 Ming5000

These stories remind me why rehabilitation of the whole right wing MAGA brand is a ridiculous concept.

Yet, here is the NYT:

Media outlets historically have gone along with authoritarian attempts, because if the attempt succeeds, the owners of any opposition outlet are jailed. This pattern has repeated over and over again.

Where authoritarians try to rise, a free press is usually willing participants in their own destruction.

The New York Times has yet to withdraw their endorsement of Adolph Hitler.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 25, 2020 • 1:54:35am

re: #198 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Media outlets historically have gone along with authoritarian attempts, because if the attempt succeeds, the owners of any opposition outlet are jailed. This pattern has repeated over and over again.

The media went with Trump not so much for his authoritarianism but because he was already a media star and a big ratings draw.

They allowed him to get away with things that would have sunk the campaign or even the career or any other politician.

They broadcast an empty podium waiting for him to make excuses about money he embezzled for charities while ignoring a speech Hillary was giving at the same time on better employment opportunities for the unemployed.

They both-sided his blatant flouting of the law and rationalized away his excesses.

In exchange, he offered them a 24/7 political reality TV series.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 25, 2020 • 2:04:01am

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

The media went with Trump not so much for his authoritarianism but because he was already a media star and a big ratings draw.

They allowed him to get away with things that would have sunk the campaign or even the career or any other politician.

They broadcast an empty podium waiting for him to make excuses about money he embezzled for charities while ignoring a speech Hillary was giving at the same time on better employment opportunities for the unemployed.

They both-sided his blatant flouting of the law and rationalized away his excesses.

In exchange, he offered them a 24/7 political reality TV series.

All of that is true, while at the same time Trump called them lügenpresse, penned them so they could be harassed and taunted by his supporters, physically attacked by his supporters, silently took his abuse at his press conferences, and came back for more. They will not use the word “lie.” They want access, not news.

When a rare reporter does push back (such as Jim Acosta), they strip their press pass from them and kick them out. They cower in fear of his next tweet.

We’re didn’t get four years of Cletus Safaris because they were following Trump’s antics. The Los Angeles Times didn’t give a whole page to Trump supporters for their Airing of Grievances because they were following a “TV reality” series.

The New York Times didn’t do the article on your friendly Nazi next door in Ohio who is just like you because they needed access to reality television.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 25, 2020 • 2:31:48am

Glad to see this asshat was fired. This was a regional outrage.

SIOUX FALLS | The head of one of the largest regional health systems in the Midwest was replaced Tuesday, less than a week after telling employees that he had recovered from COVID-19 and was not wearing a mask around the office.

Sanford Health said in a release that it has “mutually agreed to part ways” with longtime CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft, who took over in 1996 and helped expand the organization from a community hospital into what is billed as the largest rural nonprofit health system in the country.

Krabbenhoft left the executive position after telling employees in an email that he believes he’s now immune to COVID-19 for “at least seven months and perhaps years to come” and that he isn’t a threat to transmit it to anyone. He said wearing a mask would be merely for show. Other Sanford executives tried to distance themselves from the comments.

Dr. Kathy Anderson, president of the North Dakota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, said it was “an especially dangerous message to be sending right now in North Dakota.”

(more)

Sanford replaces CEO after controversial email about masks (Rapid City, SD Journal)

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Nojay UK  Nov 25, 2020 • 2:40:50am

re: #187 Targetpractice

Smartest move on the USAF’s part would be to strip as much equipment as they can when the order does come down, if only so they won’t have to start from scratch when the new admin comes in and rescinds those orders.

These planes are ancient, obsolete and really need to be scrapped. The Open Skies part of the international weapons inspection protocols was created back when satellite and other remote surveillance wasn’t anywhere as good as it is today. In comparison there are only two OS planes flown by the US. They spend a lot of time getting fixed up so they can make a few flights a year and they’re very visible when they do fly so it’s reasonably easy for anyone who has something to hide to throw a tarp over it, so to speak when the radar operators tell them.

A lot of weapons treaties, non-nuclear as well as nuclear allow for boots-on-the-ground inspections of specific sites and even the installation of permanent monitoring equipment reporting remotely. Open Skies as a concept is a good thing, it indicates trust between nations but it’s only part of a complicated series of interlocking protocols and one of the lesser parts at that.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 25, 2020 • 2:44:10am

Your moment of WTF as I get ready for the rack.

Female service member pairs $700 heels with dress blues, causing the internet to implode (Military Times)

It turns out Army uniform regulations state that men’s footware cannot have contrasting soles, but there is no such regulation for women’s footware.

Red heels are the mark of designer Christian Louboutin, whose shoes are a status symbol in the footwear world. But to the online military community, they could be anything from an act of rebellion against uniform regulations to a downright financially irresponsible purchase.

US Army WTF Moments shared an image of a female service member in dress blues sporting her likely hard-earned Louboutins, noting that they aren’t sexist for doing so. But the tweet ultimately drew backlash as a majority of the responses from military Twitter indicate support for a woman’s right to choose her own ($695) shoes.

(more)

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ericblair  Nov 25, 2020 • 3:49:38am

re: #187 Targetpractice

Smartest move on the USAF’s part would be to strip as much equipment as they can when the order does come down, if only so they won’t have to start from scratch when the new admin comes in and rescinds those orders.

Well, first you commission a working group to develop an Analysis of Alternatives for disposal options, which means that you will need to staff a memo to determine the Terms of Reference for the meeting, participating stakeholders, and a chairperson, which will need a couple of weeks for that staffing and the boss’s signature, and then about a month or so for the stakeholders to respond with comments and determine a good date for an initial meeting, but since it’s the holiday season we should give it two months, then a few weeks to develop an initial plan of action and then the actual meeting, which will approve the ToRs and an initial schedule and staff any comments on the workplan, so probably another couple of months for another meeting to approve the workplan and discuss the scope and structure of the AoA document, then pick a writing team who will need maybe four months for an initial draft, which gets you into summertime so maybe some more time needed there, which means a course checking meeting around there with the rest of the stakeholders and a formal comment period…

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 25, 2020 • 4:08:23am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 25, 2020 • 4:22:19am

re: #200 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

We’re didn’t get four years of Cletus Safaris because they were following Trump’s antics. The Los Angeles Times didn’t give a whole page to Trump supporters for their Airing of Grievances because they were following a “TV reality” series.

The New York Times didn’t do the article on your friendly Nazi next door in Ohio who is just like you because they needed access to reality television.

I can only assume that it was more ideology than profit motive that led them to pander to the RW base to the extent that they did.

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thedopefishlives  Nov 25, 2020 • 4:58:05am

re: #201 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Glad to see this asshat was fired. This was a regional outrage.

(more)

Sanford replaces CEO after controversial email about masks (Rapid City, SD Journal)

Don’t worry. He’ll get a generous severance package and will cash in all his sweet stock options for a nice golden parachute.

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dangerman  Nov 25, 2020 • 5:21:16am

re: #48 Dread Pirate Ron

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A reason for “Thanks Giving” this year.

No need to say “nearly” anymore
Biden is now over 80 million

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 25, 2020 • 5:25:04am

re: #208 dangerman

No need to say “nearly” anymore
Biden is now over 80 million

Only thing that bothers me is that more people voted for Trump this time than last.

I could begin to understand people in 2016 who were disenchanted and alienated by politicians and politics as usual and decided to give him a chance. But after nearly four years of him clearly demonstrating what he was (in)capable of, they still came back in bigger numbers to ask for more…

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 25, 2020 • 5:34:01am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 25, 2020 • 5:37:13am

“The only good Antifa is a dead Antifa!”

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 25, 2020 • 5:43:16am
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Mike Lamb  Nov 25, 2020 • 5:46:33am

re: #124 Dread Pirate Ron

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I’ll bet on 4,000 a day by Christmas.

Ya…I can’t see the circumstance where deaths “only” top out in the 3k range. Not with the case levels we are seeing. It’d also be a miracle if we didn’t see an explosion of cases from Dec. 10th through the 15th, and again in early to mid January.

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jeffreyw  Nov 25, 2020 • 6:21:10am

YouTube

Good morning!

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dangerman  Nov 25, 2020 • 6:21:11am

Man has a sense of humor

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lawhawk  Nov 25, 2020 • 6:29:32am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. The news this morning was all about the travel ongoing this week, and how it’s the busiest it has been all year, although it’s down more than 50% from last year. Any travel is too much travel at this point. Why risk traveling to have a turkey dinner (and knowing how all too many of us cook - dry turkey, awful sides, and purchased desserts), when it just isn’t safe to do so and you risk the lives of the people you supposedly care about.

I get that some folks haven’t seen each other in person for months. I get that.

There’s a reason for that though. All too many people refused to listen to the mask/social distance mandates since March. That allowed community spread nationwide, and the cases began their explosive climb upwards from the first wave after Sturgis. It’s because all too many people from Trump on down didn’t take this seriously. Far too many still don’t even after getting sick. Far too many still don’t even when they’re hospitalized. Doctors report that some people deny they have covid even up to the moment they’re intubated.

That’s a fucking cult mindset and there’s no easy answer except for everyone to play it safe and stay home. Staying home and limiting contacts is essential to stopping the spread of covid.

Oh, and it turns out that all the masking and social distancing has essentially stopped the spread of the flu as well. Weird how that works - masking works to save lives.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 25, 2020 • 6:32:05am

re: #213 Mike Lamb

Ya…I can’t see the circumstance where deaths “only” top out in the 3k range. Not with the case levels we are seeing. It’d also be a miracle if we didn’t see an explosion of cases from Dec. 10th through the 15th, and again in early to mid January.

April is the cruelest month.

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Belafon  Nov 25, 2020 • 6:35:06am

re: #216 lawhawk

Syfy was running the Harry Potter movies last night, and there were two details in the last two movies that really do happen:
1. Even after Dumbledore is killed and everyone knows Voldemort is back, the good guys attempt to carry on as normal. It takes an attack on the wedding for people to really start getting the idea that things are different.
2. Voldemort will sacrifice anyone, even those he considers close to him, to get what he wants.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 25, 2020 • 6:36:32am
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Sir John Barron  Nov 25, 2020 • 6:37:32am

somewhat lost in the past few weeks of attempted democracy overthrow has been the usual post-election analysis centered on what the losing party got wrong.

Much of this overblown, the faults of the losing party are typically magnified above and beyond its legitimate failures. But I’ve come to anticipate it as par for the course. Trump’s denials and continuous streams of lying tweets to stir up the magahats has forced much of our analytical class away from looking at some obvious considerations of how and why an incumbent president running for his party’s second consecutive term lost for only the second time in the past century.

There have been some random pieces here and there. But Trump and the GOP’s choice to go with Stolen Election has partially if not significantly negated what would otherwise have been attention paid to Biden’s significant victory and Trump’s humiliating loss.

But Trump will have to leave the WH all the same so let us give thanks, in the spirit of the Season.

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lawhawk  Nov 25, 2020 • 6:41:33am

re: #218 Belafon

Syfy was running the Harry Potter movies last night, and there were two details in the last two movies that really do happen:
1. Even after Dumbledore is killed and everyone knows Voldemort is back, the good guys attempt to carry on as normal. It takes an attack on the wedding for people to really start getting the idea that things are different.
2. Voldemort will sacrifice anyone, even those he considers close to him, to get what he wants.

1. The attack on the wedding came just as news that the Minster was killed and the Ministry of Magic was overtaken by the Death Eaters. It took the actual coup to get people to respond - though all we see is that a bunch of teens was enough to defeat the most powerful wizard of his age (not counting Dumbledore). It seems rather odd that Voldemort would set his sights so low for such a powerful wizard. His determination to be the one to kill Potter prevented him from his ultimate wish to live forever. Knowing that killing people could create horcruxes suddenly disappeared from his repertoire, and he could have created still more after returning (especially since he was killing henchmen and others like Snape).

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ericblair  Nov 25, 2020 • 6:44:23am

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

Only thing that bothers me is that more people voted for Trump this time than last.

I could begin to understand people in 2016 who were disenchanted and alienated by politicians and politics as usual and decided to give him a chance. But after nearly four years of him clearly demonstrating what he was (in)capable of, they still came back in bigger numbers to ask for more…

If there’s one thing you can be sure of, it’s that the media will track down every single one of the new 2020 Trump voters in some retro diner in East Armpit and give them each a 10,000 word interview with a pull-out full-color centerfold spread.

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dangerman  Nov 25, 2020 • 6:45:26am

re: #216 lawhawk

“Why risk traveling to have a turkey dinner (and knowing how all too many of us cook - dry turkey, awful sides, and purchased desserts), “

+1 for this part

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 25, 2020 • 6:47:54am

re: #219 Barefoot Grin

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dangerman  Nov 25, 2020 • 6:50:55am

re: #220 Sir John Barron

somewhat lost in the past few weeks of attempted democracy overthrow has been the usual post-election analysis centered on what the losing party got wrong.

Much of this overblown, the faults of the losing party are typically magnified above and beyond its legitimate failures. But I’ve come to anticipate it as par for the course. Trump’s denials and continuous streams of lying tweets to stir up the magahats has forced much of our analytical class away from looking at some obvious considerations of how and why an incumbent president running for his party’s second consecutive term lost for only the second time in the past century.

There have been some random pieces here and there. But Trump and the GOP’s choice to go with Stolen Election has partially if not significantly negated what would otherwise have been attention paid to Biden’s significant victory and Trump’s humiliating loss.

But Trump will have to leave the WH all the same so let us give thanks, in the spirit of the Season.

The election in a nutshell, reportedly said in the meeting with the two guys from Michigan:

I don’t get it,” the president said, venting confusion and frustration. “All these other Republicans, all over the country, they all win their races. And I’m the only guy that loses?”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 25, 2020 • 6:51:43am

re: #222 ericblair

Upding for “East Armpit”.

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jamesfirecat  Nov 25, 2020 • 6:52:04am

re: #221 lawhawk

1. The attack on the wedding came just as news that the Minster was killed and the Ministry of Magic was overtaken by the Death Eaters. It took the actual coup to get people to respond - though all we see is that a bunch of teens was enough to defeat the most powerful wizard of his age (not counting Dumbledore). It seems rather odd that Voldemort would set his sights so low for such a powerful wizard. His determination to be the one to kill Potter prevented him from his ultimate wish to live forever. Knowing that killing people could create horcruxes suddenly disappeared from his repertoire, and he could have created still more after returning (especially since he was killing henchmen and others like Snape).

Seven is a “magical” number so he might not have wanted to split his soul any more times than that, also lacked any “meaningful” objects he could turn into a horcrux. So he’s behaving stupidly but for reasons that have been perfectly established in universe.

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thedopefishlives  Nov 25, 2020 • 6:52:35am

re: #216 lawhawk

I mentioned previously that I went ahead with my trip because we were very careful with risk management. That’s not something I can say for everyone, and in fact, many seem to be throwing caution to the wind. I would not have gone forward with this if we hadn’t all agreed to the precautions; I love my family, but not that much.

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sagehen  Nov 25, 2020 • 6:52:41am

re: #221 lawhawk

It took the actual coup to get people to respond - though all we see is that a bunch of teens was enough to defeat the most powerful wizard of his age (not counting Dumbledore). It seems rather odd that Voldemort would set his sights so low for such a powerful wizard. His determination to be the one to kill Potter prevented him from his ultimate wish to live forever.

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

― Neil Gaiman,

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 25, 2020 • 6:54:30am

re: #221 lawhawk

Voldemort - tried to conquer a high school.

And failed.

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ericblair  Nov 25, 2020 • 6:54:45am
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Belafon  Nov 25, 2020 • 6:56:26am
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lawhawk  Nov 25, 2020 • 6:58:21am

re: #228 thedopefishlives

We ended up canceling our family get together with my inlaws. We decided too much risk and that the tests wouldn’t give us certainty of safety with enough time given our respective exposures. We’ll be doing a zoom call. It’ll have to do, and we may do a drive-by some time this weekend.

Stay safe.

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Nojay UK  Nov 25, 2020 • 7:02:17am

re: #228 thedopefishlives

Everyone who decided to travel a thousand miles to see the family for Thanksgiving made a risk assessment just like you, and just like you they said “Ah fuck it, I know its really really risky but I don’t care any more, I’m going. I’ll just hope that no-one I’m going to be with is infectious at this time of an unprecedented steep rise in infections.”

Multiply your “being really careful” by twenty million and that’s why there’s going to be a godawful surge of COVID-19 cases reported in a couple of weeks time.

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Belafon  Nov 25, 2020 • 7:02:37am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 25, 2020 • 7:05:20am

I have come up to western NY to visit my brother (and his fiancée) for Thanksgiving. No guests coming over for dinner, so it’s just three of us (and cats).

I have been in semi-isolation since March. My brother and his fiancée are both being tested fairly regularly since they’re university professors. And she has Covid-19 antibodies and thus is the one doing the shopping. So I’ve essentially switched my isolation location ~300 miles northwest.

And when I come back down to PA I already have supplies to carry out a two week quarantine per the regulations put in place last week for traveling out of state. New York’s regulations for visitors from adjacent states are not quite that stringent, yet.

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piratedan  Nov 25, 2020 • 7:07:27am

re: #226 Eclectic Cyborg

well, West Armpit has been gentrified with young POC yuppie types…. just sayin’

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Decatur Deb  Nov 25, 2020 • 7:07:32am

re: #234 Nojay UK

Everyone who decided to travel a thousand miles to see the family for Thanksgiving made a risk assessment just like you, and just like you they said “Ah fuck it, I know its really really risky but I don’t care any more, I’m going. I’ll just hope that no-one I’m going to be with is infectious at this time of an unprecedented steep rise in infections.”

Multiply your “being really careful” by twenty million and that’s why there’s going to be a godawful surge of COVID-19 cases reported in a couple of weeks time.

Our daughter and grandson are here from Colorado, not because she wants to, but because her asshole ex insisted on his visitation rights. He loves the kid so much he forced him to travel through 4 airports and spend six hours in jammed planes.

OTOH, my BBQ’d turkey is prized by the family.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 25, 2020 • 7:09:40am

re: #224 Eclectic Cyborg

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Yeah. Like I can never figure out why people that look both ways and listen while crossing the street get hit so less often then those that cover their ears and close their eyes and step out into traffic. Some thing you just can’t explain.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Nov 25, 2020 • 7:09:40am

re: #223 dangerman

“…, and purchased desserts), “

Heathens. Dessert is the only part of Thanksgiving worth consuming.

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lawhawk  Nov 25, 2020 • 7:09:52am

re: #235 Belafon

GOP: your proposal is… acceptable. They’re willing for others to die so that they can redistribute wealth to the millionaire class and the burdens to everyone else. Same as always, but they’re not letting a crisis like this go to waste.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 25, 2020 • 7:10:05am

And per previous remark about quality of Thanksgiving dinner:
1. My brother bakes. The pies will be homemade.
2. They’re vegetarians. No dry turkey.
3. The “sides” will be good since with no turkey they’re the meal. I expect spanikopita, and probably a nice mix of vegetable dishes. (no green bean casserole.)

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 25, 2020 • 7:10:41am

re: #225 dangerman

The election in a nutshell, reportedly said in the meeting with the two guys from Michigan:

Clue for ya Donny. Many repubs hate you also.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 25, 2020 • 7:11:11am

re: #237 piratedan

well, West Armpit has been gentrified with young POC yuppie types…. just sayin’

The real action is in South Central Armpit.

/

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lawhawk  Nov 25, 2020 • 7:11:53am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 25, 2020 • 7:12:19am

re: #222 ericblair

If there’s one thing you can be sure of, it’s that the media will track down every single one of the new 2020 Trump voters in some retro diner in East Armpit and give them each a 10,000 word interview with a pull-out full-color centerfold spread.

and ask them how they are coping with life in the Socialist Hellscape that is Biden’s America

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 25, 2020 • 7:12:49am

re: #220 Sir John Barron

somewhat lost in the past few weeks of attempted democracy overthrow has been the usual post-election analysis centered on what the losing party got wrong.

Much of this overblown, the faults of the losing party are typically magnified above and beyond its legitimate failures. But I’ve come to anticipate it as par for the course. Trump’s denials and continuous streams of lying tweets to stir up the magahats has forced much of our analytical class away from looking at some obvious considerations of how and why an incumbent president running for his party’s second consecutive term lost for only the second time in the past century.

There have been some random pieces here and there. But Trump and the GOP’s choice to go with Stolen Election has partially if not significantly negated what would otherwise have been attention paid to Biden’s significant victory and Trump’s humiliating loss.

But Trump will have to leave the WH all the same so let us give thanks, in the spirit of the Season.

Without this distraction I expected the media was going to concentrate on “Dems is disarray as they fail to take the Senate and lose ground in the House.” With Trump losing portrayed as the GOP pivoting away from going over the cliff (which they have already gone over). All part of the GOP rehabilitation in the eyes of the media.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 25, 2020 • 7:13:51am

re: #244 Eclectic Cyborg

The real action is in South Central Armpit.

/

But if they tear up the railroad tracks for development there won’t be a wrong side any more!!!
///

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 25, 2020 • 7:14:40am

157,001 karmas, thank you all again for another random milestone!

(now coming to you via a server in the USA thanks to the wonders of Nord VPN and their Black Thursday Week discount)

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Decatur Deb  Nov 25, 2020 • 7:16:08am

re: #247 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Without this distraction I expected the media was going to concentrate on “Dems is disarray as they fail to take the Senate and lose ground in the House.” With Trump losing portrayed as the GOP pivoting away from going over the cliff (which they have already gone over). All part of the GOP rehabilitation in the eyes of the media.

Which is fact-free bullshit. We accomplished the most important task, and no one in February expected us to take the Senate. The problems with the House seats and the Trump loyalists are in the American soul, not the Democratic Party.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 25, 2020 • 7:17:40am

re: #250 Decatur Deb

Which is fact-free bullshit. We accomplished the most important task, and no one in February expected us to take the Senate. The problems with the House seats and the Trump loyalists are in the American soul, not the Democratic Party.

and in well-established gerrymandering.

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mmmirele  Nov 25, 2020 • 7:27:02am

So I was looking to see why Aubrey Plaza (actress) was trending on Twitter, and found out she’s in a movie coming out today on Hulu called “Happiest Season.” So off to Wikipedia to find out what it’s about and:

A young woman plans to propose to her girlfriend while attending her family’s annual holiday party. At the party, she realizes her girlfriend has not come out to her conservative parents yet.

And I said audibly, “OSHI—!” because wow, yes, this is a huge issue for same sex marriages with family members not just not accepting, but actually being truly hateful about their non-acceptance.

So yeah, when you see articles about “oh they should have had lesbians in all the lesbian roles” think to yourself that it was just brave to put out a movie that talks about what happens when family isn’t accepting. Yeah, I know, we should be way past that, but give that a good chunk of the country thinks being LGBTQ+ is a heinous sin up there with abortion and voting Democratic, well, yeah.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Nov 25, 2020 • 7:27:13am

re: #246 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and ask them how they are coping with life in the Socialist Hellscape that is Biden’s America

Where is our socialistic heklhole that would have been created under eight years of Obama if this was going to happen. Logic - the right is not good at it.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 25, 2020 • 7:35:13am

I have chosen the type of pie I am baking for Thanksgiving, and it is….

APPLE!!

The thing is that Zedie prefers Apple Strudel to Apple Pie so I have to go back to the store to buy phyllo sheets.

We always have our turkey dinner on Friday night instead of Thursday.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 25, 2020 • 7:38:00am

re: #134 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Fucking 2020, playing through the whistle

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Non-woo source: Who set up this mysterious metal monolith in Utah desert? (It’s not aliens.)
Obviously someone thinks human intelligence needs a booster shot and I whole-heartedly agree. I actually wish I had thought of it. In the 90s I was part of a very loose-knit group of drinking buddies practical jokers, the Piltdown Men, who planned various spoofs and hoaxes (but mostly sat around drinking and talking about them.) Crop circles were our specialty, though we did come up with some fake UFOs and a couple of the more talented members produced genuinely hellish Halloween displays.

The pop-media reports about the monolith mostly omitted some critical details, like the object being made of sheet metal and held together by screws and embedded in packed earth rather than solid rock. If it were solid it would weigh several tons and would have required a huge effort to emplace. It’s quite a feat as it is. The jokester or artist or whatever you want to call them will be identified eventually, to well-deserved and widespread acclaim, and probably fined a minimal amount. The authorities will have to move it since they don’t want a tourist attraction in a remote and potentially dangerous area. I hope they put it on display somewhere safe though. Since it was placed illegally, the artist can’t get it back, so we can consider it a cultural donation.

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Renaissance_Man  Nov 25, 2020 • 7:40:59am

re: #253 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Where is our socialistic heklhole that would have been created under eight years of Obama if this was going to happen. Logic - the right is not good at it.

These are people that do not share the same reality. For them, there is no virus, people are not out of work, and Donald Trump is a holy masculine paragon.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 25, 2020 • 7:41:26am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 25, 2020 • 7:42:30am

re: #256 Renaissance_Man

These are people that do not share the same reality. For them, there is no virus, people are not out of work, and Donald Trump is a holy masculine paragon.

and a soaring stock market index is the sign of a powerful economy that Trump and his tax breaks created

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jaunte  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:01:54am

Happy Kraken Day, everyone.

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makeitstop  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:03:11am

re: #259 jaunte

Happy Kraken Day, everyone.

Crap, I forgot to trim the Kraken tree.

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jaunte  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:03:39am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:04:04am

re: #261 jaunte

Complete. And. Total. Shit. Show.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:05:07am
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makeitstop  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:05:30am

Aww, man, no Pettysburg Address?

(Also - I think Rudy is the one spreading the ‘Rona. The man’s a walking schnot factory.)

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:05:31am

re: #260 makeitstop

Crap, I forgot to trim the Kraken tree.

Better get kraken.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:05:42am

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

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thedopefishlives  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:05:54am

re: #263 Eclectic Cyborg

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The majority of Republicans would vote for a flaccid zucchini in 2024, if it ran as a Republican. Because they’re a fucking cult.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:10:07am

re: #263 Eclectic Cyborg

We know, you’re still President for the rest of the year and the first 19 days of next.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:10:08am

re: #266 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

[Embedded content]

Do any Republicans realize that once ballots are removed from the envelope there is no way to match them back up? Doing an audit of envelopes is essentially useless.

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jaunte  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:10:42am

Well, that’s a shame.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:11:34am

re: #269 The Pie Overlord!

Do any Republicans realize that once ballots are removed from the envelope there is no way to match them back up? Doing an audit of envelopes is essentially useless.

If it delays certification, it helps them…

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:16:36am

re: #269 The Pie Overlord!

Do any Republicans realize that once ballots are removed from the envelope there is no way to match them back up? Doing an audit of envelopes is essentially useless.

They don’t care about such details. The fact it cannot be done is simply proof that massive fraud took place. Only against Trump mind you, not affecting any downstream election that a Republican won!
//

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Sir John Barron  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:17:48am

re: #271 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If it delays certification, it helps them…

already certified, though, in GA

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:17:55am

re: #231 ericblair

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Sir John Barron  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:18:33am

re: #263 Eclectic Cyborg

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about a month, a little more.

/

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jaunte  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:18:57am

El Paso could use the money right now.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:19:14am

re: #261 jaunte

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another day full of Winning

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A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:19:55am

re: #214 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Video

Good morning!

Western good morning!

Still we watch
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lawhawk  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:25:15am

Trump’s scheduled presser in Gettysburg is off since he’s not traveling. Yet another Trump campaign staffer tested positive for covid.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:25:36am

re: #276 jaunte

[Embedded content]

El Paso could use the money right now.

Remember when Trump didn’t want to contribute to his transition in 2016 saying “I don’t care about the law, I want my fucking money.”

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Belafon  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:26:12am

re: #268 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

We know, you’re still President for the rest of the year and the first 19 days of next.

And there’s a story over at DK of the admin’s attempt to gut the OMB: dailykos.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:27:11am

The Democrats problems with the House are not entirely a matter of their infighting or ineffectiveness:

GOP poised to gerrymander its hold on power — Democrats fall short in nearly every key state

In 2018, Democrats won just three of Wisconsin’s eight U.S. House seats despite winning 200,000 more votes than their Republican counterparts. In Texas, Democrats won 47% of the vote in U.S. House races but won just 13 of the state’s 36 seats.

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makeitstop  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:28:07am

re: #269 The Pie Overlord!

Do any Republicans realize that once ballots are removed from the envelope there is no way to match them back up? Doing an audit of envelopes is essentially useless.

They know it.

They’re depending on the rubes not knowing it so it looks like they’re not completely doomed.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:29:41am

re: #261 jaunte

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lawhawk  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:30:34am

re: #282 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It’s structural. GOP efforts to gerrymander have created a permanent power base for GOP control in Congress and at the state level by diminishing the voting power of Democrats. Despite greater turnout and winning the popular vote, it’s not translating into seats because of how GOP legislatures have carved up districts.

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jaunte  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:30:39am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:33:29am

re: #283 makeitstop

They know it.

They’re depending on the rubes not knowing it so it looks like they’re not completely doomed.

all they know is that mail-in voting is evil

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makeitstop  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:34:42am

Media purity tests continue.

Newsmax, ‘left-leaning.’ LOL. Do these people even hear themselves?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:35:51am

re: #288 makeitstop

Media purity tests continue.

Newsmax, ‘left-leaning.’ LOL. Do these people even hear themselves?

Reality is too left for them.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:37:41am

re: #289 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Reality is too left for them.

Always has been.

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A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:38:15am

re: #221 lawhawk

1. The attack on the wedding came just as news that the Minster was killed and the Ministry of Magic was overtaken by the Death Eaters. It took the actual coup to get people to respond - though all we see is that a bunch of teens was enough to defeat the most powerful wizard of his age (not counting Dumbledore). It seems rather odd that Voldemort would set his sights so low for such a powerful wizard. His determination to be the one to kill Potter prevented him from his ultimate wish to live forever. Knowing that killing people could create horcruxes suddenly disappeared from his repertoire, and he could have created still more after returning (especially since he was killing henchmen and others like Snape).

The bunch of teens were only defending Hogwarts itself, with the aid of the instructors who were no amateurs at magic, and the only thing needed to bring V’s whole construct crashing down was to kill Voldemort himself. (Clearly, this is fantasy.)

Voldemort’s insistence on killing Potter was because of the prophecy that said he could not live if Harry did, and that one of them would have to kill the other.

All that is clear in the book, I don’t remember if it’s brought out in the movie. (Also, it’s implied in the book that by creating the horcruxes he did, he’s split his soul so much that he couldn’t do another.)

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jaunte  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:38:47am

re: #288 makeitstop

When truth is evident, it is impossible for parties and factions to rise. There never has been a dispute as to whether there is daylight at noon.
— Voltaire

But that was then.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:41:22am

re: #289 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Reality is too left for them.

I find myself wondering how many of them performatively flounce from these sources, but then creep back, providing some justification about how “this time, they’re doing it right.”

I mean, bad faith and self-contradiction is the norm, and they don’t seem to want news in any meaningful sense, which means they’re going to treat rightwing sources with the same casualness and buffet-approach they do all other texts.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:41:34am

re: #292 jaunte

But that was then.

That was before Trump was able to insist that his inauguration crowds were larger than Obamas and ever be taken seriously again.

At least this time around he will probably be correct in making that claim.

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A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:44:39am

re: #250 Decatur Deb

Which is fact-free bullshit. We accomplished the most important task, and no one in February expected us to take the Senate. The problems with the House seats and the Trump loyalists are in the American soul, not the Democratic Party.

You forgot the gerrymandering. Repugs’ evil souls?

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lawhawk  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:46:01am

re: #291 A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!

A prophesy that was made clear in the movies/books, but still doesn’t make sense. It’s assumed Harry has to be one to kill Voldemort and vice versa.

“The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches… Born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies… and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have power the Dark Lord knows not… and either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives… The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord will be born as the seventh month dies…”

At the hand… it assumes it must be personal, and not merely at the direction.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:52:28am

re: #290 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Always has been.

Always will be too but especially now. Newsmax too left? GTFO.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:53:01am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:53:06am

re: #293 The Ghost of a Flea

I find myself wondering how many of them performatively flounce from these sources, but then creep back, providing some justification about how “this time, they’re doing it right.”

I mean, bad faith and self-contradiction is the norm, and they don’t seem to want news in any meaningful sense, which means they’re going to treat rightwing sources with the same casualness and buffet-approach they do all other texts.

I think they just want to live in their own bubbles.

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calochortus  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:54:49am

re: #298 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

[Embedded content]

I think she misspelled “ICU” as “jail.”

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A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:55:35am

re: #289 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Reality is too left for them.

As Colbert said, truth has a liberal bias.

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dangerman  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:57:02am

re: #253 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Where is our socialistic heklhole that would have been created under eight years of Obama if this was going to happen. Logic - the right is not good at it.

and the dem before him
and the dem before him
and the dem before him
….

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A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:57:57am

re: #296 lawhawk

A prophesy that was made clear in the movies/books, but still doesn’t make sense. It’s assumed Harry has to be one to kill Voldemort and vice versa.

At the hand… it assumes it must be personal, and not merely at the direction.

Prophecy has a liberal bias.

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A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!  Nov 25, 2020 • 8:58:52am

re: #299 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I think they just want to live in their own bubbles.

Purity ponies, RWNJ version.

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dangerman  Nov 25, 2020 • 9:00:51am

re: #269 The Pie Overlord!

Do any Republicans realize that once ballots are removed from the envelope there is no way to match them back up? Doing an audit of envelopes is essentially useless.

it’s like i gotta bring this out every single damn day

Forget the myths that the media has created about the White House.
The truth is, these are not very bright guys…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 25, 2020 • 9:03:03am

What does this even mean?

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 25, 2020 • 9:08:18am

re: #267 thedopefishlives

The majority of Republicans would vote for a flaccid zucchini dog turd in 2024, if it ran as a Republican. Because they’re a fucking cult.

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ericblair  Nov 25, 2020 • 9:11:17am

Elias doesn’t shitpost. If these assholes want to go to court to say that their own election is full of fraud, actions should have consequences.

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Belafon  Nov 25, 2020 • 9:11:52am

re: #298 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

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Almost everyone in jail is high maintenance (excluding the people caught in the war on drugs/blacks). That’s why they’re there.

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Charmingly Persistent  Nov 25, 2020 • 9:12:55am
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Belafon  Nov 25, 2020 • 9:15:07am
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makeitstop  Nov 25, 2020 • 9:16:51am

Brandon Flowers, having a little Twitter fun…

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i(m)p(each)sos  Nov 25, 2020 • 9:20:33am

This is my hometown-based grocery chain, which has spent millions of dollars and many years building up a (mostly well-deserved) image of being an upscale place that cares about its customers.

But if they’re going to go lax on mask enforcement… well, fuck around and find out, Danny Wegman. Now they’re trending nationally on twitter.

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dangerman  Nov 25, 2020 • 9:24:57am

re: #309 Belafon

Almost everyone in jail is high maintenance (excluding the people caught in the war on drugs/blacks). That’s why they’re there.

my guess is she’d be ‘high maintenance’ for about 5 minutes

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 25, 2020 • 9:27:37am

re: #312 makeitstop

Brandon Flowers, having a little Twitter fun…

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Call Rudy … Vallee to argue the case in court.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 25, 2020 • 9:28:39am

re: #305 dangerman

it’s like i gotta bring this out every single damn day

Forget the myths that the media has created about the White House.
The truth is, these are not very bright guys…

Trump was a genius when it came to manipulating the media, and as long as he could dictate the narrative, they played along and covered up for his other massive defects in finding and retaining qualified advisers.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 25, 2020 • 9:31:21am

re: #307 🌹UOJB!

The majority of Republicans would vote for a flaccid zucchini dog turd in 2024, if it ran as a Republican. Because they’re a fucking cult.

as long as that flaccid zucchini dog turd hated dark-skinned people, gays, pregnant single moms seeking options, school teachers, civil servants, etc. as much or more than they did, encouraged and condoned violence against them and openly delighted in seeing them suffer.

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dangerman  Nov 25, 2020 • 9:33:15am

re: #313 i(m)p(each)sos

This is my hometown-based grocery chain, which has spent millions of dollars and many years building up a (mostly well-deserved) image of being an upscale place that cares about its customers.

But if they’re going to go lax on mask enforcement… well, fuck around and find out, Danny Wegman. Now they’re trending nationally on twitter.

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simple. they’re using the president’s behavior as a model

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Belafon  Nov 25, 2020 • 9:33:22am

re: #312 makeitstop

Brandon Flowers, having a little Twitter fun…

[Embedded content]

The replies are a hoot.

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 25, 2020 • 9:35:48am

re: #317 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

as long as that flaccid zucchini dog turd hated dark-skinned people, gays, pregnant single moms seeking options, school teachers, government employees, etc…

You got to add in that the dog turd has a personal relationship with Jesus!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 25, 2020 • 9:37:58am

re: #320 🌹UOJB!

You got to add in that the dog turd has a personal relationship with Jesus!

not necessarily but is one that the Je$us preachers see as an instrument of God’s Divine Will

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Alephnaught  Nov 25, 2020 • 9:39:28am

re: #232 Belafon

[Embedded content]

This isn’t new. When Al Gore ran for President, there was a message in the source code of the home page of the campaign site.

In fact, I’ve found an ancient blog post from a satrical blog from the time that references this.

Al Gore is paranoid!!!!!

Well, we didn’t have any complaints when we linked to a story calling George W Bush a “loser”, so we’ll probably have no problem with calling Al Gore “paranoid”!!!!!!!

Why?!?!?!? Well, if you take a look at his campaign website… So wot you might roar!!!!!! Well, look at the source code of the webpage, and you get:

Thanks for checking out our source code! I plan to use this space to post special messages to those who are helping to improve our web site — by making our site the best it can be. The fact that you are peeking behind the
scenes at our site means you can make an important difference to this Internet effort. I’m grateful for your help and support in this campaign. Now let’s keep working to build the 21st Century of our dreams!

Al Gore

Crickey!!!!! This dude’s so tight on media coverage he’s even put his own stuff into the source code of his website!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Talk about flippin’ paranoid!!!!!!

EDIT: I’ve found it myself thanks to the Wayback Machine.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 25, 2020 • 9:39:47am

re: #188 Teukka

So this crossed my feeds… 47:26 runtime… For thy edumacation:

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Video

Until a conspiracy has been proved, it remains a theory. There are secretive organizations (e.g. Mafia, CIA, KGB) where only a few members may be aware of any specific plot and silence can be enforced There are two “theories” that he dismisses too cavalierly: JFK assassination and the Russian collusion.

1. There are many JFK assassination theories — but he overlooks the one that involves the Mafia. Let’s talk about an organization that has a long history of successful murders — and both Lee Harvey Oswald’s uncle and Jack Ruby were associated with mob.
2. We’ve never seen the unredacted Mueller Report — and what we have seen doesn’t say there was no collusion only that they didn’t have sufficient evidence; they passed the information on for further investigation and that investigation was apparently killed before it could proceed.

It is one thing to have a conspiracy theory that requires hundreds of participants to keep silent — it’s another to have one where there are only a handful who are actively involved. And let’s not forget during war, there have been secrets that have involved thousands or tens of thousands of people.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 25, 2020 • 9:46:10am

re: #269 The Pie Overlord!

Do any Republicans realize that once ballots are removed from the envelope there is no way to match them back up? Doing an audit of envelopes is essentially useless.

But don’t they want to disqualify all mail-in ballots? Isn’t that their objective?

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retired cynic  Nov 25, 2020 • 9:58:12am

re: #310 Charmingly Persistent

Thank you! We all watched them knee-cap the post office. It wasn’t subtle or under the radar. Underpants gnomes my ass

This is a RIGHTEOUS thread!!! Nailed it to the door, she did.

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Jay C  Nov 25, 2020 • 10:01:13am

re: #324 Hecuba’s daughter

But don’t they want to disqualify all mail-in ballots? Isn’t that their objective?

Naah, more likely their “objective” is to disqualify all mail-in ballots that voted for Joe/Kamala: the rest, obviously are completely legitimate…..

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retired cynic  Nov 25, 2020 • 10:05:20am

Economist Lisa Cook Being on Joe Biden’s Transition Team Is a Win for Black Girls
This op-ed talks about why it matters that this prominent Black woman economist is part of the Biden-Harris transition team. by Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman, TeenVogue

Lisa Cook is a really inspiring person! I hope she moves up in the Biden administration.

With Dr. Cook’s recent appointment to the Biden-Harris transition team, the administration can now show how they will make good on rhetoric around centering Black women in economic policy, considering how critical we were to the Democrats’ success in the 2020 election.

Currently, fewer than .5% of economists identify as Black women. In our NYT op-ed on the lack of representation in the field, we quoted one Black female economist who decried the “toxic” environment and called her career choice “a mistake.” Dr. Cook’s appointment serves as confirmation to every Black girl, including me, that it’s not a mistake to choose economics and related fields. In fact, as Dr. Cook’s legacy proves, when given the opportunity, Black women can be at the forefront of changing the world.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 25, 2020 • 10:08:17am
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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 25, 2020 • 10:09:11am

re: #326 Jay C

Naah, more likely their “objective” is to disqualify all mail-in ballots that voted for Joe/Kamala: the rest, obviously are completely legitimate…..

You are right — they only target cities that voted for Biden; they don’t care about those who voted for Trump. But their ultimate goal was to throw the race into the House, by having (potentially) two slates of electors. That was the argument raised by one Trumpster as he repeatedly asserted that this wasn’t going to be decided the traditional way. Alternatively, didn’t Lou Dobbs push the suggestion that the legislatures should totally ignore the popular vote and select an their own electors?

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makeitstop  Nov 25, 2020 • 10:11:12am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 25, 2020 • 10:12:30am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 25, 2020 • 10:16:48am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 25, 2020 • 10:21:28am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 25, 2020 • 10:23:15am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 25, 2020 • 10:24:30am

re: #334 Backwoods_Sleuth

How does someone with a 13% approval get reelected?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 25, 2020 • 10:24:53am

Plumbing emergencies on the eve of a major holiday are such a pain.

A pain.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 25, 2020 • 10:24:56am
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Jebediah, RBG  Nov 25, 2020 • 10:26:53am

re: #108 Rightwingconspirator

Taking in the topic video. What a refreshing sound! Nice long jam.

I was almost 4 minutes in before I noticed she was not singing in English. At the end I was thinking “wow that was way too short”

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 25, 2020 • 10:27:36am

The “no fucks left to give” part of myself really hopes that the Covid vaccine will be the end of the anti-vaxxers, and many other anti-science shits as well, since those circles overlap so much.
If the vaccine works, rational people will accept it, forget Covid and go about their former business.
The liars and genocide dupes will refuse it, Covid will continue and will kill a small but steady stream of them in a constant trickle of positive human evolution.

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dangerman  Nov 25, 2020 • 10:28:13am

re: #337 Eclectic Cyborg

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I think he typed “my rigged election failed” and then autocorrect got pissed off and kicked in

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 25, 2020 • 10:33:26am

re: #330 makeitstop

[Embedded content]

And even if she did call you dogs, FUCK YOUR FEELINGS

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 25, 2020 • 10:34:49am

re: #334 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 25, 2020 • 10:40:42am

re: #334 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

“Mitch McConnell is sort of putting the unity of his caucus ahead of the survival of the nation.”

Fixed it

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 25, 2020 • 11:04:33am

re: #313 i(m)p(each)sos

This is my hometown-based grocery chain, which has spent millions of dollars and many years building up a (mostly well-deserved) image of being an upscale place that cares about its customers.

But if they’re going to go lax on mask enforcement… well, fuck around and find out, Danny Wegman. Now they’re trending nationally on twitter.

[Embedded content]

Odd. I shop in a Wegman’s all the time and generally see few mask violations. And that’s mainly people not covering their nose with the mask.


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