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Belafon  Feb 28, 2021 • 7:11:44pm

Bringing this one over because I thought it was good:

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 28, 2021 • 7:12:38pm

That was painful.

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🌹UOJB!  Feb 28, 2021 • 7:14:01pm

Roseanne sang it better.

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Chrysicat  Feb 28, 2021 • 7:14:11pm
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BigPapa  Feb 28, 2021 • 7:21:06pm

Collin Shook
1 day ago
Production Manager: “Larry is great at this, just pick a key and stick to it”
Republicans: “All Keys Matter”

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No Malarkey!  Feb 28, 2021 • 7:23:20pm

re: #4 Chrysicat

Hate to say it, but after this reconciliation bill passes, the Democrats get to pass one more reconciliation bill, and that’s it. They should go big on green infrastructure. No court reform, immigration reform, voting rights, or new states will pass.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 28, 2021 • 7:23:22pm

re: #4 Chrysicat

Only certain legislation can pass through reconciliation. Won’t adding additional states, expanding the SCOTUS, or passing voting rights legislation require 60 votes, unless the filibuster is eliminated or radically changed?

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No Malarkey!  Feb 28, 2021 • 7:26:32pm

re: #7 Hecuba’s daughter

Only certain legislation can pass through reconciliation. Won’t adding additional states, expanding the SCOTUS, or passing voting rights legislation require 60 votes, unless the filibuster is eliminated or radically changed?

Yes.

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Chrysicat  Feb 28, 2021 • 7:27:19pm

re: #7 Hecuba’s daughter

Only certain legislation can pass through reconciliation. Won’t adding additional states, expanding the SCOTUS, or passing voting rights legislation require 60 votes, unless the filibuster is eliminated or radically changed?

Then it sounds like we’re stuck until 2023 at the soonest.

And the problem is, in 2022 we’ll have to turn out 100 percent of ours and if they get even 10 of theirs they’ll still win because most of ours will be forbidden from voting.

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🌹UOJB!  Feb 28, 2021 • 7:27:49pm

I’m so tempted to suggest putting the $15 Minimum Wage provision in a bill for Texas Relief.

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No Malarkey!  Feb 28, 2021 • 7:28:53pm
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Chrysicat  Feb 28, 2021 • 7:29:38pm

re: #9 Chrysicat

Then it sounds like we’re stuck until 2023 at the soonest.

And the problem is, in 2022 we’ll have to turn out 100 percent of ours and if they get even 10 of theirs they’ll still win because most of ours will be forbidden from voting.

(I mean, we won’t be arrested—yet—that has to wait for when they have the presidency again, but our voters will be mainly people who are scheduled to work every hour the polls are open, and in Republican-controlled states, there will be only in-person voting, and NO early voting, with absentee requiring that you be physically absent from the state and witnessed and notarised).

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No Malarkey!  Feb 28, 2021 • 7:33:54pm

Chadwick Boseman won a Golden Globe. Being accepted by his wife.

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Chrysicat  Feb 28, 2021 • 7:38:33pm

re: #11 No Malarkey!

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sagehen  Feb 28, 2021 • 7:39:55pm

Boseman’s widow’s dress is EXCELLENT.

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BlueSpotinAL  Feb 28, 2021 • 7:46:30pm

re: #8 No Malarkey!

Yes.

But, the republicans will have to go on record voting against what most people want.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 28, 2021 • 7:46:35pm
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No Malarkey!  Feb 28, 2021 • 7:46:40pm

Sacha Baron Cohen praising the comedy work of costar Rudy Giuliani.

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No Malarkey!  Feb 28, 2021 • 7:48:19pm

re: #17 Dave In Austin

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 28, 2021 • 7:52:06pm

🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Belafon  Feb 28, 2021 • 7:53:23pm

re: #18 No Malarkey!

Sacha Baron Cohen praising the comedy work of costar Rudy Giuliani.

Cohen just won best actor in a comedy.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 28, 2021 • 7:54:59pm

re: #12 Chrysicat

(I mean, we won’t be arrested—yet—that has to wait for when they have the presidency again, but our voters will be mainly people who are scheduled to work every hour the polls are open, and in Republican-controlled states, there will be only in-person voting, and NO early voting, with absentee requiring that you be physically absent from the state and witnessed and notarised).

Only in Republican-controlled swing states will they prohibit mail voting.

Nebraska did the exact same thing as Michigan and Pennsylvania (sent applications to every household where mandatory mail voting doesn’t exist), and when our AG Doug Peterson joined the Texas vote-stripping bill against Pennsylvania, he was asked about that.

His answer summed up to “that’s different, Nebraska holds secure elections.”

Places like Nebraska and Utah have mandatory mail voting in many areas of both states. Neither state is interested in restricting mail voting.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 28, 2021 • 7:57:47pm

Local news item one:

I WON THE LOTTO! (2x2 ticket, eight free tickets and $16)

Item two:

Day three of no heat. My wife and I made the seventy-mile round trip to Oshkosh to buy a large space heater and a small milkhouse heater.

Got home, large space heater doesn’t work. The milkhouse heater isn’t very good for heating the living room (it was intended for the bathroom).

Tomorrow it’s off to Cheyenne. We’ll go off the wrong way to Oshkosh and return the heater (and hopefully get another) and go straight from there to Cheyenne.

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No Malarkey!  Feb 28, 2021 • 8:00:37pm

Black artists have done well tonight, despite the lack of black journalists in the HFPA

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Belafon  Feb 28, 2021 • 8:03:48pm

So, who in the 80s and 90s had Trent Reznor winning awards for music made for an animation (Soul in this case)?

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Chrysicat  Feb 28, 2021 • 8:06:29pm

re: #25 Belafon

So, who in the 80s and 90s had Trent Reznor winning awards for music made for an animation (Soul in this case)?

The issue here is more “mainstream” than “Reznor”.

I can imagine him winning a music award for animation, but it would have been his variety of rock put on something half a world away from Disnar to do it.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 28, 2021 • 8:08:48pm

Thread, nine tweets.

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No Malarkey!  Feb 28, 2021 • 8:16:43pm

Chinese director Chloe Zhao won best director and motion picture for Nomadland, which is pretty cool to me as the parent of two Chinese kids.

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teleskiguy  Feb 28, 2021 • 8:17:03pm

I’ve watched this three times and it has made me laugh every time.

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teleskiguy  Feb 28, 2021 • 8:20:51pm

The sudden key changes, the “land of the freeeeeeeee” moment…

Giphy

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teleskiguy  Feb 28, 2021 • 8:32:11pm
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A Cranky One  Feb 28, 2021 • 8:32:34pm

So I was having a crisis. I discovered my beloved scorpion pepper sauce lists pineapple as an ingredient.
Now granted the amount must be miniscule, but by homeopathic principles that should ruin any pizza I add it to.

However, my crisis was resolved when I realized there are worse things put on pizza.

Exhibit one:

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mmmirele  Feb 28, 2021 • 8:37:04pm

re: #32 A Cranky One

oh DAMN, that’s straight from hell. I can’t believe someone came up with *that*.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 28, 2021 • 8:38:26pm

re: #32 A Cranky One

Oh, damn. We’re through the looking glass now.

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gwangung  Feb 28, 2021 • 8:39:02pm

re: #33 mmmirele

Um, what IS that white stuff?????

I believe this is something that will unite EVERYONE against….

(Now if this was a dessert pastry that they just CALLED a dessert pizza, I might buy it, but THIS???? ABOMINATION!)

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Feb 28, 2021 • 8:39:53pm

re: #32 A Cranky One

wut…

*** STOP: 0x00000050 (0xFD3094C2, 0x00000001, 0xFBFE7617, 0x00000000)
*** NTOSKERNEL.SYS - Address FBFE50000

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Targetpractice  Feb 28, 2021 • 8:41:00pm

re: #32 A Cranky One

So I was having a crisis. I discovered my beloved scorpion pepper sauce lists pineapple as an ingredient.
Now granted the amount must be miniscule, but by homeopathic principles that should ruin any pizza I add it to.

However, my crisis was resolved when I realized there are worse things put on pizza.

Exhibit one:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 28, 2021 • 8:51:14pm
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Dave In Austin  Feb 28, 2021 • 8:52:21pm

re: #35 gwangung

Um, what IS that white stuff?????

Pure White Processed Poison

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Feb 28, 2021 • 8:52:48pm

NOPE

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 28, 2021 • 8:59:35pm

Wyoming has removed all restrictions from hair and nail salons, allowed buffets and self-serve to open in restaurants, and is allowing much larger gatherings. Indoor events are allowed to have 25% capacity up to 1,000 people.

The statewide mask order from Gov. Mark Gordon (R) remains in effect.

Several Republicans are gearing up challenges to primary Gordon from the right (particularly over health orders). The Wyoming Republican Primary is essentially the general election for statewide offices.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 28, 2021 • 9:02:42pm

re: #41 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Trying to replicate the success in South Dakota I see.

/

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 28, 2021 • 9:04:22pm

A seven year-old Alabama girl is selling lemonade to try to raise money for the lifesaving brain surgery she needs.

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Targetpractice  Feb 28, 2021 • 9:08:22pm

re: #43 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

A seven year-old Alabama girl is selling lemonade to try to raise money for the lifesaving brain surgery she needs.

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God, I hate these soul-sucking “feel good” stories. Richest nation in the world and yet we’re supposed to “feel good” reading stories about little kids selling lemonade to afford surgical procedures.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 28, 2021 • 9:15:10pm

re: #44 Targetpractice

God, I hate these soul-sucking “feel good” stories. Richest nation in the world and yet we’re supposed to “feel good” reading stories about little kids selling lemonade to afford surgical procedures.

Long list of court orders and laws our state’s monarch, Pete Ricketts, First of his Name, is violating to ensure that billionaires and corporations remain comfortable.

With outrage from both parties, he finally stopped denying SNAP benefits during the pandemic (the only state which did that).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 28, 2021 • 9:22:39pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 28, 2021 • 9:27:38pm

MeidasTouch goes after Hyatt Hotels (1:22)

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Targetpractice  Feb 28, 2021 • 9:28:04pm

re: #45 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Long list of court orders and laws our state’s monarch, Pete Ricketts, First of his Name, is violating to ensure that billionaires and corporations remain comfortable.

With outrage from both parties, he finally stopped denying SNAP benefits during the pandemic (the only state which did that).

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Like I said last night, the entire screed he gives could just as easily be used to argue for bans on alcohol and tobacco. It’s one long “WON’T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE KIDS?!” whine that “moral guardians” think is all they need to win an argument.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Feb 28, 2021 • 9:28:52pm
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Belafon  Feb 28, 2021 • 9:47:13pm

Pleasantville is on, and I am reading through an old Roger Ebert review. I thought this one line was insightful:

We observe that nothing creates fascists like the threat of freedom.

rogerebert.com

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Cheechako  Feb 28, 2021 • 9:48:26pm

Looks like we missed having any avalanches:

Current Advisory as of
February 28, 2021
Expires 7:00 AM the following morning.
Issued By Tom Mattice

With precipitation decreasing, temperatures falling a little some of the trigger has been removed for natural avalanches. With high winds natural avalanches remain probable in wind loaded areas and yet the urban paths tend to be cross loaded and sometimes scoured.

I am of the opinion that if Behrends didnt slide with the 5 degree warming, 2” of moisture, and 1’ of snow yesterday it will probably start to slowly stabilize today with the falling temps and decreased loading rates. So although natural avalanches are still likely I think we may have dodged a bullet for the time being on the big one.

Dangers remain HIGH, the deep instabilities still exist, Please make your own safety decisions. Its still a great day to avoid time spent in avalanche terrain and yet by tonight the urban danger should be reduced enough to return to homes.

Please recognize avalanche forecasting is an imperfect science, there is no certainty that a large avalanche could not occur and yet trends are slowly heading back the right way. Spending time in avalanche terrain is a decision everyone has to make on their own. Please be safe out there.

Remember in the backcountry avalanche danger is HIGH for VERY LARGE slides today.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 28, 2021 • 9:51:59pm

re: #48 Targetpractice

Like I said last night, the entire screed he gives could just as easily be used to argue for bans on alcohol and tobacco. It’s one long “WON’T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE KIDS?!” whine that “moral guardians” think is all they need to win an argument.

We have two states within ninety miles of our house with legal weed (Colorado and South Dakota, though Kristi Noem is using state tax money to fund a private lawsuit to overturn the referendum there, using the same rubric that was used to overturn the medical cannabis referendum here: It covers more than one subject—growing, transportation, possession, and use were considered separate subjects by our state supreme court).

Wyoming is moving to make weed legal (legislation failed, so a referendum petition is making the rounds there; if it passes, we’ll be surrounded on three sides by states with legal maryjane).

There’s some complaining about the Virginia bill over legalisation not happening until 2024, but such things as regulation and taxation take some time to set up; they don’t magically fall out of a ballot box.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 28, 2021 • 9:54:50pm

re: #51 Cheechako

Looks like we missed having any avalanches:

Current Advisory as of
February 28, 2021
Expires 7:00 AM the following morning.
Issued By Tom Mattice

When we were in Juneau it was quite remarkable just how close the mountains are to the downtown area.

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retired cynic  Feb 28, 2021 • 9:55:21pm

re: #52 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

It took quite a while for the procedures to be set up when IL legalized marijuana. It does seem extra long, however.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 28, 2021 • 9:56:13pm

re: #52 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Work out the banking laws. Something really needs to be done there.

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Targetpractice  Feb 28, 2021 • 10:00:39pm

re: #52 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

We have two states within ninety miles of our house with legal weed (Colorado and South Dakota, though Kristi Noem is using state tax money to fund a private lawsuit to overturn the referendum there, using the same rubric that was used to overturn the medical cannabis referendum here: It covers more than one subject—growing, transportation, possession, and use were considered separate subjects by our state supreme court).

Wyoming is moving to make weed legal (legislation failed, so a referendum petition is making the rounds there; if it passes, we’ll be surrounded on three sides by states with legal maryjane).

There’s some complaining about the Virginia bill over legalisation not happening until 2024, but such things as regulation and taxation take some time to set up; they don’t magically fall out of a ballot box.

It’s an “when, not if” question with regards to marijuana legalization nationwide. Red state governments are trying their damnedest to stand in its way, but whenever the question is put to the people it usually passes. I don’t doubt that, before it’s all said and done, the assholes will drag this before the SCOTUS bench, like every other social change they’ve tried to block.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 28, 2021 • 10:09:17pm

re: #44 Targetpractice

God, I hate these soul-sucking “feel good” stories. Richest nation in the world and yet we’re supposed to “feel good” reading stories about little kids selling lemonade to afford surgical procedures.

To be fair, the story states the fundraising is primarily to cover out of pocket expenses (food, travel, etc.) related to the surgeries.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 28, 2021 • 10:10:03pm

The grift must go on, promoted by Gwenyth Paltrow’s chiropractor (who would have you know that “allopathic” medicine is not evidence-based, but chiropractic is).

Heal Your Body From COVID The Gwyneth Paltrow Way: With $8,600 Necklaces And Snake Oil (Wonkette)

Also lots of supplements from her Website. Amazingly, her chiropractor is soon to release a book about how his “Covid fasting regime” is the thing you need if you had Covid-19 (along with Paltrow’s $112 Old Fashioned glasses to serve up her overpriced supplements in).

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Cheechako  Feb 28, 2021 • 10:10:23pm

re: #53 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That’s why avalanches and bears visit the town quite frequently.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 28, 2021 • 10:12:41pm

re: #59 Cheechako

That’s why avalanches and bears visit the town quite frequently.

Sounds like a B movie waiting to happen.

/

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Cheechako  Feb 28, 2021 • 10:26:50pm

Another Biden over rule:

Grazing rights rescinded for controversial Oregon ranchers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A senior adviser in the U.S. Department of Interior on Friday rescinded a January Trump administration decision to grant grazing allotments to an Oregon ranching family whose members were convicted of arson in a court battle that triggered the takeover of a federal wildlife refuge by right-wing extremists.

The new memo from the Interior secretary’s office found that the Trump administration hadn’t allowed for sufficient time to receive and consider public challenges to the permit for Hammond Ranches Inc. It directed the Bureau of Land Management to further consider the matter.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the latest action came just days before the cattle were expected to be turned out on public lands neighboring the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon.

Steven Hammond, co-owner of the ranch, and his father, Dwight, were both convicted of arson for setting fire to range land and sent to prison for mandatory five-year sentences.

President Donald Trump pardoned the Hammonds in 2018, allowing them to be freed from prison.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 28, 2021 • 11:01:18pm

Apparently our little milkhouse heater is working to heat the house slowly.

The indoor thermometer is in our bedroom but the heater is in the living room.

Outdoor temperature: 22°F (-5°C)
Indoor temperature: 63°F (it’s risen about 8° since I turned it on late this afternoon).

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Feb 28, 2021 • 11:12:09pm

re: #32 A Cranky One

So I was having a crisis. I discovered my beloved scorpion pepper sauce lists pineapple as an ingredient.
Now granted the amount must be miniscule, but by homeopathic principles that should ruin any pizza I add it to.

However, my crisis was resolved when I realized there are worse things put on pizza.

Exhibit one:

[Embedded content]

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Ace-o-aces  Feb 28, 2021 • 11:23:11pm
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Targetpractice  Feb 28, 2021 • 11:29:33pm

re: #64 Ace-o-aces

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Because when it’s not, they whine and scream about “CENSORSHIP!” and “CANCEL CULTURE!”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 28, 2021 • 11:41:25pm

I’m going to log out for the night. Off to Cheyenne in the afternoon for a couple days.

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Chrysicat  Mar 1, 2021 • 1:11:51am

Save me from Bernie’s purity ponies.

They are seriously still going to secure 20 straight years of GQP rule instead.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 1, 2021 • 1:12:15am

re: #66 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I’m going to log out for the night. Off to Cheyenne in the afternoon for a couple days.

Say hi to the beaches!

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Mar 1, 2021 • 1:21:21am

re: #67 Chrysicat

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Save me from Bernie’s purity ponies.

They are seriously still going to secure 20 straight years of GQP rule instead.

This says everything I need to know about the person:

When the minimum wage was the equivalent of what 18-22 an hour is now, how did those small business deal with it back then?

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Alephnaught  Mar 1, 2021 • 1:28:05am

re: #3 🌹UOJB!

Roseanne sang it better.

Borat sang it better.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 1, 2021 • 1:48:04am

re: #69 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

Ralph didn’t tell you he buys a new Truck and Bass Boat every 2 yrs. But ya know. Job makers.

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Targetpractice  Mar 1, 2021 • 2:08:27am

re: #69 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

This says everything I need to know about the person:

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When the minimum wage was the equivalent of what 18-22 an hour is now, how did those small business deal with it back then?

To be fair, back when the minimum wage carried that sort of buying power, it really was limited mostly to teenagers and people in-between full-time blue collar jobs. Back when most of these jackholes started working as teens, minimum wage was what you got for summer jobs or the jobs you worked to pay for college tuition and related costs until you graduated.

The expectation was that, once you got out into “the real world,” high school grads would go into the blue collar workforce and college grads into the white collar one, where you’d make enough to cover your own expenses and have enough to start thinking about things like raising a family.

The biggest issue in this country standing in the way of a higher minimum wage? A refusal to accept the reality that the 21st century workforce is not the 20th century one. You can’t get a job on the line at the local factory straight out of high school because your dad is drinking buddies with the shop foreman and start out making enough (when you factor in benefits) to raise a family.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 1, 2021 • 2:35:58am

re: #72 Targetpractice

The biggest issue in this country standing in the way of a higher minimum wage? A refusal to accept the reality that the 21st century workforce is not the 20th century one. You can’t get a job on the line at the local factory straight out of high school because your dad is drinking buddies with the shop foreman and start out making enough (when you factor in benefits) to raise a family.

and neither can you earn enough from a part-time or summer minimum wage job to pay your college expenses…

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Mar 1, 2021 • 2:38:11am

re: #72 Targetpractice

To be fair, back when the minimum wage carried that sort of buying power, it really was limited mostly to teenagers and people in-between full-time blue collar jobs. Back when most of these jackholes started working as teens, minimum wage was what you got for summer jobs or the jobs you worked to pay for college tuition and related costs until you graduated.

The expectation was that, once you got out into “the real world,” high school grads would go into the blue collar workforce and college grads into the white collar one, where you’d make enough to cover your own expenses and have enough to start thinking about things like raising a family.

The biggest issue in this country standing in the way of a higher minimum wage? A refusal to accept the reality that the 21st century workforce is not the 20th century one. You can’t get a job on the line at the local factory straight out of high school because your dad is drinking buddies with the shop foreman and start out making enough (when you factor in benefits) to raise a family.

Unless I’m not understanding what you are getting at here, this would imply that very few were paid what is the equivalent of 18-22 per hour “back in the day” and that everyone else was either paid *more* (blue collar work) or *much more* (white collar work)…

So I ask again, how did business survive it back then, but now it’s would destroy them?

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Dave In Austin  Mar 1, 2021 • 2:38:49am

re: #72 Targetpractice

Not to mention Construction jobs which went away largely to migrant workers. Both legal and illegal. A Spec or Journeyman Carpenter/ Contractor used to be well known in the community.

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Ming5000  Mar 1, 2021 • 2:57:27am

The other right wing cesspool “microblogging and social networking service” has been hacked.
Far-Right Platform Gab Has Been Hacked—Including Private Data

the hacked data includes not only all of Gab’s public posts and profiles—with the exception of any photos or videos uploaded to the site—but also private group and private individual account posts and messages, as well as user passwords and group passwords. “It contains pretty much everything on Gab, including user data and private posts, everything someone needs to run a nearly complete analysis on Gab users and content,”

These huge data breaches never seem to amount to much. What was the result of the big Parlor breach?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 1, 2021 • 3:08:12am

re: #75 Dave In Austin

Not to mention Construction jobs which went away largely to migrant workers. Both legal and illegal. A Spec or Journeyman Carpenter/ Contractor used to be well known in the community.

And as we have seen, a minimum-wage job is not enough to support a family of four, which leads to the government providing a de facto wage subsidy to Walmart employees in the form of food stamps. Most of which they spend directly in their Walmart…

And we still praise Free Enterprise and look on Food Stamp recipients as Welfare Queens in minks and Young Bucks in SUV’s feasting on shrimp and filet mignon.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 1, 2021 • 3:14:25am

God Bless Armenian Patriots!!!

Armenian opposition protesters calling for the prime minister’s resignation have burst into a government building in the capital Yerevan and held a rally there, Russian media report.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 1, 2021 • 3:31:30am

re: #72 Targetpractice

As people get older they don’t want to… they can’t… change.

This is part of what drives the stupid postings all over Facebook. Nearly all the grumpy Trumpers are old folk.

Life in 2021 is not what is was in 1971. That is almost a tautology. But the grumpy old Trumpers want to go back to when they were children in the 1950s and 1960s.

Minimum wage is just one of the many problems we face in aligning our laws with the 21st century.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 1, 2021 • 3:40:50am

Seasonal music for March:

1 Hour of Vintage Spring Music

..

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 1, 2021 • 4:04:54am

re: #76 Ming5000

The other right wing cesspool “microblogging and social networking service” has been hacked.
Far-Right Platform Gab Has Been Hacked—Including Private Data

These huge data breaches never seem to amount to much. What was the result of the big Parlor breach?

The question I find myself asking is, why do these right-wing platforms always find themselves exposed by the simplest vulnerabilities? Parler had an unauthenticated batch-mode API, Gab got eated by a SQL injection - both of these are extremely stupid mistakes that even rookie programmers know how to avoid. I can only conclude that these platforms are built for least cost by people who know enough to be dangerous and who have a good sales pitch, but don’t actually know what the fuck they are doing.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 1, 2021 • 4:16:47am

re: #81 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

…I can only conclude that these platforms are built for least cost by people who know enough to be dangerous and who have a good sales pitch, but don’t actually know what the fuck they are doing.

grifters become griftees

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Dangerman  Mar 1, 2021 • 4:26:13am

re: #33 mmmirele

oh DAMN, that’s straight from hell. I can’t believe someone came up with *that*.

You nail together two things that have never been nailed together before and some schmuck will buy it from you

- George Carlin

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 1, 2021 • 4:32:50am

re: #83 Dangerman

You nail together two things that have never been nailed together before and some schmuck will buy it from you

- George Carlin

when it comes to food, Americans are in it as much for the novelty/entertainment/schock value as they are for the nutrition or flavor

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Teukka  Mar 1, 2021 • 4:52:44am

re: #27 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Thread, nine tweets.

Interesting situation. What has been done isn’t as likely to be a crime under US law as it is under international law, in particular CPPCG, Article II, point (d), “taking measures to prevent births in the group”.

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Dangerman  Mar 1, 2021 • 4:57:01am

re: #67 Chrysicat

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Save me from Bernie’s purity ponies.

They are seriously still going to secure 20 straight years of GQP rule instead.

Oh grow the eff up ( him not you)
A campaign promise is not an ironclad guarantee

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Dangerman  Mar 1, 2021 • 5:00:24am

re: #69 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

This says everything I need to know about the person:

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When the minimum wage was the equivalent of what 18-22 an hour is now, how did those small business deal with it back then?

A business that would die with a minimum wage hike is already on the ropes

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Teukka  Mar 1, 2021 • 5:04:46am

re: #85 Teukka

Interesting situation. What has been done isn’t as likely to be a crime under US law as it is under international law, in particular CPPCG, Article II, point (d), “taking measures to prevent births in the group”.

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Dangerman  Mar 1, 2021 • 5:04:47am

re: #81 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

The question I find myself asking is, why do these right-wing platforms always find themselves exposed by the simplest vulnerabilities? Parler had an unauthenticated batch-mode API, Gab got eated by a SQL injection - both of these are extremely stupid mistakes that even rookie programmers know how to avoid. I can only conclude that these platforms are built for least cost by people who know enough to be dangerous and who have a good sales pitch, but don’t actually know what the fuck they are doing.

And then the rubes flock to it like (insert favorite fly/shit metaphor here)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 1, 2021 • 5:10:34am

re: #86 Dangerman

Oh grow the eff up ( him not you)
A campaign promise is not an ironclad guarantee

Flight of the Conchords Ep 8 ‘A Kiss is Not a Contract’

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jeffreyw  Mar 1, 2021 • 5:21:52am

Cold Birb

Good morning!

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A Mom Anon  Mar 1, 2021 • 5:22:41am

re: #86 Dangerman

He’s been in office for 5 weeks. JFC. And when in the fuck did our government become some magical pony that’s moved by ONE person?

More proof that basic Civics classes have GOT to be required for all high school kids and ANYONE running for office. Sigh.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 1, 2021 • 5:37:33am

Tell ya’ how to eliminate minimum wage entirely:

“No executive or owner will be compensated at a rate more than 10X the W2 pay of the lowest-paid corporate employee.”

Adjust X and W2 document as appropriate—you get the drift.

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lawhawk  Mar 1, 2021 • 5:59:43am

re: #43 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Alabama’s GOP has refused to do anything to expand health coverage or to provide care to people like this child. Alabama refused to expand Medicaid, despite being in the bottom of the nation for health outcomes.

They don’t give a shit about anyone who isn’t still in the womb. That’s not pro life. That’s pro forced birth. That’s misogynistic. That’s denying women agency over their own bodies.

The only thing the GOP does care about is tax cuts, and lying about the 2A to keep the misinformed masses angry about Democrats and their efforts to provide more aid and assistance to people like this child.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:03:04am

re: #94 lawhawk

Alabama’s GOP has refused to do anything to expand health coverage or to provide care to people like this child. Alabama refused to expand Medicaid, despite being in the bottom of the nation for health outcomes.

.

I am almost expecting articles about how federal regulatory agencies are shutting down the poor child’s lemonade stand…

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:03:19am

re: #17 Dave In Austin

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Wow that is disturbing.

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lawhawk  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:04:53am

Former French president Sarkozy convicted and sentenced to prison on corruption.

A Paris court on Monday found French former President Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of corruption and influence peddling and sentenced him to one year in prison and a two-year suspended sentence.

The 66-year-old politician, who was president from 2007 to 2012, was convicted for having tried to illegally obtain information from a senior magistrate in 2014 about a legal action in which he was involved.

The court said Sarkozy is entitled to request to be detained at home with an electronic bracelet.

This is the first time in France’s modern history that a former president has been convicted of corruption.

Sarkozy’s co-defendants — his lawyer and longtime friend Thierry Herzog, 65, and now-retired magistrate Gilbert Azibert, 74 — were also found guilty and given the same sentence as the politician.

The court found that Sarkozy and his co-defendants sealed a “pact of corruption,” based on “consistent and serious evidence”.

Other countries can convict former leaders. Other countries can convict and indict sitting leaders while engaging in the very sorts of crimes Trumpworld engaged in. Trump and the DOJ shredded the rule of law to keep Trump above the law and out of reach of law enforcement. Trump and Barr thwarted ongoing investigations into Trump. All of this requires investigations into what happened - and into Durham’s so-called investigation into the origins of the Russia investigation. It is all a sham from Trumpworld.

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lawhawk  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:12:54am

Over the weekend, I watch the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and that’s still more disturbing shit and how we as a nation treated persons of color. Not only did Johns Hopkins and biotech industry profit from the cell culture samples of Mrs. Lacks (and those cells form much of what we know as the modern medical biotech industry, especially for IVF and cancer research), but they lied and covered up their actions all throughout. The entire family was victimized by this.

And the rules around use of specimens must change. It still allows them to be used without consent of the person under certain circumstances.

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Dangerman  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:16:30am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:18:54am

re: #99 Dangerman

The Big Lie was started as early in 2016 when Trump insisted (without any shred of evidence) that he had also won the popular vote.

It will continue to live on, just like Morning in America.

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Belafon  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:21:14am
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Belafon  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:23:01am
… “We haven’t had this aggressive and positive of a statement from a president of the United States on behalf of workers in decades,” said Faiz Shakir, a former senior aide to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and the founder of More Perfect Union, which has released a series of videos on the Amazon unionization drive. “It is monumental that you have a president sending a message to workers across the country that if you take the courageous step to start to unionize you will have allies in the administration, the NLRB, and the Labor Department. It means a lot.”…

“It’s almost unprecedented in American history,” said Erik Loomis, a labor historian at the University of Rhode Island. “We have the sense that previous presidents in the mid-20th century were overtly pro-union, but that really wasn’t the case. Even FDR never really came out and told workers directly to support a union.”

Loomis said the video was a sign of the ways the Democratic Party has moved to the left on issues of economic justice in the past decade…

Biden has taken a number of other steps that have pleased labor advocates and liberals on issues around worker power in his first few weeks in office.

He fired Peter Robb, a Trump appointee at the National Labor Relations Board, the agency that oversees union elections, who was seen as a major antagonist of union campaigns, within a day of taking office in January. His incoming labor secretary, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, has a strong union background, having risen to prominence in the city through a local union chapter. Other high-profile appointees such as Jennifer Abruzzo, Biden’s pick to replace Robb, have also come from the world of organized labor…

washingtonpost.com

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Belafon  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:24:37am
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Belafon  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:32:52am
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Eventual Carrion  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:33:29am

re: #60 Eclectic Cyborg

Sounds like a B movie waiting to happen.

/

Bearvalanch, The Movie.

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Belafon  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:34:20am
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Belafon  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:35:37am
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mmmirele  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:36:34am

re: #52 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Imma just going to say that despite the efforts of (almost completely GOP) DAs and other “authority figures” here in Arizona, the proposition legalizing possession of less than 1 ounce by adults passed 60% to 40% here in Arizona.

Every election, the state sends out a booklet that explains the various propositions on the ballot, and people run statements in there in support of or against said propositions. My brother handed me the over 100 page book last September. Holy crap, most of the pages were taken up with denunciations of prop 208 (the legalization initiative). I was kind of annoyed, because there was only 1 page of pro-208 responses. I said, “Well, if I knew you could pay to be in this thing, I would have written something up about your success in using medical cannabis when all the docs wanted to do was throw opioids at you.”

That said, the legalization campaign knew that it was a waste of time and money to put statements in. They didn’t even hardly run TV ads. I think it was because people’s minds were made up. We’ve had marijuana initiatives on the ballot every two years like clockwork and people are just tired. So there you go…60 percent of the voters in a high turnout election went for legal cannabis. And five weeks ago, dispensaries also started selling to adults. We’re not falling apart.

This kind of reminds me of how the legal gaming interests in Nevada are against gaming in Utah, because it would cut down on the caravans of people going over from Salt Lake City to Wendover. The Skull Valley Indian Reservation (Goshuites) would love to have a compact with the state, because they’d do amazing business, as they’re only 60 miles or so from Salt Lake City, as opposed to 120 miles to Wendover.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:37:47am
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lawhawk  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:40:19am

re: #104 Belafon

Reopen schools faster? Well, if teachers are vaccinated (and they’re in higher risk category than the students) and children under 18 can get vaccines, then we can start having that conversation. Are classrooms set up properly with adequate and proper ventilation? Some schools are doing a better job than others. Overall, some school districts are doing better than others.

But it’s still about mitigating risks.

Masking and social distancing are fundamentals while vaccinations are getting out to people faster. We’re now seeing more than 2 million vaccinations a day, and that number appears to be rising. 7 day average is catching up as we get past the snowstorms that slowed things the past few weeks. With the J&J vaccination being added to the mix, we can see more people vaccinated. With the temp rules changes on the Pfizer vaccine, it means that vaccine can get out to local pharmacies easier for deeper penetration into various communities, including and especially those that were hard hit by the pandemic.

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darthstar  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:43:05am

re: #1 Belafon

Bringing this one over because I thought it was good:

Fun series…is he still writing it?

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darthstar  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:43:46am

re: #109 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

It’s hailing…. stones:

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That’s gotta be hard on the paint, and the rain gutters, and the garden.

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lawhawk  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:46:16am

re: #112 darthstar

And any animals or people who are out in the open… to say nothing about the air quality of breathing that air.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:48:57am

re: #102 Belafon

Biden knows how dis game is played.

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danarchy  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:50:04am

re: #112 darthstar

That’s gotta be hard on the paint, and the rain gutters, and the garden.

Doesn’t volcanic ash make good fertilizer?

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:50:45am

re: #114 Decatur Deb

Joe does know how the game is played and he knows how to play it. :)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:51:11am

re: #115 danarchy

Doesn’t volcanic ash make good fertilizer?

yes, but only *after* it has suffocated the plants…

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mmmirele  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:51:39am

re: #79 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

As people get older they don’t want to… they can’t… change.

This is part of what drives the stupid postings all over Facebook. Nearly all the grumpy Trumpers are old folk.

Life in 2021 is not what is was in 1971. That is almost a tautology. But the grumpy old Trumpers want to go back to when they were children in the 1950s and 1960s.

Minimum wage is just one of the many problems we face in aligning our laws with the 21st century.

My dad worked two jobs in the early 1960s because he had a several thousand dollar hospital bill hanging over his head from my birth. So, no, not even a blue collar job wasn’t enough to keep up with a growing family faced with an unexpected hospital bill.

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lawhawk  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:55:15am
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Decatur Deb  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:56:33am

re: #118 mmmirele

My dad worked two jobs in the early 1960s because he had a several thousand dollar hospital bill hanging over his head from my birth. So, no, not even a blue collar job wasn’t enough to keep up with a growing family faced with an unexpected hospital bill.

Grumpy Old Trumpers are a self-correcting problem. Better start focusing on the healthy young Hitler Youth who power the PB, Oathkeepers, and other RWNutgroups. They’ll be around for the duration, and they’ll not improve with age.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:00:09am

re: #120 Decatur Deb

Grumpy Old Trumpers are a self-correcting problem. Better start focusing on the healthy young Hitler Youth who power the PB, Oathkeepers, and other RWNutgroups. They’ll be around for the duration, and they’ll not improve with age.

Say what you want about Trump’s leadership and his ability to govern: he was masterful at manipulating media. The RW young guard is the one that has grown up in the New Media Reality that Trump helped create and shape.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:00:22am

re: #120 Decatur Deb

That got attached to the wrong comment—directed at #79.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:01:33am

I lost track of the calendar this weekend—today is the day I go for shot 2, in a few minutes.

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plansbandc  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:08:15am

re: #32 A Cranky One

I’d eat it. :D

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steve_davis  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:14:12am

re: #105 Eventual Carrion

Bearvalanch, The Movie.

Bear Does Laundry - Samsung Washing Machine Commercial (funny)

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lawhawk  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:18:55am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:21:27am

re: #126 lawhawk

Reagan was wrong when he said “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help.”

Remember when the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan was sent to provide disaster relief assistance after the Fukushima disaster?

“We’re from the US Government and we’re here to help!”

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lawhawk  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:24:59am

The Kracken met the medusa of the Supreme Court and lost… again.

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DodgerFan1988  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:37:58am
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jeffreyw  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:39:58am

What A Pair Of Honkers!

Couple of Canada Geese dropped in this morning. Loud fuckers. Not a great pic, the best my phone can do.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:51:29am

re: #130 jeffreyw

the Egyptian geese are back on the Rhine, they are an invasive species and as such not protected. Lots of goose on the menu at local restaurants…

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Belafon  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:53:26am

re: #129 DodgerFan1988

Sounds like a grift to me.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:53:28am

re: #21 Belafon

Cohen just won best actor in a comedy.

He was great in the Chicago 7 movie as well.

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jeffreyw  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:55:15am

re: #131 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

the Egyptian geese are back on the Rhine, they are an invasive species and as such not protected. Lots of goose on the menu at local restaurants…

Do they require lead free shot where you are? Careful you don’t break a tooth on a shot pellet.

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Belafon  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:57:59am
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Jay C  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:58:35am

re: #129 DodgerFan1988

Still pushing the “China Virus” line, no doubt….

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:00:50am

re: #134 jeffreyw

Do they require lead free shot where you are? Careful you don’t break a tooth on a shot pellet.

cannot say as I don’t hunt, but I have eaten some locally hunted geese

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darthstar  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:06:29am

re: #115 danarchy

Doesn’t volcanic ash make good fertilizer?

Ash is one thing…burying the garden in six inches of hot sand is another.

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darthstar  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:08:05am

re: #128 lawhawk

The Kracken met the medusa of the Supreme Court and lost… again.

Only three more days until Trump is President. //

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:08:53am

re: #139 darthstar

Only three more days until Trump is President. //

Nope, they’ve moved the date again. There is some Qidiot who said March 20; I think I also heard through the grapevine something about April (21st, maybe?)

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:09:57am

re: #91 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

Fresh salad!
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nines09  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:11:33am

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:11:50am

Morning all!

Great news on the washer debacle. The seal looks perfect, darned thing still won’t work. I called the place I got it and amazingly, I went against the husband’s wishes originally and purchased the extended warranty. Still have a couple of years on the warranty.

They’ll either fix it or give a full credit to buy a new washer (which will not be a Samsung).

Happy.dance.gif

Thanks again for all the suggestions!

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:13:06am

re: #143 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Morning all!

Great news on the washer debacle. The seal looks perfect, darned thing still won’t work. I called the place I got it and amazingly, I went against the husband’s wishes originally and purchased the extended warranty. Still have a couple of years on the warranty.

They’ll either fix it or give a full credit to buy a new washer (which will not be a Samsung).

Happy.dance.gif

Thanks again for all the suggestions!

Woot! Fantastic news!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:13:06am

re: #140 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Nope, they’ve moved the date again. There is some Qidiot who said March 20; I think I also heard through the grapevine something about April (21st, maybe?)

and then July 4th and then October 23rd and then November 14th….

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plansbandc  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:14:08am

re: #131 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

With the ridiculous amount of Canadian Geese in the west, my dude came up with a plan. Feed them to the homeless. I think it’s a solid plan. Duck stew for the masses.

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sagehen  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:14:08am

re: #131 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

the Egyptian geese are back on the Rhine, they are an invasive species and as such not protected. Lots of goose on the menu at local restaurants…

New York handled geese wrong, as we do many things.

After the Miracle on the Hudson, it was noted that we had way too many geese and needed to reduce their population. Fair enough. But they used poison to get rid of them, turning them into trash.

DC did much better when the deer in Rock Creek Park got too numerous; they had military snipers shoot a few hundred of them, then they were butchered and sent to food banks.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:15:18am

re: #146 plansbandc

With the ridiculous amount of Canadian Geese in the west, my dude came up with a plan. Feed them to the homeless. I think it’s a solid plan. Duck stew for the masses.

that would be too easy: arm the poor and let them hunt for themselves!!!

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plansbandc  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:15:55am

re: #143 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Yes! That happened with the transmission in our car! Sometimes the extended warranty turns out to be a good idea.

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plansbandc  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:16:47am

re: #148 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I have a feeling they won’t be hunting geese. ; )

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Jay C  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:18:20am

re: #140 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Nope, they’ve moved the date again. There is some Qidiot who said March 20; I think I also heard through the grapevine something about April (21st, maybe?)

Probably April 20, assuming no one will notice the significance of the date (purely coincidental, of course)…

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:20:26am

re: #47 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Hyatt Calls CPAC Stage That Looked Like a Nazi Rune ‘Abhorrent’ (The Guardian via The Daily Beast)

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:25:13am

re: #120 Decatur Deb

Grumpy Old Trumpers are a self-correcting problem. Better start focusing on the healthy young Hitler Youth who power the PB, Oathkeepers, and other RWNutgroups. They’ll be around for the duration, and they’ll not improve with age.

Sure they will. Imagine trying to storm a building with all that gear at 60. Now try it at seventy.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:27:44am

re: #152 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Hyatt Calls CPAC Stage That Looked Like a Nazi Rune ‘Abhorrent’ (The Guardian via The Daily Beast)

What about the fully-anticipatable shit that was said on the stage, Hyatt?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:29:03am

re: #152 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Hyatt Calls CPAC Stage That Looked Like a Nazi Rune ‘Abhorrent’ (The Guardian via The Daily Beast)

I would not dwell on it too much, just take note of what those people seem to find worth spending time and energy on…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:30:03am

re: #152 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Hyatt Calls CPAC Stage That Looked Like a Nazi Rune ‘Abhorrent’ (The Guardian via The Daily Beast)

Conveniently they put out this statement AFTER the conference was over and they’d gotten their money.

Funny that.

/

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:30:55am

re: #156 Eclectic Cyborg

Conveniently they put out this statement AFTER the conference was over and they’d gotten their money.

Funny that.

/

They should’ve asked for the money up front in cash…

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Teukka  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:31:54am

re: #157 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They should’ve asked for the money up front in cash…

Maybe they’ll do that from hereon…

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:33:52am

re: #130 jeffreyw

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Couple of Canada Geese dropped in this morning. Loud fuckers. Not a great pic, the best my phone can do.

Here too — we don’t usually see them here, as there are lakes and estuaries close by.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:34:06am

re: #140 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Nope, they’ve moved the date again. There is some Qidiot who said March 20; I think I also heard through the grapevine something about April (21st, maybe?)

CNN broadcast a segment on Feb 25th on Qidiots who believed Trump was going to resume office on March 4. When the reporter asked one how she would react if that didn’t happen, she responded that would mean Trump had a different plan. You cannot persuade them —Lindell has the truth, and they are sticking to it. Some also think that the military has taken over as in Myanmar and will soon be officially putting Trump back in office. These people remain a danger to the survival of our nation, given that so many GOP lawmakers support this storyline. More evidence that the modern GOP is incompatible with democracy. GOP delenda est.

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Dangerman  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:36:40am

re: #152 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Hyatt Calls CPAC Stage That Looked Like a Nazi Rune ‘Abhorrent’ (The Guardian via The Daily Beast)

The check cleared

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:36:54am

re: #130 jeffreyw

re: #159 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

Many years ago Philly had a mayor who thought the Canadian Geese were beautiful. He ordered that they should be fed. And we still have those geese today. :(

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Dangerman  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:37:16am

re: #156 Eclectic Cyborg

Conveniently they put out this statement AFTER the conference was over and they’d gotten their money.

Funny that.

/

Ah gmta

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:37:54am

re: #162 PhillyPretzel

Many years ago Philly had a mayor who thought the Canadian Geese were beautiful. He ordered that they should be fed. And we still have those geese today. :(

Free goose poop for everyone!

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Dangerman  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:44:50am

re: #143 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Morning all!

Great news on the washer debacle. The seal looks perfect, darned thing still won’t work. I called the place I got it and amazingly, I went against the husband’s wishes originally and purchased the extended warranty. Still have a couple of years on the warranty.

They’ll either fix it or give a full credit to buy a new washer (which will not be a Samsung).

Happy.dance.gif

Thanks again for all the suggestions!

Ons of y’all here mentioned staber Appliances the other day.
I googled it out of curiosity.
On my non-ad-free sites I’m being inundated with their products everywhere

One Google search. One click. One visit. About 1 minute

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:47:04am

re: #162 PhillyPretzel

Many years ago Philly had a mayor who thought the Canadian Geese were beautiful. He ordered that they should be fed. And we still have those geese today. :(

We exterminated the passenger pigeon in the 19th century. In the early 20th century, overhunting drove the Canadian geese to the brink of extinction. We have to be careful in whatever policy we adopt not to repeat that mistake again.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:49:32am

re: #166 Hecuba’s daughter

True. Maintaining balance is one of the more difficult things to do especially when people do not understand.

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aatharuv  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:51:31am

re: #69 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

This says everything I need to know about the person:

When the minimum wage was the equivalent of what 18-22 an hour is now, how did those small business deal with it back then?

re: #72 Targetpractice

To be fair, back when the minimum wage carried that sort of buying power, it really was limited mostly to teenagers and people in-between full-time blue collar jobs. Back when most of these jackholes started working as teens, minimum wage was what you got for summer jobs or the jobs you worked to pay for college tuition and related costs until you graduated.

The expectation was that, once you got out into “the real world,” high school grads would go into the blue collar workforce and college grads into the white collar one, where you’d make enough to cover your own expenses and have enough to start thinking about things like raising a family.

The biggest issue in this country standing in the way of a higher minimum wage? A refusal to accept the reality that the 21st century workforce is not the 20th century one. You can’t get a job on the line at the local factory straight out of high school because your dad is drinking buddies with the shop foreman and start out making enough (when you factor in benefits) to raise a family.

In addition, the mom and pop small retailers of yore had less competition from large megaretailers which can lower costs through the benefits of scale…

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Mike Lamb  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:53:00am

re: #130 jeffreyw

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Couple of Canada Geese dropped in this morning. Loud fuckers. Not a great pic, the best my phone can do.

I get thousands of them over the course of the winter, as the local park as a lake (two minute walk from the house). Loud, shitting nuisances. Every local sports field puts out cut outs of a coyote to scare the geese away from landing and turning the field into their loo. The junior high borrowed a stuffed coyote from the science department (I am guessing) to put out on their football field.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:53:03am

Coked up Don Jr. was ranting about the Muppets being cancelled.

Here’s the reason that some episodes are missing from distribution.

Here’s why certain Muppet Show episodes are missing from Disney+ (EW)

Maybe he just really wanted to watch the episode with a pedophile in it.

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No Malarkey!  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:55:49am
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PhillyPretzel  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:57:39am

re: #171 No Malarkey!

Now if only some stubborn people would get the hint it would be perfect.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:58:36am

re: #165 Dangerman

Ons of y’all here mentioned staber Appliances the other day.
I googled it out of curiosity.
On my non-ad-free sites I’m being inundated with their products everywhere

One Google search. One click. One visit. About 1 minute

Google must’ve done something that keep throwing that brand’s ad up.

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jeffreyw  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:06:11am

re: #143 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Morning all!

Great news on the washer debacle. The seal looks perfect, darned thing still won’t work. I called the place I got it and amazingly, I went against the husband’s wishes originally and purchased the extended warranty. Still have a couple of years on the warranty.

They’ll either fix it or give a full credit to buy a new washer (which will not be a Samsung).

Happy.dance.gif

Thanks again for all the suggestions!

I got a big LG tv that I used mostly for a computer monitor, and burnt in some icons from web browsers. I had the extended warranty and they sent two fellows out to fix it with a brand new screen at no cost to me.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:06:35am

But, but deregulation is GOOD for business……

Texas Energy Co-Op Files For Bankruptcy After Storm, High Bill

The largest power cooperative in Texas filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, citing a massive bill from the state’s electricity grid operator following last month’s winter storm that left millions of residents without power for days.

Brazos Electric Power Cooperative Inc. filed for Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, according to court documents reviewed by NPR.

The company in court documents says it received an essentially unpayable $1.8 billion bill from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the entity that maintains and operates much of the state’s electricity grid.

*snip*

Brazos said in court documents that the company was in solid financial shape leading up to the late February cold storm. As February began, the idea the company would end the month preparing for bankruptcy was “unfathomable.”

In reality, deregulation is only good for the scammers, gougers, and buccaneers whose liberty to scam, gouge and exploit has long been inhibited by the watchful eye of federal regulators. This is the real reason the hinterland gentry hate the government so much, and the real reason the right wing anti-government movement exists at all. Otherwise, government power is music to their authoritarian ears.

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William Lewis  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:09:04am

Gun stuff behind tag…

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:09:40am

re: #162 PhillyPretzel

Many years ago Philly had a mayor who thought the Canadian Geese were beautiful. He ordered that they should be fed. And we still have those geese today. :(

Free food is the universal language (just ask my cats).

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Dangerman  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:11:03am

re: #173 Eric The Fruit Bat

Google must’ve done something that keep throwing that brand’s ad up.

definitely google
probably logged it after i typed and before i even hit ‘search’

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Dangerman  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:12:11am

re: #175 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

But, but deregulation is GOOD for business……

Texas Energy Co-Op Files For Bankruptcy After Storm, High Bill

*snip*

In reality, deregulation is only good for the scammers, gougers, and buccaneers whose liberty to scam, gouge and exploit has long been inhibited by the watchful eye of federal regulators. This is the real reason the hinterland gentry hate the government so much, and the real reason the right wing anti-government movement exists at all. Otherwise, government power is music to their authoritarian ears.

“we never thought the market underlying our assumptions would ever change”

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jeffreyw  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:15:10am

re: #164 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Free goose poop for everyone!

Geese are nasty to have around. I went to a Dr. appointment at a place with small ponds scattered about, a few geese came and they made the mistake of feeding them. They never left. Goose shit everywhere.

They never stay long here. Katie keeps an eye out for them.

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Dangerman  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:15:40am

THERE IS A HUMMINGBIRD right now in our Crepe Myrtle

it landed on branches several times

i’ll never get a picture of it

mrs dm spotted it first
i confirmed
or else it’s a really big bee

we do put out nectar feeders on the other side of the house

this is a huge thing
not only that at least one is here, but that we (ok, she) spotted it)

wow

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:17:32am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:19:13am

re: #146 plansbandc

With the ridiculous amount of Canadian Geese in the west, my dude came up with a plan. Feed them to the homeless. I think it’s a solid plan. Duck stew for the masses.

Depending on what those geese have been eating they might not be so safe for people to eat. A large flock* hung out year round where I used to work in Pittsburgh along the Mon in the early 2000s. Given what I suspected was being sprayed on and around the area as weed control I don’t think I’d want to eat any of those birds.

* - When groups of them were out paddling about the river I referred to them as “the Armada”.

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plansbandc  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:19:33am

re: #176 William Lewis

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William Lewis  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:20:39am

re: #180 jeffreyw

Geese are nasty to have around. I went to a Dr. appointment at a place with small ponds scattered about, a few geese came and they made the mistake of feeding them. They never left. Goose shit everywhere.

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They never stay long here. Katie keeps an eye out for them.

Geese are fine out in the wetlands where they belong and even better after being whacked with some #2 and popped in the oven for a couple of hours.

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No Malarkey!  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:20:51am

re: #182 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

I wish the fascists running the GOP were as honest as this fascist, instead of lying about “election fraud.”

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:21:24am

re: #180 jeffreyw

Geese are nasty to have around. I went to a Dr. appointment at a place with small ponds scattered about, a few geese came and they made the mistake of feeding them. They never left. Goose shit everywhere.

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They never stay long here. Katie keeps an eye out for them.

At my office, which is empty during the pandemic, a young lady was attacked by an aggressive goose. It flew up at her head, pecking at her repeatedly. We have a nice lake with a path around the building, but you have to be very careful about geese that have laid eggs. Mother Goose turns out to be dangerous.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:22:29am

Nature posts video of stones falling from the sky and some spectacular night video of Etna:

Stones are falling from the sky like rain on Sicily, Italy! Because of

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:23:22am

re: #182 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

We treat fascists a lot better than sensible people would. You put them in cages, rather than broadcasting their message, if you want to remain a democracy.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:24:40am

re: #187 Punish Domestic Terrorists

At my office, which is empty during the pandemic, a young lady was attacked by an aggressive goose. It flew up at her head, pecking at her repeatedly. We have a nice lake with a path around the building, but you have to be very careful about geese that have laid eggs. Mother Goose turns out to be dangerous.

Is her name Leda? Oh, wait, that was a swan. Nevermind….

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:24:47am

re: #147 sagehen

New York handled geese wrong, as we do many things.

After the Miracle on the Hudson, it was noted that we had way too many geese and needed to reduce their population. Fair enough. But they used poison to get rid of them, turning them into trash.

DC did much better when the deer in Rock Creek Park got too numerous; they had military snipers shoot a few hundred of them, then they were butchered and sent to food banks.

Allegheny County (where Pittsburgh is located) had issues with deer in the local parks. Their response (in cooperation with the state) was to issue some unlimited licenses for doe hunting with bows in those areas - with the option to donate butchered kills to local food banks. Back in the 90s if you wanted to get an extra doe tag the easiest areas to get them were for the game areas right around Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and the rural area (Clearfield County and surrounding area) where we hunted.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:25:29am

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:26:48am

re: #162 PhillyPretzel

The Armada Lives! (on the Schuylkill)
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Eventual Carrion  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:28:35am

re: #192 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

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Why doesn’t he just open a karate school? :-)

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:32:55am

re: #194 Eventual Carrion

Why doesn’t he just open a karate school? :-)

Fear of Cobra Kai’s reaction to competition? (Which I presume includes karate.)

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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:33:43am

re: #194 Eventual Carrion

Why doesn’t he just open a karate school? :-)

Applied karate as opposed to karate theory.

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Mike Lamb  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:34:24am

re: #182 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

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This guy would also undoubtedly and without a hint of irony profess to be a zealous defender of the Constitution.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:35:47am

re: #197 Mike Lamb

This guy would also undoubtedly and without a hint of irony profess to be a zealous defender of the Constitution.

The terrifying thing about texts is you don’t have to actually read the contents to believe you understand them and thus operate under their authority.

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🌹UOJB!  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:36:27am

re: #64 Ace-o-aces

Hmmm wonder how many of those CPAC MAGATS will be sick with Covid in 2-3 weeks?

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:37:42am

re: #197 Mike Lamb

This guy would also undoubtedly and without a hint of irony profess to be a zealous defender of the Constitution.

The original Constitution — you know the one that restricted voting rights to white male property owners who were at least age 21.

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Belafon  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:41:12am

re: #200 Hecuba’s daughter

The original Constitution — you know the one that restricted voting rights to white male property owners who were at least age 21.

“The only idea we have about governing the country is ending democracy.”

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ckkatz  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:42:39am

re: #191 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Wow, have times changed. I grew up in Pa in the 1960’s. When two million deer hunters chased one million deer in the state. And the first day of deer season usually had multiple firearm fatalities amongst the deer hunters.

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retired cynic  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:43:22am

Trump Was Bored By His Own Speech Until He Got to the Revenge List
It energized him. It turned on all his lights. And as he shared it with all the minions gathered at CPAC in Florida, it made all their lights shine, too. Charlie Pierce

He was very old and in the way, until he got to the hit list. The hit list energized him. It turned on all his lights. It was the pure, uncut evil juju that had been missing from his life for months and, generous demon from the depths of hell that he is, he shared it with all the minions gathered at CPAC in Florida, and it made all their lights shine.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:43:53am

re: #166 Hecuba’s daughter

We exterminated the passenger pigeon in the 19th century. In the early 20th century, overhunting drove the Canadian geese to the brink of extinction. We have to be careful in whatever policy we adopt not to repeat that mistake again.

While passenger pigeons hunted mercilessly, their extinction was caused by habitat destruction - eastern deciduous forests.

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Chrysicat  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:44:38am

re: #106 Belafon

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ckkatz  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:44:46am

There’s a local Northern Virginia company called “The Geese Police” with the motto “When you need to get the flock out”.

The business park I worked at some years ago contracted with them to try and save the landscaping from the Canada Geese ‘infestation’.

The owner would drive up and release two border collies. The border collies would start circling the flock; Trying to herd the geese.

The geese would, of course, simply fly away.

I do not think I have ever seen a more disappointed couple of puppers.

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Chrysicat  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:46:59am

re: #204 Colère Tueur de Lapin

While passenger pigeons hunted mercilessly, their extinction was caused by habitat destruction - eastern deciduous forests.

True.

The one HD should have pointed out was the Carolina parakeet, which could still breed in the plantationised East (though whether it would be able to do so in modern urban areas may be a bit more of a question), but was exterminated because it had humanesque mourning behaviour that didn’t get suspended even when the reason for the first death was birdshot.

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Dangerman  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:52:45am

re: #203 retired cynic

Trump Was Bored By His Own Speech Until He Got to the Revenge List
It energized him. It turned on all his lights. And as he shared it with all the minions gathered at CPAC in Florida, it made all their lights shine, too. Charlie Pierce

oh, nonsense

it took that long for the adderall to kick in

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ckkatz  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:52:53am

re: #191 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

They also do that at Dulles Airport with the Fairfax County police swat team.

Several of the local county parks close on Sunday mornings during the winter so that volunteer bowhunters (who are vetted) can try and thin the deer population. I understand that there are even procedures on what to do if the deer expires in a neighbor’s backyard.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 1, 2021 • 10:00:07am

re: #201 Belafon

“The only idea we have about governing the country is ending democracy.”

They will argue we are a republic and not a democracy; that democracies are ruled by a mob and are pernicious. Anything that smacks of democracy must be brought down, especially any attempt to repeal the sacrosanct electoral college and replace it by direct election of the president.

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retired cynic  Mar 1, 2021 • 10:00:30am

Juanita Jean addresses the linked video of this national anthem rendition. And it does sound like it needed rendition.

This is what happens when you de-fund the arts

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 1, 2021 • 10:00:38am

re: #174 jeffreyw

I got a big LG tv that I used mostly for a computer monitor, and burnt in some icons from web browsers. I had the extended warranty and they sent two fellows out to fix it with a brand new screen at no cost to me.

Since I’m not working any longer my only issue is that I’m running dangerously low on night shirts. How ever will I survive? 😁

That said, hubby has work clothes he keeps at the office which get basically de-greased once a month. I’m thinking those will need to be torched.

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No Malarkey!  Mar 1, 2021 • 10:00:46am

re: #199 🌹UOJB!

Hmmm wonder how many of those CPAC MAGATS will be sick with Covid in 2-3 weeks?

None, because it’s a hoax. They’ll come down with a bad flu.//

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gocart mozart  Mar 1, 2021 • 10:02:33am
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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 1, 2021 • 10:04:50am

re: #206 ckkatz

There’s a local Northern Virginia company called “The Geese Police” with the motto “When you need to get the flock out”.

The business park I worked at some years ago contracted with them to try and save the landscaping from the Canada Geese ‘infestation’.

The owner would drive up and release two border collies. The border collies would start circling the flock; Trying to herd the geese.

The geese would, of course, simply fly away.

I do not think I have ever seen a more disappointed couple of puppers.

Still recall the time years ago when I was walking the dog (who had just returned from the groomer) next to a pond filled with Canadian geese. Before I could react, he had lunged into the pond to get one (practically dislocating my shoulder!) — and immediately jumped out because there was little he hated more than being in water. He wanted a goose but not that much!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 1, 2021 • 10:04:58am

re: #199 🌹UOJB!

Hmmm wonder how many of those CPAC MAGATS will be sick with Covid in 2-3 weeks?

Not enough. 😈

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 1, 2021 • 10:10:10am

re: #214 gocart mozart

Hard pass. Just no. Hell naw.

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Mar 1, 2021 • 10:10:16am

re: #181 Dangerman

THERE IS A HUMMINGBIRD right now in our Crepe Myrtle

it landed on branches several times

i’ll never get a picture of it

mrs dm spotted it first
i confirmed
or else it’s a really big bee

we do put out nectar feeders on the other side of the house

this is a huge thing
not only that at least one is here, but that we (ok, she) spotted it)

wow

We see them around here fairly often. I’ve never gotten a decent picture.

In other bird news, something tried to fly into my kitchen window this morning — probably a bird (or the biggest bee ever). Came into my field of vision and backed away fast. Was it my pre-coffee face or the obviously indoor scene behind me?

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lawhawk  Mar 1, 2021 • 10:10:36am

People really suck when it comes to nuts and bolts politics and knowing how things actually work in government.

Just add the minimum wage and override the parliamentarian. Pressure Sinema and Manchin to approve. Wave a wand and get everything you want.

That’s not how it’s done. That’s not how any of this works, but that’s not stopping people from claiming that Biden can just get pressure Sinema and Manchin and get to 50 on the relief bill and that Harris can just hand wave the parliamentarian’s objections on the minimum wage. There’s a whole lot of Jedi mind tricks here that people think can happen to get it to done.

Right, because what’s the strategy after that? Show your work and explain how you get both Sinema and Manchin to flip on the minimum wage hike. Show how you get past the objection. Show that you have the votes.

And then what happens to the rest of Biden’s agenda? Because Biden made it clear that the minimum wage hike isn’t part of his agenda to get relief done.

Thing is, I do agree we need the minimum wage hikes and that Sinema and Manchin are wrong, but there’s a lot else at play, including Cabinet confirmations, judicial confirmations, and even 2022 elections that have to be in consideration here. You can’t just take a narrow view - you need big picture, but those who are demanding everything dump into the relief bill think that this is the one shot.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 1, 2021 • 10:11:03am

Floof Cat and I are currently not on speaking terms.

She has a vet visit in under an hour.

Tried for 40 minutes to get second sedation pill in her. Complete fail since I only have two hands and you need at least 1-2 more to deal with an uncooperative cat. So she is hiding downstairs right now. (Though also perfectly willing to bite me in the ankle when I tried to go back upstairs five minutes ago.) She is also upset by change in morning procedures since she has had no food available to her since yesterday evening and no “look outside door” privileges either.

So I expect a serious downgrade in my next staff appraisal.

Off to catch her and head to the vet. Hopefully they will be able to deal with her without further sedation.

Did you just malign my benevolent rulership of this place?
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ckkatz  Mar 1, 2021 • 10:13:34am

re: #215 Hecuba’s daughter

Still recall the time years ago when I was walking the dog (who had just returned from the groomer) next to a pond filled with Canadian geese. Before I could react, he had lunged into the pond to get one (practically dislocating my shoulder!) — and immediately jumped out because there was little he hated more than being in water. He wanted a goose but not that much!

Ouch! Sounds painful. And then to be gifted with a soggy, formerly well groomed, dog.

I seem to remember back in the 1990’s a landscape worker in Columbia, Maryland was arrested for killing and eating one of the local Canada Geese. So probably best that no geese were caught.

And of course there is the joke about the owner who had to stop walking his dog because it was continually attacked by the geese. Apparently the dog was pure-bread.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 1, 2021 • 10:17:14am

re: #206 ckkatz

We got a guy like that here my village hires to chase them away from the big pond in one of the parks. He’s got one collie and an RC boat.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 1, 2021 • 10:21:05am

re: #219 lawhawk

People really suck when it comes to nuts and bolts politics and knowing how things actually work in government.

Just add the minimum wage and override the parliamentarian. Pressure Sinema and Manchin to approve. Wave a wand and get everything you want.

That’s not how it’s done. That’s not how any of this works, but that’s not stopping people from claiming that Biden can just get pressure Sinema and Manchin and get to 50 on the relief bill and that Harris can just hand wave the parliamentarian’s objections on the minimum wage. There’s a whole lot of Jedi mind tricks here that people think can happen to get it to done.

Right, because what’s the strategy after that? Show your work and explain how you get both Sinema and Manchin to flip on the minimum wage hike. Show how you get past the objection. Show that you have the votes.

And then what happens to the rest of Biden’s agenda? Because Biden made it clear that the minimum wage hike isn’t part of his agenda to get relief done.

Thing is, I do agree we need the minimum wage hikes and that Sinema and Manchin are wrong, but there’s a lot else at play, including Cabinet confirmations, judicial confirmations, and even 2022 elections that have to be in consideration here. You can’t just take a narrow view - you need big picture, but those who are demanding everything dump into the relief bill think that this is the one shot.

Manchin and Sinema have to be bribed, not extorted, to get their cooperation. After all, they need to be willing partners in the Biden agenda, not adversaries who could decide to jump ship and make McConnell the Majority Leader. We are in a no win situation since too much of the Biden agenda cannot be enacted through reconciliation. The one thing that could be accomplished is “repealing” most of the 2017 tax cuts, and maybe some of the Bush tax cuts too.

If we could reduce the filibuster so that it isn’t automatically in effect for practically every piece of legislation or persuade 10 Republicans to switch allegiance (ha), then we can make real progress.

Edited to correct last sentence (where part of the sentence was inadvertently eaten by another correction)

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ckkatz  Mar 1, 2021 • 10:25:03am

re: #214 gocart mozart

“Learn from your mistakes and build on your successes.”
— John C. Calhoun

“In looking back, I see nothing to regret and little to correct.”
— John C. Calhoun

“The will of a majority is the will of a rabble. Progressive democracy is incompatible with liberty.”
— John C. Calhoun

“The Government of the absolute majority instead of the Government of the people is but the Government of the strongest interests; and when not efficiently checked, it is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised.”
— John C. Calhoun

(I did a quick verification of these quotes. If anyone finds inaccuracy, please do note that in the followup comments. Tia!)

225
Nojay UK  Mar 1, 2021 • 10:25:23am

re: #222 GlutenFreeJesus

We got a guy like that here my village hires to chase them away from the big pond in one of the parks. He’s got one collie and an RC boat.

Reminds me of Gertie, a remote-controlled boat built into a full-sized plastic Canada goose decoy a group of my friends built. They’d sail Gertie into flocks of geese and ducks on the local ponds, getting some odd reactions but it wasn’t until they added a radio voice link and a waterproof speaker that the fun really started.

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🌹UOJB!  Mar 1, 2021 • 10:27:56am

re: #214 gocart mozart

[Embedded content]

DAMN! John Calhoun looks like Boris Karloff!

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dat_said  Mar 1, 2021 • 10:29:52am

re: #180 jeffreyw

Geese are nasty to have around. I went to a Dr. appointment at a place with small ponds scattered about, a few geese came and they made the mistake of feeding them. They never left. Goose shit everywhere.

The bike paths around the small lake in the local city park that is literally in my backyard used to be nearly impassable for a couple months because of droppings and because of aggressive geese parents. I finally convinced the city park guy to stop mowing the area between the bike paths and the shoreline.

Problems with the geese are now nearly gone, shore erosion has stopped, and now there’s a nice buffer of milkweed, cattails, and other native flowers lining the shore.

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darthstar  Mar 1, 2021 • 10:30:05am

re: #140 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Nope, they’ve moved the date again. There is some Qidiot who said March 20; I think I also heard through the grapevine something about April (21st, maybe?)

If they keep moving the date Trump will NEVER be president again!

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Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)  Mar 1, 2021 • 10:30:13am

Just paged this about the hack of Gab, the freakazoid right-wing message board that was a festering pustule of Nazis, militias, deranged Trumpistas & Qanon:

Nothing is more terrifying to right-wing freaks than to have what they say anonymously online - connected to their real-world lives. Sunlight is the best disinfectant.
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Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)  Mar 1, 2021 • 10:31:10am

re: #76 Ming5000

The other right wing cesspool “microblogging and social networking service” has been hacked.
Far-Right Platform Gab Has Been Hacked—Including Private Data

These huge data breaches never seem to amount to much. What was the result of the big Parlor breach?

I see now that you guys were way, way ahead of me …

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William Lewis  Mar 1, 2021 • 10:37:58am

re: #227 dat_said

The bike paths around the small lake in the local city park that is literally in my backyard used to be nearly impassable for a couple months because of droppings and because of aggressive geese parents. I finally convinced the city park guy to stop mowing the area between the bike paths and the shoreline.

That’s a near miracle in itself. Never seen a park person ready to be reasonable on that topic.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 1, 2021 • 10:49:36am

re: #224 ckkatz

“Learn from your mistakes and build on your successes.”
— John C. Calhoun

“In looking back, I see nothing to regret and little to correct.”
— John C. Calhoun

“The will of a majority is the will of a rabble. Progressive democracy is incompatible with liberty.”
— John C. Calhoun

“The Government of the absolute majority instead of the Government of the people is but the Government of the strongest interests; and when not efficiently checked, it is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised.”
— John C. Calhoun

(I did a quick verification of these quotes. If anyone finds inaccuracy, please do note that in the followup comments. Tia!)

“I have only two regrets: I didn’t shoot Henry Clay and I didn’t hang John C. Calhoun.” - Andrew Jackson

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Decatur Deb  Mar 1, 2021 • 11:10:41am

re: #199 🌹UOJB!

Hmmm wonder how many of those CPAC MAGATS will be sick with Covid in 2-3 weeks?

Too few.


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