As Millions of Texans Freeze Without Power, Ted Cruz Decides to Vacation in Cancun

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As Texans struggle to survive a massive winter storm that has left millions without electricity, oleaginous Senator Ted Cruz decides it’s a great time for a vacation in Cancun.

Then, when he’s caught by people who saw him getting on the plane and posted photos to social media, he uses his daughters as an excuse. How Republican of him.

In a statement, the Texas Republican said he flew with his daughters on Wednesday and would be returning Thursday amid an uproar over the family trip. “With school cancelled for the week, our girls asked to take a trip with friends. Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon.”

This trip came right after he urged Texans to “stay home and hug your kids.”

In an interview Monday with San Antonio-based radio host Joe “Pags” Pagliarulo, Cruz said he was fortunate not to have lost power at his Houston home. He urged his fellow Texans to stay home because of the danger posed by the storms.

“This storm is dangerous, and there’s a second storm expected to hit this week, which will make things even worse,” he said. “So if you can stay home, don’t go out on the roads. Don’t risk the ice.”

Cruz added that he had spoken over the weekend with a meteorologist who said the combination of storms could lead up to 100 people in the state losing their lives this week alone.

“So don’t risk it,” Cruz said. “Keep your family safe, and just stay home and hug your kids.”

The emerging spin from Republicans on Cruz: he’s useless anyway. All he does is consume valuable resources. Better if he isn’t there.

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129 comments
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stpaulbear  Feb 18, 2021 • 10:45:59am
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PhillyPretzel  Feb 18, 2021 • 10:47:13am

re: #1 stpaulbear

After seeing him for a while almost everyone realizes that fact.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 18, 2021 • 10:48:06am
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Dangerman  Feb 18, 2021 • 10:49:59am

Haley goes down in flames twice! First she gets buried in ridicule for pretending that Trump isn’t the same guy she went to work for and that he’s changed bigly since the election, then the Dear Leader stiffs her when she tries to make nice.

It couldn’t happen to a more deserving sycophant.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 18, 2021 • 10:56:21am

Welp, I left a comment for our music publicist spammer and got no response. That’s just rude. LGF is not a free advertising page for publicists and clients. So I’m blocking his Pages from appearing in the Recent Pages section.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Feb 18, 2021 • 10:56:37am

Friend in Lubbock reports that power has been off a total of 35 minutes at his house since this started. Media reports suggest that this is a typical experience , and there have been no outages at all for 36 hours. Note that Lubbock is not part of the ERCOT leper-grid, but THEY ARE PLANNING TO JOIN IT THIS SUMMER.
Someone with artistic talent needs to produce a cartoon of a boatload of Lubbockites rowing toward a sinking ship that has just hit an iceberg. The chief yokel is saying, “Here’s a nice-looking ship! Let’s get aboard!”

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 18, 2021 • 10:57:32am

There is a bit of a break with the weather in Philly. Since there is more coming I will wait it out until later.
weather.gov

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Dr. Matt  Feb 18, 2021 • 10:59:08am

On lighter news: How to make a square apple

How to make a square apple

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 18, 2021 • 10:59:28am

re: #7 PhillyPretzel

2-3” here so far. And like you said a break before it starts back up this evening.

Floof Cat has great interest in the front door since the small birdies are sheltering just outside in the nearby shrub.

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Belafon  Feb 18, 2021 • 10:59:58am

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

The blackouts seem to have stopped at my work in Greenville, which more than likely means the city is no longer experiencing them.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:02:29am

re: #9 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

That is what I have on my front step. Some of my neighbors are starting to shovel the stuff. According to the forecast there is supposed to be more coming.

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jaunte  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:02:34am

He must have left the No Step On Snek mask at home.

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jaunte  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:05:10am

re: #1 stpaulbear

Even his kids know he’s toxic.

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The silver lining is that whatever lie he tells about this event is going to be corrected by his daughters when they get older.

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No Malarkey!  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:08:45am
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Ming5000  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:09:58am

re: #13 jaunte

The silver lining is that whatever lie he tells about this event is going to be corrected by his daughters when they get older.

He sure did throw his kids under the bus

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:10:02am

I am sure that this trip was in fact booked in advance, which is dodgy enough, but the timing could not be more execrable and tone-deaf on Raphael’s part.

If our reporters were at all worthy of the name, they would ask him nothing but questions about how much he enjoyed the weather and the amenities at his hotel in Cancun. And then follow up asking him if he has changed his mind about Green Eggs and Ham…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:10:34am

All these idiot right wingers saying “blalalala…he couldn’t have done anything ANYWAY” have no FUCKING clue what actual leadership looks like.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:10:38am

re: #8 Dr. Matt

On lighter news: How to make a square apple

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Video

A square apple that was protected from insects and impacts. It looks good.

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Dangerman  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:11:59am

re: #5 Charles Johnson

Welp, I left a comment for our music publicist spammer and got no response. That’s just rude. LGF is not a free advertising page for publicists and clients. So I’m blocking his Pages from appearing in the Recent Pages section.

He could tie his posts into building a pond…

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:14:19am

I just checked SEPTA’s website. The main two routes I take are being detoured due to icy conditions.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:14:30am

re: #19 Dangerman

He could tie his posts into building a pond…

If I were into that sort of thing, I’d post articles on various topics that all wind up promoting my product by the end. This guy is too obvious.

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Dangerman  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:14:38am

re: #17 Eclectic Cyborg

All these idiot right wingers saying “blalalala…he couldn’t have done anything ANYWAY” have no FUCKING clue what actual leadership looks like.

Biden managed
From 1500 miles away

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jaunte  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:15:25am

re: #5 Charles Johnson

His clients deserve a smarter publicist.

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🌹UOJB!  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:16:44am

re: #8 Dr. Matt

On lighter news: How to make a square apple

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My cousin experimented for years in producing cubic or retangular veggies and fruits for various companies and airlines. Airlines gave him research grants to produce rectangular ears of corn. Libby’s wanted square fruits. He did manage to get cube shaped grapes, strawberries and cherries.

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Ming5000  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:17:05am

Aww, this was a nice story. Thread.

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jaunte  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:17:08am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:19:58am

re: #24 🌹UOJB!

My cousin experimented for years in producing cubic or retangular veggies and fruits for various companies and airlines. Airlines gave him research grants to produce rectangular ears of corn. Libby’s wanted square fruits. He did manage to get cube shaped grapes, strawberries and cherries.

Doesn’t Japan do square watermelons?

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nines09  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:20:14am
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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:20:42am

re: #24 🌹UOJB!

My cousin experimented for years in producing cubic or retangular veggies and fruits for various companies and airlines. Airlines gave him research grants to produce rectangular ears of corn. Libby’s wanted square fruits. He did manage to get cube shaped grapes, strawberries and cherries.

They have been making square watermelons for decades but they are mainly for decoration.

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🌹UOJB!  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:21:05am

What’s going to be more spectacular today…Seeing the Mars rover land or Ted Cruz surrounded by police as a mob chases him out of the airport?

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🌹UOJB!  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:22:36am

re: #29 The Pie Overlord!

They have been making square watermelons for decades but they are mainly for decoration.

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Friendly Ice Cream actually financed that research to produce their watermelon sherbet! My cousin was involved with that, too!

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lawhawk  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:22:56am
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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:24:20am

So I was reading, and I heard an odd rustling noise. Looked up and there was a freaking BIRD on top of a bookshelf. We then played a nice little game — I would open a window while the bird fled the room (not through the window) to get away from me. It ran out of new rooms to flee to pretty quickly, and flew out of an open window.

All’s well that ends well, but how did it get IN? I have some slightly open windows for air circulation, but they all have screens or blinds in front of them. “Birdbrain,” it appears, is a thing.

Anyway, here it is:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:24:24am

re: #33 lawhawk

Cancun is like a foreign exclave, as the Civilized West once had dotted all over their colonies at one point

from a tourist site on the “Hotel Zone”, which I can assume is where the young Cruzados are staying:

Because it was developed specifically for the tourist industry there is not a large residential enclave in the Hotel Zone. The residential properties that are there command a high rental price – higher than downtown Cancun – and therefore a demographic that is less inclined to be criminally-minded. In fact, Cancun city as a whole is not even on the list of the fifty most dangerous cities in the world.

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jaunte  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:27:48am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:28:50am
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lawhawk  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:29:20am

re: #35 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Cancun is also a wild west of the Maya Rivera. It’s where kids go for spring break. It’s where drug gangs roam and there’s been violence of a sort that GOPers like Trump and Cruz use to claim were necessary to build a wall.

Cruz left his kids down there. Why would he have needed to fly there/back with them if they’re fine on their own (or with just his wife). The excuses just don’t make sense.

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calochortus  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:29:21am

re: #34 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

So I was reading, and I heard an odd rustling noise. Looked up and there was a freaking BIRD on top of a bookshelf. We then played a nice little game — I would open a window while the bird fled the room (not through the window) to get away from me. It ran out of new rooms to flee to pretty quickly, and flew out of an open window.

All’s well that ends well, but how did it get IN? I have some slightly open windows for air circulation, but they all have screens or blinds in front of them. “Birdbrain,” it appears, is a thing.

Anyway, here he is:

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Do you have a chimney? Is the damper open? We once had a mockingbird fall down the chimney and we had to open the damper to let all the way down to the fireplace. Then, of course, we had a mockingbird in the house. We did manage to encourage it to fly out the door.

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🌹UOJB!  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:29:27am
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lawhawk  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:29:40am
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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:29:55am

How come Ted Cruz can get on a plane to Cancun but I can’t drive to Toronto? //

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:30:16am

Meanwhile, the power of social media shows itself again.

I fear that America is not far behind when it comes to events like this:

DR Congo’s mysterious metal monolith destroyed by mob

A metal structure that mysteriously appeared on a roundabout in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been destroyed over fears about its origins.

People in the capital, Kinshasa, stoned and torched the 12ft (3.7m) triangular prism that looked like other metal monoliths that have cropped up around the world over the last few months.

It had begun to draw selfie-takers, which fuelled rumours on social media.

Some feared it was satanic or put there by aliens or by a secret cabal.

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jaunte  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:32:09am


Level 4: Very High Level of COVID-19 in Mexico

- Travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19. CDC recommends that you do not travel at this time.
- Travelers should avoid all travel to Mexico.
wwwnc.cdc.gov
- Before traveling back to the United States by air, get tested with a viral test no more than 3 days before your flight departs. The test result must be negative. Keep a copy of your test results with you during travel in case you are asked for them.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:32:14am
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jaunte  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:32:42am

Travelers should avoid all travel to Mexico.
Travelers should avoid all travel to Mexico.
Travelers should avoid all travel to Mexico.

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DodgerFan1988  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:33:32am
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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:36:00am

re: #39 calochortus

Do you have a chimney? Is the damper open? We once had a mockingbird fall down the chimney and we had to open the damper to let all the way down to the fireplace. Then, of course, we had a mockingbird in the house. We did manage to encourage it to fly out the door.

No chimney. There’s really only one candidate for how it got in — a window open at the top for ventilation, with opaque blinds in front of it. I just can’t figure why a bird would want to enter there. Or how, really — the blind is custom-fitted.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:36:00am

re: #45 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

NEW: The 60 generators FEMA sent to Texas are, as of this morning, sitting in a staging area in Ft. Worth waiting for delivery instructions.

10,000 gallons of diesel fuel also standing by. FEMA officials are waiting for instructions from Texas officials about were to send it

so Texas needs federal assistance to help with distributing its federal assistance?

This reminds me a bit of all the shipments of “humanitarian aid” sent to Russia in 1991: it’s not that Russia did not have enough food, it is just that its entire food production/distribution system had broken down, and much of the foreign aid that was delivered either rotted or disappeared onto the black market…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:36:59am

re: #42 The Pie Overlord!

How come Ted Cruz can get on a plane to Cancun but I can’t drive to Toronto? //

Rules are just for the little people.

/

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Dr. Matt  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:37:21am

re: #47 DodgerFan1988

“It’s not a real time crisis…”

FFS

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thecommodore  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:37:51am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:38:26am

re: #47 DodgerFan1988

Ben Shapiro: “It’s not a real time crisis that Ted Cruz, the senator from Texas, can do anything about…Do they expect Ted to go there with, like, a blowtorch and start defrosting all of the pipelines?”

no, Ben, he needs that blowtorch to set fire to your straw man argument…

He should be making sure that this crisis is solved at the highest levels and make sure that it will not happen again as it inevitably will unless certain major changes are implemented.

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calochortus  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:39:20am

re: #48 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

No chimney. There’s really only one candidate for how he got in — a window open at the top for ventilation, with opaque blinds in front of it. I just can’t figure why a bird would want to enter there. Or how, really — the blind is custom-fitted.

Birds are very sneaky. It’s your fault for leaving that trail of birdseed.
/

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jaunte  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:39:48am
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Eventual Carrion  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:40:37am

re: #33 lawhawk

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Well they are lazy and come here to mooch off welfare, but they also come here to steal our jobs.

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Dangerman  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:40:57am

re: #38 lawhawk

Cancun is also a wild west of the Maya Rivera. It’s where kids go for spring break. It’s where drug gangs roam and there’s been violence of a sort that GOPers like Trump and Cruz use to claim were necessary to build a wall.

Cruz left his kids down there. Why would he have needed to fly there/back with them if they’re fine on their own (or with just his wife). The excuses just don’t make sense.

asinine
what could ted do on the flight?
or in the cab/whatever from the airport
and only ted was able to check them in?

why are ted’s kids so incapable?

my parents sent my 12 yo self and my 11 yo brother to japan for a month.
we had an escort going over. family friend flying home to japan - who we stayed with.
and sure we were escorted around. by japanese people. handed off over and over
and we manged to fly from tokyo to jfk with no escort. how did we manage?

ok, it was 1971.

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Dangerman  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:42:52am

re: #44 jaunte


Level 4: Very High Level of COVID-19 in Mexico

- Travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19. CDC recommends that you do not travel at this time.
- Travelers should avoid all travel to Mexico.
wwwnc.cdc.gov
- Before traveling back to the United States by air, get tested with a viral test no more than 3 days before your flight departs. The test result must be negative. Keep a copy of your test results with you during travel in case you are asked for them.

im sure the virus excludes US senators

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sagehen  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:42:56am

re: #42 The Pie Overlord!

How come Ted Cruz can get on a plane to Cancun but I can’t drive to Toronto? //

Canada closed their borders. Mexico didn’t.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:43:01am
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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:43:21am

re: #52 thecommodore

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Oh, fork off, Senator. Capitol police have been left with PTSD that will last months because your guy incited an insurrection, made sure they were ill-prepared and equipped, and kept them from getting backup when they called for it. They need that wall even if you don’t (the insurrectionists were all your friends, after all).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:45:29am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:47:05am
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Patricia Kayden  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:49:41am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:51:24am
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mmmirele  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:51:26am

re: #8 Dr. Matt

On lighter news: How to make a square apple

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This is a thing in Japan. Some fruits are grown in special boxes. These are, obviously, more expensive than your regular, picked off a tree fruit.

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Dangerman  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:52:11am

re: #52 thecommodore

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March 4
or is it March 6?
or, whatever the eff date it is

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Dr. Matt  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:54:13am

re: #67 Dangerman

March 4
or is it March 6?
or, whatever the eff date it is

The pro-wall party is suddenly anti-wall.

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🌹UOJB!  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:55:26am
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lawhawk  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:57:44am

re: #62 Backwoods_Sleuth

Oh goodie, here’s a reminder that Trump’s disastrous covid19 response led to 40% more deaths than otherwise should have occurred. That’s on Donny’s daddy.

Cuomo’s policies weren’t ideal, but they did account for the deaths - not in as timely a fashion as we would hope for. BTW, speaking of accounting for deaths, Florida is still suppressing death data, because excess mortality continues to show that Florida’s death toll from covid19 would be significantly higher unless there was a rogue respiratory disease killing 1000s of Floridians and no one gave a crap about that.

healthcostinstitute.org

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jaunte  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:57:51am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:57:53am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:59:31am
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Belafon  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:59:41am

re: #43 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If it was secretly put there by aliens, I would think the last thing you would want to do is destroy it.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:00:19pm

re: #71 jaunte

I wish I one more than one upding to give.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:01:42pm

re: #73 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Now in heavens name did he get in there?

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Belafon  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:02:49pm
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Dangerman  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:04:07pm

re: #77 Belafon

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and they’re all ‘far left’

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🌹UOJB!  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:04:24pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:05:04pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:05:44pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:06:48pm

You dumb schmuck. Last I checked, NY didn’t have millions of people without food, power or water because their leaders were fucking useless.

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:07:34pm

re: #62 Backwoods_Sleuth

Donald Trump Jr.
@DonaldJTrumpJr
How is it possible that blue check Twitter is spending more time trying to destroy Ted Cruz taking a family trip but refuses to focus on Gov Cuomo’s lies, coverups, and strong arm tactics that killed thousands?

Because one of those things really happened and you made up the other?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:08:11pm

re: #80 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Republicans: Always focusing on the important stuff.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:09:26pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:10:38pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:11:17pm
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(((Archangel1)))  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:12:10pm
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Ace Rothstein  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:12:19pm

re: #87 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m the same age as that fucker so I shouldn’t talk, but look at that gut. JFC, dude.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:13:05pm

re: #82 Eclectic Cyborg

You dumb schmuck. Last I checked, NY didn’t have millions of people without food, power or water because their leaders were fucking useless.

A reply to a reply

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:14:37pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:14:38pm

re: #89 Ace Rothstein

I’m the same age as that fucker so I shouldn’t talk, but look at that gut. JFC, dude.

Being over 50 sucks, but he looks a lot older than he is. Being odious isn’t great for your health.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:14:55pm

re: #89 Ace Rothstein

I’m the same age as that fucker so I shouldn’t talk, but look at that gut. JFC, dude.

eewwwwwwwwwww

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:17:17pm
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Dangerman  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:18:23pm

re: #87 Backwoods_Sleuth

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i get three weeks on the road out of a bag smaller than that
fits under the seat
including a men’s suit

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Dr. Matt  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:18:35pm

re: #93 Backwoods_Sleuth

eewwwwwwwwwww

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Dangerman  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:18:56pm

re: #89 Ace Rothstein

I’m the same age as that fucker so I shouldn’t talk, but look at that gut. JFC, dude.

maybe that’s it
his PJ’s are bigger

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:19:26pm

re: #96 Dr. Matt

Yuck. ::: goes looking for the brain bleach :::

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:19:52pm
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Dangerman  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:20:08pm

re: #92 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Being over 50 sucks, but he looks a lot older than he is. Being odious isn’t great for your health.

63 and I ran a marathon last week (details coming)
think ted could?

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:21:11pm

re: #100 Dangerman

No.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:23:50pm
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Dr. Matt  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:23:51pm

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:24:11pm

Mars rovers family photo
L-R
Mars Exploration Rover (Spirit/Opportunity) landed Jan 2004
Mars Pathfinder rover Sojourner, landed Sep 1997
Mars 2020 Perseverance (which is based on the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity which landed Aug 2012)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:24:19pm
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William Lewis  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:27:51pm

re: #104 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Mars rovers family photo
L-R
Mars Exploration Rover (Spirit/Opportunity) landed Jan 2004
Mars Pathfinder rover Sojourner, landed Sep 1997
Mars 2020 Perseverance (which is based on the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity which landed Aug 2012)

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Image: spirit.png

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William Lewis  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:28:59pm

re: #106 William Lewis

Image: spirit.png

Try again…

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Belafon  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:33:23pm

re: #107 William Lewis

Try again…

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If she waits long enough, Mark Watney will find her.

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Axolotl  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:37:32pm

re: #100 Dangerman

63 and I ran a marathon last week (details coming)
think ted could?

I would pay to see him try.

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William Lewis  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:39:49pm

re: #108 Belafon

If she waits long enough, Mark Watney will find her.

Sojourner for him but eventually, they’ll be put in the big museum in the Martian Colony Capital.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:40:10pm
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Dave In Austin  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:46:02pm

What time is this landing?

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jimmyvluv4u  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:46:53pm

re: #112 Dave In Austin

~10 min from now, 3:55pm Eastern.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:47:13pm

re: #112 Dave In Austin

What time is this landing?

Sounds like it’s coming up on entering Mars’s atmosphere.

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danarchy  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:47:48pm

re: #112 Dave In Austin

What time is this landing?

Entry interface in 2min. actual landing about 7 minutes after that

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BlueSpotinAL  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:48:01pm
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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:48:05pm

re: #115 danarchy

Entry interface in 2min. actual landing about 7 minutes after that

The longest 7 minutes in a spaceflight engineer’s life.

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steve_davis  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:48:30pm

She’s been in suspended animation most of the morning but I’m getting heartbeat tones now so everything appears nominal.

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Tahitinho  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:48:45pm

A more pleasing ending for Spirit, courtesy of Burkitt:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:49:01pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:49:35pm

re: #117 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

The longest 7 minutes in a spaceflight engineer’s life.

Seven Minutes of Terror

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BlueSpotinAL  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:50:48pm

Ex Bush admin official, to Frank Bruni:

Why do people take an instantaneous dislike to Ted Cruz? To save time! He’s an oily, odious, tricky, nasty guy with no friends.

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stpaulbear  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:51:41pm

re: #31 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

At the third video, the NASA rep is staying fairly calm on the outside but every now and then he sounds like he wants to hyperventilate and have a cardiac event. He’s pretty anxious.

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:17:45pm

re: #93 Backwoods_Sleuth

i like beer & cheese. Bite me.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:23:39pm

re: #76 PhillyPretzel

Now in heavens name did he get in there?

Staff not following instructions. I closed Tuxedo Cat in the fridge once when she refused to get out of the way. And I have photos of her exploring various appliances.

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sagehen  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:27:59pm

re: #82 Eclectic Cyborg

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You dumb schmuck. Last I checked, NY didn’t have millions of people without food, power or water because their leaders were fucking useless.

Cuomo’s lies didn’t kill thousands; they misallocated thousands of deaths and called them “hospital deaths” instead of “nursing home deaths.” Because the patients had been moved from nursing homes to hospitals.

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sagehen  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:35:16pm

(deleted cause someone beat me to it)

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Eventual Carrion  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:01:38pm

re: #99 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Look at that freakin’ door. It could stop a battering ram.

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BeachDem  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:56:53pm

re: #80 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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About and hour after the House passed the bill, Planned Parenthood South Atlantic and the Greenville Women’s Clinic filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to stop S. 1 from going into effect.

“If South Carolina politicians truly cared about the quality of life for women and children, they would get to work to expedite the vaccine rollout, expand Medicaid, and address the dangerously high rates of maternal mortality and infant mortality in the state,” said Jenny Black, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, in a statement.

Black continued: “South Carolina maintains some of the starkest health disparities in the country, with Black women dying at four times the rate of white women after they have given birth. Planned Parenthood South Atlantic remains committed to keeping our doors open for our patients and ensuring abortion is safe, legal, and accessible in South Carolina.”

myrtlebeachonline.com

Ugh—fuck you, South Carolina Republicans


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