And Now, the CPAC National Anthem Challenge!

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The young woman who attempted to sing the national anthem at CPAC inspired quite a few musicians to attempt to understand and interpret her obviously highly advanced music knowledge. Here are a few of the best (in addition to the Larry Goldings video posted last night):

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:10:21pm
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Decatur Deb  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:13:23pm

re: #1 Dread Pirate Ron

But 2021 Republicans won’t be missed.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:15:27pm

re: #1 Dread Pirate Ron

And yet their Lord and Savior Donald Trump pushed Covid vaccination during his long rambling CPAC speech. His worshippers need to listen to him.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:19:45pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:21:10pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:22:33pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:23:38pm

lol

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:27:58pm
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DesertDenizen  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:29:06pm

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

Naming himself after “Hook”? Really? Further proof that these are tantruming children.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:33:35pm

re: #6 Backwoods_Sleuth

Cancel culture like Republican attempts to cancel the results of an election by filing frivolous lawsuits and encouraging White Supremacists to storm the Capitol?

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:37:17pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:38:24pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:40:35pm

A reminder that Wohl and Burkman are in serious trouble.

Judge Refuses to Let Jacob Wohl Delay His Civil Case Until His Criminal Prosecutions Are Over (Law & Crime)

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A Mom Anon  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:42:49pm

re: #12 The Pie Overlord!

Yeah, you’re kind of a bad ass. I love this photo!

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🌹UOJB!  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:43:40pm

re: #12 The Pie Overlord!

😄

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:45:28pm

I wish I could say that “She went on to become a CTO at GM or a NASA engineer” but I had a meh career in IT and then retired.

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IngisKahn  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:46:49pm

re: #12 The Pie Overlord!

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Decatur Deb  Mar 1, 2021 • 6:53:12pm

re: #17 IngisKahn

The demons are hard to exorcise. If you succeed, they disappear in a cloud of onion-smelling smoke.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:01:31pm

re: #18 Decatur Deb

The demons are hard to exorcise. If you succeed, they disappear in a cloud of onion-smelling smoke.

All I ever saw was a BSOD.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:05:49pm
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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:06:44pm

re: #1 Dread Pirate Ron

Also black vaccine hesitancy is rooted in historical wrong doing rather than crazy kook conspiracies.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:10:15pm

I just threw up in my mouth.

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Belafon  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:10:53pm

I want this poster:

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jaunte  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:12:31pm

re: #22 The Pie Overlord!

Nasty groveller.

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🌹UOJB!  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:12:35pm

re: #22 The Pie Overlord!

I just threw up in my mouth.

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Trump must have some juicy porn that he’s blackmailing Graham KKKraKKKer with.

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teleskiguy  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:12:48pm

I see wacky shit when I’m skiing sometimes. Like this today. These gals had been doing a little drinking, they asked me to film, I happily obliged.

Drunk Girls

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:13:21pm

re: #22 The Pie Overlord!

I just threw up in my mouth.

“I actually like President Trump. He has been very nice to me. He’s allowed me to be in his world…”

By not releasing those emails/photos Vlad gave him.

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William Lewis  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:21:03pm

re: #18 Decatur Deb

The demons are hard to exorcise. If you succeed, they disappear in a cloud of onion-smelling smoke.

Nothing like the stink of a big capacitor in a power supply going to heaven.

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🌹UOJB!  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:22:13pm

re: #28 William Lewis

Nothing like the stink of a big capacitor in a power supply going to heaven.

Memories of our old ACD machine which continually blew capacitors and THE SMELL FROM THE LOWEST LEVEL OF HELL…

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:25:24pm

re: #19 The Pie Overlord!

All I ever saw was a BSOD.

Beelzebub’s Sigil Of Damnation!

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:26:20pm

re: #28 William Lewis

Nothing like the stink of a big capacitor in a power supply going to heaven.

Or the sound they make exploding inside of a Cisco Catalyst as the power comes back on after an outage.

It sounded like someone dropped a full tray of glassware while ripping a huge tarp.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:27:35pm
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plansbandc  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:28:26pm

re: #12 The Pie Overlord!

Look how adorable you are! (Still are, by the way.)

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plansbandc  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:30:24pm

re: #24 jaunte

Jesus Christ what a suck up. My God.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:32:41pm

re: #12 The Pie Overlord!

That reminds me of when my cousin graduated Temple University Law School. One of her classmates had her newborn twins on her hips as she went to get her diploma.

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Sherlock Hound  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:33:08pm

re: #34 plansbandc

Jesus Christ what a suck up. My God.

Slurp, slurp…

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William Lewis  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:37:52pm

I’m not overly fond of the whole Rock & Roll Hall of Fame thing, but holy moly, the induction speeches of Bruce Springsteen for Jackson Browne and U2 are an absolute delight.

Bruce Springsteen inducts Jackson Browne Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions 2004

U2’s introduction into the Rock’n’Roll hall of fame by a funny Bruce Springsteen

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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:38:29pm

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:42:04pm

re: #28 William Lewis

Nothing like the stink of a big capacitor in a power supply going to heaven.

The lemony fresh scent of a halon dump

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teleskiguy  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:44:25pm
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retired cynic  Mar 1, 2021 • 7:51:13pm

A friend sent me this. It’s a long scroll from the top of the sea to the very deepest trench!

neal.fun

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:02:04pm

re: #40 teleskiguy

It’s not a recent concern, and it’s not just liars like Tucker warning about this:
nytimes.com (Aug 16, 2017)
nytimes.com (Feb 20, 2021)
usatoday.com (Feb 27, 2021)

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:44:30pm
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Ace-o-aces  Mar 1, 2021 • 8:52:17pm
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A Cranky One  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:05:09pm

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No Malarkey!  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:20:16pm
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retired cynic  Mar 1, 2021 • 9:43:15pm

Ohhhh rats! Skunk let loose outside my window again! bleah

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Belafon  Mar 1, 2021 • 10:26:54pm

A diary about the writer’s debit card being stolen and the thieves using it to make a car payment, buy clothes for children, formula, and some stuff for someone to sell to make some money: m.dailykos.com

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 1, 2021 • 10:27:53pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 1, 2021 • 10:45:49pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 1, 2021 • 11:30:41pm

This looks like an attempt at misdirection.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Mar 1, 2021 • 11:31:47pm

re: #51 Dread Pirate Ron

This looks like an attempt at misdirection.

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It’s David Brooks. Of course it is.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 1, 2021 • 11:32:47pm

re: #52 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

It’s David Brooks. Of course it is.

I have his twitter filed under “stupid” reporters.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 1, 2021 • 11:34:26pm

re: #53 Dread Pirate Ron

I have his twitter filed under “stupid” reporters.

.. next to Maureen Dowd and Maggie Haberman.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 1, 2021 • 11:57:25pm

The psycho calamari hosebeast of politics.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:05:37am
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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:12:27am

re: #55 Dread Pirate Ron

The psycho calamari hosebeast of politics.

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Of all the police departments least likely to be taken in by that…

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:14:46am

They have always lied, they will always lie.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:35:28am

making businesses and schools safe = closing business and schools

ending police and border control abuses = abolishing police and borders

building and establishing long-term mutual alliances = siding with enemies

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Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:57:21am

re: #56 Dread Pirate Ron

If every person named in that tweet set, including the author, piled into a DeHaviland U6A and flew it into a mountain, I would miss the old Beaver.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2021 • 1:10:41am

Me Three. This is the top of my Memeorandum feed. Watch Cuomo get Frankened in real time. (Whether he should resign for his nursing home deathcount is a separate question.)

New York Times:
Cuomo Accused of Unwanted Advance at a Wedding: ‘Can I Kiss You?’

Jesse McKinley / New York Times:
Cuomo Must Admit to His ‘Predatory Behavior,’ Accuser Says


Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Cuomo backers pause and reevaluate fundraising as he faces sexual harassment probe

Daily Mail:
‘I was NOT harassed!’ Local reporter who was told by Gov Cuomo to eat ‘the whole’ sausage at 2016 New York State Fair insists it wasn’t creepy

New York Post:
Ex-journalist Lindsay Nielsen says harassment faced by Cuomo admin forced her to quit job

Politico:
De Blasio suggests Cuomo should resign if sexual harassment allegations are substantiated

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Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2021 • 1:15:38am

Hi, Ice—

RWNJs screw up the national anthem and most other things because…RWNJ. The grift skimmed off their efforts only amplifies it.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2021 • 1:19:51am

It’s 0319 in CST. I’m awake because yesterday’s Fauchi Ouchie makes just enough pain in the shoulder to screw up sleep posture. No other side effects.

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iceweasel  Mar 2, 2021 • 1:22:33am

re: #62 Decatur Deb

Hi, Ice—

RWNJs screw up the national anthem and most other things because…RWNJ. The grift skimmed off their efforts only amplifies it.

exactly. The spice grift must flow!
I’m sorry about the soreness, but really happy to hear you got your vaccine. jimmah’s is supposed to be this week.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2021 • 1:27:19am

re: #64 iceweasel

exactly. The spice grift must flow!
I’m sorry about the soreness, but really happy to hear you got your vaccine. jimmah’s is supposed to be this week.

Cool. Still think of you guys when I pull up Over the Sea.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 2, 2021 • 1:27:54am

our National Anthem is notoriously difficult to sing.

so the choices are:

pay someone to do it properly

or

find someone for free who thinks they can

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Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2021 • 1:28:50am

re: #66 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

our National Anthem is notoriously difficult to sing.

so the choices are:

pay someone to do it properly

or

find someone for free who thinks they can

or

Use America the Beautiful.

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iceweasel  Mar 2, 2021 • 1:31:22am

re: #65 Decatur Deb

Cool. Still think of you guys when I pull up Over the Sea.

You made my day with that! I’ll have to tell jimmah; he’ll laugh too.

and what is it with the national anthem being so hard to sing?— years ago i read that the tune is from an old english drinking song (?!), which surely can’t be true, but it does make sense that drunks would think they can hit those notes.

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iceweasel  Mar 2, 2021 • 1:32:13am

re: #67 Decatur Deb

or

Use America the Beautiful.

What about, This Land is Your Land?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 2, 2021 • 1:34:50am

re: #69 iceweasel

What about, This Land is Your Land?

Born in the USA

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John Hughes  Mar 2, 2021 • 1:38:10am

re: #171 jaunte

Back at my elementary school in Venezuela, they had us sing Church of England hymns every morning, but it didn’t take.

All Things Dull And Ugly

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Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2021 • 1:38:16am

re: #68 iceweasel

and what is it with the national anthem being so hard to sing?— years ago i read that the tune is from an old english drinking song (?!), which surely can’t be true, but it does make sense that drunks would think they can hit those notes.

From Anachreon in Heaven

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Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2021 • 1:39:01am

re: #69 iceweasel

What about, This Land is Your Land?

Not all the Sioux will sign off for it.

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Jay C  Mar 2, 2021 • 1:39:15am

re: #68 iceweasel

You made my day with that! I’ll have to tell jimmah; he’ll laugh too.

and what is it with the national anthem being so hard to sing?— years ago i read that the tune is from an old english drinking song (?!), which surely can’t be true, but it does make sense that drunks would think they can hit those notes.

True: IIRC, Francis Scott Key set the SSB to the tune of an 18th-century drinking song called “”To Anacreon In Heaven”. One which he must have been familiar…

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iceweasel  Mar 2, 2021 • 1:39:36am

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

Born in the USA

I always laugh when wingnuts use that, as if it’s a celebratory song. I laugh even harder when they play Fortunate Son at trump rallies.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2021 • 1:40:37am

re: #75 iceweasel

Is Jesse Rae still at liberty?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 2, 2021 • 1:41:37am

re: #75 iceweasel

I always laugh when wingnuts use that, as if it’s a celebratory song. I laugh even harder when they play Fortunate Son at trump rallies.

Family Guy - The incessant use of “Fortunate Son”

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iceweasel  Mar 2, 2021 • 1:43:15am

re: #74 Jay C

True: IIRC, Francis Scott Key set the SSB to the tune of an 18th-century drinking song called “”To Anacreon In Heaven”. One which he must have been familiar…

How interesting! —I always thought that nugget of info had to be an urban legend. I learn something every day from LGF!re: #76 Decatur Deb

Is Jesse Rae still at liberty?

I have no idea; don’t know what is going on with him.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 2, 2021 • 1:45:49am

re: #74 Jay C

True: IIRC, Francis Scott Key set the SSB to the tune of an 18th-century drinking song called “”To Anacreon In Heaven”. One which he must have been familiar…

In other words, out National Anthem is not a song that one should try to sing while sober…

It is also a waltz.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2021 • 1:48:18am

The Intertubes are scary powerful. I made up a scenario about a U6A Beaver a few comments ago. Youtube just attached a video of a tough bush pilot landing to Wendell’s Fortunate Son.

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iceweasel  Mar 2, 2021 • 1:48:39am

re: #77 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That was hilarious! — i have to watch more Family Guy.

My penis would play Fortunate Son! Ha!

really tho, the trump rally music playlist is…something else.

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iceweasel  Mar 2, 2021 • 1:51:54am

re: #71 John Hughes

i’m saving that. Excellent.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2021 • 1:52:12am

re: #79 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If you pull all the waltzes and polkas, there’s not much left of Irish music.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2021 • 2:31:47am

It’s been 18 hours since my 2nd Moderna shot, and no more bother than significant soreness at the injection. For those of you passionate about metrics, the discomfort was pretty much allayed by 1.5 glasses of box Pinot, so I’m going to try for a couple more hours of sleep.

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iceweasel  Mar 2, 2021 • 2:33:51am

re: #84 Decatur Deb

Good night! Congrats again on getting the second shot. Sleep well!

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 2:59:22am

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 3:02:42am
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Dave In Austin  Mar 2, 2021 • 3:09:11am

re: #47 retired cynic

Ohhhh rats! Skunk let loose outside my window again! bleah

Love is in the air. I catch them on camera fighting with one another. Skunk love is not hugs and cuddles

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John Hughes  Mar 2, 2021 • 3:09:54am

re: #51 Dread Pirate Ron

This looks like an attempt at misdirection.

How to Get Really Rich!

Getting into the right job is the key.

One third of doctors including about 58.6 percent of surgeons, are in the top one percent of earners.

— David Brooks

Purest bollocks. If you’re an “earner” you’re not rich.

Rich people don’t “earn” money, they own stuff. Hell, these days really rich people don’t even own stuff, they just get to use and control it without every “owning” anything they might have to pay taxes on.

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iceweasel  Mar 2, 2021 • 3:21:44am

re: #89 John Hughes

Purest bollocks. If you’re an “earner” you’re not rich.

Rich people don’t “earn” money, they own stuff. Hell, these days really rich people don’t even own stuff, they just get to use and control it without every “owning” anything they might have to pay taxes on.

Speaking of misdirection, we might as well say being born to rich parents is what’s ‘key’ to ‘earning’ more.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 2, 2021 • 3:52:18am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 2, 2021 • 3:54:53am

It’s weird music night…

Not your grandma’s classical music:

Hannigan & GSO - LIGETI Mysteries of the Macabre

.

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jeffreyw  Mar 2, 2021 • 4:45:41am

Random Raccoon

Good morning!

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Renaissance_Man  Mar 2, 2021 • 4:49:14am

re: #51 Dread Pirate Ron

This looks like an attempt at misdirection.

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Pretty sure Bloomberg’s salary of $1 puts him in the bottom percentile of earners.

Doctors and surgeons do well, don’t get me wrong. But it’s a very well paid blue collar profession - we still trade time for money. If we aren’t doing work, we’re not making anything - that’s what ‘earning’ means. The truly wealthy get richer no matter what they’re doing, including in their sleep.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 2, 2021 • 5:03:39am

re: #90 iceweasel

Speaking of misdirection, we might as well say being born to rich parents is what’s ‘key’ to ‘earning’ more.

There’s accuracy in this. I didn’t get to be an upper-middle-class yuppie by being the son of a nobody.

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iceweasel  Mar 2, 2021 • 5:23:17am

re: #95 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

There’s accuracy in this. I didn’t get to be an upper-middle-class yuppie by being the son of a nobody.

Exactly. i once dated someone who was a musician, and had a song about ‘pick your parents well’.

on the other hand, anothere musician i knew would do a version of ‘this land is your land’ that had the lyrics ‘i gotta shotgun/ you ain’t got one— this land was made for only me.’

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John Hughes  Mar 2, 2021 • 5:25:18am

re: #93 jeffreyw

Fat Freddy’s cat leaves the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers apartment, sees a racoon sitting on the sidewalk.

FF’s cat: “Who are you?”
Raccoon: “Maybe this silver bullet will tell you”.
Silver Bullet: “He’s the lone racoon, stupid”.

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2021 • 5:38:17am

Mitt Romney fell over the weekend and was knocked unconscious.

google.com

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 5:43:06am
New satellite imagery obtained by CNN reveals North Korea has recently taken steps to conceal a facility US intelligence agencies believe is being used to store nuclear weapons, a move that could add to the growing sense of urgency from critics who argue the Biden administration needs to articulate a clear strategy on how it will deal with Kim Jong Un going forward

So Biden, who has been President for 40 days needs to stop dragging his feet and unveil a detailed and comprehensive strategy towards North Korea, whereas his predecessor had four years and never built a coherent (or even incoherent) policy towards North Korea…and none was ever expected

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A Mom Anon  Mar 2, 2021 • 5:55:37am

re: #99 Dangerman

I’m getting extremely tired of everyone who expects the shit Trump fucked up to be fixed already. This is especially true of so called progressives who are whining Biden is useless because he hasn’t fixed racial or gender inequality, the economy and raising the minimum wage, etc and so on. Since Jan 20th. What the actual fuck is wrong with these assholes. One would almost think they don’t want Democrats to succeed….

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2021 • 6:05:40am
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darthstar  Mar 2, 2021 • 6:08:39am
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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 6:16:37am

re: #66 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

our National Anthem is notoriously difficult to sing.

so the choices are:

pay someone to do it properly

or

find someone for free who thinks they can


Robert Klein on The National Anthem (1974)

(including references to Jose Feliciano and ten ton Mack trucks)

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2021 • 6:19:11am
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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 6:22:17am

re: #92 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

It’s weird music night…

Not your grandma’s classical music:

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.

I was waiting for some Spike Jones glug glugs

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2021 • 6:26:46am

Along with washingtonpost.com

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2021 • 6:32:53am

Sounds like a certain political party here:

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2021 • 6:35:47am
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Belafon  Mar 2, 2021 • 6:37:20am
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Rightwingconspirator  Mar 2, 2021 • 6:37:26am

Good Morning!

Right Now…
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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 6:43:05am

re: #108 Belafon

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Proud idiot here

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 2, 2021 • 6:46:45am

re: #55 Dread Pirate Ron

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2021 • 6:53:50am

I stepped into the $1400 vs $2000 relief argument on Twitter and it’s been a shit storm in my mentions all morning. I even conceded to one asshole who came back with a ‘WHAT ABOUT?’ and then after I removed everyone else from the thread and told him I didn’t give a shit, blocked me and locked his account.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 2, 2021 • 6:56:54am

Well, that’s not the way to start the day. About half an hour ago, an excavator was rolling down my street - highly unusual, considering that the snow is 4-6” deep in most places. Then a worker in a safety vest walked up to my door and stuck a piece of paper in it. Sure enough - it’s a water shut-off notice. We must have a busted water main somewhere up in here.

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Sherlock Hound  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:00:25am

Good.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:01:23am

Continuing the Alabama season of Wild Kingdom:

Kangaroo escapes Alabama man, horseback search planned: ‘You have to grab their tails’
al.com

No kangaroo wrangler, here, but I think that guy is going to get the shit kicked out of him.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:02:54am

re: #115 Sherlock Hound

Should make the investigation move quickly.

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Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:04:12am

re: #113 darthstar

I stepped into the $1400 vs $2000 relief argument on Twitter and it’s been a shit storm in my mentions all morning. I even conceded to one asshole who came back with a ‘WHAT ABOUT?’ and then after I removed everyone else from the thread and told him I didn’t give a shit, blocked me and locked his account.

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For argument’s sake, there’s numerous red state and local governments who purposefully make it damn near impossible to get or continue to receive UI payments because their ideology says that people who look for help don’t need it and those who need it don’t go looking for it because “pride.”

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Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:05:08am

re: #100 A Mom Anon

I’m getting extremely tired of everyone who expects the shit Trump fucked up to be fixed already. This is especially true of so called progressives who are whining Biden is useless because he hasn’t fixed racial or gender inequality, the economy and raising the minimum wage, etc and so on. Since Jan 20th. What the actual fuck is wrong with these assholes. One would almost think they don’t want Democrats to succeed….

They want everything to be solved and America on an upward path, meanwhile Merrick Garland just wants to finally be past the confirmation vote he’s been waiting on since January.

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:11:14am
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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:12:11am
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darthstar  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:12:49am

re: #118 Targetpractice

For argument’s sake, there’s numerous red state and local governments who purposefully make it damn near impossible to get or continue to receive UI payments because their ideology says that people who look for help don’t need it and those who need it don’t go looking for it because “pride.”

Why hasn’t President Biden nationalized those states and made them better?

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Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:15:25am

AFK a sec, oncoming primal scream…

Damn Joe Manchin to the lowest depths of Hell…and save a seat for Kyrsten Sinema while you’re at it.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:20:01am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:20:47am

re: #121 The Pie Overlord!

This is the problem with so much “design” and “home improvement” - it’s not really how life happens.

Working with tools (and the kitchen is full of tools) means having lots and lots of light.

The issue with so much house construction and remodeling is that designers want to put their mark on things, and that almost always means a “look”. Damn the other sense, damn the real function, it’s “style” that they are after.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:20:49am

re: #63 Decatur Deb

It’s 0319 in CST. I’m awake because yesterday’s Fauchi Ouchie makes just enough pain in the shoulder to screw up sleep posture. No other side effects.

That’s what I had from my first one, just a bit of pain in the muscles at the injection site. Will see what the second one does when I get it on the 13th.

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:25:59am

Chris Wray giving his opening statement to Senate Judiciary right now. Called Jan 6 “Domestic Terrorism”

judiciary.senate.gov

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:26:38am

A bunch of people thinking they only have to worry about ‘tresspassing’ charges just got serious butt pucker.

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Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:27:21am

re: #127 darthstar

Chris Wray giving his opening statement to Senate Judiciary right now. Called Jan 6 “Domestic Terrorism”

judiciary.senate.gov

That means the Repubs on the committee will now spend the day whining. Which is their natural state, but it means they’ll crank it up to 11 now. And try to corner Wray into calling Antifa/BLM “domestic terrorists” in order to level the playing field in their favor.

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:28:11am

“on the same level as ISIS”…

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:28:56am

re: #129 Targetpractice

That means the Repubs on the committee will now spend the day whining. Which is their natural state, but it means they’ll crank it up to 11 now. And try to corner Wray into calling Antifa/BLM “domestic terrorists” in order to level the playing field in their favor.

Grassley’s opening was about BLM. But Wray’s testimony tells us already President Biden isn’t going to fire him any time soon.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:29:05am

re: #130 darthstar

“on the same level as ISIS”…

Lawn Order, mofos.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:30:02am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:32:04am

re: #124 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

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Broad With Sass  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:32:23am

re: #125 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I so understand…the “design” team from corporate redid our bar area…we now have no ice well or cooler for bottles of wine/beer..it didn’t fit the “look” so we have to haul rolling coolers to the bar every day with the wine & ice

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:32:39am
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lawhawk  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:33:09am

re: #129 Targetpractice

The question that must be asked and answered:

Who are the ringleaders and instigators of this domestic terrorism and why are they not under arrest.

We know Trump and members of Proud Boys and Oathkeepers are involved.
We know other members of Trumpworld are involved.

They instigated. They plotted. They planned the rally for 1/6 and to act against the government by insisting the insurrectionists storm the Capitol.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:33:10am

re: #135 Broad With Sass

I so understand…the “design” team from corporate redid our bar area…we now have no ice well or cooler for bottles of wine/beer..it didn’t fit the “look” so we have to haul rolling coolers to the bar every day with the wine & ice

Do the rolling coolers fit the “look?”

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Broad With Sass  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:34:36am

re: #138 Punish Domestic Terrorists

No they don’t they are something my boss ran and bought from Walmart well after the fact to at least give us some functionality

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:36:25am

re: #139 Broad With Sass

No they don’t they are something my boss ran and bought from Walmart well after the fact to at least give us some functionality

Then the new look is officially a failure.

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Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:36:57am

re: #135 Broad With Sass

I so understand…the “design” team from corporate redid our bar area…we now have no ice well or cooler for bottles of wine/beer..it didn’t fit the “look” so we have to haul rolling coolers to the bar every day with the wine & ice

Reminds me of the last hotel I worked at, which underwent renovation in the first year I worked there as part of becoming a Starwood franchise hotel.

This is a beach resort town in VA, which has a strong relationship with the Navy and centuries of relations with fishing and trade.

The design theme that they ended up going with? Rustic mountain cabin with stone fireplace, reclaimed “barn” wood (dark-stained pallet wood), and wooden “clouds” hanging from the ceiling.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:38:08am

today’s conservative frothing outrage:

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plansbandc  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:38:44am

re: #120 darthstar

This country is going to break apart.

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Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:39:37am

re: #142 Backwoods_Sleuth

today’s conservative frothing outrage:

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So because he did not specifically mention and single out Dr. Seuss, he’s “removing” him and it’s all due to worries about racism.

FFS.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:40:09am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:41:19am

re: #143 plansbandc

Maybe, but the Confederates failed last time, and this new rebellion will probably fail as well.

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:41:36am

re: #143 plansbandc

This country is going to break apart.

Nah…they did this when Obama was elected too. It’s just Republican butt-hurt on display.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:41:42am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:42:48am

re: #144 Targetpractice

So because he did not specifically mention and single out Dr. Seuss, he’s “removing” him and it’s all due to worries about racism.

FFS.

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:42:49am

Grassley asking how many domestic terror investigations involve Jihadis, White Supremacists, and Antifa…Wray responds that it’s just white supremacists so far.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:43:15am

re: #145 Backwoods_Sleuth

Can you imagine being part of the security team assessing the threat that complete lunatics pose? They’re monitoring actual insanity that creates rectally-retrieved threat dates.

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:43:59am

re: #93 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:44:57am

Grassley: Okay, you have a lot of examples of white extremists…what about the blacks and anarchists?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:46:28am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:46:31am

re: #149 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:47:51am

re: #148 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Follow what the GQP did? So you mean scream at any TV camera they can find about how this is all “partisan bullshit,” finally agree to allow the FBI to do a single investigation lasting no more than a few days and place limits on that investigation so that it cannot speak with certain witnesses or pursue leads, and then act as though the stunted and hand-cuffed investigation absolves the accused and proves the whole thing a “hoax”?

Perhaps Cuomo can go on live TV, attack his accusers with angry shouting, and talk about his life-long hobby of keeping calendars to put the whole thing to rest?

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:48:42am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:50:55am

re: #157 darthstar

They’re all morons. Trumpism is a moron—movement.

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lawhawk  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:51:21am

It’s great the FBI is rounding up all the ground forces in the insurrection, but what about those who incited the violence and planned it and plotted it and did all the “logistics” to get people to come to DC on 1/6 to storm the Capitol.

Where are their arrests and indictments? Why are you dragging your feet against those who carried out the armed insurrection to overthrow the government?

Is it because the people who led the armed insurrection are members of the US government? Is it because they had assistance from members of law enforcement including within the FBI, DOJ, DHS, and DoD?

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:51:35am

re: #100 A Mom Anon

I’m getting extremely tired of everyone who expects the shit Trump fucked up to be fixed already. This is especially true of so called progressives who are whining Biden is useless because he hasn’t fixed racial or gender inequality, the economy and raising the minimum wage, etc and so on. Since Jan 20th. What the actual fuck is wrong with these assholes. One would almost think they don’t want Democrats to succeed….

Biden’s approval rate is up around 61%. It’s around 98% among democrats (which means he has the bernie wing of the party too). The detractors are just very loud (most of Twitter is tweeted by 2% of the population).

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:52:07am

re: #120 darthstar

Yeah, meet the Supremacy Clause, idiots.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:53:53am

re: #149 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:56:32am

re: #148 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Ignore it and let him run for president?

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Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:56:32am

State that encouraged predatory capitalism is now suing the predatory capitalists.

In related news, The Onion announced it’s filing for bankruptcy protection yet again.

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Renaissance_Man  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:56:32am

re: #159 lawhawk

It’s great the FBI is rounding up all the ground forces in the insurrection, but what about those who incited the violence and planned it and plotted it and did all the “logistics” to get people to come to DC on 1/6 to storm the Capitol.

Where are their arrests and indictments? Why are you dragging your feet against those who carried out the armed insurrection to overthrow the government?

Is it because the people who led the armed insurrection are members of the US government? Is it because they had assistance from members of law enforcement including within the FBI, DOJ, DHS, and DoD?

That’s right. It’s because they are white conservatives in positions of power and/or wealth, and such people cannot suffer consequences. They will never, ever suffer consequences.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:58:21am
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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:58:27am

re: #108 Belafon

Royce Cunningham
@piratePOV
“As we start to emerge from the pandemic, there should be an honest discussion about balancing risks. The problem is that, to paraphrase George Carlin, anyone taking more covid-19 precautions than you is an idiot and anyone taking fewer precautions is a maniac

Since, as I’ve mentioned, I live in an area with high observance of anti-covid precautions and a low percentage of positive tests (hey, could it be that those things are related?), I take fewer precautions than most people here. For the record, I don’t think you are idiots.

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lawhawk  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:58:53am

re: #160 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

Biden’s approval rate is up around 61%. It’s around 98% among democrats (which means he has the bernie wing of the party too). The detractors are just very loud (most of Twitter is tweeted by 2% of the population).

For comparison, Trump never got above 50% in any reputable poll at any point in the time he was in office or out of office. Biden never once has pointed to polls as proof of anything.

He’s trying to enact his agenda, and the Senate is taking up the relief bill this week. Any versioning differences will be reconciled and become law once Biden signs it. That should happen within next week/10 days.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 2, 2021 • 7:59:04am

re: #154 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“That’s ok honey, whatever works for you” :-)

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:01:09am
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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:01:59am

re: #116 Decatur Deb

Continuing the Alabama season of Wild Kingdom:

No kangaroo wrangler, here, but I think that guy is going to get the shit kicked out of him.

If you grab the base of their tails, they can’t kick you. I hope they’re chasing Roo and not Kanga, though.

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Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:07:41am

re: #170 The Pie Overlord!

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It’s never going to matter who tells them that, they will tell themselves for years to come that the only violence and destruction done was by “Antifa/BLM,” that all the MAGAts arrested that day and since are actually victims, and that what happened on Jan 6th was simultaneously nothing to get worked up over and also the worst act of domestic terrorism by “far-left terrorists” ever.

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:08:09am

re: #120 darthstar

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The Oklahoma state House has passed a bill that would allow the state attorney general and legislature to declare federal laws and executive orders issued under Democratic President Joe Biden as unconstitutional. -Newsweek

go for it!
declare away

not how any of this works

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:08:57am

re: #121 The Pie Overlord!

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nobody cooks in that
not day after day 3 meals a day

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:10:09am

re: #125 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

This is the problem with so much “design” and “home improvement” - it’s not really how life happens.

Working with tools (and the kitchen is full of tools) means having lots and lots of light.

The issue with so much house construction and remodeling is that designers want to put their mark on things, and that almost always means a “look”. Damn the other sense, damn the real function, it’s “style” that they are after.

it’s the equivalent of designer runway clothing
no one real wears that stuff

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Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:10:28am

re: #174 Dangerman

nobody cooks in that
not day after day 3 meals a day

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That’s the kitchen of a household that orders/eats out almost every meal and whose guests always marvel at how it’s so much cleaner than their own at home.

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Teddy's Person  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:11:27am

re: #174 Dangerman

nobody cooks in that
not day after day 3 meals a day

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That looks like it would be Hannibal Lecter’s kitchen.

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John Hughes  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:13:19am

re: #121 The Pie Overlord!

When Zaphod, Ford, Arthur, and Trillian steal a ship outside the Restaurant at the End of the Universe they are momentarily confused to find that not only is it totally black on the outside it has all-black controls set on a black control panel with black lettering indicating the function.

This kitchen apears to have been designed by the same people.

It’s probably also going to end up being crashed into the heart of a sun at the climax of a concert by Disaster Area.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:13:21am

re: #158 Punish Domestic Terrorists

They’re all morons. Trumpism is a moron—movement.

A moron, messy, bowel movement

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Jay C  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:15:18am

re: #176 Targetpractice

That’s the kitchen of a household that orders/eats out almost every meal and whose guests always marvel at how it’s so much cleaner than their own at home.

More like the kitchen of an enormously overpriced condo in an enormously overpriced Manhattan mega-sliver, where the design is the main thing, and it’s unlikely to ever be actually cooked in or eaten in.

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:17:01am

re: #154 Backwoods_Sleuth

Rex Chapman🏇🏼
@RexChapman
This mother elephant showing her baby boy how to descend from a ledge is the Twitter content I needed today…

“Hey, mom! This way works too!”

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:17:47am

re: #180 Jay C

More the kitchen of an enormously overpriced condo in an enormously overpriced Manhattan mega-sliver, where the design is the main thing, and it’s unlikely to ever be actually cooked in or eaten in.

The caterers come for some big party and they’re like “FTS we’ll set up in the all-white living room!”

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:20:38am

re: #181 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

“Hey, mom! This way works too!”

i meant to do that

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:23:38am

re: #159 lawhawk

It’s great the FBI is rounding up all the ground forces in the insurrection, but what about those who incited the violence and planned it and plotted it and did all the “logistics” to get people to come to DC on 1/6 to storm the Capitol.

Where are their arrests and indictments? Why are you dragging your feet against those who carried out the armed insurrection to overthrow the government?

Is it because the people who led the armed insurrection are members of the US government? Is it because they had assistance from members of law enforcement including within the FBI, DOJ, DHS, and DoD?

This is your area more than mine, but don’t they usually round up the small fry first? Building a case against the ringleaders would take longer (and likely require testimony from little guys with immunity). It’s only been weeks….

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Nojay UK  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:23:41am

re: #164 Targetpractice

From an admittedly brief study of the Griddy business model, it was basically a casino operation. They sold electricity to individual customers based on the spot market price which they gambled would always be under the “retail” price from other suppliers. Along comes a black swan event, the spot market price goes up by three orders of magnitude during shortages and blackouts and a collapse of the grid generators and Griddy doesn’t have any sort of a cushion or forward contracts to limit their exposure so they have to pass on the very high prices to their customers because they’ve contracted to pay the spot market price for the electricity they’re buying to resell.

Basically, if the deal looks too good then this worked example demonstrates why it might not actually be a good idea after all. See also the RobinHood stock trading website and the GameStop debacle of recent weeks.

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:27:21am

re: #159 lawhawk

It’s great the FBI is rounding up all the ground forces in the insurrection, but what about those who incited the violence and planned it and plotted it and did all the “logistics” to get people to come to DC on 1/6 to storm the Capitol.

Where are their arrests and indictments? Why are you dragging your feet against those who carried out the armed insurrection to overthrow the government?

Is it because the people who led the armed insurrection are members of the US government? Is it because they had assistance from members of law enforcement including within the FBI, DOJ, DHS, and DoD?

Aren’t we still in the “rounding up the snitches” phase?

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John Hughes  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:28:22am

re: #121 The Pie Overlord!

A serious criticism:

Pourquoi le mitigeur est pas noir mat ?

“Why isn’t the tap mat black?” (spoils the whole effect, I agree).

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:29:49am

re: #166 The Pie Overlord!

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I love it. “Hey, Republican justices, they only way we can win is you choosing to help us suppress minorities.”

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sagehen  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:34:19am

re: #159 lawhawk

It’s great the FBI is rounding up all the ground forces in the insurrection, but what about those who incited the violence and planned it and plotted it and did all the “logistics” to get people to come to DC on 1/6 to storm the Capitol.

Where are their arrests and indictments? Why are you dragging your feet against those who carried out the armed insurrection to overthrow the government?

Is it because the people who led the armed insurrection are members of the US government? Is it because they had assistance from members of law enforcement including within the FBI, DOJ, DHS, and DoD?

It’s because they need thorough interviews with the ground forces, and examination of their phones and computers, before they’ll have enough evidence to go after the organizers and inciters.

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John Vreeland  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:36:39am
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PrairieQueen  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:38:17am

re: #120 darthstar

I just found that one reason I never considered to join Team Tornado.//

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danarchy  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:38:47am

re: #166 The Pie Overlord!

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I am going to assume the parenthetical was added by the tweets author, as I am sure neither Barrett or the GOP attorney would characterize them as laws that suppress minority voters.

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retired cynic  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:40:35am

re: #160 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

Biden’s approval rate is up around 61%. It’s around 98% among democrats (which means he has the bernie wing of the party too). The detractors are just very loud (most of Twitter is tweeted by 2% of the population).

That would be great if at least some parts of the news media (cough – NYT – cough) would stop making a feedback loop of the 2%, which ends up making it grow.

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:40:37am

re: #185 Nojay UK

From an admittedly brief study of the Griddy business model, it was basically a casino operation. They sold electricity to individual customers based on the spot market price which they gambled would always be under the “retail” price from other suppliers. Along comes a black swan event, the spot market price goes up by three orders of magnitude during shortages and blackouts and a collapse of the grid generators and Griddy doesn’t have any sort of a cushion or forward contracts to limit their exposure so they have to pass on the very high prices to their customers because they’ve contracted to pay the spot market price for the electricity they’re buying to resell.

Basically, if the deal looks too good then this worked example demonstrates why it might not actually be a good idea after all. See also the RobinHood stock trading website and the GameStop debacle of recent weeks.

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

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Jay C  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:42:57am

re: #190 John Vreeland

The story of the First Asshole Couple getting their CV vaccine (secretly) before leaving the WH raised one question for me.
I though the Orange Anus had actually gotten a case of COVID last October ( recall the BFD made of his “rush” to Walter Reed? And his subsequent joyride to wave to his fans?) - wouldn’t he have had some sort of immunity?

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PrairieQueen  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:45:27am

re: #195 Jay C

The story of the First Asshole Couple getting their CV vaccine (secretly) before leaving the WH raised one question for me.
I though the Orange Anus had actually gotten a case of COVID last October ( recall the BFD made of his “rush” to Walter Reed? And his subsequent joyride to wave to his fans?) - wouldn’t he have had some sort of immunity?

Probably to help ward off any variants, so he’s able-bodied to campaign and grift, where Melania just didn’t want more cooties.

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sagehen  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:50:44am

re: #195 Jay C

The story of the First Asshole Couple getting their CV vaccine (secretly) before leaving the WH raised one question for me.
I though the Orange Anus had actually gotten a case of COVID last October ( recall the BFD made of his “rush” to Walter Reed? And his subsequent joyride to wave to his fans?) - wouldn’t he have had some sort of immunity?

nah. People who’ve had it already need the vaccine as much as the rest of us. My cousin’s a long-hauler, got it last April, and he just got his vaccine this week.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:51:23am

re: #195 Jay C

The story of the First Asshole Couple getting their CV vaccine (secretly) before leaving the WH raised one question for me.
I though the Orange Anus had actually gotten a case of COVID last October ( recall the BFD made of his “rush” to Walter Reed? And his subsequent joyride to wave to his fans?) - wouldn’t he have had some sort of immunity?

I think you’re off on timeline. He got COVID before the election. He was still in office this January (insurrection month) when he got the vaccine. There is no consensus on whether having had COVID provides immunity. And trump always does what he thinks is best for trump.

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lawhawk  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:51:30am

re: #186 Belafon

Aren’t we still in the “rounding up the snitches” phase?

Yes. There’s some of that, and I also get that there’s a need to create an airtight case against Trump because of the potential blowback of having a case to watch it fall apart under scrutiny.

And yet, prosecutors routinely go ahead with indictments in cases that have less proof than we have against Trump. Grand juries routinely return indictments with far less proof than here.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:55:05am

re: #183 Dangerman

i meant to do that

been practicing, you know…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 2, 2021 • 8:56:23am

re: #142 Backwoods_Sleuth

Biden removes mention of Dr. Seuss from ‘Read Across America Day’

One state, two state, red state, blue state.

All had ballots certified, come called fraud others lied.

Oh how very hard they tried!

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IngisKahn  Mar 2, 2021 • 9:04:31am

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 9:10:26am

re: #195 Jay C

The story of the First Asshole Couple getting their CV vaccine (secretly) before leaving the WH raised one question for me.
I though the Orange Anus had actually gotten a case of COVID last October ( recall the BFD made of his “rush” to Walter Reed? And his subsequent joyride to wave to his fans?) - wouldn’t he have had some sort of immunity?

it was free

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danarchy  Mar 2, 2021 • 9:13:07am

re: #195 Jay C

The story of the First Asshole Couple getting their CV vaccine (secretly) before leaving the WH raised one question for me.
I though the Orange Anus had actually gotten a case of COVID last October ( recall the BFD made of his “rush” to Walter Reed? And his subsequent joyride to wave to his fans?) - wouldn’t he have had some sort of immunity?

CDC guidance is that you should get vaccinated even if you have already had it.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 2, 2021 • 9:13:25am

re: #203 Dangerman

it was free

The CDC is recommending people get vaccinated even if you have had it. It’s unknown how long or how strong the natural response is.

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Sherlock Hound  Mar 2, 2021 • 9:17:46am

re: #180 Jay C

More like the kitchen of an enormously overpriced condo in an enormously overpriced Manhattan mega-sliver, where the design is the main thing, and it’s unlikely to ever be actually cooked in or eaten in.

It’s a TV set. Great low-key lighting. Not practical.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 2, 2021 • 9:20:08am

re: #205 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

The CDC is recommending people get vaccinated even if you have had it. It’s unknown how long or how strong the natural response is.

THIS.

There’s plenty of reasons to hate orange man, but he was apparently doing the right thing in this ONE CASE.

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mmmirele  Mar 2, 2021 • 9:23:58am

re: #94 Renaissance_Man

Pretty sure Bloomberg’s salary of $1 puts him in the bottom percentile of earners.

Doctors and surgeons do well, don’t get me wrong. But it’s a very well paid blue collar profession - we still trade time for money. If we aren’t doing work, we’re not making anything - that’s what ‘earning’ means. The truly wealthy get richer no matter what they’re doing, including in their sleep.

This is true. I am a well paid professional cat herder. My skills have been honed by over two decades of on the job training in technology. (Although law school comes in handy when I ask probing questions to make sure the support teams have considered all options.) But I have to work to make money, and I am planning for my future by funding a 401k, even though I also say that I am on the “work ‘til I drop plan.”

And rich people don’t have to worry about getting laid off or shuffled around because bean counters are cutting costs.

7GRxGQEz49iCCziEWy6VNaH3DZV2AIqNXerUP4yIkoMaRojFEhNH6wcE3Y+eaU+eozFaUjEGm3uPpF1wmmyNGrPXB6hAA4LWrRoskhIDYSUxWrjSfbcSaFcO051bYVrfw+QLdd1dfa+kGIYVaWDB2T17k0OqIbcoF2qvc2w9UC34v9//xWCCdtgp1MaCXmMbIgb9jeNqujgvkJ+94hbj3R3rQ58pjG3ylMHquv0TYzCfLb4ElKp4vpLliRpzOQOfgXKPT24wyo+BficwKlTWLmosCeEogd0PA8Pa8o7DXliLqCkHuISSSja8/cSR3ChL497xE2luAs3tWd+ichOiYnNChVB4UZGuinCP1KtD5OMus0htY+Dxp0naoxIsKc8URyrf3jwIdzKJt533fLpqPtlxGGD89yy2tgRqHvRmdjk/LsRUSIZjZZLWw3KNXzxKBJUzzob9hVt4TnV6deMTJQ==

Just in case. You need to have a just in case plan, and that doesn’t mean going to St. Tropez if a Greek island isn’t available.

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2021 • 9:36:31am

re: #207 Eclectic Cyborg

THIS.

There’s plenty of reasons to hate orange man, but he was apparently doing the right thing in this ONE CASE.

And yet hiding it because it would have hurt him with his followers.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 2, 2021 • 9:41:32am

re: #207 Eclectic Cyborg

THIS.

There’s plenty of reasons to hate orange man, but he was apparently doing the right thing in this ONE CASE.

He should have announced this the day he received the vaccine and publicly urged everyone to vaccinate. It would have been far more powerful and effective if that was his sole statement instead of burying it in a speech.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 2, 2021 • 9:42:07am

Watch White House press briefing with a Press Secretary who is not a complete liar!

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 9:47:16am

re: #207 Eclectic Cyborg

THIS.

There’s plenty of reasons to hate orange man, but he was apparently doing the right thing in this ONE CASE.

i know this is all true - the science.

i still find it satisfying to picture him saying “as long as it doesn’t cost me anything, why not”

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 2, 2021 • 9:49:20am

All right, I have to say I do not like Jen Psaki’s outfit. REDHEADS SHOULD NOT WEAR RED OR PINK it clashes with their hair.

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mmmirele  Mar 2, 2021 • 9:49:29am

re: #118 Targetpractice

For argument’s sake, there’s numerous red state and local governments who purposefully make it damn near impossible to get or continue to receive UI payments because their ideology says that people who look for help don’t need it and those who need it don’t go looking for it because “pride.”

In Arizona, the maximum you can get for UI is $240 a week. Why yes, that’s less than the minimum wage. And my shitheel congressman pushed this garbage back when he was in the state legislature. So yeah, EVEN if you can get through the antiquated system used by UI, then you’re still gonna starve because ain’t nobody making it on less than $1000/month unless they’re living in a box under the freeway.

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plansbandc  Mar 2, 2021 • 9:53:41am

re: #152 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

I don’t know what that is, but it sure is pretty.

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🌹UOJB!  Mar 2, 2021 • 9:59:43am

re: #194 Dangerman

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

Those TexAssHoles loved seeing how ENRON fucked California after their lobbyists got their power deregulation bill passed. Now they’re getting screwed the same way…

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lawhawk  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:00:53am

re: #184 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

This is your area more than mine, but don’t they usually round up the small fry first? Building a case against the ringleaders would take longer (and likely require testimony from little guys with immunity). It’s only been weeks….

Depends on the situation and nature of the crimes. We’re in unprecedented times when it comes to this stuff since no one has been accused of inciting an armed insurrection against the US govt, let alone an occupant of the WH being the one inciting that insurrection so that he could stay in power beyond the statutory date.

Trump’s own statements and actions are sufficient for an indictment. What the DOJ needs to do is roll up everyone between Trump and those who carried out the actions on 1/6. That’s what they are doing and need to do faster.

Their job would have been easier had they actually arrested those coming out of the Capitol instead of letting them slink away unobstructed. I get why it might make sense to defuse the situation and arrest after with all the photo/video evidence that could be obtained from within the Capitol grounds, let alone the videos by the insurrectionists themselves. But by doing so, they also let key individuals escape and makes their arrest/capture harder/delayed.

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lawhawk  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:04:12am
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Belafon  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:04:20am

re: #217 lawhawk

Depends on the situation and nature of the crimes. We’re in unprecedented times when it comes to this stuff since no one has been accused of inciting an armed insurrection against the US govt, let alone an occupant of the WH being the one inciting that insurrection so that he could stay in power beyond the statutory date.

Trump’s own statements and actions are sufficient for an indictment. What the DOJ needs to do is roll up everyone between Trump and those who carried out the actions on 1/6. That’s what they are doing and need to do faster.

Their job would have been easier had they actually arrested those coming out of the Capitol instead of letting them slink away unobstructed. I get why it might make sense to defuse the situation and arrest after with all the photo/video evidence that could be obtained from within the Capitol grounds, let alone the videos by the insurrectionists themselves. But by doing so, they also let key individuals escape and makes their arrest/capture harder/delayed.

We’re also dealing with charging a president, and he’s still being supported by one of the major political parties.

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:04:25am

thegreatpoolpondconversion - 210228 edition ———————->
“Trench-er-man and tales of pumps and filters”


Here’s an index of all the postings in #thegreatpoolpondconversion

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🌹UOJB!  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:05:42am

re: #213 The Pie Overlord!

All right, I have to say I do not like Jen Psaki’s outfit. REDHEADS SHOULD NOT WEAR RED OR PINK it clashes with their hair.

Oh I’m glad Satan’s Tinkerbelle is on the unemployment line.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:07:26am

re: #221 🌹UOJB!

Oh I’m glad Satan’s Tinkerbelle is on the unemployment line.

Speaking of unemployment…

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:08:11am

re: #222 The Pie Overlord!

Speaking of unemployment…

He won’t be happy until we’re down to nothing but tax cuts. Fuck him.

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BeachDem  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:09:01am

re: #221 🌹UOJB!

Oh I’m glad Satan’s Tinkerbelle is on the unemployment line.

Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany joins Fox News

The move, which was announced by Fox News host Harris Faulkner, comes after weeks during which the network had equivocated about McEnany’s role at the network.

nbcnews.com

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:09:56am
Emily Ekins: “But why are some Republican voters more reluctant to take surveys? As the director of polling at the Cato Institute, I, as well as other pollsters, am studying this and currently have two working theories for why this is happening.”

“First, Republicans are becoming more distrustful of institutions and society, and that may be extending to how they feel about pollsters. Second, suburban Republican college graduates are more likely to fear professional sanction for their views and are therefore self-censoring more, including in surveys.”

…If you have to self-censor your views so you don’t lose your job, maybe you need to rethink your views…

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:10:01am
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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:13:38am

re: #222 The Pie Overlord!

Speaking of unemployment…

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joe (manchin) needs to get in touch with his state

Although Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) says he doesn’t support a federal minimum wage hike to $15 an hour, a new poll suggests that 63% of West Virginians support raising the minimum wage to that level by 2025.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:16:46am

re: #224 BeachDem

Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany joins Fox News

The move, which was announced by Fox News host Harris Faulkner, comes after weeks during which the network had equivocated about McEnany’s role at the network.

nbcnews.com

While Fox provides the new home, I never forget that CNN brought her forth as their own Fox-type instigator first.

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mmmirele  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:16:49am

re: #221 🌹UOJB!

Oh I’m glad Satan’s Tinkerbelle is on the unemployment line.

Uhm, no, apparently she was just hired by Faux Noise.

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:16:49am

re: #224 BeachDem

Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany joins Fox News

The move, which was announced by Fox News host Harris Faulkner, comes after weeks during which the network had equivocated about McEnany’s role at the network.

nbcnews.com


Fox News Insiders Rage Against Hiring ‘Mini Goebbels’ Kayleigh McEnany

The addition of a known and frequent liar to the Fox News roster set off some alarms within a newsroom that has been “purged” in recent months in favor of right-wing opinion programming and content geared towards keeping a diehard MAGA audience satisfied.

“It’s truly disgusting they fired hard-working journalists who did care about facts and news reporting only to turn around and hire a mini-Goebbels whose incessant lies from the White House helped incite an insurrection on our democracy that got five people killed, including a police officer,” a Fox News insider raged to The Daily Beast. “Post-Trump Fox is quickly becoming a very scary place and quite dangerous for our democracy. It’s not even conservative news anymore. They’ve plunged into an alternate reality where extremist propaganda is the only course on the menu.”

Fox News did not respond when asked for comment.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:18:00am

re: #229 mmmirele

Uhm, no, apparently she was just hired by Faux Noise.

Hired officially that is, she has been working for and with them since she started in the White House

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:19:47am
Wall Street Journal: “The oil industry’s top lobbying group is preparing to endorse setting a price on carbon emissions in what would be the strongest signal yet that oil and gas producers are ready to accept government efforts to confront climate change.”

10 years late
uncounted $ short

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Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:19:57am

re: #227 Dangerman

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joe (manchin) needs to get in touch with his state

Joe F’n Manchin can take issue with whatever he likes, just so long as he understands nobody gives a shit what he thinks.

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lawhawk  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:21:48am

re: #222 The Pie Overlord!

Unemployment rate is still far higher than it was at the beginning of 2020, thanks to Trump and the GOP pandemic response. It’s not going to recover quickly, and many of those at work are those in retail businesses that suffered horribly from the shutdowns and measures designed to reduce exposures (but which the GOP fought tooth and nail to undermine/subvert causing the outbreak to continue growing).

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plansbandc  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:24:47am
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Belafon  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:24:55am

re: #222 The Pie Overlord!

Speaking of unemployment…

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Then it won’t cost all that much to include it, Joe, and we’ll get people off of the rolls faster if we do.

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:26:12am

re: #227 Dangerman

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joe (manchin) needs to get in touch with his state

I would pay a reporter myself to ask him that.

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🌹UOJB!  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:26:16am

re: #235 plansbandc

Charles Chips…best BBQ and Ripple chips ever made. Also Charles Pretzels and Popcorn…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:28:28am

re: #213 The Pie Overlord!

All right, I have to say I do not like Jen Psaki’s outfit. REDHEADS SHOULD NOT WEAR RED OR PINK it clashes with their hair.

Honestly, if that’s the biggest gripe we have about the Press Secretary these days, we’re doing pretty good.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:29:57am

re: #238 🌹UOJB!

Charles Chips…best BBQ and Ripple chips ever made. Also Charles Pretzels and Popcorn…

We got them delivered at some point in the 1960s (Charles Chips).

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:30:38am

re: #239 Eclectic Cyborg

Honestly, if that’s the biggest gripe we have about the Press Secretary these days, we’re doing pretty good.

I know, isn’t it great?

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:31:33am

re: #125 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The issue with so much house construction and remodeling is that designers want to put their mark on things, and that almost always means a “look”. Damn the other sense, damn the real function, it’s “style” that they are after.

I’m in the process of remodeling my kitchen / dining room / house flow. I’m using an architect. When I ask for suggestions she gives them, and if I go down a different path, she’s all “is your space and got taste”.

As you note, it should be about function and form, and if shouldn’t be about a designer’s ‘vision’. Which is the part of reason i didn’t go to a design studio and went architect. Plus,after she got involved, the ideas became much better.

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:33:44am

re: #217 lawhawk

Depends on the situation and nature of the crimes. We’re in unprecedented times when it comes to this stuff since no one has been accused of inciting an armed insurrection against the US govt, let alone an occupant of the WH being the one inciting that insurrection so that he could stay in power beyond the statutory date.

Trump’s own statements and actions are sufficient for an indictment. What the DOJ needs to do is roll up everyone between Trump and those who carried out the actions on 1/6. That’s what they are doing and need to do faster.

Their job would have been easier had they actually arrested those coming out of the Capitol instead of letting them slink away unobstructed. I get why it might make sense to defuse the situation and arrest after with all the photo/video evidence that could be obtained from within the Capitol grounds, let alone the videos by the insurrectionists themselves. But by doing so, they also let key individuals escape and makes their arrest/capture harder/delayed.

Just one thing: they say they let the insurrectionists walk because they didn’t have the means to arrest them. In view of everything else we’ve learned about that day, I find this easy to believe.

All right, two things — there might be good reasons for waiting on indicting DT, even if only to have his most violent supporters locked up before they move on him. It’s not as if there were anywhere for him to hide.

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:34:05am

re: #240 Barefoot Grin

We got them delivered at some point in the 1960s (Charles Chips).

Yup

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mmmirele  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:34:38am

re: #125 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The issue with so much house construction and remodeling is that designers want to put their mark on things, and that almost always means a “look”. Damn the other sense, damn the real function, it’s “style” that they are after.

I still remember some house renovation show (maybe ’90s or early ’00s?) where the designer put HAY as in “is for horses” on the wall in the living room as some sort of design statement. This pretty much says how I feel about house designers.

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lawhawk  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:37:45am

re: #245 mmmirele

I still remember some house renovation show (maybe ’90s or early ’00s?) where the designer put HAY as in “is for horses” on the wall in the living room as some sort of design statement. This pretty much says how I feel about house designers.

Form follows function. That all black design is just form and it functions solely as a design element for someone who never actually cooks in a kitchen.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:38:21am

re: #245 mmmirele

I still remember some house renovation show (maybe ’90s or early ’00s?) where the designer put HAY as in “is for horses” on the wall in the living room as some sort of design statement. This pretty much says how I feel about house designers.

I will hire a designer if I have no idea what I want and want to see some ideas for inspiration. Otherwise, I will hire a professional builder who will implement my vision and make practical suggestions that will improve the function within my vision.

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garzooma  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:41:15am

re: #234 lawhawk

Unemployment rate is still far higher than it was at the beginning of 2020, thanks to Trump and the GOP pandemic response. It’s not going to recover quickly, and many of those at work are those in retail businesses that suffered horribly from the shutdowns and measures designed to reduce exposures (but which the GOP fought tooth and nail to undermine/subvert causing the outbreak to continue growing).

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This is a reason I’m nervous about raising the minimum wage at this point. When employment doesn’t recover quickly, the minimum wage will paint a target on Democrats’ backs. It might be better to wait until employment does recover before pushing this.

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:42:59am

re: #166 The Pie Overlord!

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lizardofid  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:43:46am

re: #235 plansbandc

Talk about getting nostalgic. The local PBS re-broadcast Carole King and James Taylor Live at the Troubadour last night. All the feels.

Edit to correct Carole’s name : (

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:47:07am

re: #248 garzooma

This is a reason I’m nervous about raising the minimum wage at this point. When employment doesn’t recover quickly, the minimum wage will paint a target on Democrats’ backs. It might be better to wait until employment does recover before pushing this.

I am less concerned about raising it given the fact that a lot of essential workers need to recognized for how essential they were AND REMAIN EVEN ADFTER COVID PASSES Another thing that the GOP likes to leave out is that this is a phased increase, we are not doubling it overnight.

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lawhawk  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:50:36am

re: #248 garzooma

This is a reason I’m nervous about raising the minimum wage at this point. When employment doesn’t recover quickly, the minimum wage will paint a target on Democrats’ backs. It might be better to wait until employment does recover before pushing this.

The minimum wage isn’t going to $15 in one shot.

It’s going there over at least 4 years. That’s more than sufficient to allow the markets and workforce to absorb the changes.

The reality is that more people having more money at their disposal is a good thing and will do more to grow the economy than tax cuts focused on the 1%.

There’s far more people struggling with poverty and who’d benefit from living wages (or getting to a living wage) that this would help address.

Would this slow job growth? Not necessarily. The economic recovery can go hand in hand with minimum wage hikes as some states have upped their minimum wages as of January 1 of this year. A few are implementing hikes later this year, or are increasing annually as part of plan to get to $12 or $15. Several are increasing according to COLA adjustments. In all, more than half of the states are hiking minimum wages in 2021.

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:55:21am

So Murkowski is iffy on tanden.

it’s only a confirmation hearing
If Tanden doesn’t get confirmed, the next nominee will
Biden gets his agenda either way
Murkowski gets nothing.

Don’t overplay your hand

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Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:56:14am

There never seems to be a good time to talk about raising the minimum wage.

If the economy is booming under a Republican presidency, we’re told not to talk about it because Repubs would take credit for it.

If the economy is busting under a Republican presidency, we’re told not to talk about it because we might scare business owners into supporting the Repubs in the next election.

If the economy is booming under a Democratic presidency, we’re told not to talk about it because we might spook the economy into a downturn.

And if the economy is busting under a Democratic presidency, we’re told not to talk about it because it might delay the recovery until after the next election.

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:59:05am

re: #251 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am less concerned about raising it given the fact that a lot of essential workers need to recognized for how essential they were AND REMAIN EVEN ADFTER COVID PASSES Another thing that the GOP likes to leave out is that this is a phased increase, we are not doubling it overnight.

Besides
If your business model can’t handle a phased in wage hike how’s it gonna handle any other cost increases that don’t have to pass Congress?

Transportation/gasoline/shipping
raw materials/parts
Rent

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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 2, 2021 • 10:59:17am

re: #246 lawhawk

Form follows function. That all black design is just form and it functions solely as a design element for someone who never actually cooks in a kitchen.

All black plus the lighting makes it look to me like it’s set up for setting out food as display, like for photography, but not actually making food.

Then again, what are the odds that it’s a kitchen made with staff in mind….

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danarchy  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:00:00am

re: #233 Targetpractice

Joe F’n Manchin can take issue with whatever he likes, just so long as he understands nobody gives a shit what he thinks.

with a 50-50 split unfortunately a lot of people have to give a shit.

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:04:55am

And

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:06:57am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:09:53am

re: #259 The Pie Overlord!

You could really blow his mind and tell him that - GASP! - almost anyone can be a parent figure to a child.

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Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:11:53am

re: #257 danarchy

with a 50-50 split unfortunately a lot of people have to give a shit.

There’s one major bill and then the rest of this year will be spent watching him and Sinema contort themselves into pretzels defending their singular view that the filibuster is something so sacred that it dare not be touched as bill after bill fail to reach 60 votes.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:15:04am

MS-13 meets MAGA (in spoiler tags because you’ll find out)

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Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:16:13am

re: #259 The Pie Overlord!

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Meanwhile, the growing dependence upon multiple paychecks to support a family has churned out generation after generation of latchkey kids whose experience is of one or both parents basically being out of the picture.

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:19:30am

re: #261 Targetpractice

There’s one major bill and then the rest of this year will be spent watching him and Sinema contort themselves into pretzels defending their singular view that the filibuster is something so sacred that it dare not be touched as bill after bill fail to reach 60 votes.

A link I saw yesterday showed that there are about six on record as stating that they won’t remove the filibutster, and five that want to get rid of it. The rest either won’t comment or just support reforming it. I think the best reform should be the one where it gets replaced with a requirement that 41 have to actively block it.

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aatharuv  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:22:12am

re: #262 The Pie Overlord!

MS-13 meets MAGA (in spoiler tags because you’ll find out)

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Wow, that Trump tattoo seems to have everything on it.

A Masonry symbol, Pyramids with the Eye of Providence, Bitcoin, MAGA. I’m surprised there’s no Q there, but maybe I’m just not looking closely enough. Obviously, they think they’re all part of the Conspiracy and on their side…

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jaunte  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:24:10am
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danarchy  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:25:03am

Damn, CNN was just reporting on a car accident that killed 15 people. Apparently there was a ford expedition with 27 people in it.

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:25:34am

re: #264 Belafon

A link I saw yesterday showed that there are about six on record as stating that they won’t remove the filibutster, and five that want to get rid of it. The rest either won’t comment or just support reforming it. I think the best reform should be the one where it gets replaced with a requirement that 41 have to actively block it.

wanna keep it in place?
fine
put it back the way it was (tradition and all right?)
make em stand and talk
make em follow the rules. all the rules

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:28:09am

also cnn

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is facing bipartisan criticism and a call for a federal investigation after the state set up invitation-only Covid-19 vaccination clinics in at least two upscale communities.

One prominent developer in two communities donated to DeSantis’ campaign — in amounts of $25,000 and $50,000 between 2018 and 2019 for a total of $125,000, according to campaign finance records.
The exclusive vaccine clinics allowed about 6,000 people to jump ahead of tens of thousands of seniors on waitlists in Manatee and Charlotte counties, where the drives happened.

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ckkatz  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:28:58am

re: #116 Decatur Deb

Continuing the Alabama season of Wild Kingdom:

No kangaroo wrangler, here, but I think that guy is going to get the shit kicked out of him.

True story-
If you hold a skunk by its tail, it cannot spray you. (IMHE)

Untold part, entering and and exiting that state can be a bit… problematic…

To Enter:

To grab hold of a skunk by its tail, shining a flashlight in its eyes will blind the skunk enough to approach and grab it by the tail.

Caveat… This only works the first time it is tried.

Question… How will you know it is the first time this has been tried on this individual?
Answer… You find out.

To Exit:

Now that you have an highly displeased skunk upside down by its tail, how do you gracefully exit this situation?

Answer: Gently placing the skunk on the ground at your feet and expecting it to gratefully amble away is… unrealistic.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:29:09am

re: #267 danarchy

Damn, CNN was just reporting on a car accident that killed 15 people. Apparently there was a ford expedition with 27 people in it.

(CNN)An SUV packed with people and a semitruck hauling trailers of gravel slammed into each other in Imperial County, California, on Tuesday morning, leaving 15 dead and others hospitalized, officials said.

Overhead video of the scene shows the brutal aftermath of the crash, with the jack-knifed semitruck smashed into the left side of the SUV. Both vehicles came to a rest off the side of the road.

There were 27 passengers in the SUV during the crash, said Judy Cruz, the managing director of the Emergency Room Department at El Centro Regional Medical Center. She said 14 people were dead on the scene, and another person died shortly after arriving at the hospital. Other passengers are being treated at El Centro Regional Medical Center and at Pioneers Memorial Hospital in nearby Brawley.

Full story here.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:29:48am

Today is my older daughter’s birthday!
She is 44 (yikes!)

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jimmyvluv4u  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:34:16am
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ckkatz  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:34:46am

Speaking of world wide vaccine distribution:

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🌹UOJB!  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:36:28am

19th Century Fox just had to bring up the Dr. Seuss shtick…

Jen Psaki comes prepared for Fox News reporter’s Dr. Seuss question

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ckkatz  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:38:08am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:38:58am

re: #275 🌹UOJB!

19th Century Fox just had to bring up the Dr. Seuss shtick…

You can’t teach a Sneech to need a Thneed…

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:40:16am

The State of Minnesota has finally put up a lovely portal to enter your information to be contacted when it’s vaccination time, so I have done this. I’m sure it’ll be a few months for me still, but I did make sure to say I was available on short notice.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:44:08am

re: #275 🌹UOJB!

19th Century Fox just had to bring up the Dr. Seuss shtick…

[Embedded content]

It’s almost like these idiots are so predictable that the WH staff plans ahead of time, like, “What if one of them asks this”…

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calochortus  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:44:32am

re: #259 The Pie Overlord!

[Embedded content]

So he’s saying children are better off in orphanages or foster care than with a loving single parent or same sex couple?
Sure.

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jaunte  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:46:15am

Abbott jumping the gun as usual.
My wife and I (both over 65) just got our first half of the Moderna vaccine this morning.
Second jab in 30 days. Most of the state is still going without masks.

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danarchy  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:47:05am

re: #275 🌹UOJB!

19th Century Fox just had to bring up the Dr. Seuss shtick…

[Embedded content]

Video

I thought Peter Doocy was fox’s new Whitehouse correspondent

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lawhawk  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:47:18am

re: #280 calochortus

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:47:55am

re: #115 Sherlock Hound

Good.

A Capitol rioter who told authorities to investigate “deez nuts” has been arrested

Wasn’t Deez Nuts a guy who ran for office in (IIRC) South Carolina?

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:49:08am

re: #282 danarchy

I thought Peter Doocy was fox’s new Whitehouse correspondent

Maybe he got lost in a closet looking for the correct room.

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🌹UOJB!  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:49:54am

re: #283 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Love those Southern Fried Baptists. So nice to see that they took off the bedsheets and hoods…

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🌹UOJB!  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:50:42am

re: #282 danarchy

I thought Peter Doocy was fox’s new Whitehouse correspondent

Petey called in sick. He got tired of being smacked silly by Jen.

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Florida Panhandler  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:51:55am

re: #230 Dangerman

My only response to these “Fox News insiders” complaining about the channel’s direction… just what the hell channel did they think they were working for in the first place? Only now they notice the propaganda?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:53:40am

re: #281 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Abbott jumping the gun as usual.
My wife and I (both over 65) just got our first half of the Moderna vaccine this morning.
Second jab in 30 days. Most of the state is still going without masks.

Fuck sakes. You don’t assume the problem is over just because you are making some progress towards solving it. Coders can tell you all about that.

Case levels are STILL high. Deaths are still at 2000 plus a day.

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:54:22am

re: #281 jaunte

Here on the eastern side of the Metroplex, mask wearing at places like Walmart is > 90%, though people are eating at restaurants.

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Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:57:10am

re: #289 Eclectic Cyborg

Fuck sakes. You don’t assume the problem is over just because you are making some progress towards solving it. Coders can tell you all about that.

Case levels are STILL high. Deaths are still at 2000 plus a day.

Yeah, but Greg’s running for a third term next year, so he probably figures that fewer voters being alive next November will help his bid.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:57:57am

re: #290 Belafon

Here on the eastern side of the Metroplex, mask wearing at places like Walmart is > 90%, though people are eating at restaurants.

Same here. I’ve eaten out a couple of times lately but to their credit the restaurants I’ve been to have been doing a very good job of keeping things clean, having servers wear masks and keeping tables well distanced from another. I know I am taking a bit of risk but I always survey the situation when I walk in and if I don’t like what I see, I leave.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:58:46am

re: #292 Eclectic Cyborg

Same here. I’ve eaten out a couple of times lately but to their credit the restaurants I’ve been to have been doing a very good job of keeping things clean, having servers wear masks and keeping tables well distanced from another. I know I am taking a bit of risk but I always survey the situation when I walk in and if I don’t like what I see, I leave.

I last ate in a restaurant last March: only gone out for takeaway since then.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 2, 2021 • 11:59:32am

re: #291 Targetpractice

Yeah, but Greg’s running for a third term next year, so he probably figures that fewer voters being alive next November will help his bid.

I wish you were joking but I know you’re not.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:00:54pm

re: #278 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

The State of Minnesota has finally put up a lovely portal to enter your information to be contacted when it’s vaccination time, so I have done this. I’m sure it’ll be a few months for me still, but I did make sure to say I was available on short notice.

The Sams Club pharmacies here are creating requirement-free quick-response rosters to make sure any unused daily supply gets into arms. They call, you show.

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Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:01:04pm

re: #294 Eclectic Cyborg

I wish you were joking but I know you’re not.

Little of column A, little of column B.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:03:58pm

re: #283 lawhawk

Trash are going to be trash.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:04:39pm

re: #295 Decatur Deb

The Sams Club pharmacies here are creating requirement-free quick-response rosters to make sure any unused daily supply gets into arms. They call, you show.

Note: No club membership required for any entry to the pharmacy.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:06:16pm
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lawhawk  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:08:22pm

re: #289 Eclectic Cyborg

Fuck sakes. You don’t assume the problem is over just because you are making some progress towards solving it. Coders can tell you all about that.

Case levels are STILL high. Deaths are still at 2000 plus a day.

The current death toll and new cases is still at or above the summer high. We’re still not dropping below the peaks seen during the summer or the initial spike.

That means that the virus in circulation has more chances to mutate and spread, and still guarantees more misery for more people.

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:11:44pm

re: #300 lawhawk

The current death toll and new cases is still at or above the summer high. We’re still not dropping below the peaks seen during the summer or the initial spike.

That means that the virus in circulation has more chances to mutate and spread, and still guarantees more misery for more people.

And that’s what Abbott’s jealous of. Why do New York and California have their own version of the coronavirus and we don’t?

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lawhawk  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:13:18pm

GOP… promising not to vote for the relief that strong majority of nation wants to see passed.

Their excuse? That this will have some kind of long term adverse consequences.

Make these fuckers show their work and explain what the consequences of doing nothing has done for the economy since last May when the GOP refused to act for 10 months on a follow up relief package after Trump and GOP thoroughly wrecked the economy.

We’re still cleaning up the mess and economists say the problem isn’t going too big, but going too small.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:13:25pm

re: #301 Belafon

And that’s what Abbott’s jealous of. Why do New York and California have their own version of the coronavirus and we don’t?

You might. Are they doing the gene sequencing to detect new variants?

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calochortus  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:15:12pm

re: #302 lawhawk

GOP… promising not to vote for the relief that strong majority of nation wants to see passed.

Their excuse? That this will have some kind of long term adverse consequences.

[Embedded content]

Make these fuckers show their work and explain what the consequences of doing nothing has done for the economy since last May when the GOP refused to act for 10 months on a follow up relief package after Trump and GOP thoroughly wrecked the economy.

We’re still cleaning up the mess and economists say the problem isn’t going too big, but going too small.

You know that they’ll be thrilled to have the good effects of the relief bill and none of the responsibility for anything that doesn’t roll out perfectly. They could have done it better, but those evil Dems shoved this down our throats and all that.

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:15:31pm

re: #278 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

The State of Minnesota has finally put up a lovely portal to enter your information to be contacted when it’s vaccination time, so I have done this. I’m sure it’ll be a few months for me still, but I did make sure to say I was available on short notice.

ditto florida
i registered and then calendared myself a reminder for June (under 65, healthy)

right now the only way to get an appointment in broward is by telephone.
65 and over only
call the number, leave your tel#, zip code and dob on the automated system.
wait for a call back, which could be 2+ weeks if at all

meanwhile, there is no mechanism for mrsdm - severe underlying lung condition.
her pulmonologist will write the scrip but there is nowhere that will honor it for an appointment. if she calls that number above, she’s rejected. ditto on the walmart, walgreens, cvs websites. once you enter your DOB, they all say, sorry…

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:16:38pm

re: #281 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Abbott jumping the gun as usual.
My wife and I (both over 65) just got our first half of the Moderna vaccine this morning.
Second jab in 30 days. Most of the state is still going without masks.

did i read yesterday that texas is like 49 or so w/r/t vaccinations?
some due to the storm sure, but still. not vaccinated is not vaccinated.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:16:49pm

re: #305 Dangerman

ditto florida
i registered and then calendared myself a reminder for June (under 65, healthy)

right now the only way to get an appointment in broward is by telephone.
65 and over only
call the number, leave your tel#, zip code and dob on the automated system.
wait for a call back, which could be 2+ weeks if at all

meanwhile, there is no mechanism for mrsdm - severe underlying lung condition.
her pulmonologist will write the scrip but there is nowhere that will honor it for an appointment. if she calls that number above, she’s rejected. ditto on the walmart, walgreens, cvs websites. once you enter your DOB, they all say, sorry…

That’s absurd. On Minnesota’s system, they have checkboxes for all the major comorbidities/health risks, so that they can prioritize you appropriately.

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Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:17:59pm

re: #302 lawhawk

GOP… promising not to vote for the relief that strong majority of nation wants to see passed.

Their excuse? That this will have some kind of long term adverse consequences.

[Embedded content]

Make these fuckers show their work and explain what the consequences of doing nothing has done for the economy since last May when the GOP refused to act for 10 months on a follow up relief package after Trump and GOP thoroughly wrecked the economy.

We’re still cleaning up the mess and economists say the problem isn’t going too big, but going too small.

“Long term adverse consequences” = Meaningless number goes up higher, leading to lots of useless screaming about how we “can’t afford” spending that Repubs oppose and “can’t afford” to cut spending they support.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:20:28pm

re: #207 Eclectic Cyborg

THIS.

There’s plenty of reasons to hate orange man, but he was apparently doing the right thing in this ONE CASE.

No he didn’t. He did it on the sly. It’s the opposite of right.

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:20:53pm

re: #283 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

as long as the parents are of the one ‘proper’ approved religion, you can place any kid with them.

doesn’t work the other way around

a kid of the one ‘proper’ approved religion cannot be placed with any parents who are not

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:21:00pm

re: #302 lawhawk

GOP… promising not to vote for the relief that strong majority of nation wants to see passed.

Their excuse? That this will have some kind of long term adverse consequences.

[Embedded content]

Make these fuckers show their work and explain what the consequences of doing nothing has done for the economy since last May when the GOP refused to act for 10 months on a follow up relief package after Trump and GOP thoroughly wrecked the economy.

We’re still cleaning up the mess and economists say the problem isn’t going too big, but going too small.

With just a little luck, this will be the worst mistake they’ve made since they embraced DT. We just need to remember to keep rubbing it in for the midterms.

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:22:39pm

re: #289 Eclectic Cyborg

Fuck sakes. You don’t assume the problem is over just because you are making some progress towards solving it. Coders can tell you all about that.

Case levels are STILL high. Deaths are still at 2000 plus a day.

“even if you start to feel better, take your antibiotics for the full 10 days…”

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🌹UOJB!  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:23:35pm

re: #310 Dangerman

[Embedded content]

as long as the parents are of the one ‘proper’ approved religion, you can place any kid with them.

doesn’t work the other way around

a kid of the one ‘proper’ approved religion cannot be placed with any parents who are not

This is how I deal with Jesusbots. I reply—Jesus Saves, Moses Invests.

The look on their faces—PRICELESS!

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:25:52pm

re: #302 lawhawk

GOP… promising not to vote for the relief that strong majority of nation wants to see passed.

Their excuse? That this will have some kind of long term adverse consequences.

[Embedded content]

Make these fuckers show their work and explain what the consequences of doing nothing has done for the economy since last May when the GOP refused to act for 10 months on a follow up relief package after Trump and GOP thoroughly wrecked the economy.

We’re still cleaning up the mess and economists say the problem isn’t going too big, but going too small.

more of this please:

in your own words, make sure everybody knows you’re against it

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:27:07pm

re: #313 🌹UOJB!

This is how I deal with Jesusbots. I reply—Jesus Saves, Moses Invests.

The look on their faces—PRICELESS!

Jesus saves. Everyone else roll d20 for damage.

Jesus saves. He passes it to Messi, he shoots… GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

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🌹UOJB!  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:27:39pm

re: #314 Dangerman

more of this please:

[Embedded content]

in your own words, make sure everybody knows you’re against it

Joe saw how Republicans endlessly spit on Obama. He learned the lesson and he’s not going to take any more shaving cream from them

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:28:19pm

This is an outrage because having people play gods appropriates the god’s culture, and excludes them from the work.

Amazon Apologizes for ‘Objectionable’ Scenes in Indian Series ‘Tandav’(The Wrap via MSN)

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:28:27pm

re: #307 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

That’s absurd. On Minnesota’s system, they have checkboxes for all the major comorbidities/health risks, so that they can prioritize you appropriately.

florida dont do checkboxes
they went for ‘streamlined’

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:29:45pm

re: #309 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

No he didn’t. He did it on the sly. It’s the opposite of right.

the president of the united states
got the vaccine
and no one knew about it

just like when he got the virus

his o2 sats dropped into the high 80’s

we found out months later

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:29:55pm

re: #318 Dangerman

florida dont do checkboxes
they went for ‘streamlined’

It’s a lot easier to distribute to your friends and donors. You don’t even need a spreadsheet.

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Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:31:35pm

Really, we know what the “long term adverse effects” are: Between now and next November, Congressional Repubs will try to use the threat of a shutdown/default to once again push budget cuts so that they can campaign next year on being “fiscally responsible”…so long as you ignore the trillions in debt they ran up with tax cuts and runaway spending.

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:33:40pm

re: #313 🌹UOJB!

This is how I deal with Jesusbots. I reply—Jesus Saves, Moses Invests.

The look on their faces—PRICELESS!

we used to say
Jesus saves and (Rod) Gilbert tips it in…

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:34:14pm

re: #315 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Jesus saves. Everyone else roll d20 for damage.

Jesus saves. He passes it to Messi, he shoots… GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

OIC

ok

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steve_davis  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:38:20pm

re: #123 Targetpractice

AFK a sec, oncoming primal scream…

[Embedded content]

Damn Joe Manchin to the lowest depths of Hell…and save a seat for Kyrsten Sinema while you’re at it.

wtf is up with Joe? Hey, you’re a democrat in west virginia. you got reelected. you seriously think trump voters are gonna pull the lever for you because you are the big man on denying people a minimum wage increase, or more unemployment benefits? the weird thing is that he clearly is not a frustrated republican. if he were ben nighthorse campbell, for instance, he’d just change parties and be happy. obviously he has no wish to be a republican, so why play this game?

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:41:47pm

re: #302 lawhawk

GOP… promising not to vote for the relief that strong majority of nation wants to see passed.

Their excuse? That this will have some kind of long term adverse consequences.

[Embedded content]

Make these fuckers show their work and explain what the consequences of doing nothing has done for the economy since last May when the GOP refused to act for 10 months on a follow up relief package after Trump and GOP thoroughly wrecked the economy.

We’re still cleaning up the mess and economists say the problem isn’t going too big, but going too small.

I recall when Clinton proposed a tax plan that would increase taxes on high income earners; the Republicans screamed that the middle class would also see increases and that the economy would collapse. The plan passed without a single Republican vote and the GOP lies stuck with the voters, who voted Republicans in to control both the House and the Senate. Meanwhile the economy soared, the wealthy paid more in taxes, and eventually there was a budget surplus.

Did all that good news put the Democrats in power? No! Clinton did win re-election in 1996, but the GOP still was in charge of both houses of Congress and then won the White House in 2000. There were other factors, but don’t expect a grateful nation in 2022 even if the Democrats succeed in getting the Covid legislation passed. The GOP has a real talent at sabotaging Democratic initiatives and spreading misinformation to advance their cause. And, of course, their full time effort at voter suppression to wipe out gains Democrats made in swing states.

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jeffreyw  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:42:10pm

re: #270 ckkatz

How far can you throw a skunk?

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:43:11pm

Very sad’: At least 13 people dead after SUV carrying 25 hits semitruck in Southern CaliforniaLink
HOLTVILLE, Calif. - At least 13 people died after an SUV packed with dozens of passengers collided with a semitruck near the U.S.-Mexico border in California on Tuesday, according to California Highway Patrol officials.

HOLTVILLE, Calif. - At least 13 people died after an SUV packed with dozens of passengers collided with a semitruck near the U.S.-Mexico border in California on Tuesday, according to California Highway Patrol officials.

I witnessed an accident like this in Lubbock in 1979, except it was in the middle of town; in front of the courthouse in fact. A drunk in a pickup ran a stop sign doing about 70 mph in a 30 zone. He t-boned an old Ford Galaxie that was somehow carrying 14 people. T
e pickup driver and 10 people in the car were killed.

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danarchy  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:48:48pm

re: #324 steve_davis

wtf is up with Joe? Hey, you’re a democrat in west virginia. you got reelected. you seriously think trump voters are gonna pull the lever for you because you are the big man on denying people a minimum wage increase, or more unemployment benefits? the weird thing is that he clearly is not a frustrated republican. if he were ben nighthorse campbell, for instance, he’d just change parties and be happy. obviously he has no wish to be a republican, so why play this game?

Maybe, and this may be a stretch, he actually believes what he is saying…

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:49:20pm

re: #327 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

27 people were crammed into that SUV.

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jeffreyw  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:49:30pm

re: #291 Targetpractice

Yeah, but Greg’s running for a third term next year, so he probably figures that fewer voters being alive next November will help his bid.

Not sure that selectively killing his supporters is the smart play.

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Dangerman  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:53:46pm

re: #326 jeffreyw

How far can you throw a skunk?

what’s it wearing?

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 2, 2021 • 12:59:14pm

re: #313 🌹UOJB!

This is how I deal with Jesusbots. I reply—Jesus Saves, Moses Invests.

But only Buddah pays dividends.

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jeffreyw  Mar 2, 2021 • 1:08:38pm

re: #331 Dangerman

what’s it wearing?

A tux.

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steve_davis  Mar 2, 2021 • 3:04:59pm

re: #177 Teddy’s Person

That looks like it would be Hannibal Lecter’s kitchen.

yeah, with cadaver-sized drawers.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 2, 2021 • 3:52:36pm

re: #267 danarchy

Damn, CNN was just reporting on a car accident that killed 15 people. Apparently there was a ford expedition with 27 people in it.

farm workers


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Hania Rani - Live From Studio S2 Listen to 'Live from Studio S2': hania-rani.lnk.to The full live set video was premiered on the evening before the annual Piano Day worldwide celebrations (March 29th). The motivation to make the recording of the live performances which became the ...
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Billy F Gibbons - West Coast Junkie “West Coast Junkie” the new music video by Billy F Gibbons from his forthcoming album ‘Hardware’, available on June 4th on Concord Records. Pre-order ‘Hardware’: found.eeGet signed and exclusive bundles: found.ee Directed by: Harry ReeseProduced by: Matt Sorum Listen ...
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Morcheeba - the Moon (Official Music Video) Listen to 'The Moon' streaming now: morcheeba.lnk.toWritten by I. Žilić/S. Edwards - Directed by Martin J. Pickering for Big Head MediaPre-order 'Blackest Blue', released May 14th: morcheeba.lnk.to Connect with Morcheeba: morcheeba.ukFacebook: facebook.comInstagram: instagram.comTwitter: @morcheebaband ---------- Credits Production Company: Big ...
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