The Main Squeeze - “Hotel California”

Music • Views: 21,593

YouTube

smack dat like button for more funk!! 🍊

Stream or download this track on your favorite platform: li.sten.to

Lessons with the Squeeze! :: bit.ly

with special guest
@will_phillips_percworld - Percussion

IG
@instasqueeze
Corey Frye - Vocals (@fryezwiththat)
Maximillian - Guitar (@maxamillionpictures)
Smiley - Keys (@smilehighmusic)
Rob Walker - Bass (@j_walkin513)
Reuben Gingrich - Drums (@reubengingrich)

Engineered & Mixed by Jonathan D. Allee (@soundzy)
Mastering & Video Edit by Reuben Gingrich - reubengingrich.com
Filmed by Will Crowther (@thisguysnaps)

#themainsqueeze #hotelcalifornia #eagles

Jump to bottom

207 comments
1
I Would Prefer Not To  Feb 18, 2021 • 10:54:43pm

cool video!

FT
Rush is still dead.

2
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:02:41pm

Just reading through today’s letters column of the Omaha World-Herald, you can see the fighting between Republican voters over Senators Fischer (who voted to acquit Trump) and Sasse (who voted to convict).

Each camp thinks the other is wrong, several call Sasse a traitor to his party (because that’s what impeachment is about, the party not the evidence), several lambaste Fischer for her position.

Being conservatives, every one of them misspells Sen. Fischer’s name (leaving out the “c”).

The Public Pulse: Senate’s impeachment vote spurs strong Pulse reaction

The last letter:

It is my most fervent hope the next time I am tried for a felony, that Sen. Fischer, Ernst and Grassley are on my jury.

(this is the only letter which spells Sen. Fischer’s name correctly, so I assume the writer is a liberal).

3
Cheechako  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:32:34pm

The bears are acting very strange this winter:

A woman was bitten while using an outhouse near Haines. It turned out to be a bear.

This is a story that will live forever in Alaska folklore.

4
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:47:24pm
5
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 18, 2021 • 11:59:00pm

Dennis Prager just uploaded an hour and a half video to his Prager U channel entitled “A Dialog about God and Ayn Rand” if you’re interested.

Without watching it, and knowing what I know about Mr. Prager, I assume the thrust of his video is “God is a libertarian, and Ayn Rand sits at the right hand of God.” (Move over, Jesus.)

I wonder how much it costs to deliver Reason to Heaven?

6
ckkatz  Feb 19, 2021 • 12:24:44am

From the last thread regarding the lack of hand sanitizer and sanitizer cloths.

I cannot speak of Western Nebraska, but here in the Washington DC area, lots of hand sanitizers are becoming available in retail outlets like grocery stores, including name brands such as purell. As are 70% alcohol and sanitizing cloth packages.

It might be available via mail order.

I do not know much about Post Office regulations in general, but it is my understanding that a lot of long distance through-hikers (think hiking the Appalachian or Pacific Crest Trails) will send packages of supplies for themselves to post offices along the way before they begin their hikes. The post office apparently will hold the packages for the hikers. Who then pick aforementioned packages up as they reach that post office.

The only other things I can think of are renting a box at a post office or seeing if Amazon or USPS has a box system somewhere that you might pass by on occasion.

Best wishes on however you handle things.

And hope that your hand is healing well.

7
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 19, 2021 • 12:32:33am

re: #5 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Dennis Prager just uploaded an hour and a half video to his Prager U channel entitled “A Dialog about God and Ayn Rand” if you’re interested.

Modern American Fundamentalist Christians will never give up trying to stuff that camel through the eye of the needle…

8
ckkatz  Feb 19, 2021 • 12:35:54am

re: #3 Cheechako

Oh man, I feel sorry for her… But the puns that could be said about that… I am amazed that I can resist the opportunity.

Not quite the same type of story, but..

One summer afternoon years ago, a woman I was dating, showed up for our afternoon outside concert date with several of her female friends and some children.

Apparently the mother of the children and friend of all the ladies had managed to sit down on a Brown Recluse spider. Which objected by biting her in the butt.

The mom ended up at the hospital for a while under observation. She did heal up, I am told, fine.

9
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 19, 2021 • 12:41:06am

re: #8 ckkatz

Oh man, I feel sorry for her… But the puns that could be said about that… I am amazed that I can resist the opportunity.

Not quite the same type of story, but..

We were camping in the Santa Rita mountains south of Tucson and I woke up with a dead scorpion in my sleeping bag, I must have rolled over and crushed him before he could get to me.

That is the last time I have ever slept out under the stars.

I know scorpions are not necessarily deadly, but it was an eight-mile hike to our car and another 30 miles to the nearest clinic…

10
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 19, 2021 • 12:45:03am

I just heard back from a buddy who lives in Dallas, he had driven down with his family to Galveston Island to winterize their vacation home just in time for the cold snap to hit.

He wrote back to say that he is safe and sound. I re-post his mail here:

“Last Saturday I made the trip to Galveston’s Home Despot to buy split foam tubing to insulate outside pipes. No such luck, all sold out, so I bought my second choice, aluminized-mylar-coated bubble wrap insulation.
I secured the pipes and all was well, then on Sunday we lost power. With the outside temp at 25 and the inside at 45 it was time to cut the extra aluminum wrap into 6 ft. lengths and tape them together with the extra aluminum tape to make emergency blankets.
Mylar easily slides off a bed, so we binder clipped the improvised blankets to existing ones. Eventually the inside temperature fell to 29 degrees downstairs and 33 upstairs, but the improvised blankets saved our bacon - we weren’t comfortable, but were warm enough. When power returned late Tuesday we fueled the car - a good thing as power soon went out again and gas pumps stopped functioning.
On Wednesday as it warmed to 35 degrees we noticed that one of the outside pipes had burst, thus we needed to shut off the water. With no running water but a full tank of gas we decided to return to Dallas.
The road back was icy, and the trip took eight hours, but we made it.
Two projects have been on my bucket list - energy and water self-sufficiency. After this experience both projects will be expedited.

11
ckkatz  Feb 19, 2021 • 12:49:50am

re: #9 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We were camping in the Santa Rita mountains south of Tucson and I woke up with a dead scorpion in my sleeping bag, I must have rolled over and crushed him before he could get to me.

That is the last time I have ever slept out under the stars.

I know scorpions are not necessarily deadly, but it was an eight-mile hike to our car and another 30 miles to the nearest clinic…

Glad you didn’t get stung.

Wasn’t there a Far-Side cartoon on that?

Yup, playing amongst the wildlife is not always a good idea.

Although I remember being on maneuvers when some nearby Special Forces encountered a Timber Rattler. Caught and cooked it. They did share a taste of it to all comers.

And a co-worker who had his Ranger tab talked about how an M-16 blank, if done right will put down a nice sized alligator for supplementary rations, during the Florida phase, when the trainers aren’t looking.

12
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 19, 2021 • 12:55:17am

re: #11 ckkatz

Glad you didn’t get stung.

Wasn’t there a Far-Side cartoon on that?

Yes, and it is tacked up on the wall next to my map of Arizona.

13
ericblair  Feb 19, 2021 • 1:06:50am

I’m surprised that he’s surprised.

14
Cheechako  Feb 19, 2021 • 1:11:58am

After watching several cold weather disaster videos, I wonder how many Texans have no idea where the master valve for their water supply is located. This question probably applies to just about anywhere in the US.

I do know where mine is located but, unfortunately, it’s located in the crawl space under the house. Not a very easy place to get to in an emergency.

15
ckkatz  Feb 19, 2021 • 1:18:29am

re: #10 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I just heard back from a buddy who lives in Dallas, he had driven down with his family to Galveston Island to winterize their vacation home just in time for the cold snap to hit:

He wrote back to say that he is safe and sound. I re-post his mail here:

“Last Saturday I made the trip to Galveston’s Home Despot to buy split foam tubing to insulate outside pipes. No such luck, all sold out, so I bought my second choice, aluminized-mylar-coated bubble wrap insulation.
I secured the pipes and all was well, then on Sunday we lost power. With the outside temp at 25 and the inside at 45 it was time to cut the extra aluminum wrap into 6 ft. lengths and tape them together with the extra aluminum tape to make emergency blankets.
Mylar easily slides off a bed, so we binder clipped the improvised blankets to existing ones. Eventually the inside temperature fell to 29 degrees downstairs and 33 upstairs, but the improvised blankets saved our bacon - we weren’t comfortable, but were warm enough. When power returned late Tuesday we fueled the car - a good thing as power soon went out again and gas pumps stopped functioning.
On Wednesday as it warmed to 35 degrees we noticed that one of the outside pipes had burst, thus we needed to shut off the water. With no running water but a full tank of gas we decided to return to Dallas.
The road back was icy, and the trip took eight hours, but we made it.
Two projects have been on my bucket list - energy and water self-sufficiency. After this experience both projects will be expedited.

Sorry to hear that your friends had to endure the collapse of parts of Texas infra-structure.

Good on them to look at their options.

When Trump looked like he might win in 2016, I started looking at disaster preperation’ as I knew that he tended to destroy functioning organizations and systems. (Look at his bankruptcies and failed businesses. Many of which could have prospered if run by someone other than a sociopathic, narccistic, cruel, immature idiot.)

What I learned was that it is very important to define exactly what one is prepping for and for how long.

In my humble opinion prepping for the end of the world, the zombie invasion, or the end of civilization is not likely to be very productive. Particularly since, at age 67, I do not think I would be particularly interested in spending much time in such a dystopia.

But yes, there are those who apparently are planning to load their gun collection on a wheelbarrow. Strap their pallets of ammunition on their back. Then forge into the wilderness of suburbia. Where they plan to live like Daniel Boone by hunting cheetos, I guess.

In my case I decided on a worst case scenario of perhaps a 2 week period where several major infrastructure systems might temporarily fail, followed by a 3 month period where there would be shortages as the systems are brought back online. My goal would be to keep the household functioning at some level of comfort. I also decided that attempting to fully duplicate critical infrastructure did not make much sense for me.

Others might need to prep for a hurricane, an earthquake or a forest fire.

Probably the most important thing is to get mentally comfortable with the idea that one might have to face a problem and that one can handle it. We are a materially rich society. Far better off than our ancestors who often lived day-to-day what we would view as roughing it. As long as we do not panic, we have a quite good chance of surviving.

I have found this book to be one of the better overviews of issues and ideas:

“Just In Case” by Kathy Harrison (2008)

16
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 19, 2021 • 1:23:38am

re: #15 ckkatz

The main thing is to have enough weapons to defend ourselves from the complete Somali-like shooting match that will ensue with the breakdown of public order and basic services over any large area or in any large population center…

17
ckkatz  Feb 19, 2021 • 1:29:01am

re: #14 Cheechako

After watching several cold weather disaster videos, I wonder how many Texans have no idea where the master valve for their water supply is located. This question probably applies to just about anywhere in the US.

I do know where mine is located but, unfortunately, it’s located in the crawl space under the house. Not a very easy place to get to in an emergency.

Now you have me curious, is there a shutoff valve where your line joins the municipal line? I looked mine up because I had heard cases where the in-house shutoff valve has failed.

Also, where you are, are there any issues with permafrost in burying lines?

I agree with you, know how, when and why, to turn off utilities is extremely important.

As you point out, knowing how, when and why to turn off water, say to prevent burst pipes is important. And it helps to know how to drain the house water system after the water is turned off. As are knowing how and when to turn off electricity and natural gas.

The one I have not yet figured out, though, is how to turn off the sewage. Many sewage systems have pumps and grinders in the pipes. These rely on electricity. If the power fails, they can back up.

18
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 19, 2021 • 1:35:44am

re: #14 Cheechako

After watching several cold weather disaster videos, I wonder how many Texans have no idea where the master valve for their water supply is located. This question probably applies to just about anywhere in the US.

I do know where mine is located but, unfortunately, it’s located in the crawl space under the house. Not a very easy place to get to in an emergency.

When my pipes burst several years ago when we were in Sacramento, when we got home we had to shut off the water meter.

Since that time we had a master shut-off valve installed in the inlet line; it is right by the entrance to the cyclone cellar.

19
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 19, 2021 • 1:39:06am

re: #17 ckkatz

Now you have me curious, is there a shutoff valve where your line joins the municipal line? I looked mine up because I had heard cases where the in-house shutoff valve has failed.

Also, where you are, are there any issues with permafrost in burying lines?

Arizona has the issue of the issue of the caliche, or hardpan layer that is hard as cement and often makes it difficult or prohibitively expensive to lay pipes deeper than a foot or so down.

20
ckkatz  Feb 19, 2021 • 1:45:04am

re: #16 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There are actually prepper/survivalist discussions on fortifications and squad level tactics to prevent human wave assaults on their bugout locations.

In one case, where I pointed out that they didn’t own a bugout location, the response was that they would just take one at gunpoint.

As far as I can tell, a lot of it stemmed from the writings of a guy who claimed to have lived in Bosnia during the Yugoslavian Civil War. They all seemed to have missed the part where the guy wrote that small homeowner groups had absolutely no chance of standing up to armed and organized gangs and militias.

I think that the rest involves trying to find a reason for owning their gun collection. Usually by invoking fear of ‘The Other’.

Part of my family were farmers in Northwest Missouri during and after the Civil War. (Their farm is about where the St. Joseph, Mo. Mall stands.) This is Quantrill and Jesse James Territory. (My family fought for the Union.) This area was so active with Confederate guerillas during the Civil War that the Union Army went through it and burned down the farms of the Confederate sympathizing families.

There is a family story about how one day in the 1890’s a gang of men rode onto the family farm and took all the chickens. And that the family was quite relieved. The gang did not bother the family members or take or damage anything critical to the survival of the family. It was noted that there was no telephone to call for the cops. Nor were there any cops to call anyway.

21
Cheechako  Feb 19, 2021 • 1:53:19am

re: #17 ckkatz

Now you have me curious, is there a shutoff valve where your line joins the municipal line? I looked mine up because I had heard cases where the in-house shutoff valve has failed.

Also, where you are, are there any issues with permafrost in burying lines?

Here in SE Alaska we are south of the permafrost line. We do have to bury the water lines a little deeper as the frost line will penetrate deeper into the ground.

I agree with you, know how, when and why, to turn off utilities is extremely important.

As you point out, knowing how, when and why to turn off water, say to prevent burst pipes is important. And it helps to know how to drain the house water system after the water is turned off. As are knowing how and when to turn off electricity and natural gas.

The one I have not yet figured out, though, is how to turn off the sewage.

Most city codes do not permit shut off values in sewer lines so I wouldn’t worry about finding one. When we lived in Laramie WY a friends house had the city sewer line get plugged up and force raw sewage into their fully furnished basement. A full 4 foot deep swimming pool of poo. The resulting lawsuit required to city to pay the over $40,000 repair bill.

Many sewage systems have pumps and grinders in the pipes. These rely on electricity. If the power fails, they can back up.

22
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 19, 2021 • 1:54:01am

re: #20 ckkatz

Well, I guess we’re on opposite sides then, since my wife is descended from the James Gang (specifically, Cole Younger is several-great Younger Uncle).

23
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 19, 2021 • 2:02:47am

We’re going to get hammered for heating. Black Hills is our gas supplier.

The bill will come due for this cold snap — literally.

Customers of Lincoln Electric System and Black Hills Energy are likely to see higher bills for February, but exactly how much higher is unclear.

The extremely cold weather that has engulfed much of the United States over the past week has led to soaring energy costs.

On Friday, spot natural gas prices soared to hundreds of dollars per million British thermal units, a huge spike for prices that are normally less than $10.

Electricity prices soared as high as $9,000 per megawatt hour in Texas on Tuesday, according to news reports.

Under Nebraska law, Black Hills is allowed to pass on the actual cost of the natural gas it buys to customers.

(more)

‘Largest natural gas price increases in 20 years’: Residents likely to see spike in utility bills after record cold snap (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

24
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 19, 2021 • 2:04:10am

re: #23 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

‘Largest natural gas price increases in 20 years’: Residents likely to see spike in utility bills after record cold snap (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

Good thing there are no pesky, intrusive government regulations to keep that from happening…

25
Ming5000  Feb 19, 2021 • 2:18:49am

This was CL’d two threads ago. Worth the 12 seconds. The look on the dog’s face as his brain calculated what the hell happened is priceless.
re: #212 stpaulbear

This guy is having fun too with a lot less grace.

[Embedded content]

Video

26
ckkatz  Feb 19, 2021 • 2:30:22am

re: #22 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Well, I guess we’re on opposite sides then, since my wife is descended from the James Gang (specifically, Cole Younger is several-great Younger Uncle).

That’s pretty interesting. Now I need to track down my mothers family genealogy. Which, having just looked at the ‘stuff’ in my storage room, is not going to likely succeed for a bit.

My mother’s side settled in western Missouri and Eastern Kansas as part of the Great German migration after 1848.

On the Eastern Kansas side there is a family named Younger. I think that they are descended from one of the set of Youngers who rode with the James Gang brothers. And who married into that side of my mother’s family. But I need to verify that with the genealogy.

The Youngers that I have met are really nice folks. One of the Youngers ended up getting her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, iirc, in Anthropology back in the 1980’s.

Separately, my grandfather reportedly met Frank James, who after release from prison used to hang around the St Joseph Courthouse.

27
Decatur Deb  Feb 19, 2021 • 2:31:38am

re: #1 I Would Prefer Not To

cool video!

FT
Rush is still dead.

But he’s found on-air work. Today’s guest: Francisco Franco.

28
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 19, 2021 • 2:32:34am

re: #24 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Good thing there are no pesky, intrusive government regulations to keep that from happening…

The state government allows our gas company to charge based on what it pays. Fixed costs (the delivery system of pipes) is owned by the state. (There are numerous gas companies which supply gas here.) Our gas company also offers a fixed rate which is set each fall based on gas prices at that time. Until this year we’ve benefited from the variable rate.

The price of gas went up dramatically because production in Texas has dropped off dramatically due to the cold wave. Prices will go up everywhere as Texas gas production was knocked off-line,

In North Dakota in their shale formations, they have a lot of gas they simply flare off because there is no pipeline infrastructure to feed the gas to.

29
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 19, 2021 • 2:57:31am

I heard this as a brief note on Wyoming Public Radio yesterday afternoon; my regional newspaper has more details.

TOPEKA, Kan. — Bob Dole, a former longtime senator and the 1996 Republican presidential nominee, announced Thursday that he has been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer.

Dole, 97, said in a short statement that he was diagnosed recently and would begin treatment on Monday.

“While I certainly have some hurdles ahead, I also know that I join millions of Americans who face significant health challenges of their own,” he said.
Bob Dole

In this July 18, 2016, file photo, political icon and 1996 Republican presidential nominee Sen. Bob Dole is seen at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Dole says he has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.

Dole received an immediate outpouring of sympathy, prayers and well wishes from across the political spectrum.

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, called Dole a friend and tweeted wishes for a speedy recovery. Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran, a Republican who holds the seat Dole once did, expressed sadness at the cancer diagnosis and offered his prayers. Freshman Kansas Sen. Roger Marshall, who received Dole’s endorsement in running last year and described him as a mentor, said he’s not known “a man with a bigger heart.”

Retired four-term Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, a Republican, predicted that Dole would fight cancer “with his usual grit and determination.”

(more)

Former Sen. Bob Dole diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

30
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 19, 2021 • 3:20:05am
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Wednesday presented Poland with historic armour that belonged to Polish 16th century king Zygmunt II August as a young man.

Hungary presents Poland with 16th century royal armour (Radio Poland)

Also in Poland, the government is trying two cases of “offending religion” (blasphemy, max ten year sentence): One of a metal musician who displayed a photograph of Virgin Mary with a shoe on her face, and three women who promoted a Black Madonna with a rainbow halo (the rainbow being the disrespect because Teh Geyh).

I’m glad we got to take our trip to Poland before PiS went off the deep end of enforcement of Christian law (or we’d’ve never made it out alive, particularly of a picture of my wife and me in a church with a shaft of light coming down illuminating us while the rest of the church was dark, as if God shows favour to atheists).

31
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 19, 2021 • 3:26:07am

re: #30 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Also in Poland, the government is trying two cases of “offending religion” (blasphemy, max ten year sentence): One of a metal musician who displayed a photograph of Virgin Mary with a shoe on her face, and three women who promoted a Black Madonna with a rainbow halo (the rainbow being the disrespect because Teh Geyh).

State-sanctioned “cancel culture”?

I noticed when we when to Krakow in 2016 that Polish TV was playing endless programs, films and documentaries on great Polish feats of arms from Napoleonic times to the wars with Soviet Russia, all stressing the heroic sacrifices of the Polish people.

They are taking a page from the post-Cold War playbook of fusing nationalism with religious identity to create a theocratic state.

32
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 19, 2021 • 3:28:56am
WASHINGTON — President Jimmy Carter called for including women in the military draft more than 40 years ago. The Defense Department decades later agreed the change would improve military readiness and national security.

And a special commission set up by Congress to specifically study the issue came to a similar conclusion last year. Requiring women — not just men — to register when they turn 18, it said, would make it “possible to draw on the talent of a unified nation in a time of national emergency.”

Now the Supreme Court, in a case reminiscent of the lawsuits that brought fame to a feminist lawyer named Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is being asked to force the hand of a reticent Congress by declaring the male-only military draft unconstitutional.

“The registration requirement is one of the last sex-based classifications in federal law,” says a petition from the American Civil Liberties Union, which represents a group called the National Coalition for Men. “It imposes selective burdens on men, reinforces the notion that women are not full and equal citizens, and perpetuates stereotypes about men’s and women’s capabilities.”

The lead lawyer is Ria Tabacco Mar, director of the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project. It’s the position Ginsburg held as she filed now-landmark lawsuits challenging gender-discrimination laws, before Ginsburg became a judge and then the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

“The Ginsburg tie is multilayered,” Mar said. Ginsburg’s victories from the 1970s are cited throughout the suit. And it employs a favorite Ginsburg tactic: representing male plaintiffs to challenge a legal provision that treats the genders differently, and challenges long held assumptions that it says are made obsolete by changing times.

Last week, a group of retired military leaders from across the branches of service asked the Supreme Court to take up the case and declare that a male-only registration violates the constitution’s guarantee of equal protection.

“The vast majority of men … have no advantage in readiness over women, who the current statutory scheme forbid from registering,” said the brief filed by former National Security Agency director Michael Hayden and others.

(more)

Groups ask Supreme Court to declare the all-male military draft unconstitutional (Stars & Stripes)

Also:

VA pauses debt collections through Sept. 30

WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday it would pause debt collections again after billing restarted in January.

This time, debt collections will be stalled through Sept. 30 to provide veterans with financial relief during the coronavirus pandemic. The decision affects about 2 million veterans who owe medical copayments or benefit overpayments.

(more)

33
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 19, 2021 • 3:35:29am

Perhaps this will bring about rethinking the death penalty? Nah, conservatives like killing people too much.

For every eight people executed in the United States since the 1970s, one person has been wrongfully convicted and later exonerated, underscoring the risk of innocent people suffering the ultimate punishment, a death penalty research group said Thursday.

In a new report, the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) said its examination of every death sentence handed down since 1973 - more than 9,600 in all - revealed that 185 death row inmates had been exonerated after being wrongfully convicted, 11 more than previously known. There have been 1,532 executions in the United States since 1976.

(more)

Study Finds More Death Row Inmates Wrongfully Convicted (Voice of America)

34
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 19, 2021 • 3:39:14am

He is a former Polish MP.

35
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 19, 2021 • 3:49:51am

I’m going to hit the rack, as I’ve been awake since 8am yesterday morning.

I was going to go to bed earlier, but my wife insisted on changing my dressing first. Blood had soaked to the outside in several places.

After she cut away the surgical dressings, it was then we found the package of stuff the VA sent home with me did not include replacement dressings. Additionally, my hand is still bleeding from the incision (it goes from the top joint of my index finger in a zig-zag down to my wrist.) It’s now wrapped in lots of gauze and an elastic bandage.

36
Chrysicat  Feb 19, 2021 • 3:51:41am

No idea if I’ll regret “not saving this for a high traffic time” or not, but:

37
Dangerman  Feb 19, 2021 • 3:58:30am
38
Chrysicat  Feb 19, 2021 • 4:00:16am
39
Dangerman  Feb 19, 2021 • 4:01:37am

40
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 19, 2021 • 4:14:12am

re: #38 Chrysicat

One of the things my church did, when we built out our new campus in the next town over, was install a shower, expressly for this purpose. Every year, we take in a few homeless families and give them a place to stay, get cleaned up, get home-cooked food, and support to get them back on their feet. It’s one of the reasons I still attend there.

41
Decatur Deb  Feb 19, 2021 • 4:21:54am

42
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 19, 2021 • 4:25:25am

re: #41 Decatur Deb

[Embedded content]

I was excitedly telling Mrs. Fish all about the latest rovers, Curiosity and Perseverance, last night. When I told her they were the size of a small car, she was surprised; she thought the rovers were all Sojourner-sized. I told her we’ve come a long way since the little shoebox that could.

43
steve_davis  Feb 19, 2021 • 5:07:21am

re: #11 ckkatz

Glad you didn’t get stung.

Wasn’t there a Far-Side cartoon on that?

Yup, playing amongst the wildlife is not always a good idea.

Although I remember being on maneuvers when some nearby Special Forces encountered a Timber Rattler. Caught and cooked it. They did share a taste of it to all comers.

And a co-worker who had his Ranger tab talked about how an M-16 blank, if done right will put down a nice sized alligator for supplementary rations, during the Florida phase, when the trainers aren’t looking.

you mean the one where the one expeditionist is lamenting putting his boots on without checking, after noting all the creepy-crawlies that are getting thunked out of his buddy’s boots, while we observe that the first fellow has boots that appear to be bursting with critters? :-)

44
Patricia Kayden  Feb 19, 2021 • 5:14:45am

re: #33 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Unfortunately, Conservatives don’t care. I’ve heard them say that a few innocent people being put to death doesn’t lead to the delegitimization of the death penalty. I think there is probably a racial aspect to their support of the death penalty in the first place.

45
b.d. (America is Great Again)  Feb 19, 2021 • 5:22:13am

Good morning Lizards:

46
teleskiguy  Feb 19, 2021 • 5:33:50am
47
🌹UOJB!  Feb 19, 2021 • 5:44:53am

re: #7 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Modern American Fundamentalist Christians will never give up trying to stuff that camel through the eye of the needle…

Memories of Grandma Bacon talking about John D Rockefeller being asked about how he can justify his wealth against his Xtian faith. Of course they brought up the camel and the needle shtick.

John D’s answer—“God gave me enough money to make a giant needle”.

48
Egregious Philbin  Feb 19, 2021 • 5:45:06am

re: #9 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I have lived in Phoenix all my life, even own the house I grew up in. Not once in over 50 years have I had a scorpion anywhere around my house, yet people in Chandler and Mesa, etc have them everywhere. I finally got an answer as to why, one mile north of me is the Arizona Canal, two miles east of me is the Crosscut Canal (the now covered Old Crosscut Canal was a quarter mile west of me), 2 miles south of me is the Grand Canal, and two miles west of me is the Grand Canal. Scorpions can’t cross the canals. But, I do spend a lot of time and miles riding all these great canals on my bike.

49
jeffreyw  Feb 19, 2021 • 5:49:50am

Good morning!

50
🌹UOJB!  Feb 19, 2021 • 5:57:33am

re: #38 Chrysicat

[Embedded content]

Ask J0el 0$teen. Last I checked his Pulpit Pimp Palace was closed to the public…

51
Chrysicat  Feb 19, 2021 • 5:59:04am

re: #49 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Good morning!

Cardinals have harems, apparently?

52
Belafon  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:04:35am
53
Belafon  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:06:30am
54
Dangerman  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:08:45am
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is heading to Mar-a-Lago this weekend to meet with Donald Trump in hopes of bridging a growing rift in the top echelon of the Republican Party, CNN reports.
55
Chrysicat  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:09:59am

re: #52 Belafon

[Embedded content]

56
darthstar  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:11:50am
57
darthstar  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:13:50am

re: #54 Dangerman

When they ask the Biden team about this, and they will, I hope they mock the crap out of Graham

58
darthstar  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:15:45am

Liked I needed another reason to hate Ted Cruz

59
Belafon  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:17:35am
60
Dangerman  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:17:47am

So handicapping 2024

Cruz, never had a chance and even less than that now.
Haley, nope. Trump never forgets.

Stay tuned

61
Chrysicat  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:18:33am
62
Dangerman  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:19:50am

I read that around 50 people died in Texas due to the power outage and cold

makes Ted’s excellent cancun adventure look even worse

Or is that just my perception?

63
Dangerman  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:20:54am

re: #61 Chrysicat

[Embedded content]

Mar-a-grifto was built better

Trump couldn’t build a building to last even 40 years

64
John Hughes  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:23:24am

re: #36 Chrysicat

Marvin Gaye.

Keep him alive.

65
Belafon  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:23:54am

We’re more the “fuck you, I got mine state” until it falls apart:

But there are those of us wanting to do better:

66
🌹UOJB!  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:28:51am

Gosh! Has anyone heard from Texas GOP Chairman Allen West?

Not a peep from him since he called for Texas to secede 2 weeks ago!

Is he in hiding with his pal Ali Alexander?

67
BlueSpotinAL  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:30:00am

re: #46 teleskiguy

Somebody should give that speech Nixon never had to give to Dan Rather.

68
sizzzzlerz  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:31:41am

I tend to be very leery of modern covers of favorite, classic songs of my era but I listened anyway and was pleasantly surprised. This was quite good.

69
Dangerman  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:31:42am

It’s been a brutal two months for the GOP (First Read)

The party’s biggest donor (Sheldon Adelson) passed away.

So did its most influential communicator over the last 25 years (Rush Limbaugh).

Its two most recognizable leaders (Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell) are in a feud over the former president’s role in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

State parties are censuring any Republican who dared to vote to impeach Trump or find him guilty, which Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., the No. 2 Senate Republican, says amounts to “cancel culture.”

And the state that’s become the leading example of conservative governance (Texas) finds itself in tatters after its power crisis, and its junior U.S. senator (Ted Cruz) has been ridiculed and scorned.

Oh, and the party just lost control of the Senate just a month ago.

now this is a good question

What is the party’s message and identity (outside of devotion to Trump and “owning the libs”)? Is it really a new working-class party (but one that still pursues big tax cuts for the wealthy)? Is it for limited government (even though it enacted unprecedented spending and deficits during the Trump Era?)

their ‘biggest question of all” is

how does it govern?

“It’s one thing to win majorities in our polarized country, it’s another to know what you want to do with those majorities.”

majorities? when was the last time the R’s won a majority that wasn’t gerrymandered. they win majorities where it’s ez. Utah. the dakotas. mississippi and alabama where an R pedophile can nearly win. nationally they have to steal it.

70
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:31:48am

re: #44 Patricia Kayden

Unfortunately, Conservatives don’t care. I’ve heard them say that a few innocent people being put to death doesn’t lead to the delegitimization of the death penalty. I think there is probably a racial aspect to their support of the death penalty in the first place.

They like to see themselves as the agents of Divine Justice.

71
Dangerman  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:32:28am
72
Belafon  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:33:22am
73
Dangerman  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:36:03am

re: #70 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They like to see themselves as the agents of Divine Justice.

So those 50 folks that died in Texas are the “sacrifice” to not being regulated by the feds

74
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:36:39am

re: #73 Dangerman

So those 50 folks that died in Texas are the “sacrifice” to not being regulated by the feds

Blood offered to the Great Goddess, Ayn Rand.

75
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:37:01am

re: #73 Dangerman

So those 50 folks that died in Texas are the “sacrifice” to not being regulated by the feds

The Tree of Free Enterprise must be watered by the blood of consumers…

76
Belafon  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:38:26am

re: #71 Dangerman

[Embedded content]

The police here yesterday got a report of donkeys on the loose, but where they were at we couldn’t imagine their source.

77
Dangerman  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:38:37am

re: #72 Belafon

[Embedded content]

Ted certainly wrote his second paragraph yesterday

The first will be how while running for prez in 2016 trump trashed his family and Ted didn’t nothing.

There won’t b e a third paragraph.

78
darthstar  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:39:34am

Good choice to lead the commission investigating January 6

79
🌹UOJB!  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:40:43am

Yes it was so appropriate!

80
Belafon  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:43:53am
81
Dangerman  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:44:49am

Meanwhile the Rs

Overlooked an act of sedition they couldn’t actively bury
Voted overwhelming for a fascist for president
Voted to overturn the certification of Biden as President
Still listen to Hannity, Carlson, Levin, etc.
Can’t separate fact from opinion
Are proposing even more voting restrictions and gerrymandering

82
Dangerman  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:46:53am

And the Cruz responses are what you’d expect

“I don’t care that Cruz went to Cancun with his family. I care that he’s not a Marxist.” After all that’s the entire Republican position. D opposition.

Also

“I’d go to Cancun if I could too.”
“AOC and Beto are just virtue signaling by raising money and sending food and supplies. People need heat, not food.”
“No one cared that Hillary Clinton stopped working during Benghazi.” (She didn’t)
“At least he’s not a dementia patient running the free world.”

Nothing is going to change.

83
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:47:43am

I know many of you feel the Texas debacle will be quickly forgotten and in the rest of the US that may be true. But not in Texas. Yes it’s done in Texas. Done. Dead. Buried. I think the next elections will be a disaster for free market Republicans in Texas. The disaster won’t be forgotten nor will the bills that people are going to have to deal with because that’s not going to resolve any time soon.

This is an extinction level event for Republicans.

84
jeffreyw  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:48:39am

re: #51 Chrysicat

Cardinals have harems, apparently?

He just got lucky.

85
darthstar  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:52:18am

Fuck political reporters.

86
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:53:55am

re: #85 darthstar

Fuck political reporters.

If these are the kinds of lies and exaggerations that we can expect from this White House, well, I’m supremely disappointed. He rates about a 0.75/10 when compared to Donald Trump’s 15.

87
darthstar  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:54:24am

re: #81 Dangerman

Meanwhile the Rs

Overlooked an act of sedition they couldn’t actively bury
Voted overwhelming for a fascist for president
Voted to overturn the certification of Biden as President
Still listen to Hannity, Carlson, Levin, etc.
Can’t separate fact from opinion
Are proposing even more voting restrictions and gerrymandering

And answering to Trump as he holds court at MaL.

88
Dangerman  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:57:10am

re: #85 darthstar

Fuck political reporters.

[Embedded content]

Wasn’t Biden VP for 8 years? Doesn’t that count?

89
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:58:00am

re: #83 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I know many of you feel the Texas debacle will be quickly forgotten and in the rest of the US that may be true. But not in Texas. Yes TED it’s done in Texas. Done. Dead. Buried. I think the next elections will be a disaster for free market Republicans in Texas. The disaster won’t be forgotten nor will the bills that people are going to have to deal with because that’s not going to resolve any time soon.

This is an extinction level event for Republicans.

CRAP. Fixed.

90
🌹UOJB!  Feb 19, 2021 • 6:59:21am

re: #88 Dangerman

Wasn’t Biden VP for 8 years? Doesn’t that count?

[Embedded content]

Not to those Presstitutes.

The same Presstitutes who bent over backwards for Trump just like they do with every Republican.

91
🌹UOJB!  Feb 19, 2021 • 7:06:22am
92
DodgerFan1988  Feb 19, 2021 • 7:08:38am
93
Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 19, 2021 • 7:10:07am

In the newest update to the “people fucking suck” file…

(Via Seattle Times)The coronavirus vaccine is so coveted that two women in Florida went to extremes Wednesday to get inoculated: They dressed as if they were elderly, health officials said.

The women, both younger than 45, wore bonnets, gloves and glasses to disguise themselves as older than 65, the age cutoff to be prioritized to get the coronavirus vaccine in Florida, according to Raul Pino, the director of the health department in Orange County, where Orlando is located. He attributed the deception to growing interest in the vaccine, giving the example of the women while explaining how high demand is in the area.

“This is the hottest commodity that is out there right now so we have to be very careful,” Pino said at a press briefing Thursday.

The geriatric guise is the latest instance of people trying to cut the line to get vaccinated from the deadly virus. Last month, authorities identified a wealthy Canadian couple who had posed as locals in a remote Indigenous community to take doses meant for elders. Meanwhile, an Indiana health department issued a warning earlier this month against what they called “a substantial lack of morality” after people had lied to vaccination site workers about their addresses, jobs and ages.

The Florida women’s costumes may have succeeded before — both had the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention card indicating they had received their first doses. Pino said he did not know how they could have been previously vaccinated, but on Wednesday, workers at the site at the Orange County Convention Center caught on.

Once the staff at the site noticed the discrepancy with their birthdays listed on their drivers’ licenses, the women, 44 and 34, were referred to deputies, who issued trespass warnings against them, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.

The women, whom The Washington Post is not identifying because they have not been charged, did not immediately respond to requests for comment Thursday evening.

They did not get their second shot, and security at the site was heightened in the wake of the incident, said Kent Donahue, a spokesman for the health department.

Pino said there has been a “few” cases of people trying to trick health workers into getting vaccinated, including a man who had the same name as his elderly father.

94
🌹UOJB!  Feb 19, 2021 • 7:11:42am
95
darthstar  Feb 19, 2021 • 7:13:23am
96
Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 19, 2021 • 7:14:37am

re: #95 darthstar

He clearly learned the right lessons from Trump.

/

97
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 19, 2021 • 7:15:38am

re: #96 Eclectic Cyborg

He clearly learned the right lessons from Trump.

/

just come up with a lie, no matter how contradictory and implausible, and people will step in to rationalize it for you

98
🌹UOJB!  Feb 19, 2021 • 7:17:14am

re: #95 darthstar

[Embedded content]

Rafael will make a mint out of fleecing the flock.

99
darthstar  Feb 19, 2021 • 7:17:26am

re: #97 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

just come up with a lie, no matter how contradictory and implausible, and people will step in to rationalize it for you

And send you money.

100
Barefoot Grin  Feb 19, 2021 • 7:17:34am

re: #85 darthstar

Fuck political reporters.

[Embedded content]

It’s only February. It’s going to be a Long March.

101
darthstar  Feb 19, 2021 • 7:18:22am

re: #100 Barefoot Grin

It’s only February. It’s going to be a Long March.

March just ended like five weeks ago.

102
darthstar  Feb 19, 2021 • 7:19:56am

Aww…that’s sweet. Maybe Trump will give him a pardon.

103
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 19, 2021 • 7:20:22am

re: #100 Barefoot Grin

It’s only February. It’s going to be a Long March.

Just ask Mao…

104
Barefoot Grin  Feb 19, 2021 • 7:21:19am

re: #103 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Just ask Mao…

Joe Biden walked 17,000 miles to Yan’an with Mao!

Also, probably the first time I’ve ever agreed with Aaron:

105
Patricia Kayden  Feb 19, 2021 • 7:21:22am

re: #58 darthstar

106
Belafon  Feb 19, 2021 • 7:22:56am

re: #88 Dangerman

Wasn’t Biden VP for 8 years? Doesn’t that count?

[Embedded content]

I read through the fact checking. Biden probably does mean more along the lines of “we have traveled 17,000 to meet with each other” but I’m going to ask the fact checkers to find an exaggeration that is actually costing people lives and money.

107
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 19, 2021 • 7:29:00am

re: #106 Belafon

this is how the magic balance fairy works.

17,000 miles = 425,000 dead…

108
The Pie Overlord!  Feb 19, 2021 • 7:30:39am

rWH9tYL891R/SiU1358SpylV2rBDPZEbxnNbZJVze578GM+yQwGogEuH+RMCSJCNYmRG+Zd0VU1XT7/jLJxD4bKxkYRLpOiju0DC4tv4UJN7MsSD4kR/n9Lt/CkzJGVCQNZo/1bkQ2JdEp5qaB6KtGcsBwULllIoE4g2If57EgLoO8HHofDV/7oW8l2ysaUpaLq7Ud1w0cY+DSN+1uJxwrH2GlBPZfcbRbZtpn+mUJeVQKdP5sarMPQrFq319DQc+4DR4UGAD/n5bZRIM0eST2qOqBaEa0Zr6hXx+/aeOKAxJXQIucpD377dsGGJdORDqcpf+SBaXHN+Bg/g8btirOYdOVmlouqtn8qH5Pw/pgkS9u+j7LzUgktQ7w77xsJ8o70MJCj69HkYVNfh1fJAv7bwH8xileWLyMEegHWAp8EwNCurjSI4hkVoA3xILsOlmpsAwF6+aH3k9hCEfAOh4VWlHW+4B/YIyj40hJ8L777kNXGZIRsTCHtlCStGAfeqWLcxvEyARhY8tzm1wOBVcab/oKSJYNpCilqkC/AVQtGd7EtD42ZMOWA8mLF7MDA5DDJok670ZbQ8PK0a1Ymgf29HxaGENmtfc+EcwesLZgzNZCEpotiZUPuO42M3vdsUDtOqIk28GMdvB5xINVUU2TXlZBEIsrVQ47BpnFqJDhGBc/be0n2H+vnS6fjyaTHv26o3FX11gEjHQ8gp90WpCHfw8/kFZ39JWi9qzzHVJtY5HZe7J728HXXo+jum0CS0ZwFQdaxAQabc6yor2skXYyZBBROAhPMcipKmg/XatOO6/OkoEguWAm8047gA3u6UPk4O96wZtjgViSuJVNFUzXHC4oTqKmOueTOWTOBAmarGsGzOFHpAkb8JmEaqD7Fvm6pbOAph0vg=

109
DesertDenizen  Feb 19, 2021 • 7:33:31am

re: #9 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We were camping in the Santa Rita mountains south of Tucson and I woke up with a dead scorpion in my sleeping bag, I must have rolled over and crushed him before he could get to me.

That is the last time I have ever slept out under the stars.

I know scorpions are not necessarily deadly, but it was an eight-mile hike to our car and another 30 miles to the nearest clinic…

Even the nasty little bark scorpions won’t kill you unless you’re allergic to them, but they’ll make you pretty miserable for a while, especially if you’ve got an eight mile hike in front of you.

110
steve_davis  Feb 19, 2021 • 7:40:48am

re: #36 Chrysicat

No idea if I’ll regret “not saving this for a high traffic time” or not, but:

[Embedded content]

john lennon’s vastly overrated. save marvin gaye if at all possible.

111
Sinistershade  Feb 19, 2021 • 7:44:29am

re: #78 darthstar

Good choice to lead the commission investigating January 6

[Embedded content]

After all, where would they find someone who doesn’t think Josh Hawley is a piece of shit?

112
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 19, 2021 • 7:45:33am

re: #111 Sinistershade

After all, where would they find someone who doesn’t think Josh Hawley is a piece of shit?

Hawley is trying to position himself to be the next leader of the MAGA mobs.

113
Dangerman  Feb 19, 2021 • 7:47:06am

re: #106 Belafon

I read through the fact checking. Biden probably does mean more along the lines of “we have traveled 17,000 to meet with each other” but I’m going to ask the fact checkers to find an exaggeration that is actually costing people lives and money.

the virus will just ‘disappear’ and where was the push back?

‘the trade deficit went down’ when it actually went up, and crickets

114
steve_davis  Feb 19, 2021 • 7:49:08am

re: #51 Chrysicat

Cardinals have harems, apparently?

the ones in rome do! the ones on that picnic table are actually monogamous, unlike the ones in rome.

115
sagehen  Feb 19, 2021 • 7:49:22am

re: #102 darthstar

Aww…that’s sweet. Maybe Trump will give him a pardon.

[Embedded content]

He didn’t get 12 years for the illegal contribution (that would have only been worth 2-3 years). The 12 years was for lying on his FARA documentation.

116
dat_said  Feb 19, 2021 • 7:49:34am

re: #28 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

In North Dakota in their shale formations, they have a lot of gas they simply flare off because there is no pipeline infrastructure to feed the gas to.

It was about 20% of production that was flared in 2019 (eia.gov). Goal for 2020 was to get it under 10%, but that’s still a big number. At least it’s not more than half like it was a decade go.

There are US light pollution maps from a few years past where western ND is as brightly lit as NYC or LA.

117
Barefoot Grin  Feb 19, 2021 • 7:54:14am

re: #113 Dangerman

the virus will just ‘disappear’ and where was the push back?

‘the trade deficit went down’ when it actually went up, and crickets

“Didn’t start any new wars”—substantially increased drone attacks

118
lawhawk  Feb 19, 2021 • 7:57:09am

re: #36 Chrysicat

Interesting questions. I’d probably say Lennon in the first (and maybe we would have seen some kind of Beatles reunion at some point), and Tupac in the second, even though I wasn’t a fan of Biggie or Tupac or Selena. My reasoning there is if Tupac isn’t gunned down, it’s likely Biggie wouldn’t either and the East-West coast feud wouldn’t have escalated as it did.

Maybe neither would have been as big a musical impact had they lived on as notoriety came posthumously, but I think they would have worked up a body of work far greater than what they managed while alive.

119
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 19, 2021 • 7:58:52am

re: #117 Barefoot Grin

“Didn’t start any new wars”—substantially increased drone attacks

Trump’s aversion to war was most likely less out of pacifism than it was simply that wars are messy, too much can go astray, they wake up you up at weird hours and demand informed decisions, way too much for him, especially with a military that is not anxious to use war to partisan political goals.

120
Belafon  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:00:32am

re: #119 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Trump’s aversion to war was most likely less out of pacifism than it was simply that wars are a mess, too much can go astray, they wake up you up at weird hours and demand informed decisions, way too much for him, especially with a military that is not anxious to use war to partisan political goals.

Imagine of 9-11 had happened when he was president.

121
PhillyPretzel  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:02:17am

re: #120 Belafon

OBL would have been invited to Mar-a-lago and USA might be under OBL’s control with DT as a puppet

122
Belafon  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:02:38am

Grant this one to Dale and ask “Is that all you’ve got? Mileage?” At some level, it does compare to Trump’s stadium capacity claims.

123
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:03:00am

re: #120 Belafon

Imagine of 9-11 had happened when he was president.

Well, in actuality, multiple 9/11s happened, of sorts. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are dead. Just not caused by fanatics… Unless you count the Republicans who are intent on infecting and killing as many of us as possible.

124
dat_said  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:03:29am

re: #116 dat_said

There are US light pollution maps from a few years past where western ND is as brightly lit as NYC or LA.

You can tell that it’s improved some if you compare current darksitefinder.com with stories from 8 years ago: npr.org.

125
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:03:55am

re: #121 PhillyPretzel

OBL would have been invited to Mar-a-lago and USA might be under OBL’s control with DT as a puppet

Especially when you consider how money is the only thing trump cared about.

126
lawhawk  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:05:22am

re: #119 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Didn’t start any “new” wars, but ceded strategic and tactical positions leaving the US worse off all around the world.

ISIS is resurgent, in part to Trump’s failures in Syria (where Trump ceded battlefield to Russia).

Trump talking tough on China but caving on the trade war and not doing enough to counter Chinese aggression and human rights violations, etc.

Ignoring Africa, particularly after that disastrous Niger raid that left four servicemembers dead.

127
Hecuba's daughter  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:05:38am

re: #44 Patricia Kayden

Unfortunately, Conservatives don’t care. I’ve heard them say that a few innocent people being put to death doesn’t lead to the delegitimization of the death penalty. I think there is probably a racial aspect to their support of the death penalty in the first place.

re: #33 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Perhaps this will bring about rethinking the death penalty? Nah, conservatives like killing people too much.

(more)

Study Finds More Death Row Inmates Wrongfully Convicted (Voice of America)

In Illinois, it was a conservative Republican governor, George Ryan, who suspended capital punishment in 2000 and several years later, when leaving office, commuted the sentences of everyone on or waiting to be sent to Illinois’ death row. Although after his term, a few people were sentenced to death, the punishment was eventually eliminated under a Democratic governor and no executions took place since 1999.

128
Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:05:43am

re: #119 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Also, Trump is absolutely terrified of losing. If he’d started a war and things ended badly, his ego would take an unacceptable hit.

129
lawhawk  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:06:25am

re: #124 dat_said

According to this from 2020, North Dakota is still as bright as NYC last year.

Light pollution map has overlays for multiple years, so you can see change over time. North Dakota’s bright blob is entirely due to fracking.

130
Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:06:29am

re: #122 Belafon

Grant this one to Dale and ask “Is that all you’ve got? Mileage?” At some level, it does compare to Trump’s stadium capacity claims.

Dale’s had to do fewer fact checks in Bidens first MONTH than he had to on Trumps last full DAY.

131
A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:13:33am

re: #49 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Good morning!

Western good morning!

Invasive. Evil. But pretty.
132
The Ghost of a Flea  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:14:45am

I’m not sure much would be different if Trump was president in 2001.

Different contractors would have gotten plush jobs rebuilding Iraq and that’s about it. The decision to do war crimes would be slightly less sub rosa.

He’s not the devil of the 21st century, he’s just the same material reformatted from opera to burlesque.

133
BlueSpotinAL  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:21:07am

Article on what it was like to work the restaurant in Trump Hotel.

washingtonian.com

A micro-green supplier that Matijevich had previously worked with ditched him, saying it couldn’t deliver to the hotel in good conscience. Williamson, who joined BLT in early 2018 and worked there two years, found that food purveyors with whom he’d had great relationships were suddenly sending him rotten produce and subpar cuts of meat and fish. “I had to double- and triple-check a lot of this product,” says Williamson, who now operates a boutique butcher shop in Mount Pleasant. “I guarantee someone in that warehouse picking this product saw where it was going and was like, ‘Oh, f— it, give ’em this stuff.’ ”

My obligatory photo of Trump hotel:

134
Weaselone  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:24:58am

re: #133 BlueSpotinAL

“I had to double- and triple-check a lot of this product,” says Williamson, who now operates a boutique butcher shop in Mount Pleasant. “I guarantee someone in that warehouse picking this product saw where it was going and was like, ‘Oh, f— it, give ‘em this stuff.’ “

May also have been because they were afraid of not being paid.

135
Hecuba's daughter  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:25:39am

re: #132 The Ghost of a Flea

I’m not sure much would be different if Trump was president in 2001.

Different contractors would have gotten plush jobs rebuilding Iraq and that’s about it. The decision to do war crimes would be slightly less sub rosa.

He’s not the devil of the 21st century, he’s just the same material reformatted from opera to burlesque.

Would Trump have attacked Iraq? I’m not sure how the whole situation in the Middle East would have played out, but an Iraq war seems unlikely, unless Cheney was his running mate, and that doesn’t seem plausible.

136
BlueSpotinAL  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:26:47am

Title says it all

137
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:27:48am

re: #135 Hecuba’s daughter

Would Trump have attacked Iraq? I’m not sure how the whole situation in the Middle East would have played out, but an Iraq war seems unlikely, unless Cheney was his running mate, and that doesn’t seem plausible.

Bolton. Trump would have nuked the entire Middle East.

138
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:28:35am

re: #137 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Bolton. Trump would have nuked the entire Middle East.

under the pretext of preventing a hurricane…

139
lawhawk  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:28:48am

re: #134 Weaselone

Trump liked his stakes well done and never with garnish.

What’s the point of having steak if you treat it like a hockey fucking puck?

His weirdness was all encompassing right down to his food choices and how staff had to deal with him and his sycophants.

And there’s also a window into how Trump bankrupted his casinos. Overpay and under deliver.

140
Acemarilllion  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:28:53am

I made a poopy.

141
darthstar  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:34:30am

re: #131 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

Western good morning!

[Embedded content]

What’s up, buttercup?

142
lawhawk  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:34:58am

That kind of monthly spike in energy costs is enough to send most people into dire financial straits because they don’t have that kind of money. Few have enough to handle $500 in emergency spending, let alone thousands of dollars.

This too is on the GOP.

143
Hecuba's daughter  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:36:28am

Someone downstairs talked about wanting a Bernie on Mars meme. Here’s one I found

144
Patricia Kayden  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:36:41am

re: #142 lawhawk

Why is this being allowed? Doesn’t make a lick of sense.

145
Patricia Kayden  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:38:41am

re: #142 lawhawk

146
lawhawk  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:39:44am

re: #144 Patricia Kayden

Why is this being allowed? Doesn’t make a lick of sense.

Because that’s how the state put the utilities profits above actually providing service uninterrupted or providing for the seasonal possibility of winter.

147
Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:40:44am

So the riled-up rednecks in Texas are trying to dunk on electric car owners, and it’s not going so well:

“… derp in the heart of Texas … “
148
🌹UOJB!  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:40:47am

re: #142 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

That kind of monthly spike in energy costs is enough to send most people into dire financial straits because they don’t have that kind of money. Few have enough to handle $500 in emergency spending, let alone thousands of dollars.

This too is on the GOP.

Memories of ENRON fucking California customers with their inflated power bills…

149
KingKenrod  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:40:48am

re: #142 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

That kind of monthly spike in energy costs is enough to send most people into dire financial straits because they don’t have that kind of money. Few have enough to handle $500 in emergency spending, let alone thousands of dollars.

This too is on the GOP.

Because people signed up for wholesale plans. Market deregulation makes that kind of thing possible, it shouldn’t be allowed. Lots of consumers simply can’t weigh risks properly and are victimized by the industry.

150
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:40:53am

re: #144 Patricia Kayden

Why is this being allowed? Doesn’t make a lick of sense.

In a word, REPUBLICANS.

The free market Texas style.

151
PrairieQueen  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:40:56am

Hey Abbott, how does that federal money smell now?

Funny, how most of the northern states with heavy snow every year seem to have this weather thing figured out. At least, how to feed people, keep snow off the main roads, have running water and heat. But that’s socialism.

152
Hecuba's daughter  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:41:36am

re: #137 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Bolton. Trump would have nuked the entire Middle East.

Maybe. But Trump didn’t allow Bolton to talk him into a war when he was there. 9/11 is obviously different, but despite his myriad other failings, Trump was never anxious to engage in large scale combat; drone strikes - yes, real battles - not so much.

153
Belafon  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:42:17am

re: #144 Patricia Kayden

Why is this being allowed? Doesn’t make a lick of sense.

Because ERCOT got told by some of the evmnergy companies that they were going to shut down more plants if they didn’t get to pass on the increasing price of natural gas to their customers. Gas prices had gone up on the market because of speculation due to the coming storm, and then shot up more as supply dwindled.

154
Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:43:12am
155
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:43:39am

re: #142 lawhawk

That kind of monthly spike in energy costs is enough to send most people into dire financial straits because they don’t have that kind of money. Few have enough to handle $500 in emergency spending, let alone thousands of dollars.

This too is on the GOP.

Because resources are just another market commodity to be traded to maximize profit.

The human factor does not figure in.

156
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:45:21am

re: #148 🌹UOJB!

Memories of ENRON fucking California customers with their inflated power bills…

and I recall Rush blaming that all on econazis who had prevented new power plant construction when most of it had to do with Dubya’s bosom pal Kenny Boy Lay manipulating prices through Enron…

157
dat_said  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:45:26am

re: #145 Patricia Kayden

[Embedded content]

The “Even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi …” phrasing irks me. I can’t even.

158
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:47:06am

re: #151 PrairieQueen

Funny, how most of the northern states with heavy snow every year seem to have this weather thing figured out. At least, how to feed people, keep snow off the main roads, have running water and heat. But that’s socialism.

I don’t know how being foresighted and paying the extra money for our equipment to actually work in adverse weather conditions, such as heavy snowfall, freezing rain, frozen ground, tornadoes, and hurricane-force main-line winds, counts as “socialism”. I guess intelligence = socialism now.

/half

159
John Hughes  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:47:14am

re: #151 PrairieQueen

It’s not up to government or politicians to take care of us

Kind of rare to see the “defund the armed forces” argument being put.

160
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:47:29am

re: #151 PrairieQueen

It’s not up to government or politicians to take care of us

Man who loves the Constitution forgets the part about government’s task to “promote the general welfare”

161
lawhawk  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:50:54am

and now for something completely different (for car lovers/extreme stunt lovers):

[HOONIGAN] Gymkhana 2020: Travis Pastrana Takeover; Ultimate Hometown Shred in an 862hp Subaru STI

It’s Travis Pastrana doing the GYMKHANA 2020 takeover from Ken Block. He’s shredding Annapolis MD in a souped up Subie.

162
Patricia Kayden  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:54:09am

re: #151 PrairieQueen

So what are the government and politicians useful for then? Yes, we pay taxes so that our government and politicians can help us when we can’t help ourselves.

163
lawhawk  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:55:08am

re: #151 PrairieQueen

I spent 10 years in Albany NY. We had some epic blizzards, but never lost power or water in any of those events.

For the rest of my life, I’ve been in the NYC metro area - either NYC proper or Northern NJ, and we’ve had some epic storms too - Blizzard of 1977 (no power loss) the 2003 blizzard (no power loss), or more recent storms, including Sandy. Luckily we didn’t lose power, and in those few events where power did fail, it was restored in under 24 hours. Many others saw power lost for far longer as the grid was disrupted - physically broken due to the storm as power distribution lines, substations were damaged/destroyed/flooded. That took much longer.

This Texas snowstorm didn’t destroy the distribution system. The failure was entirely at the point of generation. And then everything unbalanced because demand outstripped supply.

164
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:56:29am

re: #162 Patricia Kayden

So what are the government and politicians useful for then? Yes, we pay taxes so that our government and politicians can help us when we can’t help ourselves.

that’s socilism!

165
Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:58:17am

An excerpt from the “Enron Tapes”
large.stanford.edu

When a forest fire shut down a major transmission line into California, cutting power supplies and raising prices, Enron energy traders celebrated, CBS News Correspondent Vince Gonzales reports.

“Burn, baby, burn. That’s a beautiful thing,” a trader sang about the massive fire.

Four years after California’s disastrous experiment with energy deregulation, Enron energy traders can be heard - on audiotapes obtained by CBS News - gloating and praising each other as they helped bring on, and cash-in on, the Western power crisis.

“He just f—-s California,” says one Enron employee. “He steals money from California to the tune of about a million.”

“Will you rephrase that?” asks a second employee.

“OK, he, um, he arbitrages the California market to the tune of a million bucks or two a day,” replies the first.

The tapes, from Enron’s West Coast trading desk, also confirm what CBS reported years ago: that in secret deals with power producers, traders deliberately drove up prices by ordering power plants shut down.

“If you took down the steamer, how long would it take to get it back up?” an Enron worker is heard saying.

“Oh, it’s not something you want to just be turning on and off every hour. Let’s put it that way,” another says.

“Well, why don’t you just go ahead and shut her down.”

Officials with the Snohomish Public Utility District near Seattle received the tapes from the Justice Department.

“This is the evidence we’ve all been waiting for. This proves they manipulated the market,” said Eric Christensen, a spokesman for the utility.

That utility, like many others, is trying to get its money back from Enron.

“They’re f———g taking all the money back from you guys?” complains an Enron employee on the tapes. “All the money you guys stole from those poor grandmothers in California?”

“Yeah, grandma Millie, man”

“Yeah, now she wants her f———g money back for all the power you’ve charged right up, jammed right up her a——— for f———g $250 a megawatt hour.”

And the tapes appear to link top Enron officials Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling to schemes that fueled the crisis.

“Government Affairs has to prove how valuable it is to Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling,” says one trader.

166
PhillyPretzel  Feb 19, 2021 • 8:59:12am

re: #163 lawhawk

I have lived all my life in Philly. Since I have been in my own house power only went out once and that was because some &^%$ hit a utility pole. My power was back within an hour. Even during hurricanes I had power. So far I have not had to rely on my backup batteries.

167
🌹UOJB!  Feb 19, 2021 • 9:01:45am

re: #165 Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)

Yes ENRON deliberately fucked California and Ken Lay, Perot, Riordan, Millken conspired with Ah-Nold to drive Gray Davis out of office.

And Ah-nold’s first action was to let ENRON off the hook.

168
Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 19, 2021 • 9:02:50am

re: #165 Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)

Clips from those tapes can be heard in “The Smartest Guys in the Room” documentary and I can assure the voices sounds exactly like you would expect a group of assholes to sound like.

169
Patricia Kayden  Feb 19, 2021 • 9:05:02am

Cruz should have used this instead.

170
PrairieQueen  Feb 19, 2021 • 9:07:29am

re: #163 lawhawk

This Texas snowstorm didn’t destroy the distribution system. The failure was entirely at the point of generation. And then everything unbalanced because demand outstripped supply.

Yeah, shit can happen, anywhere. Bad shit that takes stuff out. But most states that are prepared can deal with some cold and snow, FFS. States that typically deal with cold and snow don’t automatically lose power countrywide because people turned their gd heat on! They still have running water. Their roads are kept clear. You can still buy gas and groceries. I know a lot of good ole boys that actually relish this kind of weather because they can play with their big 4WD trucks and snowmobiles.

But not Texas, nossir.

I know people in Texas, and some I’m really fond of. But this line of thinking that got them into this, which now they’re blameshifting (badly), is making me feel the same way about Texas as a state as I felt about Limbaugh. I’m almost at the DNR stage.

But they’ll get that federal money, no matter how I feel. And they’ll keep blathering about their independence and fucking over their own.

171
The Pie Overlord!  Feb 19, 2021 • 9:09:01am
172
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 19, 2021 • 9:09:05am

re: #170 PrairieQueen

But they’ll get that federal money, no matter how I feel. And they’ll keep blathering about their independence and fucking over their own.

Ayn Rand took Social Security in her dotage…

173
PhillyPretzel  Feb 19, 2021 • 9:10:20am

re: #171 The Pie Overlord!

That is how a real President acts.

174
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 19, 2021 • 9:10:26am

re: #170 PrairieQueen

Yes, winter here is basically sporting season - snowmobiles, ice fishing, skiing/snowboarding. Hell, there are entire communities built on the lakes in the dead of winter, with their own plowed roads! The only time I had to fear for our safety in the winter was there at the end of January, when my furnace was out. And that was a regular maintenance failure, not due to my utilities providers being literally unable to meet the demand.

175
🌹UOJB!  Feb 19, 2021 • 9:11:03am

re: #172 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Ayn Rand took Social Security in her dotage…

And that Socialist Medicare covered her cancer surgery…of course it was in her married name…and she still went on Donahue to trash Social Security and Medicare as slavery…

176
PrairieQueen  Feb 19, 2021 • 9:11:23am
177
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 19, 2021 • 9:11:27am

re: #171 The Pie Overlord!

“Tonight, I called Governor Greg Abbott to discuss the ongoing situation in Texas and identify ways we can support the state’s recovery from this storm. I made clear to the Governor that I’ll work relentlessly to get his state what they need.”

Biden could have referred to him as “the man in Texas” and reminded him that any aid is predicated on him not saying anything critical…

178
PrairieQueen  Feb 19, 2021 • 9:15:32am
179
BlueSpotinAL  Feb 19, 2021 • 9:17:19am

re: #169 Patricia Kayden

I took a nice drive down Rue de Faubourg Montmartre - thanks for that link!

180
lawhawk  Feb 19, 2021 • 9:17:56am

re: #176 PrairieQueen

That question should be posed of every last GOPer in the treasonweasel caucus - House and Senate and see what they say.

If they’re saying that it’s not illegitimate, make them square the circle of lying about Trump “winning” and Biden being “illegitimate”.

181
Patricia Kayden  Feb 19, 2021 • 9:18:18am

re: #179 BlueSpotinAL

I drove in Toronto. Miss my family there since I can’t visit due to Covid. Sigh.

182
🌹UOJB!  Feb 19, 2021 • 9:18:55am

re: #180 lawhawk

That question should be posed of every last GOPer in the treasonweasel caucus - House and Senate and see what they say.

If they’re saying that it’s not illegitimate, make them square the circle of lying about Trump “winning” and Biden being “illegitimate”.

Nothing will stop the QAP from whizzing on Joe every chance they can.

183
No Malarkey!  Feb 19, 2021 • 9:23:17am
184
Jay C  Feb 19, 2021 • 9:28:20am

re: #163 lawhawk

I spent 10 years in Albany NY. We had some epic blizzards, but never lost power or water in any of those events.

For the rest of my life, I’ve been in the NYC metro area - either NYC proper or Northern NJ, and we’ve had some epic storms too - Blizzard of 1977 (no power loss) the 2003 blizzard (no power loss), or more recent storms, including Sandy. Luckily we didn’t lose power, and in those few events where power did fail, it was restored in under 24 hours. Many others saw power lost for far longer as the grid was disrupted - physically broken due to the storm as power distribution lines, substations were damaged/destroyed/flooded. That took much longer.

This Texas snowstorm didn’t destroy the distribution system. The failure was entirely at the point of generation. And then everything unbalanced because demand outstripped supply.

To me, the defining image of the Great Texas Freeze Of ‘21was the shot of the downtown business district (?Dallas?) lit up by skyscrapers with every single light blazing- surrounded by dark zones where the power had gone out in neighborhoods….

185
Eventual Carrion  Feb 19, 2021 • 9:28:57am

re: #110 steve_davis

john lennon’s vastly overrated. save marvin gaye if at all possible.

Marvin was my pick also

186
Patricia Kayden  Feb 19, 2021 • 9:31:20am
187
Nyet  Feb 19, 2021 • 9:32:32am

I only like the states that didn’t freeze.

188
Belafon  Feb 19, 2021 • 9:39:30am

re: #183 No Malarkey!

You know the scene in the Day After Tomorrow where Texans are trying to cross into Mexico…

189
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 19, 2021 • 9:41:53am

re: #188 Belafon

You know the scene in the Day After Tomorrow where Texans are trying to cross into Mexico…

and have their children taken away from them and put into cages

190
Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 19, 2021 • 9:43:30am

re: #188 Belafon

You know the scene in the Day After Tomorrow where Texans are trying to cross into Mexico…

Illegally, at that.

191
Dread Pirate Ron  Feb 19, 2021 • 9:48:44am
192
JC1  Feb 19, 2021 • 9:51:31am

re: #31 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

State-sanctioned “cancel culture”?

I noticed when we when to Krakow in 2016 that Polish TV was playing endless programs, films and documentaries on great Polish feats of arms from Napoleonic times to the wars with Soviet Russia, all stressing the heroic sacrifices of the Polish people.

They are taking a page from the post-Cold War playbook of fusing nationalism with religious identity to create a theocratic state.

Poland’s version of right wing AM radio is Radio Maria, a religious/nationalist cesspool that’s been brain washing people for decades. PIS has been smart enough to increase welfare payments to low income folks.

193
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 19, 2021 • 9:52:46am

re: #192 JC1

Poland’s version of right wing AM radio is Radio Maria, a religious/nationalist cesspool that’s been brain washing people for decades. PIS has been smart enough to increase welfare payments to low income folks.

and they are out to nationalize all public broadcasting

194
b.d. (America is Great Again)  Feb 19, 2021 • 9:59:43am
195
Hecuba's daughter  Feb 19, 2021 • 10:08:12am

In a FB exchange on the Texas situation, someone posts on the page of a Trumpster friend of mine: “Can you honestly live on 100% solar and wind power, if so, in what state? Unicorns and rainbow land maybe.” My response was to point out that Princess Elisabeth base in Antarctica does successfully operate that way.

And I haven’t seen any unicorns there — only penguins.

196
b.d. (America is Great Again)  Feb 19, 2021 • 10:10:35am

re: #195 Hecuba’s daughter

In a FB exchange on the Texas situation, someone posts on the page of a Trumpster friend of mine: “Can you honestly live on 100% solar and wind power, if so, in what state? Unicorns and rainbow land maybe.” My response was to point out that Princess Elisabeth base in Antarctica does successfully operate that way.

And I haven’t seen any unicorns there — only penguins.

WHY DID THE TEXAS REPUBLIANS LET TRUMP PUT ALL OF THOSE WINDMILLS IN TEXAS?

197
gwangung  Feb 19, 2021 • 10:12:10am

re: #195 Hecuba’s daughter

In a FB exchange on the Texas situation, someone posts on the page of a Trumpster friend of mine: “Can you honestly live on 100% solar and wind power, if so, in what state? Unicorns and rainbow land maybe.” My response was to point out that Princess Elisabeth base in Antarctica does successfully operate that way.

And I haven’t seen any unicorns there — only penguins.

Germany is well on the way to doing that.

Folks need to get caught up and stop using 20the Century thinking and technology.

198
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 19, 2021 • 10:15:19am

re: #197 gwangung

Germany is well on the way to doing that.

Folks need to get caught up and stop using 20the Century thinking and technology.

Germany is still dependent on fossil fuels but they are positioning themselves as a leading user, developer and exporter of alternate and renewable technologies. And that is what the Green New Deal is about: the 21st century future and not the turn-of-the 20th century past.

199
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 19, 2021 • 10:16:36am

re: #195 Hecuba’s daughter

In a FB exchange on the Texas situation, someone posts on the page of a Trumpster friend of mine: “Can you honestly live on 100% solar and wind power, if so, in what state?”

That is deflection: the issue here is getting our power grids up to 21st-century standards: robust, flexible and reliable.

200
William Lewis  Feb 19, 2021 • 10:18:14am

re: #128 Eclectic Cyborg

Also, Trump is absolutely terrified of losing. If he’d started a war and things ended badly, his ego would take an unacceptable hit.

Plus Boss Putin never told him to go to war.

201
lawhawk  Feb 19, 2021 • 10:27:27am
202
Belafon  Feb 19, 2021 • 10:30:45am

re: #195 Hecuba’s daughter

In a FB exchange on the Texas situation, someone posts on the page of a Trumpster friend of mine: “Can you honestly live on 100% solar and wind power, if so, in what state? Unicorns and rainbow land maybe.” My response was to point out that Princess Elisabeth base in Antarctica does successfully operate that way.

And I haven’t seen any unicorns there — only penguins.

“It seems that Texans can’t actually survive on natural gas, coal, and nuclear, so maybe they should try something else.”

203
William Lewis  Feb 19, 2021 • 10:30:52am

re: #36 Chrysicat

No idea if I’ll regret “not saving this for a high traffic time” or not, but:

Huh, just saw this. It’s an interesting question to be sure.

Sam Cooke & Tupac would be my choices.

204
austin_blue  Feb 19, 2021 • 10:33:07am

re: #184 Jay C

To me, the defining image of the Great Texas Freeze Of ‘21was the shot of the downtown business district (?Dallas?) lit up by skyscrapers with every single light blazing- surrounded by dark zones where the power had gone out in neighborhoods….

That was my view from the back porch as we suffered through 46 straight hours without power.

205
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 19, 2021 • 10:33:28am

re: #201 lawhawk

I’m pretty sure that is footage from Curiosity. The tire read trail spotted in the video shows that is certainly not Perseverance.

206
Eventual Carrion  Feb 19, 2021 • 10:36:01am

re: #201 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Is that a didgeridoo I hear in the distance?

//

207
steve_davis  Feb 19, 2021 • 10:47:08am

re: #201 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

so that’s where those damned blackbirds go when they aren’t screeching in the tops of trees here.


This article has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
Leon Bridges, Keite Young - Like a Ship (Official Audio) Leon Bridges is proud to support the Truth To Power Project. Learn more and donate here: truthtopowerproject.com Official audio for "Like a Ship" by Leon Bridges & Keite Young. Listen & Download “Like a Ship" out now: leonbridges.lnk.to Amazon ...
Thanos
1 day, 5 hours ago
Views: 214 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 •
Lake Street Dive Covers Carole King’s ‘So Far Away’ to Salute 50th Anniversary of ‘Tapestry’ Lake Street Dive a new arrangement of the classic King track on the eve of "Tapestry" hitting the half-century mark in February 2021. The group has proudly worn its Carole King influence on its collective sleeve, asking if the ...
Thanos
1 day, 5 hours ago
Views: 208 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 3 •
#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 210228Saturday we put together the temporary auxiliary filter.Thanks to the electric sump pump, it runs about 12-14 hours a day, sunny or not.Since it’s flowing through a garden hose, it runs about ¼ of its capacity.That happens to match the ...
Dangerman
1 day, 22 hours ago
Views: 253 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 0 •
Lord Huron - Not Dead Yet (Live on Jimmy Kimmel Live!) “Not Dead Yet” (Live on Jimmy Kimmel Live!) Stream/Download “Not Dead Yet” here: lordhuron.lnk.to Tickets, season passes, and merch for Alive From Whispering Pines Livestream Series available at lordhuron.com​ Connect with Lord Huron:lordhuron.com​facebook.comtwitter.com instagram.com Lyrics: All messed up, with ...
Thanos
2 days, 2 hours ago
Views: 284 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 •
I Wrote a Book, Check It Out and Pre-Order It!I recently completed my first novel entitled, "Blind Spot." You can find the link here. Take a look and if you like what you see, go ahead and pre-order it. inkshares.com
rhoffman
2 days, 18 hours ago
Views: 328 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 5 •
Pino Palladino + Blake Mills + Sam Gendel - Djurkel (Live) Pre-order the new album “Notes With Attachments” available March 12: pinoblake.lnk.to Shop merch: blakemills.lnk.to Follow Pino:Instagram: pinopalladino.lnk.toFacebook: pinopalladino.lnk.toTwitter: pinopalladino.lnk.toSpotify: pinopalladino.lnk.to Tidal: pinopalladino.lnk.to Amazon: pinopalladino.lnk.to Pandora: pinopalladino.lnk.to YouTube Music: pinopalladino.lnk.to Follow Blake:Instagram: blakemills.lnk.toTwitter: blakemills.lnk.toSpotify: blakemills.lnk.toApple Music: blakemills.lnk.toAmazon: blakemills.lnk.toSoundcloud: blakemills.lnk.toPandora: blakemills.lnk.toYouTube ...
Thanos
4 days, 2 hours ago
Views: 602 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 •
Molly Tuttle, Sierra Hull, Sarah Jarosz -Salt CreekMolly Tuttle, Sierra Hull and Sarah Jarosz playing "Salt Creek" during the Music City Bandwidth's virtual show from The East Room in Nashville on October 15, 2020
Thanos
4 days, 2 hours ago
Views: 418 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 •
Black Pumas - I’m Ready (Live on the Late Late Show With James Corden) "I'm Ready" is available on the GRAMMY-nominated Deluxe Edition of the Black Pumas debut album. The Deluxe Edition includes 11 bonus tracks (3 brand new songs, 4 covers, and 4 live recordings) and is available now in 2xLP, 2xCD ...
Thanos
6 days, 2 hours ago
Views: 685 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 •
Tomorrow - Jimmy Wahlsteen, Vincent VegaProvided to YouTube by Epidemic Sound Tomorrow · Jimmy Wahlsteen · Vincent Vega Epidemic Presents: Crates (M. Bison Edition) ℗ Epidemic Sound Released on: 2020-03-13 Producer: Kasper LindgrenComposer: Jimmy Wahlsteen Auto-generated by YouTube.
Thanos
1 week, 1 day ago
Views: 888 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 •
#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 210221The waterfall bilge pump died three weeks ago.We're trying something new.Saturday we test installed two tiny aquarium pumps to get the waterfall going again.These pumps are very small but are designed to run all the time. Bilge pumps aren't. Though ...
Dangerman
1 week, 1 day ago
Views: 858 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 5
Tweets: 0 •