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Charles Johnson  Feb 24, 2021 • 10:56:44am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 24, 2021 • 10:58:22am

It’s so refreshing to have a government that’s not filled with assholes, isn’t it?

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b.d. (America is Great Again)  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:01:24am

Yikes! What happened was already a disaster, what almost happened would have been horrendous.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:01:48am
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retired cynic  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:02:49am

Opinion: Senate committee chairs should crack down on Republicans, Jen Rubin, WaPo, with what we were all thinking!

It seems, given the Republican Party’s descent into political theater devoid of any regard to truth or governance, that it’s time for Democrats to take a firmer hand in requiring responsible conduct from Republican members. Just as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) instituted rules on mask-wearing and metal detectors, we need rules for committee conduct.
Democrats who control House and Senate committees should consider changing the ground rules. No phones in hearings. If you are not present for most of the hearing (say, 70 percent), you do not get to vote on whatever is before the committee.
I have long inveighed against poor questioning from elected representatives. Committee chairs should put a halt to long-winded speeches. Gavel to silence a member’s rant. Insist that they follow the Jeopardy rule: Their remarks should be in the form of a question. …
Democrats, in other words, should move to a zero-tolerance policy for the type of misinformation that had induced a mob to attack our democracy. If Johnson and others want to spread their toxic lies, they should do it on right-wing media, not perched on the committee dais.

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lawhawk  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:07:24am
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Jay C  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:09:12am

re: #4 Charles Johnson

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I have to wonder just how many of those endangered species have in fact “fully recovered” to the point of being able to be “delisted”??
Outside of coyotes* not many come to mind…

*probably never “endangered” to begin with.

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:09:35am

Just enjoyed this for lunch.

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jeffreyw  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:13:34am

re: #5 retired cynic

Insist that they follow the Jeopardy rule: Their remarks should be in the form of a question. …

This statue holds a torch high in New York harbor.
The Statue of Liberty! …eh?

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🌹UOJB!  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:16:02am

Glad to hear Pete talking about Amtrak. Seeing that Amtrak is going to expand routes which is a good first step. If they can please restore the dining cars!

Had great dining when I rode the Coast Starlight on my 60th Birthday!

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Charles Johnson  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:16:08am
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b.d. (America is Great Again)  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:17:02am

suckers, chumps & assh*les

they don’t even offer it in gilded?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:17:48am

The Qanon Shaman isn’t getting on well.

news.yahoo.com

The motion for pre-trial release filed in the US District Court said Mr Chansley has been “very grateful” for the efforts to accommodate his dietary needs, following his hunger strike until receiving organic food.

“That being said, and without casting aspersions on the efforts of authorities in this regard, the defendant has experienced significant digestive tract issues for which medical consultation has been sought,” the motion said.

He reached out to Mark Meadows for a pardon. Didn’t work out well for him.

I don’t think much will work out well for him going forward either.

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🌹UOJB!  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:22:02am

re: #13 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

The Qanon Shaman isn’t getting on well.

Gee, that’s a real shame.

Now I just happen to wonder how he would be treated if he was black…

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Nojay UK  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:22:07am

re: #3 b.d. (America is Great Again)

I did note that Texas uses a lot of electricity given its population — 59GW of electricity consumption is about what France uses in winter with a population of about 67 million people whereas Texas has about 35 million people living there. Perhaps it has a lot of energy-hungry industries?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:24:52am

re: #14 🌹UOJB!

Gee, that’s a real shame.

Now I just happen to wonder how he would be treated if he was black…

I’m pissed as hell that he’s getting organic food because of his religion. Fuck. That.

Rot in prison you lunatic. Bye.

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lawhawk  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:25:47am

re: #15 Nojay UK

I did note that Texas uses a lot of electricity given its population — 59GW of electricity consumption is about what France uses in winter with a population of about 67 million people whereas Texas has about 35 million people living there. Perhaps it has a lot of energy-hungry industries?

Oil/gas industry needs a lot of energy to get that oil/gas out of the ground and to convert it into fuels/products.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:25:49am
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Jay C  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:27:04am

re: #15 Nojay UK

I did note that Texas uses a lot of electricity given its population — 59GW of electricity consumption is about what France uses in winter with a population of about 67 million people whereas Texas has about 35 million people living there. Perhaps it has a lot of energy-hungry industries?

And likely, France probably make energy conservation a major priority in its national planning. Unlike Texas, where “conservation” seems to be considered a borderline obscenity….

Though one probably doesn’t get many blizzards in St. Tropez or Cannes…

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Eventual Carrion  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:27:49am

re: #14 🌹UOJB!

Gee, that’s a real shame.

Now I just happen to wonder how he would be treated if he was black…

Or Muslim

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aatharuv  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:29:05am

re: #13 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

The Qanon Shaman isn’t getting on well.

news.yahoo.com

He reached out to Mark Meadows for a pardon. Didn’t work out well for him.

I don’t think much will work out well for him going forward either.

Also from that article.

The motion gives further insight into Mr Chansley, his shamanistic faith, and his profession as a published author and artist, and living by the principle of Ahimsa, which promotes a life that does no harm to any living being.

Does he @#$ think we’re all morons? Participating in a riot that led to several deaths and was hoping for many more is pretty much the EXACT OPPOSITE of Ahimsa. I’m pissed at his appropriate of the term for going against it.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:30:10am

re: #18 Charles Johnson

Satisfying vid: msn.com

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Mattand  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:30:24am

re: #8 The Pie Overlord!

Just enjoyed this for lunch.

Every time you make challah my mind registers it as soft pretzels. That’s mostly from living near Philly all my life. It’s weird, because they’re clearly labeled and the seeds look nothing like salt grains, but my brain still goes “Soft pretzel.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:31:27am

re: #12 b.d. (America is Great Again)

suckers, chumps & assh*les

they don’t even offer it in gilded?

The graphic designer in me is screaming right now. That is horrendous.

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🌹UOJB!  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:31:42am

re: #21 aatharuv

From that article.

Does he @#$ think we’re all morons? Participating in a riot that led to several deaths and was hoping for many more is the EXACT OPPOSITE of Ahimsa.

IF HE BELIEVED THAT NONVIOLENCE CRAP WHAT THE FUCK WAS HE DOING IN DC CHEERING THE THUGS ON?

LOCK THAT ASS IN JAIL FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE AND TOSS THE KEY AWAY!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:32:36am
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Mattand  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:34:32am

re: #13 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

The Qanon Shaman isn’t getting on well.

news.yahoo.com

He reached out to Mark Meadows for a pardon. Didn’t work out well for him.

I don’t think much will work out well for him going forward either.

Fuck this guy. Seriously. Life is about choices.

For example, I choose to reside in reality and recogoznie QAnon for the nonsense conspiracy as it is.

I also choose to not commit insurrection whenever my preferred POTUS candidate loses.

Consequently, I don’t wind up in jail.

Good choices. As nourishing as an organic meal.

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aatharuv  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:35:33am

re: #25 🌹UOJB!

IF HE BELIEVED THAT NONVIOLENCE CRAP WHAT THE FUCK WAS HE DOING IN DC CHEERING THE THUGS ON?

LOCK THAT ASS IN JAIL FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE AND TOSS THE KEY AWAY!

If he wants to start avoiding violence, he should start by singing like a bird about everyone else in the insurrection and everyone who helped get him there.

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mmmirele  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:38:06am

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:38:17am

Retaining_H2O 15 points 3 hours ago +15 / -0
Don’t pin all of this on just Mitch McConnell.

The entire Republican Party colluded with the Democrats on the election fraud and cover-up. It’s not just one man.

That’s why Republican officials in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, etc… refused to even look at the election fraud and have fought against meaningful auditing of ballots. That’s why Republicans in the House and Senate voted to certify the fraudulent election.

They were ALL involved in the election fraud. Both Republicans and Democrats, every stinking one of them.

The only way to fix this is to break the system. Get rid of any illusion about the sham “2-party system”. If we now have a uni-party (hiding behind the illusion of a 2-party system offering choice)… then let’s expose it once and for all.

Next election, REFUSE to vote for a Republican. just stay home. If 80 Million Trump voters simply choose to not have any faith in the corrupt, rigged elections and just stay home… Republicans will get swept from offices nation wide in one election cycle. The party will virtually cease to exist.

We can then have a discussion for 2024. Do they WANT a 2-party system of government? Or will we continue to have corrupt, rigged elections? We can’t have both.

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-MAGA_Coin [S] 6 points 2 hours ago +6 / -0
The left-right march has been one of the ways the illuminists controlled us.

Washington explicitly warned us they would use the illusion of choice to steal from us and ruin our nation. They would create false wars. We escaped it and they just FOLLOWED US into our new country.

They KNEW they could never take America by force. They were destroyed by farmers with guns.

So they spent centuries corrupting our country in an attempt to sell us back to our masters.

FUCK THESE PEOPLE and FUCK THEIR PUPPETS.

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-BoatingAccident 1 point 8 minutes ago +1 / -0
Yep. My ex-friend’s head exploded because he wanted to box me into “republican” when I was telling him everyone is corrupt.

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-suave200 1 point 1 hour ago +1 / -0
and that is why I quit the R party. Registered as no party affiliation and won’t vote until they fix the cheating.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:39:25am

re: #30 Nyet

-VetforTrump 3 points 1 hour ago +3 / -0
Hang them Both as traitors.then. females, males all of them.

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-MAGA_Coin [S] 2 points 1 hour ago +2 / -0
WWJD? Millstones about the neck.

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🌹UOJB!  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:40:44am

re: #31 Nyet

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-MAGA_Coin [S] 2 points 1 hour ago +2 / -0
WWJD? Millstones about the neck.

Sad truth is that a significant chunk of Christians want blood flowing in the streets.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:44:36am
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KingKenrod  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:46:09am

re: #18 Charles Johnson

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Is that how they weigh things in Australia? In units of kangeroo?

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Mattand  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:47:43am

Speaking of QAnon:

My partner had a massive blowout with her mom this weekend. She had to lay down the law with Mom a few months back over politics. Mom’s watching Fox non-stop and has a major narcissistic personality. She forces my partner into these arguments and then flips out when my partner calls her on her bullshit.

Partner says “No more. You don’t get to bring this shit up and just have me sit there. You get to spew your bulkshit, I get to push back.”

For whatever fucking reason, Mom starts in on every CT that Fox is spewing right now. Mom is also upset that we have a new dog who is severely reactive; literally flipping out at everyone but us. Partner’s statement of “When COVID clears, I may have to visit you solo and Matt stays home with the dog” got turned into “I’m never going to visit you ever again.”

My partner was in tears after this last go-around. If Mom didn’t live hundreds of miles away, I’d have had a face-to-face “discussion” about this. Mom is basically a prime example of how Fox just creates this heartache.

Anyways, I got to wondering this morning, after reading the previous post’s QAnon stories, if that’s what’s in store for us next. Her mom is taking COVID seriously from what we can tell, so I’m hoping that’s indicative that maybe she won’t fall for the other shit. And as far as I know, Fox isn’t pushing Q stuff too hard (they’re too busy with all the other lies and racism, I guess.)

Her mother is quite frankly a terrible person. That’s not standard “Mother-in-law’s a battle ax, AMIRITE???” hackery. She’s one of the most maniuplative, self-centered, bigoted, transactional people I’ve ever met. The idea of her going full Q-Tip is ulcer-inducing.

I do not know how folks out there dealing with relatives worse than this are doing it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:49:22am

re: #34 KingKenrod

Is that how they weigh things in Australia? In units of kangeroo?

it’s like how in the USA we measure distance in units of football fields.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:49:26am

re: #30 Nyet

I’m 1000% being that plan. Don’t vote at all. Well done!

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lawhawk  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:50:56am
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jaunte  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:54:33am

re: #30 Nyet

They were destroyed by farmers with guns.

Major Fantasy, reporting for duty.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:55:12am

re: #30 Nyet

-suave200 1 point 1 hour ago +1 / -0
and that is why I quit the R party. Registered as no party affiliation and won’t vote until they fix the cheating.

Methinks this person won’t ever be voting again.

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Targetpractice  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:57:41am

re: #40 Eclectic Cyborg

Methinks this person won’t ever be voting again.

Or is so full of shit that their eyes are brown.

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William Lewis  Feb 24, 2021 • 11:59:13am

re: #40 Eclectic Cyborg

Methinks this person won’t ever be voting again.

We can only pray that’s true :)

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The Ghost of a Flea  Feb 24, 2021 • 12:00:35pm

re: #39 jaunte

Major Fantasy, reporting for duty.

In my more poetic moments I wonder if all great empires manufacture a myth necessary to their existence but that will one day kill them.

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jaunte  Feb 24, 2021 • 12:03:37pm
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Feb 24, 2021 • 12:04:08pm

re: #30 Nyet

Sounds like a brilliant idea. Stay home.

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ckkatz  Feb 24, 2021 • 12:04:18pm

re: #18 Charles Johnson

Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem - New South Wales

Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem - New South Wales

Here we are in New South Wales, shearing sheep as big as whales
With leather necks and baggy tails and hides as tough as rusty nails

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Dave In Austin  Feb 24, 2021 • 12:06:11pm

Dig Dug

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jaunte  Feb 24, 2021 • 12:11:23pm
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stpaulbear  Feb 24, 2021 • 12:13:14pm

I just got a call from my regular doctor’s office that I can come in for the Phizer Covid shot tomorrow afternoon. The office is about 10 minutes away.

I seem to remember some rules about not taking pain meds (Tylenol, Advil, etc.) before the shot. Anyone else seen this?

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Dave In Austin  Feb 24, 2021 • 12:14:10pm

re: #49 stpaulbear

Go get your shot….. Just Go. Feel Blessed.

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jaunte  Feb 24, 2021 • 12:15:18pm
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Belafon  Feb 24, 2021 • 12:16:30pm

re: #49 stpaulbear

I just got a call from my regular doctor’s office that I can come in for the Phizer Covid shot tomorrow afternoon. The office is about 10 minutes away.

I seem to remember some rules about not taking pain meds (Tylenol, Advil, etc.) before the shot. Anyone else seen this?

A quick google search recommends against it: aarp.org.

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Semper Fi  Feb 24, 2021 • 12:18:17pm

re: #49 stpaulbear

I just got a call from my regular doctor’s office that I can come in for the Phizer Covid shot tomorrow afternoon. The office is about 10 minutes away.

I seem to remember some rules about not taking pain meds (Tylenol, Advil, etc.) before the shot. Anyone else seen this?

Yes! Let the Phizer do its thing w/o interference of other drugs, was the gist of it.

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

re: #49 stpaulbear

I just got a call from my regular doctor’s office that I can come in for the Phizer Covid shot tomorrow afternoon. The office is about 10 minutes away.

I seem to remember some rules about not taking pain meds (Tylenol, Advil, etc.) before the shot. Anyone else seen this?

That’s what I’ve heard. You can take it afterwards ok though.

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🌹UOJB!  Feb 24, 2021 • 12:18:35pm

re: #49 stpaulbear

I just got a call from my regular doctor’s office that I can come in for the Phizer Covid shot tomorrow afternoon. The office is about 10 minutes away.

I seem to remember some rules about not taking pain meds (Tylenol, Advil, etc.) before the shot. Anyone else seen this?

Yes.

On the questionnaire Kaiser had me fill out they asked if I took Tylenol or any ASHD before the shot. If so there is a caution that they will go over with you.

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lawhawk  Feb 24, 2021 • 12:18:55pm

re: #49 stpaulbear

Yes. My inlaws got similar guidance.

webmd.com

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nines09  Feb 24, 2021 • 12:21:18pm

re: #49 stpaulbear

I just got a call from my regular doctor’s office that I can come in for the Phizer Covid shot tomorrow afternoon. The office is about 10 minutes away.

I seem to remember some rules about not taking pain meds (Tylenol, Advil, etc.) before the shot. Anyone else seen this?

I posted that last weekend. My daughter is an epidemiologist and she recommended to take nothing.
The first shot is not the one that can get you feeling bad, by accounts I read, it’s the second one.
We got the Modena and my wife was just tired. I got the chills and aches. That was after the 2nd.
And DO NOT take any OTC pain relief before.
That is a no no.
I felt like dirt but took nothing. Because my daughter is an epidemiologist.
Best of luck.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 24, 2021 • 12:21:54pm
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lawhawk  Feb 24, 2021 • 12:22:29pm

In re Gondor update:

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nines09  Feb 24, 2021 • 12:26:57pm

re: #57 nines09

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Morning all. Wife and I got our second Moderna shot Thursday. My wife only felt a sore arm and tired. I got chills and aches in my bones and muscles and sweated through two t shirts on Friday as I basically stayed in bed. Ate very little. Yesterday I felt better but exhausted and dehydrated. Today I’m feeling more normal.
And my epidemiologist daughter suggested we take no Tylenol or anything like that, because it could interfere with the process.
Nyquil is my miracle medicine when I feel like I felt, and man I could have used a dose of that.
A lot of the wisdom on use of OTC pain relief is scattered, which I really didn’t consider before.
The pharmacist who gave us the shot said we could use Tylenol, but not Aleve. Sites on line said either or none.
One thing everyone was firm on is no taking of anything beforehand to lessen effects.
So I decided to listen to my daughter.
Worth it

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No Malarkey!  Feb 24, 2021 • 12:27:35pm

Good news.

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stpaulbear  Feb 24, 2021 • 12:27:37pm

re: #52 Belafon

A quick google search recommends against it: aarp.org.

Thanks. That was the info I had heard earlier.

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Belafon  Feb 24, 2021 • 12:30:51pm

re: #61 No Malarkey!

Good news.

I wonder if that was because of Kennedy.

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stpaulbear  Feb 24, 2021 • 12:35:15pm

Thanks to everyone for the info. I think the only med I’ll take tomorrow morning is my Metformin.

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Jay C  Feb 24, 2021 • 12:35:58pm

re: #63 Belafon

I wonder if that was because of Kennedy.

Why?
His asinine raking of Haaland as a Commie?

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Belafon  Feb 24, 2021 • 12:38:13pm

re: #65 Jay C

Why?
His asinine raking of Haaland as a Commie?

I’d read earlier that, Manchin, being Manchin, was iffy on Haaland. I wonder if Kennedy had just set the bar so high on being a jerk that Manchin decided he didn’t want to look worse.

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Sherlock Hound  Feb 24, 2021 • 12:42:11pm

re: #19 Jay C

And likely, France probably make energy conservation a major priority in its national planning. Unlike Texas, where “conservation” seems to be considered a borderline obscenity….

Though one probably doesn’t get many blizzards in St. Tropez or Cannes…

A few years back, Montpelier, in the south of France, had a Texas-like cold snap and blizzard that stranded motorists on an autoroute for over 24 hours.

In March.

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No Malarkey!  Feb 24, 2021 • 12:43:19pm

re: #66 Belafon

I’d read earlier that, Manchin, being Manchin, was iffy on Haaland. I wonder if Kennedy had just set the bar so high on being a jerk that Manchin decided he didn’t want to look worse.

I think Manchin and Haaland chatted and she said some soothing words he could use for cover.

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lawhawk  Feb 24, 2021 • 12:44:18pm

re: #67 Sherlock Hound

NYC a few years back got hit with a major snowstorm during a rush hour and it caused a Manhattan-wide traffic jam because accidents at various bridges/tunnels caused everything else to back up, which meant plows couldn’t clear the streets and it was a mess for everyone involved. It came down harder/faster than anticipated and the resulting accidents snarled traffic all over.

Chicago had something like that a few years back too.

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A Cranky One  Feb 24, 2021 • 12:51:05pm

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Sherlock Hound  Feb 24, 2021 • 12:54:43pm

re: #43 The Ghost of a Flea

In my more poetic moments I wonder if all great empires manufacture a myth necessary to their existence but that will one day kill them.

Gibbon wrote about societies that collapse from, in his words, “a morbid intensification of their own first principles”.

Check.

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Jay C  Feb 24, 2021 • 12:59:58pm

re: #69 lawhawk

NYC a few years back got hit with a major snowstorm during a rush hour and it caused a Manhattan-wide traffic jam because accidents at various bridges/tunnels caused everything else to back up, which meant plows couldn’t clear the streets and it was a mess for everyone involved. It came down harder/faster than anticipated and the resulting accidents snarled traffic all over.

Chicago had something like that a few years back too.

One thing I have noted over my, ummm, numerous years of living in NYC is that severe weather events aren’t quite always the transit emergencies they had a tendency to be. Municipal response - especially to snowstorms - is a lot faster and more-efficient than at times in the past: presumably due in part to way-better forecasting/timing, and part (I’m sure) because no Mayor wants to have his legacy tarnished like John Lindsay’s; since mostly what people remember about his Mayoralty was his mishandling of a bad blizzard early on, which left vast swaths of the City snowbound for many days.
Though some things don’t ever change: watching news reports on last week’s snowstorms, we noticed they included that time-honored traditional phrase most long-term New Yorkers have heard since forever:
However, many side streets in Queens still remain unplowed….

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Sherlock Hound  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:00:03pm

re: #69 lawhawk

NYC a few years back got hit with a major snowstorm during a rush hour and it caused a Manhattan-wide traffic jam because accidents at various bridges/tunnels caused everything else to back up, which meant plows couldn’t clear the streets and it was a mess for everyone involved. It came down harder/faster than anticipated and the resulting accidents snarled traffic all over.

Chicago had something like that a few years back too.

Every big city has those. Boston had theirs in an otherwise nondescript December afternoon once when a storm blew up more than usual, and it was afternoon, the worst time of the day for it.

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lawhawk  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:04:16pm

re: #72 Jay C

“However, many side streets in Brooklyn still remain unplowed….”

That resonates with me since I grew up there. My inlaws are on Staten Island, and that is an issue with them as well.

But now, they have tools to show where the plows are and how often they hit the various streets.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:04:40pm
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nines09  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:06:16pm

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No Malarkey!  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:09:44pm

DeJoy is on the clock. May I never know the name of the Postmaster General again.

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Belafon  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:11:20pm

re: #77 No Malarkey!

DeJoy is on the clock. May I never know the name of the Postmaster General again.

There’s a DK diary talking about how DeJoy is planning on making some more changes quickly, like ending 1 to 2 day envelope mail delivery.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:12:13pm
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he doesn’t expect any charges against Tiger Woods after he crashed his car crash on Tuesday morning, leaving his legs and feet seriously injured. During a press conference on Instagram Live, Villanueva said there was no evidence of Woods being under the influence at the scene. As far as investigators can tell, the crash was an accident, Villanueva said, adding, “An accident is not a crime. They do happen, unfortunately.”

He also revealed that the downhill curve where Woods crashed is notoriously dangerous for drivers. Between January 2020 and Tuesday there were 13 accidents, four of them with injuries, along that stretch of road, he said.

Villanueva said on Tuesday that Woods was traveling at “a relatively greater speed than normal.” But authorities are yet to pull any data from the vehicle’s black box, which could provide further information about the exact speed. It will be up to traffic investigators to get a search warrant to seize phone records and other information as they look into the circumstances surrounding the crash. The golf star underwent “a long surgical procedure” on Tuesday.

thedailybeast.com

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:13:19pm

re: #61 No Malarkey!

Good news.

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Haaland didn’t tweet something mean about Manchin’s little girl. As long as a person confines their offensive tweets to those not in Manchin’s family, he’s totally ok with it.

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retired cynic  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:16:14pm

re: #41 Targetpractice

Or is so full of shit that their eyes are brown.

This reminds me:

The Artist Who Celebrates Bavaria’s Rural Heritage With Elegant Cow-Dung Paintings, Atlas Obscura. They are really handsome, and he says they don’t smell once dry.

As long as my hands don’t rot and fall off, I can do this for the rest of my life. No one can take that away from me. I don’t need electricity, I don’t need a huge studio or chemicals to clean brushes. I just need water, cow dung, and something to paint on.

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Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:16:37pm

re: #18 Charles Johnson

I have not had a haircut in more than a year, and when I finally do - when the pandemic and all its knock-on effects are finally OVER - I think I’ll look like the “After” picture of poor Baa-Rack the sheep

Looking a little skinny, and somewhat annoyed at the moment. But reportedly adjusting to life with all his new sheep friends.
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Belafon  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:18:28pm

re: #82 Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)

I have not had a haircut in more than a year, and when I finally do - when the pandemic and all its knock-on effects are finally OVER - I think I’ll look like the “After” picture of poor Baa-Rack the sheep

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“It’s soooooo cold.”

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Sherlock Hound  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:20:37pm
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austin_blue  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:23:46pm

re: #15 Nojay UK

I did note that Texas uses a lot of electricity given its population — 59GW of electricity consumption is about what France uses in winter with a population of about 67 million people whereas Texas has about 35 million people living there. Perhaps it has a lot of energy-hungry industries?

Yes. The energy industry is surprisingly energy intensive, both from production to the refinery/power plant/other end user, to the actual refining itself. Add to that plastics and other chemicals, aluminum production, and shipping, and you’ve got yourself a real power hog of a State.

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John Hughes  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:23:56pm

re: #15 Nojay UK

59GW of electricity consumption is about what France uses in winter with a population of about 67 million people

It’s warmed up since the weekend, we’re only on about 52GW at the moment. (12% of that is being sent to our British, German, Italian and Swiss neighbours. Nice to have a grid).

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:24:30pm

I just got a Facebook timeout for telling someone they sound crazy for calling people who misbehave “Biden voters” based on zero evidence. I should probably just delete my account.

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:27:37pm

re: #79 Punish Domestic Terrorists

thedailybeast.com

Since it’s a single-person collision with no alcohol/drugs involved, I’d say the event has punished him enough — much more than a judge would hand out.

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John Hughes  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:27:47pm

re: #19 Jay C

And likely, France probably make energy conservation a major priority in its national planning.

Actually, no. Historically France has been really shitty in conservation, why bother when 70% of your electricity is nuclear (almost zero running costs) and 20% is hydro (almost zero running costs). We’re working on that, but we have a long way to go.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:28:12pm

re: #87 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I just got a Facebook timeout for telling someone they sound crazy for calling people who misbehave “Biden voters” based on zero evidence. I should probably just delete my account.

Probably FB was deluged by bots who are sensitive to any criticism of the right.

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dharmamark  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:30:00pm

re: #90 Hecuba’s daughter

I got put in FB jail the other day for saying that Americans are being selfish and shortsighted… I asked them to show me the lie. 24 hours - slap on the wrist.

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🌹UOJB!  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:30:57pm

re: #87 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I just got a Facebook timeout for telling someone they sound crazy for calling people who misbehave “Biden voters” based on zero evidence. I should probably just delete my account.

Marky Mark doesn’t like anyone slandering his Conservative buddies.

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Dangerman  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:32:21pm

re: #8 The Pie Overlord!

Just enjoyed this for lunch.

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we are going with a vegetable pie and almond buns for dinner

pics if i remember

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danarchy  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:32:28pm

Cuomo is so done:

msn.com

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John Hughes  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:34:17pm

re: #30 Nyet

dispatches from nowhere.

Thanks for spending time in the sewer so we don’t have to.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:34:56pm

re: #90 Hecuba’s daughter

Probably FB was deluged by bots who are sensitive to any criticism of the right.

I HAVE BEEN SILENCED!
It was annoying for about a minute, then I moved on.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:35:50pm

re: #88 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

Since it’s a single-person collision with no alcohol/drugs involved, I’d say the event has punished him enough — much more than a judge would hand out.

I expect that will be their thinking on this. If he was speeding, I expect them to let that go.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:36:48pm

re: #94 danarchy

Cuomo is so done:

msn.com

He just grabbed them like a President. Yeah, he’s done, and that’s just fine.

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darthstar  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:36:59pm
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retired cynic  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:37:49pm

Here’s how Trump Hotel staff were taught to handle the former president
From how to open Trump’s obligatory bottles of Diet Coke to the snacks that were required to be constantly available, it was all written down in the “standard operating procedure” document. LGBTQNation

Servers were supposed to recite “Good (time of day) Mr. President. Would you like your Diet Coke with or without ice?” and “discretely present” a mini bottle of hand sanitizer to the germophobic former leader. Chilled bottles and highball glasses were available no matter his choice.

The directions for how to open the bottle spanned seven pages and included illustrations, but the bottle was never to be opened “beforehand” where he couldn’t see it.

and

A tray of junk food was also required to be available. It had to include sour cream and chives Lay’s potato chips, Oreos, Nutter Butters, Milky Way and Snickers candy bars, Chips Ahoy cookies, Tic Tacs, gummy bears, granola bars, and chocolate-covered raisins among other items.

His steaks and shrimp had to be noticeably bigger than everyone else’s. And on…

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:40:24pm

re: #94 danarchy

This worse that what Spitzer did.

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Dangerman  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:40:57pm

re: #44 jaunte

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well of course
he’s already got his job

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Romantic Heretic  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:41:19pm

re: #5 retired cynic

Cancel culture!

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Belafon  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:41:57pm

re: #100 retired cynic

Here’s how Trump Hotel staff were taught to handle the former president
From how to open Trump’s obligatory bottles of Diet Coke to the snacks that were required to be constantly available, it was all written down in the “standard operating procedure” document. LGBTQNation

and

His steaks and shrimp had to be noticeably bigger than everyone else’s. And on…

He is literally how a poor person imagines they would live if they were rich.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:42:00pm

re: #100 retired cynic

Here’s how Trump Hotel staff were taught to handle the former president
From how to open Trump’s obligatory bottles of Diet Coke to the snacks that were required to be constantly available, it was all written down in the “standard operating procedure” document. LGBTQNation

and

His steaks and shrimp had to be noticeably bigger than everyone else’s. And on…

This shit is part of the reason that Trump is so brittle, and cracks up when things don’t go his way. His father’s money made people cater to his every spoiled demand.

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Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:43:21pm

re: #59 lawhawk

In re Gondor update:

I tried to parse that filing, but seriously, could not. Serving the entire 117th Congress just by putting their names on a document?

Um. No.

You can’t serve every single person in the U.S. Army just by putting “U.S. Army” in the defendant box of a pleading template.

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John Hughes  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:43:28pm

re: #57 nines09

The first shot is not the one that can get you feeling bad, by accounts I read, it’s the second one.

This is all folklore at this point.

My wife (62 years old, fit, nursing assistant in a care home) had a 3 day reaction to the first Pfizer/BioNTech jab, one day for the second.

My dad (72 years old, really fit (only recently gave up doing half marathons)) had a sore arm after the first moderna jab, a couple of days after the second.

Frankly it’s all pretty random.

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Romantic Heretic  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:44:08pm

re: #14 🌹UOJB!

Gee, that’s a real shame.

Now I just happen to wonder how he would be treated if he was black…

His diet would be reduced to his teeth

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Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:44:21pm

Also, here’s Glenn Greenwald bleating something something bisexual people are liars

Why? I mean, what’s the actual point of this?

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stpaulbear  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:45:26pm

re: #87 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I just got a Facebook timeout for telling someone they sound crazy for calling people who misbehave “Biden voters” based on zero evidence. I should probably just delete my account.

I only miss about three people from when I had my account. You can download all of your pictures before you delete the account if you want. It still feels somewhat satisfying to have bailed on Facebook.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:45:56pm

re: #109 Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)

I mean, what’s the actual point of this?

Greenwald needs to bloviate on SOMETHING to keep his Substack crowd around….

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plansbandc  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:46:30pm

re: #82 Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)

:D :D :D

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nines09  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:46:40pm

re: #107 John Hughes

This is all folklore at this point.

My wife (62 years old, fit, nursing assistant in a care home) had a 3 day reaction to the first Pfizer/BioNTech jab, one day for the second.

My dad (72 years old, really fit (only recently gave up doing half marathons)) had a sore arm after the first moderna jab, a couple of days after the second.

Frankly it’s all pretty random.

It’s all pretty new. But I listen to the pros, and for the pain I ease one day or three is not worth the chance.
Do as you will.
I listen to those that are paid to know and instruct.

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No Malarkey!  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:46:51pm

re: #111 Eric The Fruit Bat

Greenwald needs to bloviate on SOMETHING to keep his Substack crowd around….

Which is probably increasingly right-wing.

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Belafon  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:47:04pm

re: #109 Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)

Also, here’s Glenn Greenwald bleating something something bisexual people are liars

Why? I mean, what’s the actual point of this?

Other than just being his usual self, nothing. If I was at home, I would pull the Questionable Content strip on the topic.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:47:30pm

re: #109 Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)

Also, here’s Glenn Greenwald bleating something something bisexual people are liars

Why? I mean, what’s the actual point of this?

That most people conform to societal norms when given the option?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:47:54pm

re: #109 Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)

Also, here’s Glenn Greenwald bleating something something bisexual people are liars

Why? I mean, what’s the actual point of this?

he’s being a purist about who can and cannot be whatever.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:48:30pm

re: #110 stpaulbear

I only miss about three people from when I had my account. You can download all of your pictures before you delete the account if you want. It still feels somewhat satisfying to have bailed on Facebook.

I only started using it to post anti-Trump facts leading to the election. There are a couple of photos friends posted that I’d want to grab, but that’s about it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:48:49pm

re: #117 Backwoods_Sleuth

he’s being a purist about who can and cannot be whatever.

he’s the hall monitor.

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Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:49:34pm

re: #84 Sherlock Hound

“Crying Nazi” finally has something to cry about.

WTF is wrong with these people? Mike Tyson quote, apropos of … what?

Cantwell delivered a rambling and emotional statement which he began by offering a Mike Tyson quote: “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.” (The point he was trying to make was unclear.)

Cantwell discussed the fact that the charges stemmed from a feud he had with rival neo-Nazis — a group he had attempted to report to law enforcement.

Cantwell compared the rival Nazis to “black bloc,” mentioned “Satanists,” and complained about having been subjected to a “constant stream of non-stop harassment” from the group. He was overcome with emotion after describing law enforcement “ignoring” his “pleas for help.” He cried again while describing how he could not identify which members of the rival group were targeting him.

The sentence fell short the 51 months prosecutors requested. Sentencing guidelines, which factor in a defendant’s criminal history as well as other mitigating and aggravating factors, called for Cantwell to be sentenced to a term of 41 to 51 months.

(Sobbing) “Oh help me help me policemen who I plan to kill on the mythical Day Of The Rope as unseen enemies harass me constantly but I do not know them but they are real (sobs more)

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:49:56pm

re: #117 Backwoods_Sleuth

he’s being a purist about who can and cannot be whatever.

That’s the only alternative to my guess, but the Tweets alone don’t say that. You have to know Greenwald to expect that that’s what he’s trying to imply.

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PrairieQueen  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:51:03pm

Douchebag murders 3 after sentence commuted. Cut one’s heart out, murdered a 4 year old. Evidently, it’s what AOC would have wanted.

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Dangerman  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:51:09pm

re: #100 retired cynic

Here’s how Trump Hotel staff were taught to handle the former president
From how to open Trump’s obligatory bottles of Diet Coke to the snacks that were required to be constantly available, it was all written down in the “standard operating procedure” document. LGBTQNation

and

His steaks and shrimp had to be noticeably bigger than everyone else’s. And on…

what a boor. with all his supposed money, just crude and vulgar.
all processed mostly name brand, junk food:

A tray of junk food was also required to be available. It had to include sour cream and chives Lay’s potato chips, Oreos, Nutter Butters, Milky Way and Snickers candy bars, Chips Ahoy cookies, Tic Tacs, gummy bears, granola bars, and chocolate-covered raisins among other items.

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:51:32pm

Republicans Can’t Math

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plansbandc  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:51:36pm

Cuteness break. Dachshunds being dachshunds.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:51:48pm

re: #76 nines09

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John Hughes  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:52:39pm

re: #109 Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)

Also, here’s Glenn Greenwald bleating something something bisexual people are liars

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Why? I mean, what’s the actual point of this?

Sounds a little TERFy?

I am distressed that people are not gay in the way I accept?

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Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:52:43pm

re: #123 Dangerman

what a boor. with all his supposed money, just crude and vulgar.
all processed mostly name brand, junk food:

I do not understand how Trump is still alive.

The man eats nothing but white trash shit; relatives of mine who ate like that are moldering in their graves by age 60.

Is it that he doesn’t drink/smoke?

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:53:11pm

re: #114 No Malarkey!

Which is probably increasingly right-wing.

Not surprising considering who he was counsel to before he gave up law.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:54:25pm

re: #122 PrairieQueen

Douchebag murders 3 after sentence commuted. Cut one’s heart out, murdered a 4 year old. Evidently, it’s what AOC would have wanted.

I did not call him stupid. Wouldn’t want two timeouts at once.

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nines09  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:55:12pm

re: #126 Teddy’s Person

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sagehen  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:56:00pm

re: #79 Punish Domestic Terrorists

thedailybeast.com

that does sound like a piece of road where a guardrail might be in order?

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:56:13pm

re: #128 Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)

Is it that he doesn’t drink/smoke?

That probably helps some.

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Romantic Heretic  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:56:19pm

re: #71 Sherlock Hound

Gibbon wrote about societies that collapse from, in his words, “a morbid intensification of their own first principles”.

Check.

Myself, it has to do with the people invested with power, and therefore responsibility, in a society.

When those people start mistaking their own well-being for the well-being of the society they are responsible for that society is fucked.

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John Hughes  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:56:43pm

re: #113 nines09

I wasn’t commenting on how to manage the pain. The medical advice I’ve seen says no NSAIDs before the jab.

I was just remarking that there is no real evidence that “the second jab is worse/better”.

Unless you can point to a peer reviewed study of course.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 24, 2021 • 1:58:33pm

re: #128 Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)

I do not understand how Trump is still alive.

The man eats nothing but white trash shit; relatives of mine who ate like that are moldering in their graves by age 60.

Is it that he doesn’t drink/smoke?

He made a deal with a demon named Crowley.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:01:55pm

re: #121 Punish Domestic Terrorists

That’s the only alternative to my guess, but the Tweets alone don’t say that. You have to know Greenwald to expect that that’s what he’s trying to imply.

I do not know Glenn, but I know people exactly like him, so I 99% “know” what Glenn means.

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PrairieQueen  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:02:09pm

re: #123 Dangerman

what a boor. with all his supposed money, just crude and vulgar.
all processed mostly name brand, junk food:

And all this garbage he eats shows. Every bit of it. Like most GOP old white guys, he is the antithesis of an athlete, or even remotely physical. But it’s more than non-physical, it’s actually repulsive; they become flabby, fat assed, and repulsive. Their appearance is repulsive, what comes out of their mouth is repulsive - they are repulsive through and through.

This is why they need to grift so damned hard, because they offer zero to attract the opposite (or same) sex. It’s a gamut of flabby fatasses with rotten skin, bad haircuts and cellulite, all paying for sex, and lying about paying for sex because they think they exude machismo.

If these were poor folk, they’d die single and sexless.

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No Malarkey!  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:04:48pm

Junior is going to need more blow.

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nines09  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:06:00pm

re: #135 John Hughes

If you feel bad, does it matter first or second shot? My point was, don’t take anything.
Hope this helps.

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PrairieQueen  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:08:35pm

My fake boyfriend George literally steals my thoughts and turns them into videos, right down to how he emphasizes words. I should sue for infringement, but Lin Wood is kinda busy lately.//

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darthstar  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:08:54pm

YAY! Good humans!

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:10:41pm

re: #139 No Malarkey!

Junior is going to need more blow.

But after all is said and done, will he have the money? /

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Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:11:41pm

More about the Crying Nazi:

Seventeen firearms were recovered from Cantwell’s apartment and vehicle, according to pre-trial testimony from officers involved in the arrest. Inside his home, police found two AR-15s, five other rifles and long guns, four shotguns, and five handguns. A single handgun was recovered in an unlocked case attached to the exterior of Cantwell’s car, parked just yards away from an elementary school, police said. A large amount of ammunition, as well as a crossbow, a machete, and several knives, were also recovered from the scene, according to police.

This yutz goes on and on about how broke he is … and he’s got (by my estimate) about $11,000 in firearms, about $3000 in ammo and other weapons?

The NRA is such an effective wealth-transfer mechanism from ignorant white trash to oligarchs.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:11:51pm

re: #142 darthstar

Aww.

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darthstar  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:12:32pm
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darthstar  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:13:12pm

re: #145 Nyet

Aww.

I think you meant to say Ой

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:13:55pm

re: #136 Teddy’s Person

This guy?

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Dangerman  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:13:59pm

re: #138 PrairieQueen

And all this garbage he eats shows. Every bit of it. Like most GOP old white guys, he is the antithesis of an athlete, or even remotely physical. But it’s more than non-physical, it’s actually repulsive; they become flabby, fat assed, and repulsive. Their appearance is repulsive, what comes out of their mouth is repulsive - they are repulsive through and through.

This is why they need to grift so damned hard, because they offer zero to attract the opposite (or same) sex. It’s a gamut of flabby fatasses with rotten skin, bad haircuts and cellulite, all paying for sex, and lying about paying for sex because they think they exude machismo.

If these were poor folk, they’d die single and sexless.

otoh, he’s so, what is it, parochial, that he wouldnt know good food, let alone appreciate it, if something was set in front of him

which means more for the rest of us

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:15:53pm

re: #146 darthstar

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Teddy's Person  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:16:16pm

re: #148 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Yes

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:16:46pm

re: #142 darthstar

Dolphin? Looks more like an orca calf to me….

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darthstar  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:16:49pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:18:13pm

re: #151 Teddy’s Person

Yes

I’m a huge Supernatural fan, and Mark is great in everything he does.

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PrairieQueen  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:18:29pm

re: #143 Nyet

But after all is said and done, will he have the money? /

That kind never is out of money. Never. Even when they’re bankrupted, they have money stashed in every hidey hole imaginable.

They aren’t like musicians that signed away all their royalty rights and spent nine years coked up to wake up broke, and gotta shlep their worn out body back on tour to keep their house in a good zip code. They aren’t like business owners that put every last cent into a business that failed, and now they’re losing their house and their shirt. They aren’t like a poor bastard that worked his ass off, then lost his shirt because his wife needed cancer treatment and the hospital bills are overwhelming.

When rich assholes are broke, they aren’t broke the way regular people know broke, up close and personal. He just may resort to a sketchier coke dealer, is all. He’ll still be sleeping on expensive sheets in a good zip code.

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darthstar  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:19:00pm

re: #152 Eric The Fruit Bat

Dolphin? Looks more like an orca calf to me….

I thought that at first but I believe it was a striped dolphin. The snout is too narrowed to be orca.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:19:06pm

re: #109 Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)

Also, here’s Glenn Greenwald bleating something something bisexual people are liars

Why? I mean, what’s the actual point of this?

Adapting to midlife crisis. Greenwald just discovered he’s straight.

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William Lewis  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:19:12pm

re: #152 Eric The Fruit Bat

Dolphin? Looks more like an orca calf to me….

Lets just say Cetacean then.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:19:30pm

re: #147 darthstar

I think you meant to say Ой

Ой means something else.

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darthstar  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:20:27pm

re: #159 Nyet

Ой means something else.

Google translate lied to me and now I’ve spread misinformation online.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:21:30pm

re: #153 darthstar

They’re all about “culture” and “civilization”… until they aren’t.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:21:47pm

re: #160 darthstar

Google translate lied to me and now I’ve spread misinformation online.

Ой.

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Jay C  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:21:47pm

re: #153 darthstar

So in rough-math terms, out of a $2T bill, they want to allocate A quarter of one percent of it to museums and libraries?
And Republicans think this is a BAD idea…?

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jaunte  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:22:41pm
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DesertDenizen  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:22:51pm

re: #163 Jay C

So in rough-math terms, out a $2T bill, they want to allocate A quarter of one percent of it to museums and libraries?
And Republicans think this is a BAD idea…?

Republicans think any money spent on learning or culture is bad.

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darthstar  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:23:46pm

re: #162 Nyet

Ой.

Oh is right.

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Belafon  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:23:53pm

re: #152 Eric The Fruit Bat

Dolphin? Looks more like an orca calf to me….

Orcas are dolphins.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:25:19pm

re: #163 Jay C

So in rough-math terms, out a $2T bill, they want to allocate A quarter of one percent of it to museums and libraries?
And Republicans think this is a BAD idea…?

A quarter of one tenth of one percent.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:25:28pm

re: #154 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I’m a huge Supernatural fan, and Mark is great in everything he does.

I stopped watching a few years ago but recently completed re-watching the series to the end. He was greatly missed in the final couple of seasons.

I was already a fan when he joined Supernatural because of Firefly.

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Belafon  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:25:28pm

re: #163 Jay C

So in rough-math terms, out of a $2T bill, they want to allocate A quarter of one percent of it to museums and libraries?
And Republicans think this is a BAD idea…?

It’s supposed to make you think that the $$$ is bad.

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Belafon  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:25:54pm

re: #169 Teddy’s Person

I stopped watching a few years ago but recently completed re-watching the series to the end. He was greatly missed in the final couple of seasons.

I was already a fan when he joined Supernatural because of Firefly.

He was good in Doctor Who.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:30:22pm

re: #140 nines09

If you feel bad, does it matter first or second shot? My point was, don’t take anything.
Hope this helps.

And I did not realize that peer reviewed studies were required when discussing/sharing lizard personal experiences.

Learn something new here every day…

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darthstar  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:30:49pm

It’d be nice if the media didn’t try to help convince Republicans not to vote for Biden’s Cabinet picks.

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🌹UOJB!  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:31:50pm

re: #144 Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)

More about the Crying Nazi:

This yutz goes on and on about how broke he is … and he’s got (by my estimate) about $11,000 in firearms, about $3000 in ammo and other weapons?

The NRA is such an effective wealth-transfer mechanism from ignorant white trash to oligarchs.

He would have saved a lot of cash if he just bought a pee pee pump.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:32:08pm

re: #169 Teddy’s Person

I stopped watching a few years ago but recently completed re-watching the series to the end. He was greatly missed in the final couple of seasons.

I was already a fan when he joined Supernatural because of Firefly.

I’m also a big Firefly fan.

It looks like the showrunners pushed him out of Supernatural. Of course they have the right to make changes to their show.
screenrant.com

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Belafon  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:35:34pm

re: #172 Backwoods_Sleuth

And I did not realize that peer reviewed studies were required when discussing/sharing lizard personal experiences.

Learn something new here every day…

We take “the plural of anecdotes not data” very seriously here.

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Dangerman  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:37:58pm

re: #150 Punish Domestic Terrorists

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or how about this for ‘scope’: the commission doesn’t decided in advance who did it.
instead, it elicits evidence that speaks for itself

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Mike Lamb  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:38:19pm

re: #173 darthstar

It’d be nice if the media didn’t try to help convince Republicans not to vote for Biden’s Cabinet picks.

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So now they’re reading tweets presented to them by reporters…got it.

I fail to see how reporters can take seriously any GOP criticisms of Tanden’s social media accounts after 4+ years of ignoring Trump’s.

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darthstar  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:39:07pm

re: #178 Mike Lamb

So now they’re reading tweets presented to them by reporters…got it.

I fail to see how reporters can take seriously any GOP criticisms of Tanden’s social media accounts after 4+ years of ignoring Trump’s.

So you’re thinking of voting for her? Did you read what the bitch said about you?

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🌹UOJB!  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:45:00pm

re: #173 darthstar

It’d be nice if the media didn’t try to help convince Republicans not to vote for Biden’s Cabinet picks.

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Typical Presstitute hell bent on sabotaging Joe.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:48:34pm

Rohrbacher denied that this meeting happened.

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retired cynic  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:53:33pm

The Bare Minimum, Judd Legum, Popular Info

It’s unlikely that Manchin or Sinema will change their position based on a discussion of monopsony power. But, as elected officials who face voters every six years, they might be convinced by the politics of increasing the minimum wage.

A 2019 poll found that 67% of Americans support increasing the minimum wage to $15, including 43% of Republicans. The broad support was reflected in recent state ballot initiatives for a $15 minimum wage. In Florida, for example, Trump prevailed over Biden with 51% of the vote. But a ballot initiative to raise the minimum wage to $15 passed with 61% support.

Manchin says he supports increasing the minimum wage to $11 per hour because it’s “the right place” for “rural America.” But according to the MIT living wage calculator, a single person in West Virginia with no children needs to make at least $13.93 per hour to cover basic expenses like food, housing, and transportation. West Virginia’s minimum wage is currently $8.75. A study by the Economic Policy Institute found that raising the minimum wage to $15 “would benefit approximately 255,000 West Virginia workers,” increasing pay for “35.5 percent of the West Virginia workforce.”

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aatharuv  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:55:50pm

re: #94 danarchy

Cuomo is so done:

msn.com

Given that Republicans are given a free pass and Democrats aren’t, it’s better that open harassers like Cuomo (if the allegations are true) have their skeletons revealed before they go to higher office.

Or we end up with a situtation like the North Carolina Senate race where Cunningham was leading up until news about his sexts came out, and brought us to this 50-50 Senate situation.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 24, 2021 • 2:56:12pm

re: #84 Sherlock Hound

“Crying Nazi” finally has something to cry about.

Only 41 months. Shame that.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:00:23pm

re: #107 John Hughes

This is all folklore at this point.

My wife (62 years old, fit, nursing assistant in a care home) had a 3 day reaction to the first Pfizer/BioNTech jab, one day for the second.

My dad (72 years old, really fit (only recently gave up doing half marathons)) had a sore arm after the first moderna jab, a couple of days after the second.

Frankly it’s all pretty random.

From what I read the worse your reaction to the vaccine the sicker you’d have been if you’d have gotten COVID. Not peer reviewed, obviously, so take it as you will.

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Dangerman  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:02:51pm

re: #182 retired cynic

The Bare Minimum, Judd Legum, Popular Info

even if this were true

Manchin says he supports increasing the minimum wage to $11 per hour because it’s “the right place” for “rural America.”

and even if it’s true that he represents a state that is mostly ‘rural america’

he’s a United States Senator. voting on national policy.
just like most every other bill.

why should the FEDERAL minimum wage be keyed to WV?
as opposed to any other state?

alternatively, why should the federal govt ever send money to WV?
it doesnt benefit any other state.

it’s a stupid and childish way of looking at what the United States congress’s job is

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:03:42pm

oh

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:04:38pm
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Barefoot Grin  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:05:13pm

re: #187 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh

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Wait, so the Hamburglar was actually Stalin?

So maybe when he said “robble robble” he was really saying “ruble, ruble.”

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:05:37pm

re: #189 Barefoot Grin

Wait, so the Hambuglar was actually Stalin?

No, it’s Michelle Obama, and Biden is just going to finish the job that she started.///

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Decatur Deb  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:05:52pm

re: #186 Dangerman

even if this were true

and even if it’s true that he represents a state that is mostly ‘rural america’

he’s a United States Senator. voting on national policy.
just like most every other bill.

why should the FEDERAL minimum wage be keyed to WV?
as opposed to any other state?

alternatively, why should the federal govt ever send money to WV?
it doesnt benefit any other state.

it’s a stupid and childish way of looking at what the United States congress’s job is

If there’s one fucking state in America that needs a high Fed minimum wage…

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Decatur Deb  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:08:58pm

The seasons have turned in Baja Alabama. A couple roses are blooming, dandelions are up, and I got the outdoor Christmas decorations all the way to the backyard shed.

Waiting for asparagus to tip.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:09:51pm
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aatharuv  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:10:43pm

re: #186 Dangerman

even if this were true

and even if it’s true that he represents a state that is mostly ‘rural america’

he’s a United States Senator. voting on national policy.
just like most every other bill.

why should the FEDERAL minimum wage be keyed to WV?
as opposed to any other state?

alternatively, why should the federal govt ever send money to WV?
it doesnt benefit any other state.

it’s a stupid and childish way of looking at what the United States congress’s job is

A one sized fits all minimum wage doesn’t work, especially the vast differential in the cost of living between say West Virginia and say Hawaii or California.

A low minimum wage suitable for West Virginia would be pointless for urban California, but a high minimum wage based on say the SF Bay Area’s cost of living might be job killing or at least inflationary in other parts.

Having a geographically based minimum wage also tied to the local COLA is a reasonable approach. Federal jobs have pay adjustments based on the Cost of living. Of course, this might end up higher than what Senator Joe Machin (Damnit we need him - WV) wants, even in West Virginia.

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Jay C  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:12:24pm

re: #187 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh

Well, if the Democrats really are plotting to “take away our hamburgers”, they’re doing a piss-poor job of it: two years since these dire predictions and the McDonald’s across the street from me is still in business!
Though they did take the McRib off the menu, which does seem like the evil outcome of a Sinister Plot….

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:13:26pm

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Decatur Deb  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:14:02pm

re: #194 aatharuv

A one sized fits all minimum wage doesn’t work, especially the vast differential in the cost of living between say West Virginia and say Hawaii or California.

A low minimum wage suitable for West Virginia would be pointless for urban California, but a high minimum wage based on say the SF Bay Area’s cost of living might be job killing or at least inflationary in other parts.

Having a geographically based minimum wage also tied to the local COLA is a reasonable approach. Federal jobs have pay adjustments based on the Cost of living.

Our minimum wage is so low that no state in the country should have an issue with it. The highest proposed level will not bring us back to the rate last set—12 years ago.

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:15:52pm
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Teddy's Person  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:22:37pm

re: #196 Punish Domestic Terrorists

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Using that image, it should read “Don’t Tread on my Dietary Requirements.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:24:57pm

O_o

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Dread Pirate Ron  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:28:32pm
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nines09  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:29:24pm

The New Republican Party front runner…..nite all

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:31:20pm
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William Lewis  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:33:15pm

re: #192 Decatur Deb

The seasons have turned in Baja Alabama. A couple roses are blooming, dandelions are up, and I got the outdoor Christmas decorations all the way to the backyard shed.

Waiting for asparagus to tip.

Meanwhile I’m ecstatic that it hit 36 degrees F today and there’s about a 12 ~ 18” base of snow still. Amazing how much difference about 15 degrees latitude makes :D

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nines09  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:33:24pm

re: #203 Backwoods_Sleuth

She’s a scream.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:34:22pm

re: #200 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

That’s the inadequacy of English. A Romance language would have a feminine inflection for “Piece of Shit”.

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nines09  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:34:45pm

re: #203 Backwoods_Sleuth

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BlueSpotinAL  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:36:11pm

Tacos soon. Conchita Pibil (cheat from america’s test kitchen).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:37:02pm

re: #207 nines09

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Dread Pirate Ron  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:37:56pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:39:06pm

uh…

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Dangerman  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:40:08pm
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BeachDem  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:40:59pm

re: #200 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

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She’s a real piece of work:

She was supported by Larry Householder and a committee that he handpicked, against the recommendation of the Geauga County GOP Executive Committee.She was sworn in on May 29, 2019. On the same day, Grendell voted for House Bill 6, for which Householder was ultimately arrested by the FBI as part of an alleged $61M bribery and racketeering scheme…

In September of 2020, she proposed a bill to cancel the state of emergency and all public health restrictions. She stated that “the flu is far higher, far higher, and we don’t wear masks for that.” The Ohio Department of Health show an average seasonal flu death rate of 0.1% and a COVID-19 death rate of 3-4%.Three months after Grendell proposed her bill, average COVID-19 cases in Ohio had increased by more than 10x…

In December 2020, The Geauga Maple Leaf stated that several sources were reporting that Grendell and her husband, Judge Tim Grendell, had contracted COVID-19. When reached by phone for comment, Grendell said, “no comment” and hung up. It is not known if she adhered to quarantine guidelines.

en.wikipedia.org

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Dangerman  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:41:59pm

re: #194 aatharuv

A one sized fits all minimum wage doesn’t work, especially the vast differential in the cost of living between say West Virginia and say Hawaii or California.

A low minimum wage suitable for West Virginia would be pointless for urban California, but a high minimum wage based on say the SF Bay Area’s cost of living might be job killing or at least inflationary in other parts.

Having a geographically based minimum wage also tied to the local COLA is a reasonable approach. Federal jobs have pay adjustments based on the Cost of living. Of course, this might end up higher than what Senator Joe Machin (Damnit we need him - WV) wants, even in West Virginia.

ding!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:44:45pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:45:31pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:47:09pm
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darthstar  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:49:24pm

White Boarding - really is a form of torture when Katie Porter is holding it over your head. LOL

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:49:40pm

moron

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:51:02pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:54:49pm
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jaunte  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:55:08pm

re: #219 Backwoods_Sleuth

Back in 19 ought two.

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jaunte  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:57:49pm
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Decatur Deb  Feb 24, 2021 • 3:59:36pm

re: #222 jaunte

Back in 19 ought two.

When the minimum wage went to $1/hr, 1964 IIRC, I got a raise out of it. My $1/hr then is worth $8.44 now. The kids and the working poor have been screwed for decades.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:01:38pm

re: #224 Decatur Deb

When the minimum wage went to $1/hr, 1964 IIRC, I got a raise out of it. My $1/hr then is worth $8.44 now. The kids and the working poor have been screwed for decades.

I was a dishwasher in 1966…paid 30 cents an hour.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:02:40pm

re: #225 Backwoods_Sleuth

I was a dishwasher in 1966…paid 30 cents an hour.

Yeah, but you’re female.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:03:30pm

re: #226 Decatur Deb

Yeah, but you’re female.

trudat

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jaunte  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:04:03pm

re: #224 Decatur Deb

My first official job was being a stockboy at Pier One for $2.50 an hour. They needed a signpainter, too, so I doubled at that and was paid slightly higher, $3-something. I wound up inventing many many reasons to paint signs.

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retired cynic  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:08:49pm

re: #228 jaunte

My first job was gathering reports and stapling them, for a penny a staple (no matter how many pages there were). I was happy to do it.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:09:28pm

re: #228 jaunte

My first offcial job was being a stockboy at Pier One for $2.50 an hour. They needed a signpainter, too, so I doubled at that and was paid slightly higher, $3-something. I wound up inventing many many reasons to paint signs.

I was doing the $1/hr while living on 39th Street, just off Park (Manhattan mid-town). My take-home was almost exactly room and board at a weird-ass “residence club”. I survived on fairly regular overtime, though one Sunday I went down Lexington Ave, making supper out of the pistachio machines—to proud to take my last remaining pennies to the Automat.

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KGxvi  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:09:29pm

re: #13 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

The Qanon Shaman isn’t getting on well.

news.yahoo.com

He reached out to Mark Meadows for a pardon. Didn’t work out well for him.

I don’t think much will work out well for him going forward either.

The Objections podcast episode about him was… fascinating. The dude seems to live in a completely different world than the rest of us. The sort of guy that would have been speaking to imaginary crowds at the park or on the street corner a couple decades ago…

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DesertDenizen  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:09:52pm

I was a Community College math tutor for $4.25 an hour.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:12:52pm

this asshole

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Dangerman  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:13:07pm

as promised

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:13:27pm
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KGxvi  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:14:07pm

I’m not sure what counts as my “first job”…

Under the age of 5 I used to push bundles of insulation around framed out houses… until I walked through a framed out wall in a split level house and tumbled a couple of feet.

Little bit older than that, I would work with my dad doing custom weatherstripping on high priced homes. Then it was acoustical ceilings by around junior high. We started doing commercial doors around high school (at which point I was picking up and delivering material once I had my driver’s license). There was also a couple years as part time lifeguard in Laguna Beach. Followed by delivering pizzas in college.

Honestly, couldn’t tell you want I was paid for any of those jobs at this point.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:14:47pm
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KGxvi  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:15:46pm

re: #233 Backwoods_Sleuth

well, considering that he’s still a judge, and if he isn’t confirmed, any answers could be used to force his recusal, this seems about right.

Also, ted is such an complete fucking joke.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:16:01pm

re: #221 Backwoods_Sleuth

The actual Best of Next Door!

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:16:07pm

As far as actual jobs go, I worked the closing sale at a local non-chain hardware store. The man who owned it went to our church and he was moving out-of-state. That was the summer and fall of 2001… It was a minimum wage job.

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Dangerman  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:16:28pm

re: #219 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

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how many years ago? moron

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:17:40pm

re: #236 KGxvi

my first jobs were also in the family business (publishing/printing).

My “pay” was room and board.

The aforementioned dishwasher job (and the subsequent promotion to waitress)? Every payday my earnings were turned over to my mom to help with household expenses.

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ckkatz  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:19:59pm

Newest WaPo article on Neera Tanden’s nomination is basically a “Blood in the Water” piece.

It basically says that Manchin, Murkowski and Saunders, as well as the rest of the Republicans in lockstep, are not going to vote for her and that replacements are now being vetted by the White House.

Neera Tanden committee votes delayed as alternatives to lead White House budget office surface
washingtonpost.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:20:18pm

BTW, my mom is 90 years young today.

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KGxvi  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:21:16pm

re: #219 Backwoods_Sleuth

Fun fact, minimum wage in South Dakota is $9.45 and is tagged to the consumer price index, so it’s likely going to continue to go up. Second “fun” fact: South Dakota is one of those shitty states that still allows a “tipped minimum wage.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:22:09pm
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Barefoot Grin  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:22:33pm

My first “job”was to sit in the road-side peach stand in front of my grandfather’s house in the population 300 Georgia town and sell lemonade. Nearly every one of the people who bought a cup from me said something about the “little yankee boy selling lemonade.” No condescension, nope, not at all. Anyway, I was about 7 or 8.

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PrairieQueen  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:22:39pm

I guess I missed this years ago, but Ice T had Rush pegged.

We’ve come so far since… No, never mind. We haven’t.

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Dangerman  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:23:11pm

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BeachDem  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:23:24pm

re: #241 Dangerman

how many years ago? moron

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Minimum wage at $15 is too high, and yet…

In January 2019, Thune introduced legislation to repeal the estate tax, which applies to couples with estates above $22 million (it is estimated that approximately 1,700 families pay the tax annually)

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darthstar  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:24:33pm

Today’s lunch - quickly grilled asparagus and toast while the missus scrambled some eggs and some backyard arugula….took all of 10 minutes to make.

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dat_said  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:26:30pm

re: #241 Dangerman

how many years ago? moron

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I question his making $6/hrs at a place where busboys made $1/hr. I also question him busing tables at age 6, which is how old he was when the minimum wage was last. $1/hr

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DesertDenizen  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:28:16pm

re: #252 dat_said

I question his making $6/hrs at a place where busboys made $1/hr. I also question him busing tables at age 6, which is how old he was when the minimum wage was last. $1/hr

What? Thune lying? The shock!

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KGxvi  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:30:56pm

What’s really amazing to me is that there are 31 states with a minimum wage over the federal level (sidenote: Georgia, the fuck you doing?). So in most states, this is a much smaller increase than people probably realize.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:32:18pm

At Christmas, our Florida kids included a cheap lottery ticket with our presents—family joke. We won $4, and finally sent it off to the state. Today Wife got a hand-addressed envelope with a check for the $ and a form to report the taxable winnings.

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KGxvi  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:33:26pm

Also, I wonder what the median minimum wage is, like factoring population and varying rates, what’s the midpoint minimum wage for workers in the US? But I am definitely not good enough at math to figure that out.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:38:37pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:39:19pm
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PrairieQueen  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:42:51pm

Holy shit. Ugly on the inside too. Should be a shirt sold at CPAC.

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BeachDem  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:43:23pm

re: #256 KGxvi

Also, I wonder what the median minimum wage is, like factoring population and varying rates, what’s the midpoint minimum wage for workers in the US? But I am definitely not good enough at math to figure that out.

Remember Acorn? Before they were destroyed by bogus claims, in addition to all the other things they fought for, Acorn was a driver of living wage ordinances. It still pisses me off what happened to that organization.

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dat_said  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:44:42pm

re: #253 DesertDenizen

What? Thune lying? The shock!

The more I think about it, the more his quote irks me. Not only is he blatantly lying at least twice. There’s no context. I was able to save enough money in high school working 10 cents over minimum wage as a dishwasher and weekend COOK (at a much swankier restaurant than a Star Family restaurant) to pay for at least two years of state college tuition and room and board. And, I didn’t work full time when high school was in session. Try paying for a year of state college tuition now on minimum wage, much less tuition, room, and board.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:48:19pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:51:25pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:54:26pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:58:03pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 4:59:16pm
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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Feb 24, 2021 • 5:03:46pm

re: #261 dat_said

To be fair, you might be able to pay for some of the textbooks.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Feb 24, 2021 • 5:10:22pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2021 • 5:10:23pm

LOLOLOLOLOLOL

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 24, 2021 • 5:10:37pm

My first job after college, as a FORTRAN programmer, paid $10/hr. That was in 1986.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 24, 2021 • 5:12:47pm

re: #146 darthstar

No way to have a commission analogous to one studying 9/11. One political party is totally complicit and probably wants it to include an investigation into “voting fraud”. The real investigation should also cover everyone who promoted the “Stop the Steal” lie and everyone involved in hampering the election, include DeJoy and his efforts to sabotage the mail.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 24, 2021 • 5:13:13pm

re: #270 The Pie Overlord!

My first job after college, as a FORTRAN programmer, paid $10/hr. That was in 1986.

Out of college in 2006, I was working a .NET job at $15/hr. I worked between $15-$25/hr (hourly and salaried) for the first 10 years of my career, then I hit it big. It took a while, coming from a family where my father worked at the same company for 30 years, to sink in that in this era and in my field, you get a raise by going somewhere else.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 24, 2021 • 5:20:08pm

re: #183 aatharuv

Given that Republicans are given a free pass and Democrats aren’t, it’s better that open harassers like Cuomo (if the allegations are true) have their skeletons revealed before they go to higher office.

Or we end up with a situtation like the North Carolina Senate race where Cunningham was leading up until news about his sexts came out, and brought us to this 50-50 Senate situation.

Wasn’t Cunningham engaging only in good old-fashioned adultery and not unwanted advances? It wouldn’t be surprising if a significant portion of Congress were engaging in similar foibles, activities that are not illegal, but can prove fatal in a close election.

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Rightwingconspirator  Feb 24, 2021 • 5:20:40pm

How is everyone tonight?

From my FB

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Dread Pirate Ron  Feb 24, 2021 • 5:23:37pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Feb 24, 2021 • 5:47:28pm

re: #264 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Watched the clip and I can confirm that Dejoy is still a complete and total asshole. I will love watching him go down. Make it so.

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plansbandc  Feb 24, 2021 • 5:56:40pm

re: #247 Barefoot Grin

I sold rocks, minerals, railroad spikes, insulators etc. when I was a little kid. It was like an enhanced lemonade stand. I also sold God’s eyes door to door. Did a fairly solid business with both. I was maybe 8 or 9.


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