Trump’s “Herd Immunity” Czar Scott Atlas Resigns

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Good riddance to a Fox News crackpot. Dr. Scott Atlas resigns from Trump administration.

He may not be solely responsible for the current state of pandemic disaster, but he certainly wasn’t helping.

In one extraordinary episode in October, Twitter removed a tweet from Atlas that sought to undermine the importance of face masks because it was in violation of the platform’s Covid-19 Misleading Information Policy, according to a spokesman for the company.

And earlier this month, he criticized coronavirus restrictions in Michigan, urging residents in the state to “rise up” against the measures. The comments came weeks after officials thwarted an alleged domestic terrorism kidnapping plot against Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who herself has been the subject of harsh criticism from the President and other Republicans amid the pandemic.

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BigPapa  Nov 30, 2020 • 5:32:05pm

The crazy is going fractal:

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Nov 30, 2020 • 5:32:08pm

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jaunte  Nov 30, 2020 • 5:32:25pm

He looks like the guy in a mob movie who enters the witness protection program but gets found.

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BigPapa  Nov 30, 2020 • 5:34:09pm

So people should be executed for lying?

For lying?

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 30, 2020 • 5:34:54pm

He went out lying. Fitting.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 30, 2020 • 5:38:05pm

Sorry, Repug rats, your ship has already sunk and you are trapped in an air pocket.

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Jack Burton  Nov 30, 2020 • 5:40:34pm

“Scott Atlas quit?”

*calls central casting at the Heritage Foundation*

“Are Slap Hardchest, Big McLargeHuge, or Cliff Beefcake still available?”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Nov 30, 2020 • 5:43:36pm

“… Last July, Ducey told reporters that he changed his ringtone to “Hail to the Chief” to alert him when the White House is calling.

Resnik noted that specific ringtone was heard while Ducey was in the middle of certifying the state’s results. The Arizona governor appeared to silence the call: …”

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Citizen K  Nov 30, 2020 • 5:45:32pm

re: #4 BigPapa

So people should be executed for lying?

For lying?

Nah.

For “lying”. You know, the kind that isn’t actually lying, but you still have to invent a completely different alternate truth to get your way. In cases like that, execution is a totally valid punishment, because you’ve already decided that laws don’t mean a goddamn shit and you want your coup.

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Targetpractice  Nov 30, 2020 • 5:46:08pm

re: #8 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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jaunte  Nov 30, 2020 • 5:46:24pm
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aatharuv  Nov 30, 2020 • 5:55:01pm

re: #2 NO SMOCKING GUN!

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Which means that if Donald Trump can’t get those governors in line, he is going to start a Third Party (Let’s call it the Trump Party or TP* for short. At which point either the Republican Party is going to go to zero, or they shave off enough votes from each other that the Democrats… never mind, we still need to get out the vote either way.

*Which is more than his promises are worth.

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Unabogie  Nov 30, 2020 • 5:56:54pm

The Berners are going to lose their shit.

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A Three Hour Tour  Nov 30, 2020 • 5:58:39pm

re: #13 Unabogie

The Berners are going to lose their shit.

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So, it’s another day ending in “-day.”

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BigPapa  Nov 30, 2020 • 5:59:42pm

So now my second COVID test, the much more accurate RNA, has come back negative. I have a common cold. The annoying kind where you don’t get a fever and become delirious so you have amazing dreams and get to drink NyQuil. No fever for me. Just annoyance, and a sexy voice.

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:01:34pm

Something about the phrase”full beaver moon” just makes me want to laugh. Who came up with this?
cnn.com.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:02:43pm

re: #13 Unabogie

The Berners are going to lose their shit.

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Sherrod Brown too. I’m tired of these assholes. I got and agreed with why they didn’t want Bruce Reed but Neera is plenty progressive. I’m not gonna be lectured about what it means to be progressive by people who pushed the Tara Reade bullshit about Biden.

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Targetpractice  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:11:32pm

re: #12 aatharuv

Which means that if Donald Trump can’t get those governors in line, he is going to start a Third Party (Let’s call it the Trump Party or TP* for short. At which point either the Republican Party is going to go to zero, or they shave off enough votes from each other that the Democrats… never mind, we still need to get out the vote either way.

*Which is more than his promises are worth.

Why start another party when he continues to have this one by the balls? If he goes through with the promise to start a new campaign for a 2024 run, the party will have little choice but to continue humoring him. Short of his being carted off to jail or an even bigger asshole replacing him, he will continue to maintain sway over enough of the party base to force the leadership to regularly kiss the ring.

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William Lewis  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:12:48pm

re: #16 Rightwingconspirator

Something about the phrase”full beaver moon” just makes me want to laugh. Who came up with this?
cnn.com.

White folk aping native traditions in farmer’s almanacs. There’s a good bit on it in the Wiki on Full Moon. en.wikipedia.org

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:13:25pm

re: #18 Targetpractice

Why start another party when he continues to have this one by the balls? If he goes through with the promise to start a new campaign for a 2024 run, the party will have little choice but to continue humoring him. Short of his being carted off to jail or an even bigger asshole replacing him, he will continue to maintain sway over enough of the party base to force the leadership to regularly kiss the ring.

That’s actually why I’m optimistic about the midterms. I think they’re going be divided deeply because Trump is just gonna bitch at the Republican Congressional leadership when they don’t treat Biden worse than he has. The other funny thing is they still haven’t updated their platform yet. The GOP has become Trump’s vehicle for his cult of personality.

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Mattand  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:14:13pm

re: #7 Jack Burton

“Scott Atlas quit?”

*calls central casting at the Heritage Foundation*

“Are Slap Hardchest, Big McLargeHuge, or Cliff Beefcake still available?”

HIKEEBA!

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:14:43pm

re: #18 Targetpractice

Why start another party when he continues to have this one by the balls? If he goes through with the promise to start a new campaign for a 2024 run, the party will have little choice but to continue humoring him. Short of his being carted off to jail or an even bigger asshole replacing him, he will continue to maintain sway over enough of the party base to force the leadership to regularly kiss the ring.

Its the Republicans who don’t bend the knee to Trump who will be forced out of the GOP, not Trump.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:15:13pm

re: #22 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Its the Republicans who don’t bend the knee to Trump who will be forced out of the GOP, not Trump.

See ya Larry Hogan.

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Targetpractice  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:19:35pm

Erick, Son of Erick, has doused himself in gasoline and lit a match.

Read the whole thread.

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Targetpractice  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:22:01pm

re: #22 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Its the Republicans who don’t bend the knee to Trump who will be forced out of the GOP, not Trump.

And he’s gonna start with the GA run-offs, where he’s begun promoting a boycott, which the party is so desperate to avoid that they’re burning donor money to air an ad showing Half-Scoop begging party voters to show up.

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Belafon  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:30:39pm
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Belafon  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:32:01pm

re: #25 Targetpractice

And he’s gonna start with the GA run-offs, where he’s begun promoting a boycott, which the party is so desperate to avoid that they’re burning donor money to air an ad showing Half-Scoop begging party voters to show up.

He’s promoting a boycott against the two Republicans who are calling for the Secretary of State to resign because he didn’t throw the election to Trump.

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jaunte  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:32:51pm

re: #24 Targetpractice

“I say this as a supporter and donor of the President’s re-election effort.”

I’d say that makes him a very poor hindsight judge of the crazy shit he was willing to unleash on everyone.

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jaunte  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:34:28pm

Erick Erickson is just as much part of the Trumpworld he’s trying to back away from as the rest of the complaisant GOP.

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Targetpractice  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:35:03pm

re: #27 Belafon

He’s promoting a boycott against the two Republicans who are calling for the Secretary of State to resign because he didn’t throw the election to Trump.

Donny seems convinced that since the Senate saved his ass during the impeachment, somehow they can also keep him in the WH.

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A Three Hour Tour  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:36:45pm

re: #27 Belafon

He’s promoting a boycott against the two Republicans who are calling for the Secretary of State to resign because he didn’t throw the election to Trump.

The Republican Party in Georgia committed a narcissistic injury upon Trump, so the Georgian Republican Party must be punished, even those on Trump’s side and actively advancing his subversion of democracy.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:37:09pm

re: #30 Targetpractice

Donny seems convinced that since the Senate saved his ass during the impeachment, somehow they can also keep him in the WH.

They can’t, because to disqualify electors both the House and the Senate have to reject them.

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Targetpractice  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:37:34pm

re: #29 jaunte

Erick Erickson is just as much part of the Trumpworld he’s trying to back away from as the rest of the complaisant GOP.

The people who host all the parties Erick wants to keep getting invited to have started to turn on Trump, so he’s just going along with the crowd. If there was still a belief in that same class that Donny could pull off his attempted coup, Erick would still be mumbling along with the talking points about “fraud” and “stolen election.”

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:37:52pm

Song title “The Poll Winners”:

You Deserve a Jazz Break Today - Vol.83 (Full Album)

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jaunte  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:41:50pm

“…Thus in today’s debates, the original intent regarding the pardon power should contradict, even in the minds of conservative lawyers and judges, Donald Trump’s insistence on his absolute right to pardon even himself. It would be an unprecedented claim of unprecedented power that would, as George Mason feared, destroy the republic.”

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I Would Prefer Not To  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:42:09pm
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Belafon  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:42:20pm

re: #33 Targetpractice

The people who host all the parties Erick wants to keep getting invited to have started to turn on Trump, so he’s just going along with the crowd. If there was still a belief in that same class that Donny could pull off his attempted coup, Erick would still be mumbling along with the talking points about “fraud” and “stolen election.”

Erick hasn’t turned into the Lincoln Project, but in the thread he’s trying to get some other Republican to understand that it has to be Trump and those still thinking he can win who are the problem, because otherwise it’s such a vast conspiracy that it would be the whole of government.

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garzooma  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:42:35pm

“Dr. Scott Atlas, a highly controversial member of the White House’s coronavirus task force, has resigned from his post in the Trump administration.”

When asked why, Atlas shrugged.

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Targetpractice  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:43:50pm

re: #32 NO SMOCKING GUN!

They can’t, because to disqualify electors both the House and the Senate have to reject them.

Does it really have to be pointed out that Donny’s IQ and his waist size are identical? In his mind, if Loeffler and/or Purdue are not forcing the GA state gov’t to do the WH’s bidding, then that means they’re in on the whole “fraud.” On more than one occasion since he took office, the man has expressed a belief that he can order governors to do whatever he likes because he’s president. He cannot fathom a situation where a state may choose to give the WH the finger…at least, not while he’s in charge.

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jaunte  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:44:45pm
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William Lewis  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:45:15pm

re: #38 garzooma

“Dr. Scott Atlas, a highly controversial member of the White House’s coronavirus task force, has resigned from his post in the Trump administration.”

When asked why, Atlas shrugged.

Comic Rimshot!

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I Would Prefer Not To  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:48:45pm

Shameless Plug number 2.

I’m also really proud of this pic I took.

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Targetpractice  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:50:14pm

re: #35 jaunte

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“…Thus in today’s debates, the original intent regarding the pardon power should contradict, even in the minds of conservative lawyers and judges, Donald Trump’s insistence on his absolute right to pardon even himself. It would be an unprecedented claim of unprecedented power that would, as George Mason feared, destroy the republic.”

While it wouldn’t surprise me for this court to write a 6-3 “It’s okay if Trump does it” ruling, I very sincerely doubt that they would go that far. More likely scenario is they or a lower court try to bounce it on a “lack of standing” excuse.

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jaunte  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:50:43pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:52:37pm

re: #40 jaunte

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But let’s act like run of the mill social democracy is the same as Stalin.//

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gocart mozart  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:54:48pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:56:32pm

Good article.

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Targetpractice  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:57:01pm

re: #46 gocart mozart

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Glenn Greenwald: The white male “progressive” who keeps finding his way onto fascist-adjacent media outlets.

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Florida Panhandler  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:59:20pm

re: #48 Targetpractice

Glenn Greenwald: The white male “progressive” who keeps finding his way onto fascist-adjacent media outlets.

Contrarians of all stripes will tolerate hanging with each other in order to burn the whole world to the ground.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:59:32pm

re: #48 Targetpractice

Glenn Greenwald: The white male “progressive” who keeps finding his way onto fascist-adjacent media outlets.

The former attorney for Matthew Hale, nativist on immigration who lives abroad, & supported the Iraq War has some opinions y’all. I’m so glad I never got hoodwinked by Glenn and his fellow con artists, Snowden and Assenge.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 30, 2020 • 6:59:58pm

re: #49 Florida Panhandler

Contrarians of all stripes will tolerate hanging with each other in order to burn the whole world to the ground.

He’s not even a contrarian. He’s just a bitter troll.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:03:02pm

re: #37 Belafon

Erick wanted Trump to win again despite Trump’s incompetence, racism and lack of character. He can go take several seats.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:08:58pm

re: #50 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Greenwald was a pretty good writer when he wrote for Salon. I don’t understand what happened that he’s now pro-Trump and thus pro-racists. What a transformation.

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Targetpractice  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:10:59pm

re: #53 Patricia Kayden

Greenwald was a pretty good writer when he wrote for Salon. I don’t understand what happened that he’s now pro-Trump and this pro-racists. What a transformation.

One word: Ego. He got treated like hot shit for a time during the Obama admin when he was the darling of the far-left for “sticking it to the man” and to the far-right for exposing the “crimes” of the black man in the WH. And he’s been chasing that high ever since.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:11:20pm

hi

Nebraska certifies 2020 election in 5-0 vote by state canvassing board (Omaha World Herald)

Governor Ricketts reiterated his position that the state should revert to “winner-takes-all” electoral votes, which would have given all five votes to Donald Trump.

LINCOLN — Nebraska’s Republican governor, secretary of state, chief deputy attorney general, treasurer and auditor certified the state’s 2020 election results Monday without the drama seen in several battleground states.

The 5-0 vote certification decided which presidential electors will be needed for the state’s Dec. 14 Electoral College vote. It also finalized all but one Natural Resources District race, which is headed for a recount because the winner and loser are separated by a single vote.

Nebraska, like Maine, divides its Electoral College vote by congressional district, awarding one electoral vote to the popular vote winner in each of its three congressional districts. The statewide winner secures Nebraska’s two additional electoral votes.

This year, that means outgoing President Donald Trump won four electoral votes, statewide and from the 1st and 3rd Congressional Districts. President-elect Joe Biden won one from the Omaha area’s 2nd Congressional District, turning Douglas and western Sarpy County blue.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:11:21pm

re: #53 Patricia Kayden

Greenwald was a pretty good writer when he wrote for Salon. I don’t understand what happened that he’s now pro-Trump and thus pro-racists. What a transformation.

He had a huge hard-on against Obama for enforcing the same policies he once supported.
TBH I think someone has major dirt on him the way he constantly goes out of his way to defend Putin’s policies.

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jaunte  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:12:42pm

Let’s see if the justice system will treat a black woman on the same footing as a wealthy white male politician…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:13:11pm

re: #54 Targetpractice

One word: Ego. He got treated like hot shit for a time during the Obama admin when he was the darling of the far-left for “sticking it to the man” and to the far-right for exposing the “crimes” of the black man in the WH. And he’s been chasing that high ever since.

Which tbh was bad faith bullshit. Don’t even get me started on the fact that Snowden having no problems with what the NSA did in the Bush years and suddenly developing a “conscience” with Obama.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:19:53pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:20:09pm

Still a dick.

Pete Ricketts said he has not sent any messages, of congratulations or otherwise, to President-elect Joe Biden and does not anticipate doing so.

Ricketts acknowledges Trump unlikely to prevail in election challenges (OWH)

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:22:00pm

OH HAI all u MAGA PATROITS who hate Communism & Soshulism & Tyranny:

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Targetpractice  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:23:42pm

re: #61 The Pie Overlord!

OH HAI all u MAGA PATROITS who hate Communism & Soshulism & Tyranny:

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Translation: “We demand you chuck that whole ‘representative democracy’ business and just install yourself as dictator through a military coup.”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:23:44pm

re: #61 The Pie Overlord!

OH HAI all u MAGA PATROITS who hate Communism & Soshulism & Tyranny:

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They do realize that the military is never gonna aid Trump in a coup right? This shit is pathetic but par the course. Trump will never admit the truth which he’s not popular and only got into the WH due to antiquated EC.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:24:04pm

re: #62 Targetpractice

Translation: “We demand you chuck that whole ‘representative democracy’ business and just install yourself as dictator through a military coup.”

Pretty much.

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:24:53pm

re: #50 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’m so glad I never got hoodwinked by Glenn and his fellow con artists, Snowden and Assenge.

The reason i ended up on LGF is that this was pretty much the only political blog that wasn’t sucking up to GG 24/7.

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Targetpractice  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:24:54pm

re: #60 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Still a dick.

Ricketts acknowledges Trump unlikely to prevail in election challenges (OWH)

And I’m sure if one does even a cursory search, they’ll find that Petey had no problem congratulating “President-elect Trump.”

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William Lewis  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:26:21pm

re: #50 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

The former attorney for Matthew Hale, nativist on immigration who lives abroad, & supported the Iraq War has some opinions y’all. I’m so glad I never got hoodwinked by Glenn and his fellow con artists, Snowden and Assenge.

I piss off a lot of so-called progressives when I refer to Snowflake. My ex read his book and swallowed most of it and was quite startled by me calling him that because I’ve always been so hard left. I just said, I was in that system and can see his lies. I still think he was turned in Geneva and was an actual Russian agent.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:27:11pm

re: #65 Deep State SuperElite Satinist

The reason i ended up on LGF is that this was pretty much the only political blog that wasn’t sucking up to GG 24/7.

I’m tbh a bit of a national security hawk in some ways and the bad faith bs by people who fell for GG, Assenge, & Snowden infuriated me to no end.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:28:06pm

re: #2 NO SMOCKING GUN!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:28:14pm

re: #67 William Lewis

I piss off a lot of so-called progressives when I refer to Snowflake. My ex read his book and swallowed most of it and was quite startled by me calling him that because I’ve always been so hard left. I just said, I was in that system and can see his lies. I still think he was turned in Geneva and was an actual Russian agent.

I think most so called progressives are badly informed on these issues because they read everything through the lens of the Iraq fuck up.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:31:27pm

re: #6 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Sorry, Repug rats, your ship has already sunk and you are trapped in an air pocket.

While I can understand your sentiment, as a Submariner, that was one of my worst nightmare scenario’s while serving. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone, even tRump.

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Targetpractice  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:32:02pm

re: #67 William Lewis

I piss off a lot of so-called progressives when I refer to Snowflake. My ex read his book and swallowed most of it and was quite startled by me calling him that because I’ve always been so hard left. I just said, I was in that system and can see his lies. I still think he was turned in Geneva and was an actual Russian agent.

It’s been my belief for years that Russian intel either caught him with a honeypot or managed to cut a large enough check to gain his loyalty.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:34:19pm

re: #72 Targetpractice

It’s been my belief for years that Russian intel either caught him with a honeypot or managed to cut a large enough check to gain his loyalty.

I mean that he went to Moscow was pretty fishy imo. And that him/Glenn never criticize Putin’s autocracy. As I’ve said, I think it was easy to fuck with people on this because of the disaster of the Bush doctrine.

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William Lewis  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:36:01pm

re: #71 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

While I can understand your sentiment, as a Submariner, that was one of my worst nightmare scenario’s while serving. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone, even tRump.

Tanks have a lot of ways to die. Fire was always my worst fear. But I didn’t have to worry about several things you guys did. Shudder.

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William Lewis  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:36:56pm

re: #72 Targetpractice

It’s been my belief for years that Russian intel either caught him with a honeypot or managed to cut a large enough check to gain his loyalty.

Honeypot seems most likely starting point and then a big check to ensure the loyalty.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:38:28pm

re: #71 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

While I can understand your sentiment, as a Submariner, that was one of my worst nightmare scenario’s while serving. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone, even tRump.

My cousin’s son is a submariner. Haven’t seen him since he went through basic. I couldn’t do it. I do not like tight spaces.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:41:55pm

re: #73 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I mean that he went to Moscow VIA HONG KONG was pretty fishy imo.

This was no accident.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:43:00pm

re: #77 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

This was no accident.

That’s right. I mean I know Daniel Ellsberg defended him but Ellsberg’s actions re: Pentagon Papers were totally different.

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William Lewis  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:45:08pm

re: #76 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

My cousin’s son is a submariner. Haven’t seen him since he went through basic. I couldn’t do it. I do not like tight spaces.

Tight spaces are fine. Tight spaces that go “insta-squish” in failure mode? Nope nope nope.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:46:45pm

How utterly not surprising.

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jaunte  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:51:44pm

A proud moment in our national history.

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mmmirele  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:53:36pm

re: #81 jaunte

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A proud moment in our national history.

I can’t wait until we get back to sanity in 50-ish days.

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jaunte  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:54:02pm
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Ace Rothstein  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:55:09pm

My brother told me that Trump has raised $150M since the election. If Trump wanted to, could he steal the money and then pardon himself five minutes before Biden’s inauguration?

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:55:49pm

re: #74 William Lewis

Tanks have a lot of ways to die. Fire was always my worst fear. But I didn’t have to worry about several things you guys did. Shudder.

Fire was a big concern as well. But as a general rule it wont sink you. And yeah tanks have a bad history with fire. Wasn’t the Sherman derisively called the “Ronson Lighter” because it caught fire so easily?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 30, 2020 • 7:58:03pm

re: #66 Targetpractice

And I’m sure if one does even a cursory search, they’ll find that Petey had no problem congratulating “President-elect Trump.”

He congratulated him as part of a group of people on a biofuels council on December 9, 2016.

Governors Biofuels Coalition Congratulations Letter (opens PDF)

As for Nebraska’s federal caucus, only Senator Ben Sasse (R) congratulated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, calling each and speaking to them personally the day after the election. Deb Fischer and our three representatives are nowhere to be found.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Nov 30, 2020 • 8:00:50pm

re: #76 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

My cousin’s son is a submariner. Haven’t seen him since he went through basic. I couldn’t do it. I do not like tight spaces.

Tight spaces don’t bother me. Heights on the other hand………………

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jamesfirecat  Nov 30, 2020 • 8:00:59pm

re: #84 Ace Rothstein

My brother told me that Trump has raised $150M since the election. If Trump wanted to, could he steal the money and then pardon himself five minutes before Biden’s inauguration?

A self pardon is never going to go unchallenged, the current supreme court might make a mockery of themselves (more so than already) by agreeing to it, but it will be challenged.

On the other hand it’d also be easy to ask Trump some questions about his federal income taxes once he has no 5th amendment protection, and then either bust him for perjury or ripple it down to state income tax evasion which he can still be tried for.

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William Lewis  Nov 30, 2020 • 8:01:33pm

re: #85 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Fire was a big concern as well. But as a general rule it wont sink you. And yeah tanks have a bad history with fire. Wasn’t the Sherman derisively called the “Ronson Lighter” because it caught fire so easily?

Irony - despite it’s reputation, when you go back and look at the numbers, they were less likely to burn than many other tanks and even if they did, less likely to go boom.

That’s cold comfort though - all tanks burn easy.

Back in the Yom Kippur War the Israeli army learned the hard way that the hydraulic fluid used by the US in the M-48 & M-60 tanks was extremely flammable. The current stuff is better but a penetrating hit will almost certainly spread a flammable mist into the air…

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jaunte  Nov 30, 2020 • 8:03:03pm
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Belafon  Nov 30, 2020 • 8:07:44pm

Vaccinations

I dont know if she said it or not, or if she’s real, but I think half the politicians would die out of spite just so they couldn’t be proven wrong.

m.facebook.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 30, 2020 • 8:09:45pm

The so-called risk dial at Panhandle Public Health District’s dashboard has been dropped (but is still in the “severe” range).

Total cases: 5,992 (+91 on November 28, +14 on November 29)
Weekly positivity up slightly: 43.8%
Active hospitalisations: 67
Percentage of beds available: 33%

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 30, 2020 • 8:14:27pm

re: #91 Belafon

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I dont know if she said it or not, or if she’s real, but I think half the politicians would die out of spite just they couldn’t be proven wrong.

Yes she’s a real person. Her bio at Goodreads.
goodreads.com

It is also her pinned tweet.

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William Lewis  Nov 30, 2020 • 8:15:55pm

re: #93 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Yes she’s a real person. Her bio at Goodreads.
goodreads.com

It is also her pinned tweet.

I’m sorry, though I can understand the impulse, that stupidity will just get more innocents killed for no good reason. < spit >

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 30, 2020 • 8:17:45pm

re: #91 Belafon

Basically it’s a BS antivaxxer pro-plague position.

Well, Politician X didn’t get the vaccine (for reasons), so why would he push it on us? If he didn’t get it, it must be unsafe.

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Jack Burton  Nov 30, 2020 • 8:19:52pm

re: #95 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Basically it’s a BS antivaxxer pro-plague position.

Well, Politician X didn’t get the vaccine (for reasons), so why would he push it on us? If he didn’t get it, it must be unsafe.

Ignoring the tens of thousands of people who have been in the trials for months. Do they think this shit is just rolled out and we are getting the alpha test/rough draft?

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Nov 30, 2020 • 8:19:58pm

re: #79 William Lewis

Tight spaces are fine. Tight spaces that go “insta-squish” in failure mode? Nope nope nope.

Ah don’t worry. A catastrophic hull failure at or below crush depth is over pretty fast. Gruesome, but fast. Kinda like being in the cylinder of a diesel engine surrounded by a air/fuel mixture. And your part of the fuel. Best to be by the hull failure. That way you just get turned into jelly by the sea pressure.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 30, 2020 • 8:21:46pm

re: #97 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Ah don’t worry. A catastrophic hull failure at or below crush depth is over pretty fast. Gruesome, but fast. Kinda like being in the cylinder of a diesel engine surrounded by a air/fuel mixture. And your part of the fuel. Best to be by the hull failure. That way you just get turned into jelly by the sea pressure.

Well, that sounds comforting.

At least on an aircraft carrier you have a fair chance of jumping overboard before the ship sinks.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 30, 2020 • 8:21:54pm

I really should know better than to argue with Bernie dead-enders.

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Belafon  Nov 30, 2020 • 8:24:58pm

re: #95 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Basically it’s a BS antivaxxer pro-plague position.

Well, Politician X didn’t get the vaccine (for reasons), so why would he push it on us? If he didn’t get it, it must be unsafe.

I don’t agree with it either, I only posted it because I could see the GOP doing that.

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danarchy  Nov 30, 2020 • 8:26:39pm

re: #95 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Basically it’s a BS antivaxxer pro-plague position.

Well, Politician X didn’t get the vaccine (for reasons), so why would he push it on us? If he didn’t get it, it must be unsafe.

Personally, in a vacuum, I would take that as just a tongue in cheek jab at politicians. I would have to see further evidence that she is an anti-vaxxer. Sometimes a joke is just a joke.

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William Lewis  Nov 30, 2020 • 8:26:47pm

re: #98 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Well, that sounds comforting.

At least on an aircraft carrier you have a fair chance of jumping overboard before the ship sinks.

Lots of hatches on a tank too, though getting from the gunner’s seat can be a twist.

I know intellectually that implosion would be quick. But it still ooks me out worse than even a fireball in the face. Only way I could have done the sea would have been if I’d applied for the Coast Guard Academy in New London.

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Belafon  Nov 30, 2020 • 8:26:58pm

re: #99 Charles Johnson

I really should know better than to argue with Bernie dead-enders.

Is there a term for when only one side is arguing in good faith.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 30, 2020 • 8:27:09pm

Scottsbluff firefighters rescue man from more than 100-feet (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

Scottsbluff firefighters rescued a man Monday who had climbed a water tower in Scottsbluff.

The man, who identified himself as a veteran, called the Star-Herald. A customer service representative received the call.

The man said that he had been suffering from joint pain and was unable to get any help. He told the Star-Herald customer service representative that he had been on the water tower all night, and said he was cold due to overnight temperatures.

“When he first called, I didn’t know if it was a real call or not,” the representative, Peggi Carabajal, said. She said she tried to remain calm and ask him questions as another employee called the police.

The caller was described as threatening suicide, however, the Star-Herald representative said he had not threatened suicide while he was on the phone with her. He was indicated in scanner traffic to be a man in his 60s and suffering from hypothermia.

The man had been stationed on a walkway on the tower and was at such a great height that it exceeded the ladder of Tower One, the Scottsbluff Fire Department’s truck. The ladder on Tower One can extend up to 100 feet. The man was lowered, in a harness, by a line to the bucket of Tower One to be brought to the ground for medical care.

(more, with video and photographs)

There is no explanation why he climbed the water tower.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Nov 30, 2020 • 8:31:59pm

re: #89 William Lewis

Irony - despite it’s reputation, when you go back and look at the numbers, they were less likely to burn than many other tanks and even if they did, less likely to go boom.

That’s cold comfort though - all tanks burn easy.

Back in the Yom Kippur War the Israeli army learned the hard way that the hydraulic fluid used by the US in the M-48 & M-60 tanks was extremely flammable. The current stuff is better but a penetrating hit will almost certainly spread a flammable mist into the air…

WOOF goes the air. Yep. know about that scenario as well. Lots of hydraulics on a boat. You DO NOT want a high pressure hydraulic leak/rupture and a spark producing source in the same area.

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retired cynic  Nov 30, 2020 • 8:35:34pm

re: #105 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

You all are just a bundle of laughs tonight.

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Belafon  Nov 30, 2020 • 8:37:07pm

re: #106 retired cynic

You all are just a bundle of laughs tonight.

It’s what happens after you spend so much time underwater.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 30, 2020 • 8:39:04pm

re: #103 Belafon

Is there a term for when only one side is arguing in good faith.

Hypocrisy.

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jaunte  Nov 30, 2020 • 8:40:20pm

Twitter juxtaposition saved from 2019

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wrenchwench  Nov 30, 2020 • 8:44:49pm

re: #97 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Ah don’t worry. A catastrophic hull failure at or below crush depth is over pretty fast. Gruesome, but fast. Kinda like being in the cylinder of a diesel engine surrounded by a air/fuel mixture. And your part of the fuel. Best to be by the hull failure. That way you just get turned into jelly by the sea pressure.

I think I may have typed this to you, years ago…

When Mr. w signed up for the Navy, he slouched a bit to get the height/weight ratio good. After the hearing test, they thought he might be good in a submarine, but when he stood straight, he was too tall, to his relief.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 30, 2020 • 8:44:55pm

re: #101 danarchy

Personally, in a vacuum, I would take that as just a tongue in cheek jab at politicians. I would have to see further evidence that she is an anti-vaxxer. Sometimes a joke is just a joke.

It’s probably just that, though lots of anti-vaxxers are latching onto that thread.

She has other stuff.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Nov 30, 2020 • 8:48:24pm

re: #98 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Well, that sounds comforting.

At least on an aircraft carrier you have a fair chance of jumping overboard before the ship sinks.

Might be why it is a strictly voluntary service. And on that note Lizards, It’s pizza night and it should have cooled down enough to eat by now. Have a good night.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 30, 2020 • 8:49:55pm

re: #112 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Might be why it is a strictly voluntary service. And on that note Lizards, It’s pizza night and it should have cooled down enough to eat by now. Have a good night.

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Whar pineapple?

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bratwurst  Nov 30, 2020 • 8:50:46pm

I never considered myself a fan of Neera Tanden…but the more I see the people who have a big problem with her role in the new administration, the more I realize I like Neera Tanden.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 30, 2020 • 8:54:02pm

State senator Megan Hunt earned the attention of Twitter and now has a blue check.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 30, 2020 • 9:00:31pm

A retired journalist here, exposing the coverup behind Pete Ricketts’s ongoing genocide in Nebraska (sixteen tweets).

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retired cynic  Nov 30, 2020 • 9:02:44pm

re: #116 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

A retired journalist here, exposing the coverup behind Pete Ricketts’s ongoing genocide in Nebraska (sixteen tweets).

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That man is a true reporter.

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 30, 2020 • 9:03:57pm

re: #91 Belafon

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I dont know if she said it or not, or if she’s real, but I think half the politicians would die out of spite just so they couldn’t be proven wrong.

m.facebook.com

I got a better idea—Test the vaccine on every TV Preacher!

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Nov 30, 2020 • 9:06:12pm

re: #106 retired cynic

You all are just a bundle of laughs tonight.

ROTFLMAO! When you work and/or live in a high risk environment you are either taught or extrapolate all the ways you can be killed if something goes south. It tends to warp ones view of death. I do tend to go a bit dark about it sometimes though.

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Belafon  Nov 30, 2020 • 9:08:29pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 30, 2020 • 9:09:37pm

Pete Ricketts is out of quarantine. He is still going around maskless. He only dons a mask for photo-ops.

Thread, eight tweets.

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 30, 2020 • 9:09:39pm

Update

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William Lewis  Nov 30, 2020 • 9:11:08pm

re: #119 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

ROTFLMAO! When you work and/or live in a high risk environment you are either taught or extrapolate all the ways you can be killed if something goes south. It tends to warp ones view of death. I do tend to go a bit dark about it sometimes though.

The grunts have been dying miserably forever. Nowadays, the Flyers have one set, Sailors another, Cavalry a third and god help the specialists. We’re all going to die a miserable death; the only question is who has the worst one LOL!

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Sherlock Hound  Nov 30, 2020 • 9:11:15pm

re: #122 🌹UOJB!

Update

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Nov 30, 2020 • 9:11:29pm

re: #110 wrenchwench

I think I may have typed this to you, years ago…

When Mr. w signed up for the Navy, he slouched a bit to get the height/weight ratio good. After the hearing test, they thought he might be good in a submarine, but when he stood straight, he was too tall, to his relief.

Might have. Regardless of what they thought, he would have still had to volunteer.

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retired cynic  Nov 30, 2020 • 9:11:30pm

re: #122 🌹UOJB!

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William Lewis  Nov 30, 2020 • 9:12:23pm

re: #120 Belafon

Feh. 90% of those 150’s won’t see a load that a Prius couldn’t carry. Fuck them and their GOP owners.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Nov 30, 2020 • 9:13:06pm

re: #113 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Whar pineapple?

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Under the cheese. Where else would it be?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 30, 2020 • 9:18:14pm

re: #120 Belafon

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Jack Burton  Nov 30, 2020 • 9:20:10pm

re: #129 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Those old Toyota trucks from the 80s and the early 90s are almost literally indestructible too. If I really needed a truck to do actual work with, I’d look for one of those first.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Nov 30, 2020 • 9:20:12pm

re: #123 William Lewis

The grunts have been dying miserably forever. Nowadays, the Flyers have one set, Sailors another, Cavalry a third and god help the specialists. We’re all going to die a miserable death; the only question is who has the worst one LOL!

You sir win the thread.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 30, 2020 • 9:23:03pm
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Nov 30, 2020 • 9:26:09pm

Night for real Lizards.

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Jack Burton  Nov 30, 2020 • 9:26:27pm

re: #132 Dread Pirate Ron

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Are they still not getting the memo that Chavez has been dead for over 7 years?

Or are we at the point where he *akshully* faked his death to join the Commie Legion of Doom and work with the 5 Jewish Bankers who rule the world from the orbiting Death Star of David?

Or… some… shit…

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 30, 2020 • 9:28:04pm

re: #132 Dread Pirate Ron

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Enough.

Will someone PLEASE take Rudy’s law license away?????

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William Lewis  Nov 30, 2020 • 9:29:19pm

re: #128 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Under the cheese. Where else would it be?

Cuddling up with the Canadian bacon :D

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William Lewis  Nov 30, 2020 • 9:32:04pm

re: #130 Jack Burton

Those old Toyota trucks from the 80s and the early 90s are almost literally indestructible too. If I really needed a truck to do actual work with, I’d look for one of those first.

Like this?

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 30, 2020 • 9:40:01pm
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William Lewis  Nov 30, 2020 • 9:41:26pm

re: #138 Dread Pirate Ron

Thank god they won’t get much done in the next couple of months till the new administration gets a real response in place.

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 30, 2020 • 9:45:08pm

I’m surprised the camera lens didn’t crack.

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Jack Burton  Nov 30, 2020 • 9:45:32pm

re: #137 William Lewis

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Like this?

and this too:

Killing a Toyota Part 1 - Top Gear - BBC

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Sherlock Hound  Nov 30, 2020 • 9:48:25pm

re: #140 🌹UOJB!

Wow, a Nazi and a sheep can have offspring!

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Romantic Heretic  Nov 30, 2020 • 9:53:27pm

re: #85 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

It was. The Germans also called it ‘The Tommy Cooker’.

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wrenchwench  Nov 30, 2020 • 10:03:16pm

4 more to the punch line.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 30, 2020 • 10:03:16pm

re: #140 🌹UOJB!

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I’m surprised the camera lens didn’t crack.

A beautiful baby, like all newborns. I hope she finds comfort and meaning in her life, as many children of truly horrible people have over the years.
Others have not, of course. Himmler’s daughter, Gudrin Burwitz, steadfastly defended her father’s legacy and supported Nazi causes until her death in 2018 at age 88.

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Romantic Heretic  Nov 30, 2020 • 10:04:31pm

re: #122 🌹UOJB!

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Romantic Heretic  Nov 30, 2020 • 10:07:57pm

re: #129 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Every time I see one of those big pickups, that is obviously not a working vehicle, I shout after it, “I’m so sorry about the size of your penis!”

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 30, 2020 • 10:10:35pm
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Jack Burton  Nov 30, 2020 • 10:13:54pm

re: #148 Dread Pirate Ron

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Didn’t they only apply for emergency approval this week?

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wrenchwench  Nov 30, 2020 • 10:15:30pm
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gwangung  Nov 30, 2020 • 10:17:42pm

re: #149 Jack Burton

Didn’t they only apply for emergency approval this week?

Strikes me that these are the people The Mythical Man Month was meant for (not that they’d ever learn from it…).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 30, 2020 • 10:26:46pm

re: #132 Dread Pirate Ron

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 30, 2020 • 10:36:07pm

(video, 2:12, clip from the Dick Cavett Show)

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 30, 2020 • 10:44:29pm

re: #122 🌹UOJB!

Update

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 30, 2020 • 10:46:02pm

re: #142 Sherlock Hound

Wow, a Nazi and a sheep can have offspring!

A Nazi and a Nazi. She is one too.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 30, 2020 • 10:47:30pm

re: #122 🌹UOJB!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 30, 2020 • 10:49:22pm
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Dr Lizardo  Nov 30, 2020 • 11:03:07pm

re: #157 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Of course he doesn’t. He’s not a journalist, he’s a propagandist. His show isn’t news, it’s entertainment.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 30, 2020 • 11:36:28pm

Why bother electing Republicans if they just follow the law?

There’s been a lot of trolling on the upcoming Georgia run-off elections, but I wonder how much is serious? Carmine Sabia is not exactly a flaming liberal.

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EPR-radar  Dec 1, 2020 • 12:17:56am

re: #158 Dr Lizardo

Of course he doesn’t. He’s not a journalist, he’s a propagandist. His show isn’t news, it’s entertainment.

It’s not really entertainment if the political bias is always there. At best it is entertaining propaganda.

As always, Goebbels in Hell looks upon the works of Fox News and smiles to see his dark arts destroying an adversary of Nazi Germany from within.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Dec 1, 2020 • 12:22:38am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Dec 1, 2020 • 12:23:33am

Your overnight movie is The Wizard of Oz.

The original one.

Inter-Pathé has been restoring and digitizing early films, adding a musical track that is appropriate.

Not a particularly innovative silent film, but historical nonetheless:

This is the original Wizard of Oz Silent Movie from 1910

..

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Dec 1, 2020 • 12:24:55am

The National Hurricane Center says it will issue no more regular tropical updates as the season is over.

However, because there is a system in the northeast Atlantic moving south with potential to develop into a tropical system, they will issue a special tropical update at 10AM EST or earlier if conditions warrant.

nhc.noaa.gov

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Dec 1, 2020 • 12:27:16am

re: #162 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Your overnight movie is The Wizard of Oz.

The original one.

Inter-Pathé has been restoring and digitizing early films, adding a musical track that is appropriate.

Not a particularly innovative silent film, but historical nonetheless:

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Video

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Filmed in my yard. /s

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ericblair  Dec 1, 2020 • 12:30:09am

re: #159 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

There’s been a lot of trolling on the upcoming Georgia run-off elections, but I wonder how much is serious? Carmine Sabia is not exactly a flaming liberal.

Seems to be serious enough: Lin Wood was one of the first ‘big names’ to whip up the civil war. It shouldn’t be surprising to see this when the GOP has spent decades detaching themselves from reality and declaring war on everything and everybody.

Reagan’s eleventh commandment is well and truly dead.

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EPR-radar  Dec 1, 2020 • 12:32:26am

re: #165 ericblair

Seems to be serious enough: Lin Wood was one of the first ‘big names’ to whip up the civil war. It shouldn’t be surprising to see this when the GOP has spent decades detaching themselves from reality and declaring war on everything and everybody.

Reagan’s eleventh commandment is well and truly dead.

I’ll believe that when I see it. It would be a most welcome development.

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 1, 2020 • 12:34:48am

re: #4 BigPapa

So people should be executed for lying?

For lying?

Fox “news” is going to have some kind of turnover if that is passed.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Dec 1, 2020 • 12:43:28am

Mr. Deity drags Ben Shapiro on what he wants to believe is true.

Mr. “Facts don’t care about your feelings” is a hypocrite of course, but hypocrisy is a tool of conservatism, not a bug.

Caution for Biblical counter-apologetics, 7:40

WOTMQ: Want

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sagehen  Dec 1, 2020 • 12:56:00am

re: #104 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Scottsbluff firefighters rescue man from more than 100-feet (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

(more, with video and photographs)

There is no explanation why he climbed the water tower.

to get cell service?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Dec 1, 2020 • 1:01:52am

re: #169 sagehen

to get cell service?

LOL. I don’t get why the guy called the newspaper rather than the police or fire department. The poor receptionist at the Star-Herald had to call the police and convince them it wasn’t a prank call. Maybe he was trying to get attention from the newspaper? He did get on the front page.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Dec 1, 2020 • 1:02:54am

Pastor Claims Atheists Will Convert When Trump Wins

(Goes to X of Utah Outcasts, caution for coarse language, 10:13)

Pastor Claims Atheists Will Convert When Trump Wins

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 1, 2020 • 1:09:04am

re: #171 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Getting to watch worldview implosion in real-time is grimly fascinating.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2020 • 1:11:50am

re: #162 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Your overnight movie is The Wizard of Oz.

The original one.

Inter-Pathé has been restoring and digitizing early films, adding a musical track that is appropriate.

Not a particularly innovative silent film, but historical nonetheless:

Video

..

I listened to the soundtrack of the first Pink Floyd album…and it was mind-blowing, man!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Dec 1, 2020 • 1:11:58am

re: #172 Dr Lizardo

Getting to watch worldview implosion in real-time is grimly fascinating.

This guy is one of those who still thinks Trump is going to win.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 1, 2020 • 1:16:06am

re: #174 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

This guy is one of those who still thinks Trump is going to win.

Yeah, hell, he’s probably a poster on Free Republic - that particular delusion is pretty wide-spread over there in the fever swamp.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Dec 1, 2020 • 1:25:11am

re: #175 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, hell, he’s probably a poster on Free Republic - that particular delusion is pretty wide-spread over there in the fever swamp.

He’s a Christian pastor. His whole deal is after Trump wins, that would be miraculous proof that will convert atheists to the glory of his god (not some other god).

This is not an uncommon position amongst Christians; they don’t have to be on Free Republic to believe that Trump is going to pull out some sort of electoral victory out of a hat.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Dec 1, 2020 • 1:42:18am

Dear Canada, It’s Not Just America Struggling With Systemic Racism

(Godless Cranium discusses the problems of systemic racism in his home province of Ontario, 12:14, caution for graphic descriptions of death in hospitals and policing)

Dear Canada, It’s Not Just America Struggling With Systemic Racism

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2020 • 1:49:29am

re: #176 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

This is not an uncommon position amongst Christians; they don’t have to be on Free Republic to believe that Trump is going to pull out some sort of electoral victory out of a hat.

I still have a nagging concern that he is going to pull something out of his voluminous sleeves.

But mostly disturbed at how close he came to getting away with it: had the decision come down to only one state, like PA, he could have pulled off this scam and the GOP would have gone along and sent his case to the SCOTUS to decide in his favor.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 1, 2020 • 1:54:32am

re: #176 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

He’s a Christian pastor. His whole deal is after Trump wins, that would be miraculous proof that will convert atheists to the glory of his god (not some other god).

This is not an uncommon position amongst Christians; they don’t have to be on Free Republic to believe that Trump is going to pull out some sort of electoral victory out of a hat.

But when Trump fails to pull off that win, won’t that mean god failed?

Hulk Vs Loki - Puny God

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 1, 2020 • 1:57:58am

re: #178 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I still have a nagging concern that he is going to pull something out of his voluminous sleeves.

But mostly disturbed at how close he came to getting away with it: had the decision come down to only one state, like PA, he could have pulled off this scam and the GOP would have gone along and sent his case to the SCOTUS to decide in his favor.

Trump’s strategy probably would’ve worked if it come down to one state - and that’s what he was banking on. When it became four states, the strategy fell apart.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Dec 1, 2020 • 2:07:18am

re: #179 Dr Lizardo

But when Trump fails to pull off that win, won’t that mean god failed?

It’s frankly amazing how a “failed prophecy” just gets moved down the road.

It fits into the claims of failed prayers: Maybe God just said “no” (despite what the Bible says about prayer).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2020 • 2:08:44am

re: #181 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

It’s frankly amazing how a “failed prophecy” just gets moved down the road.

and so do religions endure throughout the ages.

Remember when Christianity was convinced that the first Millennium was going to see the End of the World?

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Teukka  Dec 1, 2020 • 2:16:20am

[Sauce]

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Nojay UK  Dec 1, 2020 • 2:16:31am

re: #182 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and so do religions endure throughout the ages.

Remember when Christianity was convinced that the first Millennium was going to see the End of the World?

The figure named Christ was an amalgam of Jewish street-corner preachers prophesying the Millenium right now and then, not in a thousand years from then. Those sorts of preachers were a dime a dozen at that time. The Jewish people suffered great tribulations from the Roman conquest and that was proof of the End Times and God was going to make it all stop real soon. Some time. Just you wait. Really. Honest.

Moving the goalposts in Christianity has been going on for a long time now. I don’t know how prophecy works in other major religions though.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Dec 1, 2020 • 2:23:23am

re: #182 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and so do religions endure throughout the ages.

Remember when Christianity was convinced that the first Millennium was going to see the End of the World?

Well, I don’t personally remember it /s but have read about it.

Beliefs; Millennial fears in the year 1000: apocalypse then, apocalypse now and apocalypse forever. (New York Times, July 17, 1999)

When Patricia Bernstein, a Houston writer long fascinated by the Middle Ages, began research for an article about the year 1000, she was under an impression shared by many educated Americans.

The turn of the last millennium, she believed, was a time of apocalyptic panic, fevered preaching, penitential excesses and, for the Christian faithful, ominous signs and wonders. Daily work was set aside and property, even family, abandoned as Christian Europe waited in both dread and hope for the end of the world and the Last Judgment.

Call it the Y1K problem, if you will. All very exotic, very dramatic and, as it turned out, very likely untrue.

Ms. Bernstein had barely begun her research when she found that historians generally dismiss this vision of what happened at the turn of the last millennium. More surprising yet, they had been dismissing it for more than a hundred years.

(more)

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 1, 2020 • 2:23:26am

re: #184 Nojay UK

The figure named Christ was an amalgam of Jewish street-corner preachers prophesying the Millenium right now and then, not in a thousand years from then. Those sorts of preachers were a dime a dozen at that time. The Jewish people suffered great tribulations from the Roman conquest and that was proof of the End Times and God was going to make it all stop real soon. Some time. Just you wait. Really. Honest.

Moving the goalposts in Christianity has been going on for a long time now. I don’t know how prophecy works in other major religions though.

Yeah….Christ was preaching an imminent eschatology. No dressing it up in metaphors or analogies, either.

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dangerman  Dec 1, 2020 • 2:31:35am

re: #101 danarchy

Personally, in a vacuum, I would take that as just a tongue in cheek jab at politicians. I would have to see further evidence that she is an anti-vaxxer.

Sometimes a joke is just a joke.

like when it involves a cigar…

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dangerman  Dec 1, 2020 • 2:35:47am

re: #122 🌹UOJB!

Update

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Dec 1, 2020 • 2:42:22am

I missed out on this with the Dumpster fire going on in the government.

The People’s Republic of China prohibits multi-level marketing schemes under its laws.

Herbalife tried to muscle their way into the Chinese market through the good old capitalist method of greasing regulations: Bribery of Chinese officials.

Herbalife Nutrition Agrees to Pay $123 Million to Settle China Bribery Allegations (Goes to the Wall Street Journal)

Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. on Friday agreed to pay $123 million to settle charges that it provided corrupt payments to government officials in China and falsified its books and records.

The Los Angeles-based multilevel marketer entered into a deferred-prosecution agreement with federal prosecutors in Manhattan during a virtual court hearing with U.S. District Judge Gregory Woods. It also reached a parallel agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The settlements resolve criminal and civil violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which prohibits the payment of bribes to foreign government officials and requires companies to keep accurate books and records.

A spokesperson for Herbalife didn’t respond to a request for comment.

(more)

No shit they wouldn’t respond, what are they going to say to the WSJ? We’re busted bribing foreign officials?

Herbalife’s penalties include a $55.7 million criminal fine. The company also agreed to return about $67.2 million in illicit profits and interest on those profits. The Justice Department said Herbalife hadn’t voluntarily disclosed the alleged misconduct. But it credited the company for its cooperation with the government and for allocating greater resources and personnel to its compliance program. As a result, an independent compliance monitor was unnecessary, the department said.

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John Hughes  Dec 1, 2020 • 2:47:43am

The title of this thread is wrong. It’s Herd Mentality, not Herd Immunity.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2020 • 2:50:01am

re: #101 danarchy

Personally, in a vacuum, I would take that as just a tongue in cheek jab at politicians. I would have to see further evidence that she is an anti-vaxxer. Sometimes a joke is just a joke.

another example of why the Internet is fine for spreading joke memes but pretty damn useless for nuanced political discussions.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2020 • 2:59:16am

re: #102 William Lewis

Lots of hatches on a tank too, though getting from the gunner’s seat can be a twist.

I forget which tank it was, but it had a design flaw that the driver’s hatch was blocked when the turret was rotated…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Dec 1, 2020 • 2:59:38am

re: #191 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

another example of why the Internet is fine for spreading joke memes but pretty damn useless for nuanced political discussions.

I think you can find nuance in statements like “eat the rich” or “death to all radicals.” /s

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ericblair  Dec 1, 2020 • 3:00:46am

re: #177 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Dear Canada, It’s Not Just America Struggling With Systemic Racism

(Godless Cranium discusses the problems of systemic racism in his home province of Ontario, 12:14, caution for graphic descriptions of death in hospitals and policing)

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I’ve lived abroad a lot of my life, and it looks to me like many countries are using some cheap and easy criticism of American racism to whitewash (so to speak) their own problems with racism and bigotry. It’s a global problem, and just using the US as an almost-literal scapegoat is not going to help.

If anything, the US is a canary in the coal mine for many other nations that have steadily increasing minority populations, for what happens when the ethnic majority actually sees their majority status about to fall. Canada has done pretty well comparatively, but are less than 20% minority population across the country. The UK has a little over 10%. Most countries in the world are still de facto ethnostates.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2020 • 3:04:14am

re: #193 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I think you can find nuance in statements like “eat the rich” or “death to all radicals.” /s

Black Lives Matter vs Blue Lives Matter…

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Teukka  Dec 1, 2020 • 3:04:45am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2020 • 3:12:35am

re: #194 ericblair

If anything, the US is a canary in the coal mine for many other nations that have steadily increasing minority populations, for what happens when the ethnic majority actually sees their majority status about to fall. Canada has done pretty well comparatively, but are less than 20% minority population across the country. The UK has a little over 10%. Most countries in the world are still de facto ethnostates.

West Germany had some exposure to foreigners starting with guest workers as early as the 1960’s and a wave of immigration that continued. And though not always models of tolerance and integration, West Germans managed to generally live in peace and (relative) harmony with their immigrants.

The same could not be said of East Germany, where they really only knew guest workers who were housed in segregated barracks and sent home when their work contracts expired, or exchange students, often the arrogant sons of communist-friendly dictators or politicians from the Third World who left no positive impression of foreigners.

So when West Germany started housing immigrants and refugees in the reunited Eastern Germany, it led to a lot of often violent protests and rioting, as recently as Leipzig two years ago, and to the rise of the right-wing populist AfD party.

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Nojay UK  Dec 1, 2020 • 3:16:52am

re: #194 ericblair

The UK has a little over 10%. Most countries in the world are still de facto ethnostates.

Britain, despite the curious “ethnic purity” beliefs of some of the Nazis and Tory scum living here now, has been welcoming free-spending invaders for millenia and integrating them into Britishness over time. We have a long and storied tradition of Roman warriors impregnating Celtic barmaids, Normans (themselves descendants of Scandanavian freebooters gone native on the North French shores) marrying into the existing Anglo-Saxon aristocracy who were themselves recent imports from the Continent and so on and so on while the Irish and Celts washed back and forth across the Irish Sea getting so mixed up no-one can tell the difference now. Basically it’s invaders all the way down, probably starting from the Doggerland peoples moving west around 6000BC as the seas rose.

We don’t have a lot of Africans here, we didn’t make a point of importing rape-toys and field-hands en masse from there in the past like some places but we’ve got multiethnicity up the wazoo otherwise.

“Britain for the British! Angles and Saxons go home!”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Dec 1, 2020 • 3:22:17am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Dec 1, 2020 • 3:30:20am

In the ongoing hole digging by Sia over her autism movie, more trash takes incoming.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 1, 2020 • 3:34:37am

re: #198 Nojay UK

Britain, despite the curious “ethnic purity” beliefs of some of the Nazis and Tory scum living here now, has been welcoming free-spending invaders for millenia and integrating them into Britishness over time. We have a long and storied tradition of Roman warriors impregnating Celtic barmaids, Normans (themselves descendants of Scandanavian freebooters gone native on the North French shores) marrying into the existing Anglo-Saxon aristocracy who were themselves recent imports from the Continent and so on and so on while the Irish and Celts washed back and forth across the Irish Sea getting so mixed up no-one can tell the difference now. Basically it’s invaders all the way down, probably starting from the Doggerland peoples moving west around 6000BC as the seas rose.

We don’t have a lot of Africans here, we didn’t make a point of importing rape-toys and field-hands en masse from there in the past like some places but we’ve got multiethnicity up the wazoo otherwise.

“Britain for the British! Angles and Saxons go home!”

There’s the small matter of empire, the treatment of colonized peoples, the dilemma of inviting subjects and former subjects to aid in the rebuilding of Britain after WWII, and the racial issues that fostered that are both specific to the UK and also broadly part of the larger story of empire in the last couple of centuries. Not exactly slavery on the the model of the US (though the slavers were also subjects of the crown for most of that), but plenty of examples of appalling brutality in there.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 1, 2020 • 3:35:51am

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

The experience of the former DDR is very similar to that of Czech Republic (and the former Czechoslovakia). Add in that the territory of the present-day ČR has been a battlefield for the great empires of Europe - and that when large numbers of foreigners showed up, it meant nothing but death, despair and oppression for the locals. That’s left quite an impression on the Czech mind, to say the least. Hell, the Thirty Years War wiped out about one-third of the Czech population.

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Nojay UK  Dec 1, 2020 • 3:53:42am

re: #201 Barefoot Grin

There’s the small matter of empire, the treatment of colonized peoples,

The initial post was talking about the ethnic makeup of the UK, not the “treatment of colonized peoples”.

There’s the small matter of empire,

Britain stopped doing Empire several decades ago while the US is continuing with its efforts in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere and holding tenaciously on to the bits it grabbed off native Americans, the Cubans, Hawaiians, Japanese etc. through military conquest. As for brutality, well the “Trail of Tears” happened about the same time as the various massacres in colonial India but I can’t think of an equivalent in period of the brutal suppression of the Philippine insurgents by the American conquerors a hundred years ago. We did have the Malayan Emergency later though but I could match that with, say, the Fallujah massacre as recently as 2005.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Dec 1, 2020 • 3:56:24am

I’m off to bed. I’ll catch y’all later.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2020 • 3:56:58am

re: #202 Dr Lizardo

Add in that the territory of the present-day ČR has been a battlefield for the great empires of Europe - and that when large numbers of foreigners showed up, it meant nothing but death, despair and oppression for the locals.

Hungary has also not forgotten the days of the Ottoman invasion.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 1, 2020 • 4:04:04am

re: #205 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Hungary has also not forgotten the days of the Ottoman invasion.

Europeans have long memories - and can certainly hold a grudge.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2020 • 4:09:36am

re: #206 Dr Lizardo

Europeans have long memories - and can certainly hold a grudge.

There can be certain advantages for having no sense of history…

/ (half)

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Decatur Deb  Dec 1, 2020 • 4:13:17am

re: #172 Dr Lizardo

Getting to watch worldview implosion in real-time is grimly fascinating.

When old gods die, they take a lot of people with them.

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Nojay UK  Dec 1, 2020 • 4:18:06am

re: #205 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Hungary has also not forgotten the days of the Ottoman invasion.

Middle Eastern states have also not forgotten the days of the Crusades. See also Russia and various Western invaders, China and Western invaders, Europe and the Mongols, Africa and its colonisers, Vietnam and the French/Americans, Australian native peoples and the British, Japan and the Black Ships etc. etc.

Like I said earlier, it’s invaders all the way down. Being currently on the top of the heap shouldn’t give you a sense of superiority, it should tell you something about how you got to be on the top of the heap in the first place.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 1, 2020 • 4:19:39am

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

There can be certain advantages for having no sense of history…

/ (half)

I remember something my dad told when I was a little kid and the Vietnam War was winding down; “Just wait and see - in 20 or 30 years, the US and Vietnam will be allies, more or less, and we’ll just put it behind us, kinda like how America and Japan are allies now.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2020 • 4:21:08am

re: #209 Nojay UK

Like I said earlier, it’s invaders all the way down. Being currently on the top of the heap shouldn’t give you a sense of superiority, it should tell you something about how you got to be on the top of the heap in the first place.

Remember good old Enoch “Rivers of Blood” Powell warning his countrymen in 1968 “…in this country, in 15 or 20 years’ time, the black man will have the whip hand over the white man.”

Because he could only understand things from the dynamic of master and subject.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 1, 2020 • 4:24:13am

re: #211 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Remember good old Enoch “Rivers of Blood” Powell warning his countrymen “…in this country, in 15 or 20 years’ time, the black man will have the whip hand over the white man.”

Because he could only understand things from the dynamic of master and subject.

Also, an understanding predicated on the dynamic that the former subjects will seek revenge upon their former masters.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2020 • 4:25:21am

re: #212 Dr Lizardo

Also, an understanding predicated on the dynamic that the former subjects will seek revenge upon their former masters.

Mau-Mau!!! Kenyan world view!!!

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Teukka  Dec 1, 2020 • 4:25:23am

So this story exploded here in Sweden overnight:
CONTENT WARNING! Mother in Sweden suspected of locking son up for decades

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 1, 2020 • 4:27:44am

re: #214 Teukka

So this story exploded here in Sweden overnight:
CONTENT WARNING! Mother in Sweden suspected of locking son up for decades

That’s eerily reminiscent of the Blanche Monnier case in late 19th century France.

en.wikipedia.org

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Nojay UK  Dec 1, 2020 • 4:28:34am

re: #211 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Remember good old Enoch “Rivers of Blood” Powell warning his countrymen in 1968 “…in this country, in 15 or 20 years’ time, the black man will have the whip hand over the white man.”

It did take a bit longer than old Enoch believed but our Home Secretary is currently one Priti Patel, a standard soulless psychopath fresh off the Tory scum production line.

It’s possible she may be getting fired for excessive brutality to her underlings which, given the track record of previous Tory Home Secs is a bit like a Nazi getting booted out of the SS for the same offence.

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Teukka  Dec 1, 2020 • 4:31:13am

re: #215 Dr Lizardo

That’s eerily reminiscent of the Blanche Monnier case in late 19th century France.

en.wikipedia.org

Yeah. One thing which bothers me is, how many Q’s with children will take the same route when their make-believe world caves in on them…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2020 • 4:32:13am

re: #217 Teukka

Yeah. One thing which bothers me is, how many Q’s with children will take the same route when their make-believe world caves in on them…

Protecting their children from non-existent pizza parlor cellars…

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 1, 2020 • 4:33:18am

re: #203 Nojay UK

The initial post was talking about the ethnic makeup of the UK, not the “treatment of colonized peoples”.

Britain stopped doing Empire several decades ago while the US is continuing with its efforts in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere and holding tenaciously on to the bits it grabbed off native Americans, the Cubans, Hawaiians, Japanese etc. through military conquest. As for brutality, well the “Trail of Tears” happened about the same time as the various massacres in colonial India but I can’t think of an equivalent in period of the brutal suppression of the Philippine insurgents by the American conquerors a hundred years ago. We did have the Malayan Emergency later though but I could match that with, say, the Fallujah massacre as recently as 2005.

I’m well aware of our atrocities.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 1, 2020 • 4:33:32am

re: #217 Teukka

Yeah. One thing which bothers me is, how many Q’s with children will take the same route when their make-believe world caves in on them…

I wouldn’t be surprised if there were isolated incidents like that. BUT I WAS TRYING TO SAVE MY CHILDREN FROM TEH CANNIBAL HILLARY AND THE DEEP STATE CABAL!!! I can practically hear it now.

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Florida Panhandler  Dec 1, 2020 • 4:34:37am

re: #140 🌹UOJB!

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I’m surprised the camera lens didn’t crack.

Starting January 21, 2021 the whole world must get to see photos documenting the detaining, abuse and torture- yes, torture of children in US custody at our concentration camps due directly to this criminal who now coddles his own with smug self-righteous impunity,

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 1, 2020 • 4:36:01am

Holy shit, this is a disaster I’d never heard about. Yikes.

The Los Alfaques Disaster | Historic Disaster Documentary | Fascinating Horror

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Teukka  Dec 1, 2020 • 4:53:03am

re: #220 Dr Lizardo

I wouldn’t be surprised if there were isolated incidents like that. BUT I WAS TRYING TO SAVE MY CHILDREN FROM TEH CANNIBAL HILLARY AND THE DEEP STATE CABAL!!! I can practically hear it now.

And yeah, the local Q’s and righties are already trying desperately to pin this one on immigrants, lefties, jews, or combinations thereof…

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 1, 2020 • 4:55:42am

Looks like it’s the end of the road for UK retailer Debenham’s.

theguardian.com

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Dave In Austin  Dec 1, 2020 • 5:01:14am

Morning all. Damn Cold here in CenTex this morning.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 1, 2020 • 5:08:06am

BAND-MAID just dropped a new video a few minutes ago.

BAND-MAID / Different (Official Music Video)

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John Hughes  Dec 1, 2020 • 5:11:41am

re: #203 Nojay UK

Funny how most descriptions of British empire building, colonisation and decolonisation seem to completely forget Ireland.

(Also, mentioning the Malaysian emergency when forgetting Kenya and Aden).

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 1, 2020 • 5:16:10am

re: #109 jaunte

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Twitter juxtaposition saved from 2019

It’s almost like he is preaching his faith. Must be why so many are saying bad things about him, people that want to live their wants but use the Bible to justify it. Even if they have to bastardize the Bibles words to do it.

Ezekiel 16:49-50
New International Version
49 “‘Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. 50 They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 1, 2020 • 5:17:42am

re: #227 John Hughes

Funny how most descriptions of British empire building, colonisation and decolonisation seem to completely forget Ireland.

(Also, mentioning the Malaysian emergency when forgetting Kenya and Aden).

TBF to Nojay UK, I changed the subject because I got triggered by the part about slavery. TBF to me, like it or not, those were British subjects and part of that empire for the majority of the sordid history (and we didn’t touch on the sugarcane plantations of the Caribbean).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2020 • 5:20:43am

re: #228 Eventual Carrion

New International Version
49 “‘Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. 50 They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen.

So the sin of Sodom was arrogance and xenophobia, not butt-fucking.

Next you will wanna tell me that the sin of Onan was not masturbating but refusing to impregnate his sister-in-law as God had commanded…

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jeffreyw  Dec 1, 2020 • 5:33:19am

Good morning!

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Nojay UK  Dec 1, 2020 • 5:34:00am

re: #227 John Hughes

Mentioning Kenya and Aden and forgetting the Arclight strikes that killed perhaps a million Cambodians because the US wasn’t winning fast enough in neighbouring Vietnam and the evening teevee news shows were starting to ask awkward questions.

When you’re Top Dog you push things like that under the carpet with lots of Rah! Rah! and propaganda about how you’re the Good Guys and the swarthy Other is sneaky and evil for objecting to you invading their countries and bossing them around. We had Kipling, you had John Wayne. We had Rhodes, you’ve (still) got Bolton and the Afghanistan dead-enders. Welcome to Empire.

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Egregious Philbin  Dec 1, 2020 • 5:34:41am

re: #189 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Such a horrid scam company. I have a friend that is so deep into a scam MLM “Melaleuca”. I can’t ever be sure if she is my friend, or she wants to pitch her garbage again. I detest MLM’s.

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Teukka  Dec 1, 2020 • 5:36:29am

re: #230 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

So the sin of Sodom was arrogance and xenophobia, not butt-fucking.

Next you will wanna tell me that the sin of Onan was not masturbating but refusing to impregnate his sister-in-law as God had commanded…

There’s a lot more which the fundies apparently never have read…

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 1, 2020 • 5:37:38am

Roberts isn’t conservative enough for these pricks.

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unproven innocence  Dec 1, 2020 • 5:41:11am

Some welcome news:
Nitpic— approval

Vaccine approvel and rollout

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 1, 2020 • 5:44:29am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2020 • 5:44:58am

I do all my proofreading on paper…it is too easy to overlook mistakes on a screen.

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steve_davis  Dec 1, 2020 • 6:23:49am

re: #11 jaunte

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generates it in a san serif font because dicks like to write close text in a hard-to-read font.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2020 • 6:26:21am

re: #239 steve_davis

generates it in a san serif font because dicks like to write close text in a hard-to-read font.

I sought the serif but I did not seek the effigy

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ericblair  Dec 1, 2020 • 6:26:38am

Well, Arecibo collapsed. Doesn’t look like anybody was hurt.

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2020 • 6:28:24am

re: #198 Nojay UK

Britain, despite the curious “ethnic purity” beliefs of some of the Nazis and Tory scum living here now, has been welcoming free-spending invaders for millenia and integrating them into Britishness over time

The same could be said about the US with the exception of conservatives. And right now, the conservatives in both countries are making decisions for both countries.

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lawhawk  Dec 1, 2020 • 6:30:51am

re: #241 ericblair

No one was hurt; the facility had been closed while damage was being assessed. The support cables had been damaged by storms, and when a few of them snapped, the rest took the strain but those too finally gave out.

If only Sean Bean were there… /half

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lawhawk  Dec 1, 2020 • 6:32:08am

re: #235 Patricia Kayden

Roberts was calling on Kagan and Alito just ignored him and kept asking questions. Roberts should have had ability to cut his mic.

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makeitstop  Dec 1, 2020 • 6:37:48am

Nice. We’re finally running GOP plays against them.

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2020 • 6:38:07am
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Belafon  Dec 1, 2020 • 6:38:49am
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Dr Lizardo  Dec 1, 2020 • 6:39:54am

Some interesting news regarding COVID-19:

The coronavirus was present in the U.S. weeks earlier than scientists and public health officials previously thought, and before cases in China were publicly identified, according to a new government study published Monday.

The virus and the illness that it causes, COVID-19, was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, but it wasn’t until Jan. 19 that the first confirmed COVID-19 case, from a traveler returning from China, was found in the U.S.

However, new findings published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases suggest that the coronavirus, known officially as SARS-CoV-2, had infected people in the U.S. even earlier.

“SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been present in the U.S. in December 2019, earlier than previously recognized,” the authors said.

npr.org

Antibodies found in sera collected as early as 13 December 2019 suggests that exposure to SARS-CoV-2 happened at least two weeks earlier - four or five days of incubation then ten days or so for the body to begin producing antibodies. That would put the first US cases in November 2019 - and the article does not mention testing blood serum collected before December 13th, so the first case could have been even earlier.

Like we found here in Czech Republic - there was an outbreak of COVID-19 in the quaint tourist town of Český Krumlov in mid-December of last year….having been unwittingly brought over by tourists from China. That’s three months earlier than what’s thus far acknowledged and there was a mysterious outbreak nationwide in mid-February of this year of what Czech doctors were referring to as an “unusually virulent viral pneumonia” the like of which they’d never seen before.

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2020 • 6:40:41am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2020 • 6:41:26am

re: #246 Belafon

Outgoing Senate Finance Chair Chuck Grassley on Yellen.
“I believe that she would get a favorable view.” But notes committee must examine her tax returns etc before he can make final judgment

Trust nobody until they show you their tax returns!

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2020 • 6:42:47am
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Belafon  Dec 1, 2020 • 6:44:12am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2020 • 6:44:34am

re: #251 Belafon

NEW—The coronavirus was in the US in mid-December 2019, a few weeks before it was officially identified in China, according to CDC analysis of blood donation samples. This also matches waste water analysis that found virus earlier in Europe.

So the Chinese Virus is every bit as Chinese as Beef Chow Mein or General Tso’s chicken…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2020 • 6:45:41am

re: #252 Belafon

Important truth. And pretty much zero discussion here about whether low-risk individuals in the US should be vaccinated before health workers in other parts of the world.

America first

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lawhawk  Dec 1, 2020 • 6:46:16am

re: #253 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Just like the Spanish flu… which appears to have originated in… Kansas, US.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 1, 2020 • 6:51:03am

re: #255 lawhawk

Just like the Spanish flu… which appears to have originated in… Kansas, US.

A British political scientist, Andrew Price-Smith, found evidence in the Austrian state archives that indicates the H1N1 pandemic was already sweeping through Austro-Hungary in early 1917. It was in his 2008 book “Contagion and Chaos”.

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dangerman  Dec 1, 2020 • 6:51:10am

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

There can be certain advantages for having no sense of history…

/ (half)

Then they’ll go all groundhog day and keep repeating it…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2020 • 6:53:48am

re: #257 dangerman

Then they’ll go all groundhog day and keep repeating it…

that is a disadvantage, yes…

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dangerman  Dec 1, 2020 • 6:54:54am

re: #225 Dave In Austin

Morning all. Damn Cold here in CenTex this morning.

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Florida too.
61 this am ( it is florida, so damn cold is relative)
86 yesterday

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2020 • 6:54:55am

re: #256 Dr Lizardo

A British political scientist, Andrew Price-Smith, found evidence in the Austrian state archives that indicates the H1N1 pandemic was already sweeping through Austro-Hungary in early 1917. It was in his 2008 book “Contagion and Chaos”.

The war back then, and our interconnectedness now, makes finding patient zero impossible.

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2020 • 6:57:37am

re: #259 dangerman

Florida too.
61 this am ( it is florida, so damn cold is relative)
86 yesterday

I started bootcamp in Orlando in January, 1992. In February, it was hot enough we had days we couldn’t run. On my graduation day in March, we wore our peacocks because it was in the 40s.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 1, 2020 • 6:58:26am

re: #261 Belafon

I started bootcamp in Orlando in January, 1992. In February, it was hot enough we had days we couldn’t run. On my graduation day in March, we wore our peacocks because it was in the 40s.

Sounds about right for a southern winter.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 1, 2020 • 6:58:51am

re: #260 Belafon

The war back then, and our interconnectedness now, makes finding patient zero impossible.

Exactly. As to who “Patient Zero” of the COVID-19 pandemic is, that’s anyone’s guess. Hell, it could’ve been some regular Joe/Jane who thought they caught a cold - or a mild case of the flu - and shook it off a few days later, never being the wiser.

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makeitstop  Dec 1, 2020 • 6:59:01am

Looks like O’Keefe has cooked up a new ‘controversy’…

twitter.com

Like anyone should trust that those tapes haven’t been edited to hell and back.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:00:03am

re: #263 Dr Lizardo

Exactly. As to who “Patient Zero” of the COVID-19 pandemic is, that’s anyone’s guess. Hell, it could’ve been some regular Joe/Jane who thought they caught a cold - or a mild case of the flu - and shook it off a few days later, never being the wiser.

More than likely I’d say.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:01:08am

re: #262 Eclectic Cyborg

Sounds about right for a southern winter.

I put the tunnel cover over the Winter garden yesterday, had to rush out at dawn to open it. We went to 27f last night.

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The Pie Overlord!  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:01:44am

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John Hughes  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:02:15am

re: #232 Nojay UK

Mentioning Kenya and Aden and forgetting the Arclight strikes that killed perhaps a million Cambodians because the US wasn’t winning fast enough in neighbouring Vietnam and the evening teevee news shows were starting to ask awkward questions.

When you’re Top Dog you push things like that under the carpet with lots of Rah! Rah! and propaganda about how you’re the Good Guys and the swarthy Other is sneaky and evil for objecting to you invading their countries and bossing them around. We had Kipling, you had John Wayne. We had Rhodes, you’ve (still) got Bolton and the Afghanistan dead-enders. Welcome to Empire.

Nojay, old chap, you seem to imagine I’m an American. I’m not, I’m a Brit, born and bred*.

But you really need to turn down the whatabboutery. And, as I said, like almost all Brits have this strange blind spot about the country just to your left.

* I’m soon to be an ex Brit, though, not by my choice but because the mother country decided that I was a “citizen of nowhere”. (Not that my soon to be adopted country has a better history of colonial shittery).

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dangerman  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:03:10am

re: #237 Patricia Kayden

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Bullshit.
No challenge at all
The mechanism has been there unused these last 4 years:

Say “he is obviously lying” and cut away. Then you’re done.

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lawhawk  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:03:22am

The IRS can’t keep up with enforcement, and hate groups can apply and get 501(c)(3) status all while pushing extremist and violent agenda.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:04:39am

re: #265 Eclectic Cyborg

More than likely I’d say.

And like a lot of people, whomever Patient Zero is/was, they probably thought to themselves, “Dammit, I hate getting sick….I’ve got work to do”, popped an ibuprofen or whatnot, and went about their normal daily routine - which is pretty much what 95% of us would do in similar circumstances.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:05:52am

re: #267 The Pie Overlord!

GOOD MORNING LIZARDIA!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:06:49am

re: #271 Dr Lizardo

And like a lot of people, whomever Patient Zero is/was, they probably thought to themselves, “Dammit, I hate getting sick….I’ve got work to do”, popped an ibuprofen or whatnot, and went about their normal daily routine - which is pretty much what 95% of us would do in similar circumstances.

…because we don’t get paid if we don’t work or we risk getting fired.

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dangerman  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:07:40am

re: #261 Belafon

I started bootcamp in Orlando in January, 1992. In February, it was hot enough we had days we couldn’t run. On my graduation day in March, we wore our peacocks because it was in the 40s.

re: #262 Eclectic Cyborg

Sounds about right for a southern winter.

Orlando ain’t “florida”. // ;-)

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John Hughes  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:08:49am

re: #235 Patricia Kayden

What happens if one of the justices is in contempt of the court?

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:08:58am

re: #273 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

…because we don’t get paid if we don’t work or we risk getting fired.

But even here, in Czech Republic, with its sick days and healthcare, I’ve seen people come to work that looked like they were suffering from bubonic plague. For Czechs at least, pretty much the only thing that would make them call in sick is being on their deathbed.

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dangerman  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:09:03am

re: #267 The Pie Overlord!

GOOD MORNING LIZARDIA!

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John Hughes  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:09:59am

re: #240 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I sought the serif but I did not seek the effigy

You deserve to die for that. And you will.

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John Hughes  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:10:52am

re: #241 ericblair

Well, Arecibo collapsed. Doesn’t look like anybody was hurt.

Just all of us.

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John Hughes  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:11:55am

re: #245 makeitstop

Nice. We’re finally running GOP plays against them.

The “wrong way” sign is a nice touch.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:12:13am

re: #276 Dr Lizardo

But even here, in Czech Republic, with its sick days and healthcare, I’ve seen people come to work that looked like they were suffering from bubonic plague. For Czechs at least, pretty much the only thing that would make them call in sick is being on their deathbed.

Germans are less prone to do that.

In any case, we are learning how little we need office spaces (at least on a regular basis) to do most non-directly customer-related business except retail, logistics or service.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:14:42am

re: #130 Jack Burton

Those old Toyota trucks from the 80s and the early 90s are almost literally indestructible too. If I really needed a truck to do actual work with, I’d look for one of those first.

Except for the rust. After a couple of years you could literally Fred Flintstone your get through the floorboards.

I had one. The rust ate away at the entire body.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:16:00am

re: #281 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Germans are less prone to do that.

In any case, we are learning how little we need office spaces (at least on a regular basis) to do most non-directly customer-related business except retail, logistics or service.

You mentioned retail, and funnily enough, there were a couple of updates on dead mall YouTube channels. It’s such a stark contrast between dying malls in the US and here in Czech Republic, where shopping malls are thriving (well, fair enough, maybe not right at this instant owing to the pandemic).

I guess the American dream of the 1980s, the suburban shopping mall, is alive and well here in Czech Republic. And all retail here is scheduled to reopen on Thursday, and I imagine the malls are gonna be slamming.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:16:26am

re: #278 John Hughes

You deserve to die for that. And you will.

my daughter tells me that all the time.

They had a special on wine one year, a bottle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape for only around $39, so we went for it.

I Chateauneuf-du-Pape bit I did not shit Gerard Depardieu…

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thedopefishlives  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:19:28am

re: #267 The Pie Overlord!

GOOD MORNING LIZARDIA!

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John Hughes  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:20:20am

re: #284 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

You are a bad person.

Keep it up.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:20:24am

re: #140 🌹UOJB!

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I’m surprised the camera lens didn’t crack.

Cool. Now rip it from their arms, throw it into a cage and you never get to see it again. (I say It because kids buorn to certain parents aren’t real kids.) Then it goes up for adoption to God only knows who and you definitely never see it again.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:23:33am

re: #241 ericblair

Well, Arecibo collapsed. Doesn’t look like anybody was hurt.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:24:09am
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Jay C  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:26:51am

re: #267 The Pie Overlord!

GOOD MORNING LIZARDIA!

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thedopefishlives  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:28:16am

re: #289 Dave In Austin

This whole thing about Democrats cheating in elections is another example of the Republicans’ long-con game of propaganda. They have been casually dropping lines like “Democrats are the party of ‘vote early, vote often’” since at least Bill Clinton. Now, it’s so ingrained into the rubes’ subconscious that it’s second nature to assume that this election must have been stolen, because haven’t we been hearing for years about how Democrats routinely stuff ballot boxes?

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lawhawk  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:35:20am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:36:25am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:37:23am

re: #291 thedopefishlives

This whole thing about Democrats cheating in elections is another example of the Republicans’ long-con game of propaganda. … Now, it’s so ingrained into the rubes’ subconscious that it’s second nature to assume that this election must have been stolen, because haven’t we been hearing for years about how Democrats routinely stuff ballot boxes?

We used to have an electoral process that was based on good will and trust, with a limited degree of mutual oversight and control.

That legacy of a free and open democratic society is now all totally f*cked and we will not experience the likes of it again for some time.

Nobody is asking Trump to prove if all of his 72 million votes are “legal”…

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:40:34am

re: #291 thedopefishlives

This whole thing about Democrats cheating in elections is another example of the Republicans’ long-con game of propaganda. They have been casually dropping lines like “Democrats are the party of ‘vote early, vote often’” since at least Bill Clinton. Now, it’s so ingrained into the rubes’ subconscious that it’s second nature to assume that this election must have been stolen, because haven’t we been hearing for years about how Democrats routinely stuff ballot boxes?

The people who are buying that don’t actually buy that. They just assume that Democrats voting is a bad thing.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:42:00am

re: #295 Belafon

The people who are buying that don’t actually buy that. They just assume that Democrats voting is a bad thing.

The people who insist that it has all gone downhill ever since we expanded the voting franchise beyond white landowning males.

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thedopefishlives  Dec 1, 2020 • 7:46:09am

re: #295 Belafon

The people who are buying that don’t actually buy that. They just assume that Democrats voting is a bad thing.

I dunno. I’m just thinking about my parents right now. Undoubtedly, they believe the election was fraudulent, though I haven’t asked. My dad, a lifetime dittohead (listener of Rush Limbaugh), has been hearing Rush say every day for decades that Democrats only win when they cheat. He doesn’t necessarily believe Democrats shouldn’t be allowed to vote, but that if they voted fairly, they’d lose every time. Of course, after this election, he might believe that Democrats should no longer be allowed to vote.

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A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:03:47am

re: #231 jeffreyw

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Western good morning!

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:03:56am

re: #297 thedopefishlives

Of course, after this election, he might believe that Democrats should no longer be allowed to vote.

When you look at the nonsensical lawsuits files, one part of the pleadings/relief’s has always been:

Toss out the current electoral college and appoint Donald Trump as the winner

Too bad many of these Trumpaholic attorneys will not face sanctions/disbarments.

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dangerman  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:06:45am

re: #289 Dave In Austin

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how can they be having vote fraud problems when no one’s voted yet
?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:07:02am
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dangerman  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:07:53am

re: #292 lawhawk

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the argument for all of them is going to be it’s necessary protection to ‘prevent the democrat’s ongoing witch hunt’

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bratwurst  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:10:45am
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dangerman  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:11:11am

re: #295 Belafon

The people who are buying that don’t actually buy that. They just assume that Democrats voting is a bad thing.

with righteous indignation, the republican position is that:
- only the democrats can behave despicably
- the democrats always and only behave despicably
- and conversely, no republican can or ever does

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dangerman  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:13:51am

re: #297 thedopefishlives

I dunno. I’m just thinking about my parents right now. Undoubtedly, they believe the election was fraudulent, though I haven’t asked. My dad, a lifetime dittohead (listener of Rush Limbaugh), has been hearing Rush say every day for decades that Democrats only win when they cheat. He doesn’t necessarily believe Democrats shouldn’t be allowed to vote, but that if they voted fairly, they’d lose every time. Of course, after this election, he might believe that Democrats should no longer be allowed to vote.

Most politics is learned like religion.

Most people don’t “know” much.
They heard or were told or read a web site, heard part of a speech or other questionable source…

And so it’s all second hand, skewed, selectively interpreted; they believe what they were ‘told’.

They do not research or do critical thinking or analysis, or even read or hear anything that would be contrary.

it’s all just second hand say-so.

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dangerman  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:15:26am

re: #303 bratwurst

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wait… you took the money?????

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:17:39am

Today’s MIT class is on therapeutics discovery. 11:30 ET.

web.mit.edu

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makeitstop  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:21:06am

On today’s episode of ‘…the hell?’

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Mattand  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:21:11am

re: #297 thedopefishlives

I dunno. I’m just thinking about my parents right now. Undoubtedly, they believe the election was fraudulent, though I haven’t asked. My dad, a lifetime dittohead (listener of Rush Limbaugh), has been hearing Rush say every day for decades that Democrats only win when they cheat. He doesn’t necessarily believe Democrats shouldn’t be allowed to vote, but that if they voted fairly, they’d lose every time. Of course, after this election, he might believe that Democrats should no longer be allowed to vote.

Really feel bad about this. I think of my own dad when I hear stories like this. He could’ve easily gone down the Fox News rabbit hole, given how easily his prejudices would get the better of him at times. I was getting something out of his trunk in the 90’s once, and saw he had one of Limbaugh’s screeds sitting in there. He worked for the book’s publisher, so I never found out whether he was Dittohead-curious or was getting it for a friend.

Probably one of the few times in my life I’m glad someone actually subscribed to the Magic Balance Fairy “All politicians are equally bad” nonsense.

And as I’ve said before, I know two guys who have been listening to Rush since we were in our late teens/early 20’s. We’re talking mid to late 1980’s here. Nothing ages you quicker than listening to a guy 20 years your senior pour that poison into your earholes.

I genuinely hope your folks love you for you. As much as my partner’s mom is hopelessly mired in that bullshit, she at least isn’t angry at her for not being on the proper “team”.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:21:43am

re: #32 NO SMOCKING GUN!

They can’t, because to disqualify electors both the House and the Senate have to reject them.

Which he will promptly challenge to the SC.
/ (sorta)

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Mattand  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:22:33am

re: #308 makeitstop

On today’s episode of ‘…the hell?’

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“Your Honor, we have a surprise witness for the court, and it is delicious!”

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:23:55am

re: #39 Targetpractice

Does it really have to be pointed out that Donny’s IQ and his waist size are identical? In his mind, if Loeffler and/or Purdue are not forcing the GA state gov’t to do the WH’s bidding, then that means they’re in on the whole “fraud.” On more than one occasion since he took office, the man has expressed a belief that he can order governors to do whatever he likes because he’s president. He cannot fathom a situation where a state may choose to give the WH the finger…at least, not while he’s in charge.

Someone should give him a biography of Jefferson Davis for someone to read to him.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:23:55am
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Patricia Kayden  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:24:48am
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Dr Lizardo  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:25:21am

Not sure why, but this concert from the year 2431 showed up in my YouTube recommends….

Susumu Hirasawa - Byakkoya - White Tiger Field - Live Hybrid Phonon

Heh. Lizards who are anime fans will probably recognize it.

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Mattand  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:25:33am

re: #303 bratwurst

I so want to join Parler just to troll people.

Based on this Tweet, they seem to be lacking a certain.. what’s the phrase? Oh, yeah: “IQ level above 15.”

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The Pie Overlord!  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:26:07am

re: #314 Patricia Kayden

THE ELECTIONS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL TRUMP IS THE WINNER!!!1!!11!

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dangerman  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:29:22am

re: #314 Patricia Kayden

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he would lose.
again.

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Teukka  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:29:39am

Random insult I heard: “… with all the elegance of a skunk on acid.”

That is all.

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retired cynic  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:35:02am

re: #261 Belafon

I started bootcamp in Orlando in January, 1992. In February, it was hot enough we had days we couldn’t run. On my graduation day in March, we wore our peacocks because it was in the 40s.

My father did boot camp in Jacksonville FL during WW2. He said it was the coldest he had ever been in his life, as the buildings they were housed in had no insulation and little heat.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:35:32am

re: #102 William Lewis

Lots of hatches on a tank too, though getting from the gunner’s seat can be a twist.

I know intellectually that implosion would be quick. But it still ooks me out worse than even a fireball in the face. Only way I could have done the sea would have been if I’d applied for the Coast Guard Academy in New London.

Thus the popularity of Chieftain’s “Oh damn. The tank is on fire.” segment of some of his armored vehicle review videos.

(The Chieftain is a video content creator who does work for Wargaming, the company that produces the game World of Tanks, that includes visits to museums where he reviews actual military vehicles inside and out. Former Irish Army and current (?) US Army. He also happens to be quite tall, which makes him squeezing in or out of some crew positions a bit challenging at times.)

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Dave In Austin  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:35:52am

re: #301 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Now no one is going to clean it up.. It needs to be scrapped, scrapped, and reclaimed to the jungle.

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dangerman  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:37:36am

thegreatpoolpondconversion - 201129 edition ———————->
“New Digs”

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jamesfirecat  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:45:07am

re: #311 Mattand

“Your Honor, we have a surprise witness for the court, and it is delicious!”

We’ll take this case all the way to the Supreme Food Court!

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makeitstop  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:45:32am

I hope Krebs takes DiGenova to the cleaners financially, and then goes for sanctions. Make an example of that pile o’crap.

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thedopefishlives  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:46:42am

re: #309 Mattand

…I genuinely hope your folks love you for you. As much as my partner’s mom is hopelessly mired in that bullshit, she at least isn’t angry at her for not being on the “team”.

Thanks for that. I’ve posted my full story here before, but I’m sure you can imagine it just based on that snippet. As for the quoted portion, I’m starting to think that my parents have finally twigged to the fact that I’m not “one of them” anymore. They seem to be taking it fairly well.

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A Cranky One  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:48:03am

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thedopefishlives  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:49:01am

re: #327 A Cranky One

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Hahahaha, I’m totally swiping that. I love it.

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:51:39am

re: #267 The Pie Overlord!

GOOD MORNING LIZARDIA!

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:52:22am
Jozsef Szajer, an MEP for Viktor Orban’s right-wing Fidesz party, has resigned after admitting breaching lockdown in Brussels to attend a ‘mostly male’ orgy alongside 25 others on Friday night. Szajer resigned on Sunday and initially offered no explanation, but as reports began appearing in the Belgian media he confirmed he had attended, and offered a full apology.

Reports initially said the MEP had tried to flee the scene down a drainpipe when police stormed in, but hurt himself and was stopped. He then tried to claim diplomatic immunity, Belgian media reported, before being let go with a verbal warning.

It’s from Daily Mail, but damn, this made me laugh and laugh and laugh. Fidesz is a fanatically anti-LGBT right-wing party in Hungary, headed by the notorious Viktor Orban.

dailymail.co.uk

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jaunte  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:53:22am

“…Trump has shown little interest in protecting those around him or modeling good behavior for the rest of the country; he has largely refused to wear masks or social-distance, and has derided those who do. As a result, the Trump White House has hosted two recent events—Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination and an election night party—that resulted in an outbreak of cases in the White House, including top advisers, the Trump family, and even the president himself.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:53:53am

re: #328 thedopefishlives

Hahahaha, I’m totally swiping that. I love it.

Same lol.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:54:57am

re: #331 jaunte

Damn, Biden really is going to have to have that place deep cleaned before he moves in.

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piratedan  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:56:58am

re: #322 Dave In Austin

i bet if you broke it down, you could sell parts of the dish on ebay or etsy, like they do for the old football and baseball stadiums

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jamesfirecat  Dec 1, 2020 • 8:57:44am
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Dave In Austin  Dec 1, 2020 • 9:00:04am

re: #318 dangerman

Definition of sedition
: incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority

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sagehen  Dec 1, 2020 • 9:01:51am
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The Pie Overlord!  Dec 1, 2020 • 9:03:54am
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Patricia Kayden  Dec 1, 2020 • 9:04:02am

re: #325 makeitstop

Why isn’t the MSM asking every Republican in Congress to answer for this death threat? Can you imagine what would happen if an attorney for President Obama made such a threat?

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makeitstop  Dec 1, 2020 • 9:13:55am
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Dr Lizardo  Dec 1, 2020 • 9:14:57am

re: #340 makeitstop

LOL that’s great.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 1, 2020 • 9:16:54am
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KGxvi  Dec 1, 2020 • 9:22:31am

re: #8 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

This is why I’m convinced that Trump is going to run third party in 2024. He’s going to undermine the GOP in the Georgia run offs. He’s going to claim that the GOP is too corrupt (hahaha), and that his only choice is to seek the nomination of the Constitution Party (or WETF they call it now), because that’s where real Americans are anyway.

The true shitshow possibility happens where the election gets thrown to Congress because nobody gets to 270. The House has to pick from the top two (and vote by state), the Senate chooses from the top three and it’s a traditional vote. Now: imagine Trump finishes second behind Biden (or Harris or whomever), and Republicans in several states have to decide whether they’ll vote for Trump (who at that point will have spent four years railing against them) or the Democrat?

The more likely scenario is that Trump and the Republican nominee end up splitting votes in states that would have otherwise gone for the Republican and the Democratic nominee ends up winning in an electoral college landslide. But after the last 20 years of insanity in our politics, I’m not willing to say “election gets thrown to Congress” is outside the realm of possibilities.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 1, 2020 • 9:26:58am

re: #343 KGxvi

The more likely scenario is that Trump and the Republican nominee end up splitting votes in states that would have otherwise gone for the Republican and the Democratic nominee ends up winning in an electoral college landslide. But after the last 20 years of insanity in our politics, I’m not willing to say “election gets thrown to Congress” is outside the realm of possibilities.

especially when you add massive legal challenges in all the contested states (the ones that Trump does not win)

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I Would Prefer Not To  Dec 1, 2020 • 9:27:37am

re: #343 KGxvi

This is why I’m convinced that Trump is going to run third party in 2024. He’s going to undermine the GOP in the Georgia run offs. He’s going to claim that the GOP is too corrupt (hahaha), and that his only choice is to seek the nomination of the Constitution Party (or WETF they call it now), because that’s where real Americans are anyway.

The true shitshow possibility happens where the election gets thrown to Congress because nobody gets to 270. The House has to pick from the top two (and vote by state), the Senate chooses from the top three and it’s a traditional vote. Now: imagine Trump finishes second behind Biden (or Harris or whomever), and Republicans in several states have to decide whether they’ll vote for Trump (who at that point will have spent four years railing against them) or the Democrat?

The more likely scenario is that Trump and the Republican nominee end up splitting votes in states that would have otherwise gone for the Republican and the Democratic nominee ends up winning in an electoral college landslide. But after the last 20 years of insanity in our politics, I’m not willing to say “election gets thrown to Congress” is outside the realm of possibilities.

trump is not going to run. He’ll announce and take donations, hold rallies. but by 2022 he will have too many legal and financial issues. so much damaging info is going to come out that he will become toxic except for 30% of the population.

Harris wins in 2024.

That’s my prediction, now I have to log off to write.

Peace

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Jay C  Dec 1, 2020 • 9:27:50am

re: #343 KGxvi

This is why I’m convinced that Trump is going to run third party in 2024. He’s going to undermine the GOP in the Georgia run offs. He’s going to claim that the GOP is too corrupt (hahaha), and that his only choice is to seek the nomination of the Constitution Party (or WETF they call it now), because that’s where real Americans are anyway.

The true shitshow possibility happens where the election gets thrown to Congress because nobody gets to 270. The House has to pick from the top two (and vote by state), the Senate chooses from the top three and it’s a traditional vote. Now: imagine Trump finishes second behind Biden (or Harris or whomever), and Republicans in several states have to decide whether they’ll vote for Trump (who at that point will have spent four years railing against them) or the Democrat?

The more likely scenario is that Trump and the Republican nominee end up splitting votes in states that would have otherwise gone for the Republican and the Democratic nominee ends up winning in an electoral college landslide. But after the last 20 years of insanity in our politics, I’m not willing to say “election gets thrown to Congress” is outside the realm of possibilities.

So something like a 1912 scenario??

And sincere karmic apologies to Teddy Roosevelt for even the slightest “comparison” to Donald Trump…..

ETA: bad-comparison alert, I know Wilson wasn’t the incumbent in 1912.

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jamesfirecat  Dec 1, 2020 • 9:28:34am

re: #343 KGxvi

This is why I’m convinced that Trump is going to run third party in 2024. He’s going to undermine the GOP in the Georgia run offs. He’s going to claim that the GOP is too corrupt (hahaha), and that his only choice is to seek the nomination of the Constitution Party (or WETF they call it now), because that’s where real Americans are anyway.

The true shitshow possibility happens where the election gets thrown to Congress because nobody gets to 270. The House has to pick from the top two (and vote by state), the Senate chooses from the top three and it’s a traditional vote. Now: imagine Trump finishes second behind Biden (or Harris or whomever), and Republicans in several states have to decide whether they’ll vote for Trump (who at that point will have spent four years railing against them) or the Democrat?

The more likely scenario is that Trump and the Republican nominee end up splitting votes in states that would have otherwise gone for the Republican and the Democratic nominee ends up winning in an electoral college landslide. But after the last 20 years of insanity in our politics, I’m not willing to say “election gets thrown to Congress” is outside the realm of possibilities.

Here’s the problem, it won’t go to the house even Trump goes 3rd party.

For it to go to the house no one has to get 270 votes, and electoral votes go to the person with the plurality of votes in a state, not the majority.

For someone not to reach 270, Donald Trump would need to win states that the Republican Party doesn’t while the Democrats somehow fail to win 270 electoral votes despite their opponents being divided.

The far more likely outcome is trump takes at least 2 votes from the GOP for every 1 Democratic vote he gets end result

Trump 25% ish
Gop 25% ish
Democrats 50ish

Blue Wave over 400 Democratic electoral votes.

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 1, 2020 • 9:28:50am

re: #246 Belafon

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Tax returns, are you fucking kidding me

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Dec 1, 2020 • 9:34:16am

apnews.com

Large group of heavily armed bandits take over city in southern Brazil and rob several banks.

What a libertarian future would look like in my opinion.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 1, 2020 • 9:34:42am

Looks like the Volga Maniac - a serial killer who preyed on elderly women - may have been captured at last.

Russian authorities have detained a man suspected of murdering dozens of elderly women in the republic of Tatarstan and nearby regions nearly a decade ago.

Unofficially known as the “Volga maniac,” the murderer has been linked to the killings of anywhere from 19 to 32 female pensioners, most of whom were strangled to death between March 2011 and September 2012. Investigators said that the suspect may have posed as a social services worker to enter the apartments of the women, who were between 75 and 90 years old and lived alone.

Radik Tagirov, 38, was detained by law enforcement officers in Kazan on Tuesday as part of a criminal investigation into 26 of the murders, the Investigative Committee that probes major crimes said. The committee’s statement said investigators carried out thousands of tests to identify the suspect.

Tagirov confessed following his detention, investigators said.

themoscowtimes.com

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 1, 2020 • 9:39:46am

Some news out of Portland, OR:

It’s been quite a month for Portland drag queen Darcelle.

Two weeks ago, Walter Cole, who performs as Darcelle, turned 90, bumping up his long-held record as world’s oldest drag queen. Now, Cole’s club has been awarded historic recognition, too: Darcelle XV Showplace has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Triangle Productions director Don Horn, who spearheaded the nomination campaign, made the announcement today. Oregon State Parks’ Heritage Division confirmed to WW that the Portland club had been added to the national register.

Opened in 1967, the Old Town venue is Portland’s oldest drag club and home to the longest-running drag show on the West Coast. After closing at the beginning of the pandemic, Darcelle XV briefly reopened in the fall. Darcelle—who was still performing multiple nights a week before the lockdown—celebrated her 90th birthday with a two-night show at the club.

Darcelle XV was unanimously nominated to the register by Oregon’s State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation in June. The club is the first site in Oregon to be nominated for its place in LGBTQ+ history.

wweek.com

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Dec 1, 2020 • 9:40:05am

Mid-day break

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Sherlock Hound  Dec 1, 2020 • 9:56:58am

Governor Baker is just another Republican

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Dec 1, 2020 • 9:59:52am
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Sherlock Hound  Dec 1, 2020 • 10:00:04am
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dangerman  Dec 1, 2020 • 10:00:27am

re: #348 Eventual Carrion

Tax returns, are you fucking kidding me

two responses
either
- here you go, nothing to hide, and are you fucking kidding
or
- i’ll respect the exact same standard you held the president from your own party to

(I know. i can dream)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Dec 1, 2020 • 10:01:16am
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dangerman  Dec 1, 2020 • 10:05:49am

re: #357 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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the fact that it’s likely this president will pardon everyone who’s been around him for these four years, says all you need to know

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i(m)p(each)sos  Dec 1, 2020 • 10:11:41am

re: #355 Sherlock Hound

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A Mom Anon  Dec 1, 2020 • 10:14:47am

re: #334 piratedan

my MIL has a neighbor who works at Sun Life stadium, she has for years. My husband is a huge Dolphins fan, since he was a kid. So one year on his birthday, MIL somehow wrangles an old seat from when there was a Joe Robbie Stadium. It’s signed by Bob Greise. It’s in a corner of our bedroom, lol. It’s got a dolphin logo on the metal frame and everything. FIL even made a wood base to screw it into so you can sit in it. There was a remodel at some point and all the seats were changed out. Imagine us trying to figure out what in the actual fuck this huge heavy package on our porch was that birthday,lol. I have no idea if it’s worth a dime, but the hubby thinks it’s awesome.

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DesertDenizen  Dec 1, 2020 • 10:19:03am

re: #360 A Mom Anon

My father carried several bricks from the old Cleveland Municipal stadium through several airports to get them home when that stadium was torn down. They sold pretty much everything. He couldn’t justify buying one of the turnstiles.

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plansbandc  Dec 1, 2020 • 10:19:07am

Our covid denying tRumpster roofer is now trying to put a lean on our house because he hasn’t been paid by our insurance company who OK’d the job.

He needs to go fuck himself repeatedly.

And again and again and again.

What total BS.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Dec 1, 2020 • 10:19:52am

Could be. (spit)

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retired cynic  Dec 1, 2020 • 10:20:24am

re: #345 I Would Prefer Not To

trump is not going to run. He’ll announce and take donations, hold rallies. but by 2022 he will have too many legal and financial issues. so much damaging info is going to come out that he will become toxic except for 30% of the population.

Harris wins in 2024.

That’s my prediction, now I have to log off to write.

Peace

First, remember that Harris was my candidate.

I agree with what you say, but I am very worried about misogyny and racism against a white male who pretends to be centrist, like Josh Hawley.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Dec 1, 2020 • 10:21:08am

re: #363 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Disciplined? He should be arrested.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Dec 1, 2020 • 10:21:25am
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thedopefishlives  Dec 1, 2020 • 10:23:45am

re: #362 plansbandc

Our covid denying tRumpster roofer is now trying to put a lean on our house because he hasn’t been paid by our insurance company who OK’d the job.

He needs to go fuck himself repeatedly.

And again and again and again.

What total BS.

That flat-out sucks. I hate working with insurance so much. They fucked me over on getting needed repairs done to this house because they “couldn’t prove” there was damage caused by the hailstorm. Sorry to hear it and I hope you’re able to kick all their asses and get everything squared away without trouble. Also, your roofer should be familiar with this feeling, this is what his Dear Leader does to people like him all the time.

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The Pie Overlord!  Dec 1, 2020 • 10:24:05am

I can’t begin to describe how soothing and refreshing it is to listen to Joe Biden’s voice, as opposed to the whining nasal bray of his predecessor.

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piratedan  Dec 1, 2020 • 10:28:16am

re: #360 A Mom Anon

just a guess that there are enough science geeks that would adore the opportunity to grab a hunk of something like this… if not them, then more than a few fans of the films GoldenEye and Contact that might have a desire to own a “piece of the action” as well, if nothing else, it could help defray the costs of cleanup or funding a replacement somewhere… someone has to clean it up, might as well make lemonade…

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Dec 1, 2020 • 10:30:29am

For the life of me, I never would have thought that the gunpla builders would have done this in the Gundam G anime series - but they did:
amazon.com

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Dec 1, 2020 • 10:32:26am

GAH. Paywalled.

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jeffreyw  Dec 1, 2020 • 10:33:31am

posole

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danarchy  Dec 1, 2020 • 10:38:29am

re: #362 plansbandc

Our covid denying tRumpster roofer is now trying to put a lean on our house because he hasn’t been paid by our insurance company who OK’d the job.

He needs to go fuck himself repeatedly.

And again and again and again.

What total BS.

That blows, but how long has your roofer been trying to get paid? If the insurance company has been giving him the run around for a long time he may not have a lot of options. Having been on the receiving end of getting stiffed, it sucks, it creates serious challenges with payroll, especially if he purchased the materials up front.

If that is the first thing he did, then fuck him, but it sounds like maybe your ire should be directed at the insurance company.

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lawhawk  Dec 1, 2020 • 10:39:50am

Sweet jeebus. So, during yesterday’s storms in the NYC metro area, they shut the Verrazano bridge.

This is why (turn the sound up for the full effect):

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Dec 1, 2020 • 10:40:38am

It never ends

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Dec 1, 2020 • 10:42:44am

re: #374 lawhawk

Sweet jeebus. So, during yesterday’s storms in the NYC metro area, they shut the Verrazano bridge.

This is why (turn the sound up for the full effect):

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I swear I thought Depeche Mode was playing in the background.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Dec 1, 2020 • 10:42:51am

re: #375 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

It never ends

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It will end when Lawyers are sanctioned severely.

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A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!  Dec 1, 2020 • 10:45:43am

re: #354 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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That other sign in the lower right corner is very apropos, whichever side you support.

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The Pie Overlord!  Dec 1, 2020 • 10:52:24am

re: #375 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

It never ends

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This is all Reality TV. It will end on Jan. 20, 2021 when the final season finale is broadcast.

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The Pie Overlord!  Dec 1, 2020 • 10:54:01am

Wow, he doesn’t even need to use a cane!

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lawhawk  Dec 1, 2020 • 10:54:42am

re: #376 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I had to check that it wasn’t NIN Ghosts I-V playing…

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lawhawk  Dec 1, 2020 • 10:55:05am

re: #380 The Pie Overlord!

Biden’s walking better in a boot than Trump does shambling around normally.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Dec 1, 2020 • 10:55:40am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Dec 1, 2020 • 11:01:00am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Dec 1, 2020 • 11:01:36am
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Barefoot Grin  Dec 1, 2020 • 11:02:15am

re: #384 Dread Pirate Ron

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When life gives you snake-like worms….

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Charles Johnson  Dec 1, 2020 • 11:03:48am
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Jay C  Dec 1, 2020 • 11:04:26am

re: #374 lawhawk

Sweet jeebus. So, during yesterday’s storms in the NYC metro area, they shut the Verrazano bridge.

This is why (turn the sound up for the full effect):

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OMG! That “organ chord” was the wind blowing through the bridge cables?
Hopefully, there’s not much chance of it going full Tacoma Narrows on us…???

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Jay C  Dec 1, 2020 • 11:07:33am

re: #385 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Yeah: the linked article notes that these creatures are carnivorous: better off leaving them where they are…..

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Jebediah, RBG  Dec 1, 2020 • 11:12:27am

re: #122 🌹UOJB!

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makeitstop  Dec 1, 2020 • 11:13:39am

re: #361 DesertDenizen

My father carried several bricks from the old Cleveland Municipal stadium through several airports to get them home when that stadium was torn down. They sold pretty much everything. He couldn’t justify buying one of the turnstiles.

My dad took me to a Phillies game on the last day they played in the old Connie Mack Stadium (old-school, I know - but my dad was even more old-school and always called it Shibe Park). On the way out, I saw fans ripping the bench seats out in the upper levels.

This was long before sports memorabilia was a thing, and I kinda wonder if the bench-rippers were even able to get the benches out of the park.

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lawhawk  Dec 1, 2020 • 11:15:47am

re: #388 Jay C

OMG! That “organ chord” was the wind blowing through the bridge cables?
Hopefully, there’s not much chance of it going full Tacoma Narrows on us…???

I think that was the expansion plates sliding past each other plus the cables flexing. The Verrazano was built after the Tacoma bridge disaster. They overbuilt it with lessons learned (and it was the longest suspension bridge at the time it was built).

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DesertDenizen  Dec 1, 2020 • 11:19:00am

re: #391 makeitstop

My dad took me to a Phillies game on the last day they played in the old Connie Mack Stadium (old-school, I know - but my dad was even more old-school and always called it Shibe Park). On the way out, I saw fans ripping the bench seats out in the upper levels.

This was long before sports memorabilia was a thing, and I kinda wonder if the bench-rippers were even able to get the benches out of the park.

I wouldn’t fight a Philadelphia sports fan, especially not one armed with several feet of wood. I’m sure they walked right out with them.

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Sherlock Hound  Dec 1, 2020 • 11:23:58am

re: #359 i(m)p(each)sos

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