Yo-Yo Ma, SongsOfComfort: Bach Cello Suite No. 3 “Sarabande”

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This is for the healthcare workers on the frontlines — the Sarabande from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 3. Your ability to balance human connection and scientific truth in service of us all gives me hope. #songsofcomfort

This video was originally released on March 16, 2020, as part of Yo-Yo Ma’s #SongsOfComfort project, which was launched at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to provide comfort in a time of anxiety and fear. The project inspired thousands of people around the world to upload their own songs of comfort in the months that followed.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 26, 2020 • 8:58:29pm

Bach, the universal donator to the blood stream of music.

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gocart mozart  Nov 26, 2020 • 9:02:41pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 26, 2020 • 9:08:00pm

re: #2 gocart mozart

Well, Trump isn’t wrong, Twitter is a threat to national security, but not for mocking him.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 26, 2020 • 9:37:45pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 26, 2020 • 9:44:33pm

The Ark Encounter’s October 2020 Numbers Are Here (goes to Utah Outcasts, caution for coarse language and adult topics, visual adult Zoom backgrounds, and discussion of socialism, 12:29)

Includes a second story of how Ken Ham exploits his workers, as another worker has quit and spilt the beans on the exploitation.

His attendance numbers are horrible, however, since his religious organisation business is supported by Kentucky taxpayers, Ken Ham is doing fine.

The Ark Encounter’s October 2020 Numbers Are Here

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BeachDem  Nov 26, 2020 • 9:51:45pm

re: #5 Dread Pirate Ron

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I wonder if he’s the brother of “have the kittens stopped screaming, Maureen?” fame from my very favorite column of of all times by Charles. P. Pierce, appropriately written the day before Thanksgiving in 2013.

esquire.com

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 26, 2020 • 10:06:04pm

re: #6 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The Ark Encounter’s October 2020 Numbers Are Here (goes to Utah Outcasts, caution for coarse language and adult topics, visual adult Zoom backgrounds, and discussion of socialism, 12:29)

Includes a second story of how Ken Ham exploits his workers, as another worker has quit and spill the beans on the exploitation.

His attendance numbers are horrible, however, since his religious organisation business is supported by Kentucky taxpayers, Ken Ham is doing fine.

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I’ve had it with this fucking Pulpit Pimp living high off the Tax-Exempt Hog while fleecing Kentucky taxpayers…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 26, 2020 • 10:06:24pm

re: #7 BeachDem

Wow, I never read that article. Maureen’s brother sounds like a psychopath.

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 26, 2020 • 10:16:39pm

re: #9 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Wow, I never read that article. Maureen’s brother sounds like a psychopath.

Yeah Sounds like they were the template for The Addams Family.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 26, 2020 • 10:18:44pm

re: #10 🌹UOJB!

Yeah Sounds like they were the template for The Addams Family.

If I was a girl I would have been Wednesday.

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 26, 2020 • 10:22:38pm

re: #11 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

If I was a girl I would have been Wednesday.

Maureen IS Wednesday.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 26, 2020 • 10:25:36pm

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Brazil

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 26, 2020 • 10:30:06pm

Can Wednesday’s purge of the Defense Policy Board be reversed as soon as Biden takes office or is he stuck with the Trump cult members placed on the Board? Trump is embedding his loyalists throughout the government — all dedicated to sabotaging any Democratic administration and damaging our nation. Of course, unless McConnell can be ousted and SCOTUS repaired, we are facing a very uncertain future.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 26, 2020 • 10:32:49pm

re: #7 BeachDem

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 26, 2020 • 10:45:30pm

re: #15 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Nothing will stop the Screw York Times from kissing Republican ass.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 26, 2020 • 10:49:29pm

re: #14 Hecuba’s daughter

It’s yet another one of those overlooked stories - how Trump is doing his best to undermine everything in the US government.

Now, I’m sure many hard core leftists would be glad if the DPB was just abolished along with most of the DoD.

And while I have no love of the military-industrial establishment, still it is important to keep around people who know where all the bodies are buried. In some cases literally buried.

Trump really is the leader of the know-nothings.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 26, 2020 • 10:50:51pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 26, 2020 • 10:59:12pm

Following along ex-Muslim atheist counter-apologists, they are really upset that Joe Biden quoted a hadith in a speech.

Aside from the problem of state piety, they all note the hadith is taken out of context, and whoever wrote the speech should have actually talked to a Muslim or ex-Muslim first.

The hadith in question in its full context calls on Muslims to become vigilantes to enforce (including with force) religious law.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 26, 2020 • 11:08:56pm
“The hadith of the Prophet Muhammad instructs that any of you see a mistake. Let him change it with his hands if he is not able, then with his tongue if he is not, then with his heart,” said Biden. (Nov 8, 2020)

“A mistake” refers to a violation of religious precepts or blasphemy.

“Change it with his hands” refers to actually laying your hands on a person to “correct” them for a blasphemy against Islam.

Aside from the problem of state piety, the cultural appropriation of religious ideas without actually asking people of that religion what it means inflames those who are negatively affected by those quotations.

Biden is not the first to make this mistake; President Obama quoted a verse from the Qur’an referring to Allah telling his believers not to kill. In context, it comes immediately before the verse that says to crucify those who spread corruption (heresy).

It would be a whole lot better if the politicians of what is supposed to be the beacon to the world of secular governance would lay off quoting scriptures.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Nov 26, 2020 • 11:16:08pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 26, 2020 • 11:16:41pm

Still no pardon of Michael Flynn either at the DOJ or White House Websites.

Perhaps the staff did not get Donald Trump’s tweet? I’m pretty sure you can’t just say “you’re pardoned” on Twitter and that’s it.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Nov 26, 2020 • 11:19:12pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 26, 2020 • 11:20:52pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 26, 2020 • 11:29:50pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 26, 2020 • 11:35:40pm

(1:10)

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 26, 2020 • 11:57:14pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 12:02:59am

Carbon dioxide in the air is carbon dioxide in the air, regardless of the source. Gov. Pete Ricketts (and several other Republican governors) would like to make a distinction of the source of carbon dioxide (by deregulating the sources which benefit those states).

LINCOLN - Governor Pete Ricketts recently joined the governors of Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and South Dakota to write a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler. The six governors urged the EPA to revise regulations on biogenic carbon emissions to recognize their negligible environmental impact [note by me: bullshit].

“EPA is the only regulatory authority in the world that neglects to distinguish between biogenic carbon emissions and those from fossil fuels,” the Governors wrote. “The failure to correct this erroneous policy is harming our agricultural communities and affecting our efforts to expand our states’ biobased industries.”

The EPA’s current regulatory framework hampers rural development by placing unnecessary regulatory burdens on bioeconomic producers in the United States.

“EPA’s regulatory policy concerning agricultural crops disadvantages our states and America’s biobased producers—giving foreign producers a significant advantage,” the Governors wrote. “According to USDA’s analysis, the nation’s bioeconomy generates $459 billion in economic activity, and provides 4.6 million American jobs. However, other countries have a substantial competitive advantage for construction, modernization and improvement of facilities.”

Read full text of the letter Governor Ricketts co-wrote to the EPA by clicking here (goes to Dropbox - by the way, governor, why are you using Dropbox instead of the state official site. Document is a PDF.)

“Biogenic” carbon refers to carbon which comes from sources such as corn-based ethanol. Conveniently, the state governors who signed on to this letter are in ethanol producing states.

The atmosphere doesn’t care of course about the source of the carbon dioxide. That is why the EPA regulates it.

governor.nebraska.gov

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thecommodore  Nov 27, 2020 • 12:04:28am
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Sherlock Hound  Nov 27, 2020 • 12:06:24am

Boris and the Torys love to use Blitz references in their propaganda. But if this is the Blitz, when do the bombs cease falling?

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thecommodore  Nov 27, 2020 • 12:11:20am

re: #5 Dread Pirate Ron

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Half the country is in a cult. The NYT needs to stop mollycoddling them with this crap and start telling the truth ALL of us need to hear.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 12:18:30am

re: #31 thecommodore

Half the country is in a cult. The NYT needs to stop mollycoddling them with this crap and start telling the truth ALL of us need to hear.

It’s not half. It’s a distinct minority.

As for the crap, they won’t, nor will any of the other outlets which do “anthropology papers on Republicans” as noted above.

If the major papers in so-called coastal elite cities such as the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, or the New York & Los Angeles Times continually push Republican talking points and Republican views (really, NYT? Maureen Dowd’s brother?), what hope do those out here in the great, vast middle have of getting plain facts?

I really wish that a liberal-leaning billionaire would start running a media outlet, but they are too busy with vanity runs for President or running full-size model railroads.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 12:22:25am

‘Why now?’ Dismay as US considers troop pullout from Somalia (Stars & Stripes)

NAIROBI, Kenya — No country has been involved in Somalia’s future as much as the United States. Now the Trump administration is thinking of withdrawing the several hundred U.S. military troops from the Horn of Africa nation at what some experts call the worst possible time.

Three decades of chaos, from warlords to al-Qaida affiliate al-Shabab to the emergence of an Islamic State-linked group, have ripped apart the country that only in the past few years has begun to find its footing. The U.S. Embassy returned to Somalia just last year, 28 years after diplomats and staffers fled.

Somalia faces a tense election season that begins in the next few weeks to decide the presidency and parliament. United Nations experts say al-Shabab, supporting its 5,000 to 10,000 fighters on a rich diet of extorting businesses and civilians, is improving its bomb-making skills. And an ever bigger military force, the African Union’s 19,000-strong AMISOM, has begun its own withdrawal from a country whose forces are widely considered unready to assume full responsibility for security.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 27, 2020 • 12:30:33am

re: #20 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Very very few politicians in this country will tackle the problem of religious teachings.

Very few.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 12:32:04am
WASHINGTON — With President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for defense secretary still in flux, a new surge of support for Michèle Flournoy has emerged. Key House Armed Services Committee Democrats, a former defense secretary and a host of other supporters were publicly stumping for her Wednesday to become the first woman to run the Pentagon.

For months, Biden was widely expected to select Flournoy, a former undersecretary of defense for policy and founder of the Center for a New American Security think tank. But Biden announced the core of his national security team Monday without naming his nominee for defense secretary.

In a joint statement Wednesday, House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel Chair Jackie Speier, D-Calif., and Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities Chair Jim Langevin, D-R.I., highlighted Flournoy’s experience, and said, “breaking this glass ceiling is long overdue.”

“As senior members of Congress, we sincerely appreciate that Ms. Flournoy is held in the highest regard as a preeminent defense policy expert who has worked tirelessly to develop effective bipartisan solutions to the nation’s problems,” they said.

(more)

Lawmakers, former officials surge support for Flournoy to be Biden’s defense secretary (Defense News)

James Clyburn (D-So. Car.) is expressing disappointment however. He believes there should be more African-Americans, and Defense Secretary would be a good position. Jeh Johnson is also considered to be a candidate.

Either a woman or an African-American picked as Defense Secretary would be the first of their demographics to be in that position.

I don’t know which one is best qualified, which would be my criterion for selecting any cabinet secretary.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 12:39:48am
LASALLE, Ill. (AP) — State officials have launched investigations into a coronavirus outbreak at a veterans nursing home in Illinois that has infected nearly 200 residents and staff members, and killed 27 veterans.

News outlets reported Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office and the state’s Department of Veteran’s Affairs are attempting to determine what caused the outbreak at the state-run LaSalle Veterans’ Home. The department on Tuesday requested an independent probe into the facility, which was the focus of a state Senate committee virtual hearing on the outbreak.

“The tragedy of what has unfolded at the veterans’ home cannot be understated,” said State Senator Sue Rezin, who represents the district where the home is located. “I’m glad that the director has called for an independent investigation and agree that there are lesson to be learned from this terrible outbreak that has claimed the lives of 27 of our nation’s heroes.”

The current outbreak was identified in late October when a staff member and a resident tested positive for the virus, the Chicago Tribune reported. The home was not largely impacted by the pandemic until then. In fact, two-thirds of residents and employees tested positive since the beginning of this month, according to the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs.

(more)

Another fatal outbreak: 27 COVID deaths at Illinois vets nursing home prompts probe Military Times

Stand by for stonewalling from Trump’s VA director. Fortunately, he’s not going to be in the job much longer. Strictly speaking, Illinois has no say over a federal facility. However, they can make a lot of noise and put federal officials in an uncomfortable position.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 12:42:00am

re: #34 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Very very few politicians in this country will tackle the problem of religious teachings.

Very few.

It’s not so much the issue of “tackling religious teachings.” Simply avoiding them would be better.

Sen. Marco Rubio rightly gets dragged for his continual out-of-context Bible quotes. There’s no reason for our party to then do what we drag people like Rubio over.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 12:50:20am

Taking lessons from Donald Trump, apparently.

Previously sentenced on federal charge, Connecticut charges ex-soldier for stealing nearly $1M from veterans charity (Army Times)

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — A former Connecticut lawyer was charged by state authorities Wednesday with embezzling nearly $1 million from a charity for military veterans and their families, just two weeks after he was sentenced to more than three years in prison on a federal charge for the same crimes.

The chief state’s attorney’s office said Kevin Creed, 69, of Litchfield, was charged with felony larceny and was released on a $250,000 bond following a court appearance Wednesday.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 27, 2020 • 12:59:25am

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 27, 2020 • 1:00:23am

hmm… why didn’t that post??

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 27, 2020 • 1:01:33am

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BigPapa  Nov 27, 2020 • 1:02:07am

there must be a Kraken loose

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 27, 2020 • 1:02:34am

re: #42 BigPapa

The hamsters don’t like my post.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 27, 2020 • 1:03:18am

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 27, 2020 • 1:04:01am

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 27, 2020 • 1:04:50am

Ok, so there’s something about a Youtube link the hamsters don’t like.

But there are no dashes.

Nothing but letters and two numbers.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 27, 2020 • 1:05:44am

It’s that time, yes, that time, with an album brought to you by corporate America… complete with a greeting narrated at the beginning that sounds like it is a contemporary statement…

… until you realize at the end that it was recorded in 1968.

The narrator was an executive at Ford, John B. Naughton.

The songs themselves have a wonderful late-60’s glee-club feel.

Also of note is how the opening message is explicitly secular.

Youtube Video

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 27, 2020 • 1:09:20am

Seems like the Youtube embed is broken?

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Teukka  Nov 27, 2020 • 1:10:38am

re: #48 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Seems like the Youtube embed is broken?

Testing *tap* *tap* *tap* *tap*

Yuuko and Teiichi Say Farewell - Tasogare Otome X Amnesia

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 27, 2020 • 1:12:57am

re: #49 Teukka

If you click on the Youtube button in my last post, what happens?

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Teukka  Nov 27, 2020 • 1:15:06am

re: #50 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Opens the video, embedded.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 27, 2020 • 1:17:25am

re: #51 Teukka

Opens the video, embedded.

Thanks. Doesn’t work for me. By which I mean, if I click on it I leave the LGF page and get a full window Youtube player. But my embed link is not for that, just a regular embedded video.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 1:19:23am

re: #46 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Ok, so there’s something about a Youtube link the hamsters don’t like.

But there are no dashes.

Nothing but letters and two numbers.

Lemme try (2:21)

Pachelbel Canon in D Fantasia for hammered dulcimer

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 1:22:14am

re: #50 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

If you click on the Youtube button in my last post, what happens?

It plays for me.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 27, 2020 • 1:23:48am
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Alephnaught  Nov 27, 2020 • 1:37:28am

Okay, let me try the YouTube embed.

Context for this song here….

And now, the full song in colour…

Adriano Celentano - Prisencolinensinainciusol

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 27, 2020 • 1:48:40am

re: #30 Sherlock Hound

I went to a shopping center not far from me (Shopping Park Avion in Ostrava) and most of the shops there were staffed, getting ready for what looks like - as of right now - a Monday reopening of all retail in the country. The final decision from the Ministry of Health will apparently be made on Sunday (that’s some short notice, LOL) but the shop managers or owners figured it’s best to ready come Monday morning rather than wait until the last second to get everything prepped and ready for customers.

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Teukka  Nov 27, 2020 • 1:51:22am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 1:58:18am

There’s something to be said about headbanging whilst playing the hurdy-gurdy, but I’m not sure what.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 2:03:41am

re: #60 Teukka

Holy crap there’s a bunch of morans in that thread.

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Teukka  Nov 27, 2020 • 2:06:55am

re: #62 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Holy crap there’s a bunch of morans in that thread.

Checked. JFC… I’m more and more inclined to write the “Cowid is a hoaks” contingent of the Qanonces and other outfits as a clear and present danger to the public.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 2:23:44am

Okay, I put enough mediæval musical instrument players performing modern music up for one night. I’m going to shuffle off to bed.

Catch y’all later. Don’t let Donald Trump sell the USS Gerald R. Ford while I’m out.

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dangerman  Nov 27, 2020 • 2:39:11am

re: #25 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Pope Francis criticized groups protesting COVID-19 restrictions in a New York Times op-ed:

“It is all too easy for some to take an idea — in this case, for example, personal freedom — and turn it into an ideology, creating a prism through which they judge everything.”

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 27, 2020 • 3:49:31am

A passing of note…

She was something of a mainstay of Giallo films - she broke into movies in the 1970s, finding success with her Giallo collaborations with Dario Argento and continuing to act consistently through to the early 2000s.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 27, 2020 • 3:55:15am

re: #10 🌹UOJB!

Yeah Sounds like they were the template for The Addams Family.

Nope, the Addams Family did not bash kitty heads together. At least, not to my knowledge. Dowd’s brother sounds like a psycho.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:58:34am

re: #14 Hecuba’s daughter

Can Wednesday’s purge of the Defense Policy Board be reversed as soon as Biden takes office or is he stuck with the Trump cult members placed on the Board? Trump is embedding his loyalists throughout the government — all dedicated to sabotaging any Democratic administration and damaging our nation. Of course, unless McConnell can be ousted and SCOTUS repaired, we are facing a very uncertain future.

Fuck them. They just spent the last 4 years saying the president can do anything. Make a clean sweep of these shitstains. If they bitch, flip them the finger and tell them to fuck off, FUCK THEIR FEELINGS.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:09:15am

re: #69 Eventual Carrion

Fuck them. They just spent the last 4 years saying the president can do anything. Make a clean sweep of these shitstaoin. If they bitch, flip them the finger and tell them to fuck off, FUCK THEIR FEELINGS.

I agree. If it were up to me, there’d be nothing short of a Stalin-esque purge. Well, you know, minus the mass executions and other such unpleasantness.

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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:14:25am

re: #22 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Still no pardon of Michael Flynn either at the DOJ or White House Websites.

Perhaps the staff did not get Donald Trump’s tweet? I’m pretty sure you can’t just say “you’re pardoned” on Twitter and that’s it.

Unfortunately, Trump’s statement is sufficient. There’s no requirement as to form or location of the pardon for it to be considered valid and maybe the DOJ might have standing to challenge, but I doubt they’d advance that case.

He’s pardoned. The only question will be the actual form of that pardon. Once the Office gets caught up after the holiday, they’ll release the details.

It’s still a felony by Trump though. Even though he’s got the power to pardon, the fact is that the pardon is a continuation of the coverup of crimes committed by and for Trump himself. He’s trying to protect himself with his pardons of others.

Don’t just take my word for it though, it’s what Barr said during his confirmation hearing. Guess he didn’t think that applies to Trump though. The next AG might take a dim view on that and actually prosecute.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:27:18am

re: #22 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Still no pardon of Michael Flynn either at the DOJ or White House Websites.

Perhaps the staff did not get Donald Trump’s tweet? I’m pretty sure you can’t just say “you’re pardoned” on Twitter and that’s it.

That would be beyond hysterical if Flynn wound up not getting a pardon because of that?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:30:26am

re: #26 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That really needs a comma. Or a rewrite. 😬

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Sir John Barron  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:39:35am

re: #29 thecommodore

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He’s complaining about Twitter “trends” on Thanksgiving?

Perfect

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:40:30am

Stuffed Pumpkin - take 2

Edit: Sideways it looks a bit like we cooked some sort of Pacman.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:41:57am

re: #2 gocart mozart

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OK, what is Section 230?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:44:55am
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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:45:30am

re: #76 Sir John Barron

Section 230 of the Telecommunications Decency Act.

law.cornell.edu

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:46:17am

re: #76 Sir John Barron

OK, what is Section 230?

Where things like Twitter aren’t responsible for the content because they aren’t writing it.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:46:43am

re: #78 lawhawk

He’s so butthurt over the “DiaperDon” hashtag. 😂

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:46:44am

re: #76 Sir John Barron

OK, what is Section 230?

Bit of legislation that generally protects web sites from 3rd party content.

en.wikipedia.org

ISPs, etc. not liable for content put there by 3rd parties, though they still need to remove things that are illegal, violate copyright, etc.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:53:30am

BTW, just watched episode 5 of season 2 of The Mandalorian and holy shitballs what an amazing episode!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:54:14am

This is hysterical. Well done. The only thing missing is the 900% match.

(See below)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:55:41am

re: #80 Dr Lizardo

He’s so butthurt over the “DiaperDon” hashtag. 😂

Kinda glorious, isn’t it?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:56:22am

re: #83 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

This is hysterical. Well done. The only thing missing is the 900% match.

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Wrong tweet. 😠

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John Hughes  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:03:22am

re: #84 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Kinda glorious, isn’t it?

Only the truth hurts so much.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:03:36am

re: #84 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Kinda glorious, isn’t it?

Yes, it is.

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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:07:20am

re: #85 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

If you check your spam folder in your email, you’ll probably see half a dozen (or 100s) of these Trump related messages. They’re spamming everyone to try and generate revenue for Trump’s latest gambit. It’s to retire campaign debt and to fund a PAC. It’ll also get applied to his legal defense fund as things shift to his criminal cases.

But the 900% match is a load of bulkshit (and I think it’s up over 1000% now). They want you to donate 10 dollars. Then they want *you* to match it with $10 a week for 10 weeks. Presto - you’ve matched. No one is matching your donation. They just want you donating even more.

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Teukka  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:08:09am

Also, IIRC, Pikuach nefesh is way older than Maimonides. I could be wrong, it was ages ago I read Maimonides…

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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:14:02am

re: #89 Teukka

I know the concept is far older than Maimonides. I mentioned him because he was not only among the greatest Jewish theologians, but he was a doctor as well. He knew better than most the intersection of public health, religion, and the public good.

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mmmirele  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:17:22am

France (and Macron) has been shaken by video of an encounter between a black music producer named Michel Zecler and three cops. Allegedly the cops followed the producer into his studio and started beating on him (video embedded in this BBC article).

bbc.com

Additional video has since been released, taken by someone outside the building as Zecler was being taken out. The titles are in French, sorry, but it’s pretty obvious what’s going on here.

The original footage, and now this footage surfaces at a time when France is looking to put restrictions on when you can video the cops. Obviously, were those restrictions in place, it’s likely this videoing would have been illegal.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:17:38am

re: #79 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Where things like Twitter aren’t responsible for the content because they aren’t writing it.

OK thanks, just wasn’t sure what it might have had to do with NATIONAL SECURITY!!!!

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Teukka  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:20:14am

re: #90 lawhawk

I know the concept is far older than Maimonides. I mentioned him because he was not only among the greatest Jewish theologians, but he was a doctor as well. He knew better than most the intersection of public health, religion, and the public good.

I remember Maimonides because it’s one of the books I read that a) spoke to me profoundly and b) I didn’t regret jumping through the many hoops I had to in order to borrow a copy.

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jeffreyw  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:25:36am

Good morning!

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mmmirele  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:36:46am

re: #10 🌹UOJB!

Yeah Sounds like they were the template for The Addams Family.

Hey! The Addams Family were not mean to innocent creatures. They were, however, QUITE MEAN to people who deserved it. You’d never see Wednesday or Pugsley bashing kitten heads together. No, that’d be the families of weird Irish Catholic NYTimes columnists….

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dangerman  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:38:04am

re: #90 lawhawk

I know the concept is far older than Maimonides. I mentioned him because he was not only among the greatest Jewish theologians, but he was a doctor as well. He knew better than most the intersection of public health, religion, and the public good.

Posted just above

Pope Francis criticized groups protesting COVID-19 restrictions in a New York Times op-ed:

“It is all too easy for some to take an idea — in this case, for example, personal freedom — and turn it into an ideology, creating a prism through which they judge everything.”

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Belafon  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:38:42am

The problems with these trials are that some of the batches only had half a dose, and that none of the participants were over 55.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:39:13am

re: #92 Sir John Barron

OK thanks, just wasn’t sure what it might have had to do with NATIONAL SECURITY!!!!

Someone said something Donny didn’t like.

That it is a national security issue because of bullshit, by both Republicans and hostile foreign nations, is besides the point. This is all about #DiaperDon.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:40:53am

re: #98 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Someone said something Donny didn’t like.

That it is a national security issue because of bullshit, by both Republicans and hostile foreign nations, is besides the point. This is all about #DiaperDon.

So thankful we won’t have this crybaby as our president for the next four years

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Belafon  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:41:42am
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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:43:48am

re: #96 dangerman

Pope Francis is a heretic /Christian/Catholic groups somewhere.

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John Hughes  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:45:44am

re: #91 mmmirele

Obviously, were those restrictions in place, it’s likely this videoing would have been illegal.

Well, no. I think the new law is stupid but that’s not what it says.

It criminalises broadcasting images of the police with the clear intent to harm individual officers. It does not put any restrictions on filming the police.

Now, obviously, if the law stands (there is a very good chance the Conseil constitutionnel will slap it down) it will clearly have a chilling effect on filming the police, and, as usual, individual cops will try to claim that people are not allowed to film them, but that is not what the law says.

In conclusion: Nique La Police

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John Hughes  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:48:29am

re: #101 lawhawk

Pope Francis is a heretic /Christian/Catholic groups somewhere.

Uh, “somewhere” is “the US”. Not very much anywhere else.

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Belafon  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:51:15am

re: #102 John Hughes

It criminalises broadcasting images of the police with the clear intent to harm individual officers. It does not put any restrictions on filming the police.

Is that a thing in France, broadcasting to harm individual officers? Because, if French police are even one tenth the assholes some of the US officers are, it won’t be very hard for police to claim that any filming of the police is being done with an intent to broadcast, and “the police” don’t do acts, individual officers do, therefore any filming is meant to harm an officer.

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Teukka  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:52:30am

re: #101 lawhawk

Pope Francis is a heretic /Christian/Catholic groups somewhere.

Well the SSPX and assorted sedevacantists believe exactly that…

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:54:52am

HAPPY BLACK FRIDAY EVERYONE!!

Here is a very, very long thread by a lawyer who confronted the “Kraken” and dissected it tentacle by tentacle. His conclusion: it is a giant, humongous pile of hot stanky garbage.

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dangerman  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:57:41am

For all the sound and fury of Trump-era foreign policy, that policy’s lasting impact—positive or negative—is likely to be less significant than you might think.

Summarized at electoral-vote.com

In short, Trump will leave office with only a very few concrete accomplishments that will survive more than a few months. Meanwhile, he (and Bolton, and Mike Pompeo, and Jared Kushner) utterly failed in terms of changing the underlying philosophy of U.S. foreign relations; the nation will soon resume its regular place on the world stage, while its main partners—the UK, Japan, France, Germany, etc.—largely see Trumpism as nothing more than a blip on the radar, and are eager to return to the way things were before he took office. (Z)

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:01:22am

re: #107 dangerman

Though a couple of alliances elsewhere, like the Kurds, are pretty much torpedoed.

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Renaissance_Man  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:07:28am

re: #107 dangerman

For all the sound and fury of Trump-era foreign policy, that policy’s lasting impact—positive or negative—is likely to be less significant than you might think.

Summarized at electoral-vote.com

They may be eager to resume relations, but rest assured that those who know what the US is like know that it cannot be trusted. It’s only a few years till the next fascist dictator.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:07:48am

So, I was reading an interview with Dr. Fauci and the question was “when do you think we can throw our masks away”…I started to think about that.

I don’t think I’d stop masking even if we had a major vaccination program.

I wouldn’t be wearing a face shield+mask combo, I wouldn’t wear it constantly, I wouldn’t spend time looking up best mask types, but I’m comfortable with a mask now.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:12:02am

re: #97 Belafon

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Is this the vaccine that they were going to name tRump Vaccine?

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BigPapa  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:13:05am

Other countries may trust a new Biden Admin but not the voters. How Putin and Cambridge Analytica and Facebook tweaked 2016 because the GOP was complicit will not be forgotten.

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Sherlock Hound  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:16:02am

re: #106 The Pie Overlord!

The Court will note that Francisco Franco is still dead.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:19:49am

re: #17 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

It’s yet another one of those overlooked stories - how Trump is doing his best to undermine everything in the US government.

Now, I’m sure many hard core leftists would be glad if the DPB was just abolished along with most of the DoD.

And while I have no love of the military-industrial establishment, still it is important to keep around people who know where all the bodies are buried. In some cases literally buried.

Trump really is the leader of the know-nothings.

This is not Trump’s idea — it’s that of his puppet-master. Probably Barr or Putin, but I’m willing to countenance other suggestions on who gave him this idea.

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Nojay UK  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:23:07am

re: #108 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Though a couple of alliances elsewhere, like the Kurds, are pretty much torpedoed.

The Kurds are always going to be torpedoed. They want an independent homeland which no-one in their region is willing to give them. There is no Palestinian Mandate territory that can be carved up and handed out by the Western Powers as it was to create Israel. All they can do is fight in war-torn areas like Iraq and Syria and hope that when the dust settles they get to claim a piece of the cake. The sixty-nine or so Syrian rebel alliances and the Syrian government aren’t planning to sign up them doing to that and the Iraqi government ditto.

Their alternative is to fight the Turkish government for independent territory within that unitary nation’s borders; they’ve been fighting for forty years or so with about 300,000 dead on both sides (mostly Kurds, of course) and the Turks are even more opposed to any sort of agreement with the Kurds than they were at the start of the conflict.

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Belafon  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:28:01am

re: #115 Nojay UK

Personally, I would like to give them Idaho or Wyoming. I think they’d run it better than the current occupants.

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John Hughes  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:28:16am

re: #104 Belafon

Is that a thing in France, broadcasting to harm individual officers?

No, of course it isn’t. The law is stupid and it’s clearly made to have a chilling effect, but they knew there was no way in hell the Conseil constitutionnel would let them get away with flat out banning filming les keufs so this is the silly excuse they came up with.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:29:29am

BBC Breaking News Twitter about Iran Defense Ministry saying that their top nuclear scientist was just assassinated near Tehran.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:32:00am

re: #118 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

BBC Breaking News Twitter about Iran Defense Ministry saying that their top nuclear scientist was just assassinated near Tehran.

It’s being challenged—might be a “not-quite”.
reuters.com

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:33:56am

re: #31 thecommodore

Half the country is in a cult. The NYT needs to stop mollycoddling them with this crap and start telling the truth ALL of us need to hear.

This is all on Maureen — she’s been doing it for years. Once a year, she publishes a column written by her brother. 47% of the voters in this nation share his view — and that’s an unhealthy percentage; and apparently 57% of white voters went for Trump, which is an extremely unhealthy percentage. And that statistic is certainly behind Rick Scott’s effort to make voter disenfranchisement the law of the land.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:34:37am

Source added to 119, has now been updated to “more than not-quite”.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:36:04am

re: #121 Decatur Deb

Source added to 119, has now been updated to “more than not-quite”.

Yeah, that seems like a hit - only question, who was behind it. Domestic or international?

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:37:51am

re: #122 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, that seems like a hit - only question, who was behind it. Domestic or international?

One BBC article I saw said that it was two separate but similar MO attacks. Killed one scientist and wounded another. People on motorbikes attaching bombs to their cars. Which is simple enough to potentially be domestic, though the CIA, Mossad, etc. are going to be blamed by the government in any case.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:38:01am

re: #122 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, that seems like a hit - only question, who was behind it. Domestic or international?

Could be up to 4 wives to check out.

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Belafon  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:40:06am

re: #124 Decatur Deb

Could be up to 4 wives to check out.

Wives?

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Decatur Deb  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:40:46am

re: #125 Belafon

Wives?

Someone kills you, it was probably your wife.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:41:18am

re: #126 Decatur Deb

Someone kills you, it was probably your wife.

Or the butler

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:41:41am

re: #124 Decatur Deb

Could be up to 4 wives to check out.

Hahahahaha. Well played.

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BigPapa  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:42:12am

re: #126 Decatur Deb

Someone kills you, it was probably your wife.

If your wife kills you, you probably deserved it.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:43:00am

re: #129 BigPapa

If your wife kills you, you probably deserved it.

Missed her chance—she used to pack my ‘chute.

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John Hughes  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:44:03am

re: #113 Sherlock Hound

Also, I wonder what makes Detroit “especially egregious.”

Yeah, I wonder that too.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:44:13am

re: #60 Teukka

Those who don’t learn history are doomed to repeat it.
And those of us who did learn from history are doomed to watch those who didn’t learn repeat it…

I’ve always been fond of
1. Paul Valery: “History is the science of what never happens twice.”
2. Hegel: “The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history.”

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gwangung  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:44:52am

Sessions with Stan

I agree with Stan the Man.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:44:53am
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Decatur Deb  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:47:49am

re: #132 Hecuba’s daughter

I’ve always been fond of
1. Paul Valery: “History is the science of what never happens twice.”
2. Hegel: “The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history.”

3. Napoleon (supposedly): “History is a lie agreed-upon.”

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A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:51:21am

re: #88 lawhawk

If you check your spam folder in your email, you’ll probably see half a dozen (or 100s) of these Trump related messages. They’re spamming everyone to try and generate revenue for Trump’s latest gambit. It’s to retire campaign debt and to fund a PAC. It’ll also get applied to his legal defense fund as things shift to his criminal cases.

But the 900% match is a load of bulkshit (and I think it’s up over 1000% now). They want you to donate 10 dollars. Then they want *you* to match it with $10 a week for 10 weeks. Presto - you’ve matched. No one is matching your donation. They just want you donating even more.

It seems I’m not on any of his lists. Long may it last.

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BigPapa  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:52:00am

Let’s start off this fine Turkey Hangover brekky with some fresh memes.

Trump Playskool
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John Hughes  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:54:07am

re: #132 Hecuba’s daughter

Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce. Caussidière for Danton, Louis Blanc for Robespierre, the Montagne of 1848 to 1851 for the Montagne of 1793 to 1795, the nephew for the uncle. And the same caricature occurs in the circumstances of the second edition of the Eighteenth Brumaire.

— Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon.

Splendid reference at the start: “Hegel remarks somewhere”. I think Marx was taking the piss.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:54:12am

re: #131 John Hughes

Yeah, I wonder that too.

Black people voting is especially egregious.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:00:39am
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A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:01:43am

re: #94 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:06:44am

re: #97 Belafon

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According to the Medcram video Anymouse just posted, the people who received half a dose for their first shot (it’s a course of two) had better results than the people who got two full doses, The “under 55” part is another matter.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:07:06am

Rats. They’re on to us.

Thousands moved to Alabama from California and the Rust Belt in 2019
al.com

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:08:34am

re: #140 The Pie Overlord!

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:11:30am

re: #138 John Hughes

— Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon.

Splendid reference at the start: “Hegel remarks somewhere”. I think Marx was taking the piss.

And that’s probably one of the all-time great quotes from Karl Marx.

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dangerman  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:12:00am

re: #106 The Pie Overlord!

HAPPY BLACK FRIDAY EVERYONE!!

Here is a very, very long thread by a lawyer who confronted the “Kraken” and dissected it tentacle by tentacle. His conclusion: it is a giant, humongous pile of hot stanky garbage.

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Indeed that whole thread
Lolled so many times I scared the cats

So that’s what a bugfuckingnuts complaint filed in court looks like

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Dizzy  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:21:47am

Facepalm

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Alephnaught  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:35:08am

re: #137 BigPapa

Let’s start off this fine Turkey Hangover brekky with some fresh memes.

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jaunte  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:37:20am

Google translate:

The European Union has imposed sanctions on six individuals and one legal entity of the Russian Federation in connection with the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. This was reported by the press service of the EU Council.

Restrictive measures are included in the attitude of the Director of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation Alexandra Bortnikov, the first deputy head of the Kremlin administration Sergei Kiriyenko, and four other high-ranking Russian officials.

EU sanctions were also introduced in relation to the State Research Institute of Organic Chemistry and Technology. Now the above-mentioned faces will not be able to enter the territory of the European Union, and their accounts in European banks will be frozen.

Also new sanctions against Russia were introduced by Great Britain. This was reported by the press service of the government.

The list of people to whom British economic sanctions will be extended will include the head of the FSB, Alexander Bortnikov, the head of Russia’s presidential administration for domestic policy, Andrei Yarin, the deputy head of Putin’s administration, Sergei Kiriyenko, the deputy head of Putin’s administration; Popov and Alexei Krivoruchko.

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Belafon  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:37:35am

Remember when Crayola had the skin color crayon that matched whites? Now they have actually done a good thing and created a box with 24 colors representing a range of skin colors from light to dark: amazon.com

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:37:55am

re: #147 Dizzy

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jaunte  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:47:09am

The last thing he’d forget is how to steal.

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wrenchwench  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:47:20am
It’s your Twitter anniversary!

12 years. I think I should have molted at least once.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:51:07am

re: #151 Patricia Kayden

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Scott Adams has shown himself immune to evidence that contradicts his absolute belief in Trump. How he has been capable of such an accurate portrayal of corporate America is beyond understanding given his level of gullibility and lack of rational thought.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:56:03am
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Teukka  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:56:20am

So I found this at a local 2nd hand music store:

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A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:03:44am

re: #155 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Loving the blues does not prevent racism.

And apparently, being ashamed of ever having said something doesn’t stop people from quoting you in detail as if you’d just come up with it.

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Belafon  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:09:15am

re: #157 A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!

I also don’t see that block in the linked article.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:12:50am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:13:21am

re: #155 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

This rant happened at a concert in 1976 and Clapton ultimately apologized for it.

Not sure what his views are these days.

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Jay C  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:13:30am

re: #157 A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!

And apparently, being ashamed of ever having said something doesn’t stop people from quoting you in detail as if you’d just come up with it.

Yep: digging into the linked article points out that Clapton’s racist rant was from 1976: and that he has spent many of the years since then disavowing it, and apologizing for it. And blaming his overuse of booze and drugs for the outburst: though (just IMO) that’s only a half-assed excuse. Maybe he has learned better over the last 40+ years, who knows? Personally, I think the best way not to have embarrassing quotes come back to haunt you is to never make them in the first place: but easier said…. etc.

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Belafon  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:15:55am

re: #161 Jay C

Imagine being held to a comment you made 44 years ago. You’ve either tried to be better or there’s going to be a more recent quote to use.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:16:54am
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PhillyPretzel  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:18:17am

re: #163 The Pie Overlord!

That is a beautiful table. :)

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A Mom Anon  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:20:42am

re: #148 Alephnaught

Does anyone know why Trump was sitting at that little desk? Connie Schultz said it was a real photo, not shopped or anything, so WTAF happened there?

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:21:05am

re: #155 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:21:10am

re: #155 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Eric Clapton made that statement in 1976, 44 years ago. His words were vile and cruel but the question is how has he lived and spoken since then. People can repent of evil and at least there is no evidence that he acted on those thoughts to actively harm someone; I realize that words themselves can be harmful but it does not appear that he behaved subsequently in a manner to promote that ideology.

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Egregious Philbin  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:21:57am

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dangerman  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:22:19am

re: #147 Dizzy

Facepalm

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i think you mean the con man obviously tried to rig it, and failed.

he lost. because he’s a loser
and not such a great con man

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:23:19am
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PhillyPretzel  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:24:16am

re: #165 A Mom Anon

Your guess is as good as mine. From yesterday we have been seeing DT at a very plain desk.

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dangerman  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:25:13am

re: #165 A Mom Anon

Does anyone know why Trump was sitting at that little desk? Connie Schultz said it was a real photo, not shopped or anything, so WTAF happened there?

tone deaf, stunningly stupid planning team that never thinks out the ramifications of anything

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A Mom Anon  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:27:30am

re: #171 PhillyPretzel

The hubby said it might be because they have begun deep cleaning some parts of the White House and he’s not allowed in the areas being cleaned. Makes some sense, but that was just weird. Especially for someone who is so obsessed with how things look and play in the media.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:28:00am

Apologies for posting the Clapton quote. Not meaning to throw shade.

I think Cleese (whom I also love) has said some shit.

One thing I’ll say, not that I’m any kind of saint, God knows far from it, I’ve never, even in my teenaged higher than high moments, thought or said anything like that. Not once. Not ever.

It doesn’t mean people can’t change. I’m at a loss what for the creation of the mindset.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:28:39am

re: #165 A Mom Anon

Does anyone know why Trump was sitting at that little desk? Connie Schultz said it was a real photo, not shopped or anything, so WTAF happened there?

I asked that last night. Weird shit to be sure.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:31:39am
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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:31:58am

re: #169 dangerman

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i think you mean the con man tried to rig it, and failed.

he lost. because he’s a loser
and not such a great con man

He is a great con man — he conned almost 63 million people in 2016 and this year he increased his con to about 74 million people. And he did it in the open, not concealing who and what he was. Pretty disgusting what it says about 47% of the voters in this nation.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:32:54am

re: #176 The Pie Overlord!

Yay. DT is struck down again in the courts.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:35:30am

re: #165 A Mom Anon

Does anyone know why Trump was sitting at that little desk? Connie Schultz said it was a real photo, not shopped or anything, so WTAF happened there?

The small desk is a bill signing desk. It’s meant to be small to allow plenty of people to crowd around it for a photo op.

Why it got used yesterday, who knows? Maybe Trumps aides had very short notice on what he was planning to do and that was all they could find to have the room ready in time (also note the undecorated Christmas tree, another sign this may have been rushed) or maybe it was someone in the WH trolling him.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:36:10am

IANAL — but if a case is never heard in the lower courts because it keeps getting dismissed, can SCOTUS agree to hear it? I am terrified of the total dishonesty of this SCOTUS.

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Jay C  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:38:33am

re: #172 dangerman

tone deaf, stunningly stupid planning team that never thinks out the ramifications of anything

Probably the likeliest explanation: for whatever reason, they couldn’t use the “normal” setup, and being lame and disorganized (probably preoccupied with sending out their resumés), they set up Trump’s announcement at the kiddie desk, not knowing (or caring) how ridiculous it would look.

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retired cynic  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:38:35am

deleted by me

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:40:26am

re: #180 Hecuba’s daughter

IANAL — but if a case is never heard in the lower courts because it keeps getting dismissed, can SCOTUS agree to hear it? I am terrified of the total dishonesty of this SCOTUS.

Thread in progress:

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BeenHereAwhile  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:40:42am

re: #156 Teukka

So I found this at a local 2nd hand music store:

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Hang on to it.

I have this soundtrack on vinyl, CD and handheld.

And playback that once worked on the handheld is now blocked, “This song is not currently available in your country or region”.

Even tho I recorded the album from my CD.

Must be because I moved from Florida to Tennessee.

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jaunte  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:41:15am
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dangerman  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:42:46am

re: #176 The Pie Overlord!

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so much not winning

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dangerman  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:43:50am

re: #177 Hecuba’s daughter

He is a great con man — he conned almost 63 million people in 2016 and this year he increased his con to about 74 million people. And he did it in the open, not concealing who and what he was. Pretty disgusting what it says about 47% of the voters in this nation.

you can only con the con-able

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:44:32am

re: #187 dangerman

True.

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Jay C  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:45:41am

re: #180 Hecuba’s daughter

IANAL — but if a case is never heard in the lower courts because it keeps getting dismissed, can SCOTUS agree to hear it? I am terrified of the total dishonesty of this SCOTUS.

IANAL either, but I believe that yes, the campaign can - in theory - file another appeal to SCOTUS: and that the High Court can - again, in theory - vote to agree to hear it.
Though I hope not.

ADD: reading through some of the details of the rejected Trump-campaign suit, my hopes just got raised a bit: unless I’m misreading things (always a possibility) the suit was basically to throw out ALL the election results for ALL of Pennsylvania (?) - which is pretty much “overreach” (to say the least)…

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retired cynic  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:46:30am

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“If you look back at the original rail revolution, it became such a big, important national project—hundreds of companies got involved, millions of jobs were created, businesses popped up to help it,” says Andy Kunz, president and CEO of the U.S. High Speed Rail Association (USHSR). “It was this massive stimulus that layers and layers of our society participated in and benefited from. [A second rail revolution] would stimulate travel and tourism.”

Kunz points toward five top-priority projects his organization has identified that, with proper funding and attention, could provide the infrastructure for a more robust high-speed rail network across the country. These top-tier initiatives include finishing the California rail project, which has been hampered by Trump administration lawsuits, as well as projects in Texas, Florida, and the Pacific Northwest, and upgrades to Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor. USHSR also suggests that Biden could create a new agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation for initiating high-speed rail projects, conducting route studies, and streamlining project approvals, among other duties.

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A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:48:16am

re: #174 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Apologies for posting the Clapton quote. Not meaning to throw shade.

I think Cleese (whom I also love) has said some shit.

One thing I’ll say, not that I’m any kind of saint, God knows far from it, I’ve never, even in my teenaged higher than high moments, thought or said anything like that. Not once. Not ever.

It doesn’t mean people can’t change. I’m at a loss what for the creation of the mindset.

Cleese said something or other in favor of Brexit, but not directly racist, as far as I know. Also that London has changed and not for the better since pre-EU days. Words of an old curmudgeon, maybe. (Supporting Brexit is about to become its own punishment, unfortunately also for the people who opposed it.)

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BeachDem  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:49:44am

re: #175 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I asked that last night. Weird shit to be sure.

It’s in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House, but the only pictures with that little desk in it are Trump pictures (and not just from yesterday) so he must like the look. Also, looks like they took out the fancy carpet.

google.com

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Teukka  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:53:46am

re: #184 BeenHereAwhile

Hang on to it.

I have this soundtrack on vinyl, CD and handheld.

And playback that once worked on the handheld is now blocked, “This song is not currently available in your country or region”.

Even tho I recorded the album from my CD.

Must be because I moved from Florida to Tennessee.

What? Your phone detects if you have ripped content on it? O.O

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plansbandc  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:53:50am

re: #191 A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!

He said some transphobic things. I was a fan for years.

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jaunte  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:54:46am
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PhillyPretzel  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:56:12am

re: #195 jaunte

I certainly hope Mike Dunford is right.

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Teukka  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:56:46am

This is your daily meme from my side:

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:57:16am
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plansbandc  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:57:58am

And the Clapton thing? He’s obviously a nut and far right. That disqualifies him from any respect from me. Van Morrison is disqualified from my respect also. The anti lockdown song is ridiculous.

Just glad it came from olds musicians instead of pop influencers. A couple of old dumb fucks.

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jaunte  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:59:08am

re: #198 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Strange to see someone paying to irrigate a golf course next to the pyramids.

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sagehen  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:02:33am

re: #195 jaunte

or reasons that I will get to at the end, “each of these defects is fatal” is a statement that further reduces the odds that SCOTUS will touch this case

So it’s like that Poirot train case? where the victim was shot, stabbed, poisoned, hit over the head with a heavy blunt object, noose pulled tight around his neck… and it took awhile to figure out which of the attempted murderers was the actual murderer?

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gocart mozart  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:04:20am
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A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:06:40am

re: #199 plansbandc

And the Clapton thing? He’s obviously a nut and far right. That disqualifies him from any respect from me. Van Morrison is disqualified from my respect also. The anti lockdown song is ridiculous.

Just glad it came from olds musicians instead of pop influencers. A couple of old dumb fucks.

Clapton is many things, but never a hack. Whether you like his attitudes or not, in his field he is one of the greats.

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A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:08:43am

re: #202 gocart mozart

WTAF? Is that a parody account? (Not looking to see.)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:09:23am

re: #192 BeachDem

It’s in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House, but the only pictures with that little desk in it are Trump pictures (and not just from yesterday) so he must like the look. Also, looks like they took out the fancy carpet.

google.com

Maybe they think lording over a little desk is a good look. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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dangerman  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:11:05am

re: #203 A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!

Clapton is many things, but never a hack. Whether you like his attitudes or not, in his field he is one of the greats.

‘the’
because duane died

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jaunte  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:11:41am

2018 Tiny Desk sighting:

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:12:44am

re: #202 gocart mozart

What are all these…memes? I don’t understand.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:13:23am

re: #204 A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!

WTAF? Is that a parody account? (Not looking to see.)

Describes himself as a “grouchy lefty”. Not a parody account — but these couple tweets are mocking the right.

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plansbandc  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:13:31am

re: #203 A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!

Where did I call him a hack? I said nothing about his musical talent.

I think his work with Cream is amazing. But he’s a dumb ass old conservative now. And so is Van.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:14:59am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:15:33am
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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:15:39am

I think if you vote for an ugly, cruel man because he’s ugly and cruel, you haven’t been conned on that particular level of promise.

He’s conned these people by telling them they’re his allies that will drink from the well stolen from the weak and evil people that deserved cruelty and disenfranchisement…which of course has not happened for most of them.

He’s conned these people buy promising them more bloody spectacle but constantly backing away from just going guignol, because he’s a coward that definitely has hurt people to suit his own tastes but hasn’t sack enough to do so as shamelessly as they want.

I mean, there is a part of the population that are incredibly desperate and have been culturally locked into a mindset where solutions can only come from magical entrepreneur-geniuses and individual effort, and those people are deeply fucking sad. But the Trump base wants something that nobody else is giving—sadism—which is why they’ll keep going with their man. The settled-in politicians trying to Trumpian populism—Cruz and Rubio, for example—are never going to be able to hit the exact tone because they’re inauthentic: they’re not actual solipsists in the same way Trump is, so they can never nail the utterly shameless self-deception that gives him his charisma.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:18:55am

re: #208 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

What are all these…memes? I don’t understand.

Paul Joseph Watson tweeted yesterday that “he owned the Libs” by putting grated cheese on what appeared to be undercooked salmon filets on a plate with unseasoned, warmed up frozen vegetables.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:20:05am

re: #165 A Mom Anon

Does anyone know why Trump was sitting at that little desk? Connie Schultz said it was a real photo, not shopped or anything, so WTAF happened there?

not the first time for that little desk, but the presidential seal got bigger this time

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BeachDem  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:21:45am

re: #212 Dread Pirate Ron

[Embedded content]

Also Jenna “I got my law license in a box of Cracker Jack” Ellis—they’re not covering up the “allegations.” Those are all yours and Rudy’s, ridiculous as they are.

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BeachDem  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:26:26am

re: #215 Backwoods_Sleuth

not the first time for that little desk, but the presidential seal got bigger this time

[Embedded content]

And sometimes he goes straight from the golf course to the tiny desk.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:34:47am

re: #214 Eclectic Cyborg

Paul Joseph Watson tweeted yesterday that “he owned the Libs” by putting grated cheese on what appeared to be underovercooked salmon filets on a plate with unseasoned, warmed up frozen vegetables.

So overcooked it was oozing fat and protein blobs.

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A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:37:41am

re: #210 plansbandc

Where did I call him a hack? I said nothing about his musical talent.

I think his work with Cream is amazing. But he’s a dumb ass old conservative now. And so is Van.

Sure enough, I misread your post. Oops.

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John Hughes  Nov 27, 2020 • 11:35:09am

re: #174 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I think Cleese (whom I also love) has …

The artist is not the art.

I quite like some of the stuff Cleese has done (and hate some of it), but the man is pretty horrible.

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John Hughes  Nov 27, 2020 • 11:49:17am

re: #202 gocart mozart

I’m a lib (actually I’m rather more on the social democract/socialist/communist end, but just for argument…)

I also own a pencil sharpener.


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