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Patricia Kayden  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:14:26am
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wrenchwench  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:16:06am
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Nyet  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:16:48am

re: #1 Patricia Kayden

ded

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:17:30am

re: #3 Nyet

At this moment: 1,488 Quote Tweets

COINCIDENCE?!?!

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🌹UOJB!  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:18:09am

LMAO at the post on QAsshole pages where assholes are praying for Divine intervention to put Trump back in the Presidency.

And Divine responded!

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Dangerman  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:20:56am

HR1 is the hill the Rs will Fight to die on

If it passes it’s an extinction level event
They cannot win if everyone Is free to vote

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:23:23am

re: #5 🌹UOJB!

It would never occur to them that maybe…just maybe, God isn’t actually on their side.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:25:31am

re: #7 Eclectic Cyborg

It would never occur to them that maybe…just maybe, God isn’t actually on their side.

Of course not. All good Christians are Republicans. The GOP is the Party of God. Why wouldn’t He be on their side? It will never, in their wildest dreams, occur to them to actually examine the faith they pretend to hold and spend some time in self-reflection to fix their serious mistakes in belief and understanding.

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Dangerman  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:27:21am
After years of claiming he was so rich he didn’t need anyone else’s money for his political campaigns, Donald Trump is officially asking small-dollar donors ― many of them lower income and older ― to send him cash, potentially hurting the Republican Party’s small-dollar program.

The request was tucked in near the end of his first public appearance since leaving the presidency Jan. 20, a 90-minute speech Sunday that largely recycled his oft-repeated lies about the November election and his record in office.

“There’s only one way to contribute to our efforts, to elect ‘America first’ Republican conservatives. And in turn, to make America great again. And that’s through Save America PAC and Donald J Trump dot com,” he told his Conservative Political Action Conference audience.

That money’s goin g into trump family salaries

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lawhawk  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:28:37am

re: #6 Dangerman

HR1 is the hill the Rs will Fight to die on

If it passes it’s an extinction level event
They cannot win if everyone Is free to vote

HR1 doesn’t stop all the GOP chicanery or voter suppression efforts or even the voter ID rules currently in effect.

It just greatly slows the GOP efforts to suppress turnout and deny persons of color their access to the polls.

And that’s the rub. They know that they can’t win without voter suppression, so they’re going to pull out all the stops, and this might result in the end of the filibuster, which itself was a monument to voter suppression and denying persons of color their rights.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:29:27am
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Charles Johnson  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:29:34am
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lawhawk  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:30:07am

re: #9 Dangerman

Trump’s such a self made billionaire that he quickly realized that it’s better to have other people spend their money to give him power than to spend it on himself (especially since he’s cash poor). So, he has been a guy soliciting donations from guys who make less in a year that he makes in a week (supposedly).

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:30:22am

Just another lying Republican candidate. His whole posting history is reactionary idiocy and hypocrisy.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:30:45am

Argh. I guess I’m gonna have to start checking what’s in my clipboard before hitting “Post It.”

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Charles Johnson  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:33:15am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:37:37am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:39:44am

re: #16 Charles Johnson

It’s still unfair to Neanderthals to compare exceptionally stupid examples of Homo Sapiens to them.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:40:27am

re: #14 Punish Domestic Terrorists

“gun’s”

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:41:30am

re: #19 Nyet

Also “to” instead of “too.”
He’s a moron, and thanks to the Trump disaster, he feels qualified to lead.

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Mike Lamb  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:42:12am

re: #16 Charles Johnson

They are going to jump on it like they did “deplorable”.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:43:17am

WOKE BRANDS

Post Mr Potato Head, I’m now at the point where someone’s doing a back of the envelope calculation that such announcements are free advertising, and the rubes that get mad will express that anger through (1) buying shit or (2) destroying shit before creeping back to repurchase it.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:44:23am

re: #16 Charles Johnson

“Neanderthals tend to their own” is the line that’s a flashing red light for me.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:45:24am

re: #23 The Ghost of a Flea

Prehistoric Freud would have a thing to say about such slips.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:47:26am

re: #11 Charles Johnson

I can vouch for the fact that period schemes and MLM can spread like wildfire through church groups.

I’ve had to outright end friendships with some folks who go to my church because they will not stop spamming me with that stuff.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:47:54am

re: #23 The Ghost of a Flea

“Neanderthals tend to their own” is the line that’s a flashing red light for me.

And rather odd considering that there’s Neanderthal DNA in modern humans (in varying amounts).

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:48:47am

re: #24 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Prehistoric Freud would have a thing to say about such slips.

Sometimes a flint stone is just a flint stone.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:50:29am

re: #26 Dr Lizardo

And rather odd considering that there’s Neanderthal DNA in modern humans (in varying amounts).

Yeah, but when have these people let data get in the way of projecting their wants onto all surfaces instead of having any form of epistemology?

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Belafon  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:51:35am

re: #26 Dr Lizardo

And rather odd considering that there’s Neanderthal DNA in modern humans (in varying amounts).

Either they mated with homo sapiens, or they took care of their own and died out. Which one does she want.

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b.d. (America is Great Again)  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:52:07am

The wingnuts are going to try and adopt Neanderthal now aren’t they? Just like they embraced the word deplorable?

Yawn….

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Mattand  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:53:12am

re: #30 b.d. (America is Great Again)

The wingnuts are going to try and adopt Neanderthal now aren’t they? Just like they embraced the word deplorable?

Yawn….

When do they start serving Neanderthal Fries in the Capitol commisary?

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lawhawk  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:53:35am

Something rung the bell on the ring of fire, because there’s a bunch of mag 7+ quakes north of New Zealand within past 24 hours and tsunami warnings have been issued.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:53:35am

re: #16 Charles Johnson

Marsha is one of the Republicans that strongly reminds me of Kansas underground in A Boy And His Dog.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:54:34am

re: #30 b.d. (America is Great Again)

The wingnuts are going to try and adopt Neanderthal now aren’t they? Just like they embraced the word deplorable?

Yawn….

Remind them that the French have a lot of Neanderthal DNA. That’ll put a stop to it.

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ckkatz  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:54:42am

History is replete with examples of how people who lived through the same event have entirely different remembrances:

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:59:06am

re: #27 Eventual Carrion

Sometimes a flint stone is just a flint stone.

Ah yes, the Yabba Dabba Do Principle.

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Belafon  Mar 4, 2021 • 11:59:58am

re: #31 Mattand

When do they start serving Neanderthal Fries in the Capitol commisary?

I see an opening for the return of the GEICO caveman.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:00:39pm

The Neanderthals were just peaceful folks who were genocided by the warlike Cro-Magnons who wanted their caves.

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gocart mozart  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:00:58pm
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jaunte  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:02:58pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:03:57pm
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Belafon  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:04:40pm

re: #40 jaunte

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BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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Dangerman  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:05:40pm

re: #10 lawhawk

HR1 doesn’t stop all the GOP chicanery or voter suppression efforts or even the voter ID rules currently in effect.

It just greatly slows the GOP efforts to suppress turnout and deny persons of color their access to the polls.

And that’s the rub. They know that they can’t win without voter suppression, so they’re going to pull out all the stops, and this might result in the end of the filibuster, which itself was a monument to voter suppression and denying persons of color their rights.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:08:19pm
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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:09:32pm

re: #44 Charles Johnson

For all their talk about liberals being “snowflakes”, they’re the ones that fall down crying about being victims every time a gentle breeze blows their way.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:10:49pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:11:26pm

re: #40 jaunte

By “seems” I mean it’s fucking crazy to distract from homicide.

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nines09  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:11:28pm

Get a load of this.
80’s sitcom stylings from the brain dead
And wtf is around her neck?
“So wrong. So wrong.”

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Belafon  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:12:15pm

re: #45 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

For all their talk about liberals being “snowflakes”, they’re the ones that fall down crying about being victims every time a gentle breeze blows their way.

I would tell them to let me know if they get thrown into cages, but I would probably laugh at them when they get swept up in the insurrection prosecution.

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KGxvi  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:12:31pm

re: #46 Backwoods_Sleuth

Voter ID should be banned.

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:12:41pm

re: #32 lawhawk

Something rung the bell on the ring of fire, because there’s a bunch of mag 7+ quakes north of New Zealand within past 24 hours and tsunami warnings have been issued.

The 7.1 off the coast of Te Araroa at 2:27am woke me. A long, gentle rumble down in Wellington.

The latest Kermadec shake has resulted in tsunami evacuation orders along parts of the east coast up north.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:13:09pm

re: #47 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Maybe Marco would be happier if we just referred to his ilk as “primitive screwheads” instead.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:15:30pm

re: #40 jaunte

Republicans telling people they need sensitivity training.

Fucking hell, I’ve heard it all now.

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Mike Lamb  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:16:44pm

re: #32 lawhawk

Something rung the bell on the ring of fire, because there’s a bunch of mag 7+ quakes north of New Zealand within past 24 hours and tsunami warnings have been issued.

Kaiju. It’s ‘21’s “hold my beer” moment.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:16:55pm

re: #48 nines09

“He walked through open doors.”

Because whenever I see a door to a high security area sitting open my first move is stroll the fuck in and see what’s going down.

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William Lewis  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:17:08pm

re: #50 KGxvi

Voter ID should be banned.

Well, I’d rather see a single national ID that can have ID, Passport, permits such as drivers & CCW & hunting & state/national park entry & etc, perhaps even a copy of your medical records as well as being required for voting. Free of course and the first one issued, say, when you get your learners permit.

Could even make it be your debit card.

But how the fascists would howl against that! It would help people rather than hurt them.

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William Lewis  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:18:36pm

re: #55 Eclectic Cyborg

“He walked through open doors.”

Because whenever I see a door to a high security area sitting open my first move is stroll the fuck in and see what’s going down.

///

Hey, he walked through an open door so it wasn’t really bank robbery!

/////

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:21:31pm

This baby-faced sociopath aggravates me.

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Dangerman  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:21:40pm

re: #47 Punish Domestic Terrorists

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By “seems” I mean it’s fucking crazy to distract from homicide.

he called the thinking neanderthal
not any person

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nines09  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:22:12pm

re: #55 Eclectic Cyborg

“He walked through open doors.”

Because whenever I see a door to a high security area sitting open my first move is stroll the fuck in and see what’s going down.

///

If the door is open how can it be burglary?!!???

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:24:22pm

re: #54 Mike Lamb

Kaiju. It’s ‘21’s “hold my beer” moment.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:25:01pm

re: #61 Dr Lizardo

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Y’all didn’t realize 2020 was just the level-up grind, did you?

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Charles Johnson  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:25:31pm

I have yet to see someone whining about “cancel culture” who didn’t fully deserve to be canceled.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:25:32pm

This is…elegant.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:26:09pm

me at 23andMe:

Take a fucking seat, Marsha.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:26:26pm

re: #52 Dr Lizardo

Maybe Marco would be happier if we just referred to his ilk as “primitive screwheads” instead.

I prefer “mindless pieces of shit”, but to each their own.

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Dangerman  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:26:39pm

re: #55 Eclectic Cyborg

“He walked through open doors.”

Because whenever I see a door to a high security area sitting open my first move is stroll the fuck in and see what’s going down.

///

so you agree he voluntarily walked, surrounded by a mob, into a place where he wasnt supposed to be

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:26:53pm

re: #59 Dangerman

he called the thinking neanderthal
not any person

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:27:13pm

re: #55 Eclectic Cyborg

“He walked through open doors.”

Because whenever I see a door to a high security area sitting open my first move is stroll the fuck in and see what’s going down.

///

Yeah, try that on an open bank vault door.

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Dangerman  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:27:41pm

re: #63 Charles Johnson

I have yet to see someone whining about “cancel culture” who didn’t fully deserve to be canceled.

who else would bother?

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aatharuv  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:28:58pm

re: #249 William Lewis

Still, the story of fry bread and Native Americans is a complicated one at best. For those who aren’t aware of it, it was created “in 1864 using the flour, sugar, salt and lard that was given to them by the United States government when the Navajo, who were living in Arizona, were forced to make the 300-mile journey known as the “Long Walk” and relocate to Bosque Redondo, New Mexico, onto land that could not easily support their traditional staples of vegetables and beans; New Mexican cuisine style sopapillas also share this origin due to Pueblos and Hispanos of New Mexico having a similar subsistence at this time.[1][2] Boarding schools also helped to spread frybread in Native American diets.[3]”

It’s a symbol of colonialism, repression and, paradoxically, of overcoming those and perseverance, ingenuity and resilience despite the white attempts at genocide.

Fry Bread

And the forcible change in diets due to ethnic cleansing has lead to increased rates of Diabetes due to a change from a sustainable, reasonably healthy diet to one loaded in the cheapest carbs.

Native Americans with Diabetes - CDC

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:29:43pm

re: #64 The Ghost of a Flea

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This is…elegant.

Lebron would flick you like a fucking booger Benni.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:30:18pm

re: #67 Dangerman

so you agree he voluntarily walked, surrounded by a mob, into a place where he wasnt supposed to be

His first failure was not developing his own identity and rising above his upbringing.
This led to a long string of personal failures, eventually leading to getting overexcited and attacking Congress with a mob. May his future failures all be behind bars.

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:30:53pm

re: #54 Mike Lamb

Kaiju. It’s ‘21’s “hold my beer” moment.

Nah, taniwha.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:31:13pm

re: #62 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Y’all didn’t realize 2020 was just the level-up grind, did you?

Heh.

There are genuine concerns that a volcano close to Reykjavik could be ready to blow as well. They’ve had a ton of earthquakes which Icelandic geologists are saying is almost certainly magma pushing up to the surface. Then this strong earthquake swarm in New Zealand and of course, Mt. Sinabung in Indonesia erupted a couple days ago.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:34:30pm

23andMe notes some of my likely Neanderthal variant traits:

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:35:02pm
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A Three Hour Tour  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:39:20pm

Okay, I just got my first dose of Pfizer about five minutes ago. I’ve got about ten minutes left in the 15 minute waiting period before I can go home.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:39:54pm
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:40:27pm

Time to call it a day. Have a good one, Lizards.

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Belafon  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:44:08pm

re: #77 Dread Pirate Ron

As the Daily Kos article I posted about this morning showed about people receiving money, it actually helps them go back to work.

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nines09  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:46:58pm

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:48:51pm

re: #82 nines09

I miss dogs. I’m in a dog friendly apartment complex, so used to have lots of dogs around to pet, but that had to end with the pandemic.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:50:11pm

re: #81 Belafon

As the Daily Kos article I posted about this morning showed about people receiving money, it actually helps them go back to work.

Sure, but if the government helps people, some of them will understand that Republican claims about government being a menace are only true when they’re in power.

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nines09  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:50:59pm

re: #83 Punish Domestic Terrorists

That stinks.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:53:19pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:53:40pm

re: #77 Dread Pirate Ron

I swear that the formula for this is something like:

Person grew up with a set of conditions that they view as “normal” and therefore “right” and have spent their entire lives refusing to examine why the world (for an particular experiential slice of space/context/moment) is what it is in systemic terms and therefore…

…the very idea of time creating change is offensive.

Pair this with how many people don’t understand that money is an abstraction of value, and value is complicated index of actual needs and perceived needs/wants, and there are a lot of people who view forces like inflation as failures in the moral character.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:56:33pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2021 • 12:57:25pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 4, 2021 • 1:03:08pm

$1400 isn’t enough to cover one month of expenses for me. I could make it work if it could way back on a few things and put a bill off.

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Belafon  Mar 4, 2021 • 1:03:44pm

What if “Something to Talk About” and “I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raitt are about the same couple.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2021 • 1:05:22pm
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marcusgorillius  Mar 4, 2021 • 1:07:56pm

re: #40 jaunte

Another profound statement from Rubio. I guess he has to pull his head out of Trumps ass long enough to breathe.

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Dangerman  Mar 4, 2021 • 1:18:56pm

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Dangerman  Mar 4, 2021 • 1:22:15pm

so the party that was whining about unity last week is trying to kill an example of bipartisanship this week

it’s all theater to them, reading the entire bill, delaying M. Garland’s confirmation, neera tanden, etc.

they’re not changing the outcome of anything

quelle surprise

“Senate Republicans are leaning on Lisa Murkowski to reject President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion pandemic relief plan, hoping they can get unanimous GOP opposition and prevent Democrats from claiming the bill is bipartisan,” Politico reports.

“Murkowski is unique, however, and so is her home of Alaska. The state is suffering economically, the pandemic has exacerbated the state’s woes, and she’s complained repeatedly that Biden’s less fossil fuel-friendly energy policies are hurting Alaskans. Moreover, her state changed its primary system recently to dilute the possibility of a conservative or Trump-inspired challenger, giving her room to legislate from the middle.”

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 4, 2021 • 1:26:29pm

I wonder if deep down Greenwald is a white supremacist.

Why Glenn Greenwald Says Tucker Carlson Is a True Socialist (Intelligencer via MSN)

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 4, 2021 • 1:28:06pm

Michigan has now opened up vaccines to people 50 and older with a co-morbidity March 8th, and all others 50 and over on March 22nd.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 4, 2021 • 1:29:23pm

re: #94 Dangerman

I wish people would stop calling it a “riot.”
They saw themselves as people who were going to keep Trump in office when he couldn’t accept his loss. It was a failed coup.

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Belafon  Mar 4, 2021 • 1:30:48pm

re: #95 Dangerman

she’s complained repeatedly that Biden’s less fossil fuel-friendly energy policies are hurting Alaskans

He’s quick. Why hasn’t he cured cancer yet?

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Mar 4, 2021 • 1:32:02pm

re: #96 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I wonder if deep down Greenwald is a white supremacist.

Well, I know not so deep down, he’s an asshole.

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sagehen  Mar 4, 2021 • 1:38:52pm

re: #96 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I wonder if deep down Greenwald is a white supremacist.

Why Glenn Greenwald Says Tucker Carlson Is a True Socialist (Intelligencer via MSN)

It’s not “deep down”, it’s totally on the surface.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 4, 2021 • 1:39:36pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 4, 2021 • 1:45:09pm
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Florida Panhandler  Mar 4, 2021 • 1:50:05pm

re: #30 b.d. (America is Great Again)

The wingnuts are going to try and adopt Neanderthal now aren’t they? Just like they embraced the word deplorable?

Yawn….

If scientists can prove Neanderthal skin was dark Conservatives would drop them straight away. Like light speed.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 4, 2021 • 1:50:21pm

re: #89 Backwoods_Sleuth

Obscure factoid: That part of the Pacific plate is subduction at up to 90 mm /year.

That’s a lot of surface area disappearing each year. To make up for it, the East Pacific Rise in the southern hemisphere cranks out new crust like mad.

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Mattand  Mar 4, 2021 • 1:56:45pm

re: #96 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I wonder if deep down Greenwald is a white supremacist.

Why Glenn Greenwald Says Tucker Carlson Is a True Socialist (Intelligencer via MSN)

I’m of the opinion that reading this hot take from Greenwald is the written equivalent of staring directly at Cthulu and being driven to complete, soul-devouring madness.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:03:34pm

re: #106 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Sarah Silverman apologizes to Paris Hilton 14 years after making jokes about her jail sentence at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards (Insider via MSN)

Better late than never, I guess.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:05:53pm
“I think the vision is, you know, you have this kind of right-wing populism, which really is socialism, that says we should close our borders, not allow unconstrained immigration, and then take better care of our own working-class people and not allow this kind of transnational, global, corporatist elite to take everything for themselves under the guise of neoliberalism.”

So… national … socialism?

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No Malarkey!  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:08:07pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:09:33pm

works for me

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:10:55pm

re: #111 Backwoods_Sleuth

Just hang a picture of Trump in there and you’ve got a surefire success.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:11:23pm
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Dangerman  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:16:37pm
“Federal investigators are examining records of communications between members of Congress and the pro-Trump mob that attacked the US Capitol, as the investigation moves closer to exploring whether lawmakers wittingly or unwittingly helped the insurrectionists,” CNN reports.

“The data gathered so far includes indications of contact with lawmakers in the days around January 6, as well as communications between alleged rioters discussing their associations with members of Congress.”

unwittingly my ass

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No Malarkey!  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:18:53pm

re: #111 Backwoods_Sleuth

works for me

Probably more fun than the Chinese anal swab test.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:20:12pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:21:42pm

re: #114 Dangerman

unwittingly my ass

It can be argued that Q-bert never has her wits about her.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:23:39pm
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Belafon  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:23:59pm

re: #113 Backwoods_Sleuth

Arrested in the only city that actually convicts cops.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:26:21pm

O_o

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:27:24pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:27:38pm

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

They’re gonna be waiting for a long time.

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darthstar  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:28:59pm

Keeping busy between meetings…

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:29:17pm

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

At least it’s just a handful of hardcore morons.

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Dangerman  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:30:10pm

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

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i trust they stayed that the trump hotel at those certainly reasonable yet ballooned rates

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sagehen  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:31:32pm

re: #106 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Sarah Silverman apologizes to Paris Hilton 14 years after making jokes about her jail sentence at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards (Insider via MSN)

that was a whole super-obvious bit of sexism in media. Keifer Sutherland was arrested on the same charge, at about the same time, got the same sentence… and the only press mention was 1 sentence on the nightly news, and a paragraph in the big papers. Paris was a circus; minute-by-minute coverage, helicopters following her car, etc.

That same year, Anna Nicole Smith and and Heath Ledger died of the same cause, within a few months of each other… which one was a months-long tabloid frenzy and which one was “let’s respect the family’s privacy” and it was a 2-day story?

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William Lewis  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:34:52pm

re: #116 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Scotch Whisky, English Cheese Prices Could Ease As U.S. Halts Tariffs (NPR)

I need the tarriffs on cameras to go bye-bye so that the prices of used Leicas will come down. I have an inheritance I’m supposed to get in the May ~ June time frame and I want to invest in a Leica digital for my photography work.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:36:27pm
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Barefoot Grin  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:38:46pm

re: #115 No Malarkey!

Probably more fun than the Chinese anal swab test.

Swab the poop deck, matey!

(Sorry, couldn’t help myself.)

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sagehen  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:40:06pm

re: #128 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Does McConnell anticipate leaving a vacancy in the near-term? Why is this suddenly an issue?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:40:17pm

re: #56 William Lewis

Well, I’d rather see a single national ID

I try to explain the immigration and electoral system to Germans and they cannot grasp the nuances: Here everyone has an ID for citizens and one for legal residents and a registered address.

You need to present that ID and registered address to sign a lease or employment contract, open a bank account, enroll children in school, apply for social services, etc.

And wherever you are registered (as a citizen) you are automatically on the voter rolls, you just have to show up with your ID and vote and that is that, they check you off the list.

When I explain the patchwork system of ID that we have in the USA and the fact that once you make it into the country undocumented you can just blend into an immigrant community, they are dumbfounded at how any modern nation could allow such “chaos”…

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:40:48pm

re: #128 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:41:28pm

re: #115 No Malarkey!

Probably more fun than the Chinese anal swab test.

I missed that Internet challenge.

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No Malarkey!  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:41:34pm

re: #128 Backwoods_Sleuth

The General Assembly has been busy stripping the Governor of all of the power they can. Thank dog Judge Shepherd stopped them from ending his pandemic regulations for now.

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No Malarkey!  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:42:05pm

re: #130 sagehen

Does McConnell anticipate leaving a vacancy in the near-term? Why is this suddenly an issue?

He’s older than dirt.

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IngisKahn  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:42:09pm

re: #123 darthstar

Keeping busy between meetings…

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Hot box for your prisoners?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:42:28pm

re: #130 sagehen

Does McConnell anticipate leaving a vacancy in the near-term? Why is this suddenly an issue?

THIS.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:42:30pm

re: #130 sagehen

Does McConnell anticipate leaving a vacancy in the near-term? Why is this suddenly an issue?

he has health problems.
also, he and elaine may have to make a extended visit to see her family…

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:42:31pm

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

It goes back to the idea that a citizen should not need papers to be in her own country. An idea I mostly agree with.

I lament the loss of the good ol’ days, when I could go to Tijuana, then walk back across the border, and just tell the border agents that I was a US citizen, and they let me walk in. (Of course I’m a white guy with good English, so why should they have doubted me????)

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:45:59pm

We should remind ourselves that what McConnell has been doing all this time is what Senators have done since the beginning.

It was always about a good ol’ (white) boys club, from the beginning. It was imbued with power over the rest of the government and set up so the club would keep putting their own in it. It’s like the Lords in the UK, only worse, because the US Senate has more power.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:46:05pm

re: #139 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

It goes back to the idea that a citizen should not need papers to be in her own country. An idea I mostly agree with.

If we were all one homogenous race, culture and language, that would be less of an issue.

And back in the days of small towns and close communities they did not need to check your ID at the polling place, the registrar probably recognized you or knew you personally.

And our borders were not as porous back then and there were not millions and millions of undocumented aliens living in our communities.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:48:31pm

re: #141 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And our borders were not as porous back then and there were not millions and millions of undocumented aliens living in our communities.

Of course, the US was originally a nation-state with open borders and no one had any “documentation”. Being here was enough to be here, and to vote all one had to be was a free white male who claimed citizenship.

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William Lewis  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:48:38pm

re: #130 sagehen

Does McConnell anticipate leaving a vacancy in the near-term? Why is this suddenly an issue?

I’d guess a very near term terminal diagnosis.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:49:27pm

re: #130 sagehen

Does McConnell anticipate leaving a vacancy in the near-term? Why is this suddenly an issue?

The man is at the point in life that without enough blood thinners he’s dead. That’s a temporary condition.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:49:40pm

Not particularly happy with any of them. If they went with line 2 I think they would need to alter the color to contrast with the USAF

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:49:50pm
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Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:49:55pm

re: #143 William Lewis

I’d guess a very near term terminal diagnosis.

Don’t test my post-Christian charity.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:51:20pm

re: #145 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Not particularly happy with any of them. If they went with line 2 I think they would need to alter the color to contrast with the USAF

Something that looks good on a red shirt.

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darthstar  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:52:27pm

re: #136 IngisKahn

Hot box for your prisoners?

I want my tomatoes to do better this year.

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danarchy  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:53:17pm

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

I try to explain the immigration and electoral system to Germans and they cannot grasp the nuances: Here everyone has an ID for citizens and one for legal residents and a registered address.

You need to present that ID and registered address to sign a lease or employment contract, open a bank account, enroll children in school, apply for social services, etc.

And wherever you are registered (as a citizen) you are automatically on the voter rolls, you just have to show up with your ID and vote and that is that, they check you off the list.

When I explain the patchwork system of ID that we have in the USA and the fact that once you make it into the country undocumented you can just blend into an immigrant community, they are dumbfounded at how any modern nation could allow such “chaos”…

Sounds great, I’d be on board, but most on the right would be like OMG national ID gubmint tracking and overreach!!!

And most on the left would be like OMG national ID denying services too millions of undocumented immigrants pushing them into the shadows where employers and landlords will exploit them!

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:55:14pm

re: #145 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Maybe space force insignia should be a line of penes?? Or maybe increase the size of the penes for higher the rank?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:57:32pm

re: #142 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Of course, the US was originally a nation-state with open borders and no one had any “documentation”. Being here was enough to be here, and to vote all one had to be was a free white male who claimed citizenship.

and that is one of the major changes that we have to recognize

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:58:23pm

Also, why do insignia have to be so large and garish?

Can’t we go with little dots or bars, like on Star Trek?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:59:13pm

re: #150 danarchy

Sounds great, I’d be on board, but most on the right would be like OMG national ID gubmint tracking and overreach!!!

And most on the left would be like OMG national ID denying services too millions of undocumented immigrants pushing them into the shadows where employers and landlords will exploit them!

Which is why this simple solution (cheaper than building and maintaining a hermetic border wall or massive roundup/deportations) will never have a chance of being implemented…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2021 • 2:59:54pm

NJ Man Carved QAnon Hashtag At America’s Stonehenge: NH Cops

SALEM, NH — A four-month investigation into who damaged a New Hampshire landmark with carvings into a 4,000-year-old stone tablet, including a hashtag frequently promoted by QAnon supporters on Twitter, have led to an arrest, according to police and court documents.

Mark Russo, 50, of Kings Highway in Swedesboro, New Jersey, was arrested on Monday on a single felony criminal mischief charge.

According to police, an officer was sent to America’s Stonehenge on Haverhill Road in Salem for a vandalism report on Sept. 29, 2019. When the officer arrived, he spoke to the owner of the property who reported discovering “an unusual wooden cross with several pictures and drawings, suspended from two trees,” near the main archaeological site. The property owner canvassed the area and also discovered “significant damage” to the main site’s stone sacrificial tablet.

“The stone table was carved with ‘WWG1WGA’ and ‘IAMMARK,’” the officer wrote. “(The owner) stated that this tablet was approximately 4,000 years old.”

Photos, the officer noted, were also tacked to the cross. One was of a young boy; another was of two men. A third, smaller photo featured a man, too. There were also two sketched drawings attached to the cross. The sketches, the officer wrote, appeared to depict the crucifixion.

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sagehen  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:00:30pm

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

When I explain the patchwork system of ID that we have in the USA and the fact that once you make it into the country undocumented you can just blend into an immigrant community, they are dumbfounded at how any modern nation could allow such “chaos”…

European nations were at war with each other for more than a thousand years.

The Mexican-American war was in the 1840’s, even the Pancho Villa border skirmishes were more than a hundred years ago. And the last time we had armed hostilities with Canada was more than 200 years ago. US and Canada is the longest undefended border in the world.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:00:58pm

And do you really need eight ranks of enlisted for a force that ought to be kept small in number anyway?

This whole another-branch-of-military smacks me of a boondoggle to get more money feeding into the Pentagon.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:02:48pm

re: #110 No Malarkey!

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Does anyone have “Panic buying of Dr. Seuss books” on their 2021 bingo card?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:04:03pm

re: #156 sagehen

European nations were at war with each other for more than a thousand years.

The system of National ID and registered address was implemented after WW2 because so many persons had been displaced and many of those who did not have to move saw their homes physically destroyed.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:04:04pm

re: #157 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

And do you really need eight ranks of enlisted for a force that ought to be kept small in number anyway?

This whole another-branch-of-military smacks me of a boondoggle to get more money feeding into the Pentagon.

If you had 4 ranks, the average careerist would go more than 5 years between promotions.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:06:35pm

From Wikipedia:

The Space Force is the smallest U.S. armed service, consisting of 2,501 guardians and operating 77 spacecraft.

2501 “guardians” (ugh), and you want eight ranks of enlisted??

Seriously, this whole exercise of having a “space force” wouldn’t have gone anywhere under a competent Administration and a responsible Senate.

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William Lewis  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:07:55pm

re: #157 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

And do you really need eight ranks of enlisted for a force that ought to be kept small in number anyway?

This whole another-branch-of-military smacks me of a boondoggle to get more money feeding into the Pentagon.

Shrug. If I had my way, I’d abolish both the Space Farce and the Air Force. Give Tactical air and transport back to the army, strategic forces and space operations to the Navy. The separate air force was a good experiment to try; the time has come to admit it was a failure and make the zoomies work for a living.

I also think we need to mothball half of our carrier force as well. The money saved is far better used elsewhere and we’d STILL be larger than everyone else’s carrier forces combined.

But that’s why they don’t want former enlisted as SecDef.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:09:03pm

re: #160 Decatur Deb

If you had 4 ranks, the average careerist would go more than 5 years between promotions.

Given the nature of the jobs to fulfill the mission, there probably shouldn’t be any E1-E5 in the Space Force anyway. If they need peon labor, just assign some AF newbies to a Space Force outfit.

In fact, the whole Space Force thing really should be a joint command anyway. Putting it under the Sec of the Air Force is just a way for the Pentagon to pad billets under that office.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:10:04pm

re: #161 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

From Wikipedia:

2501 “guardians” (ugh), and you want eight ranks of enlisted??

Seriously, this whole exercise of having a “space force” wouldn’t have gone anywhere under a competent Administration and a responsible Senate.

I went through 5 enlisted “ranks” (+specialist pay grades) in two years. since the bottom paid $79/mo and the highest paid $211/mo it was an important incentive tool.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:11:55pm

re: #163 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Given the nature of the jobs to fulfill the mission, there probably shouldn’t be any E1-E5 in the Space Force anyway. If they need peon labor, just assign some AF newbies to a Space Force outfit.

In fact, the whole Space Force thing really should be a joint command anyway. Putting it under the Sec of the Air Force is just a way for the Pentagon to pad billets under that office.

Space Latrines need cleaning too. And painting Space Rocks requires some degree of creative talent.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:13:16pm

re: #164 Decatur Deb

The problem of underpaid military is across the board, and has always been a problem.

The Space Force mission is nearly all technical, all strategic, and will be carried out by many officers. It will be the most top-heavy branch of our military.

re: #165 Decatur Deb

Space Latrines need cleaning too. And painting Space Rocks requires some degree of creative talent.

Well, that’s what the AF E1-E5 can do. And if the AF doesn’t have enough bodies to spare, I’m sure the Navy can spare a few bodies.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:14:49pm

re: #166 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The problem of underpaid military is across the board, and has always been a problem.

The Space Force mission nearly all technical, all strategic, and will be carried out by many officers. It will be the most top-heavy branch of our military.

Well, that’s what the AF E1-E5 can do. And if the AF doesn’t have enough bodies to spare, I’m sure the Navy can spare a few bodies.

The Navy doesn’t belong on land, and the Marines shouldn’t be allowed indoors.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:15:53pm

re: #167 Decatur Deb

The Navy doesn’t belong on land, and the Marines shouldn’t be allowed indoors.

Hah! The Space Force human bodies are all on land!

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Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:16:33pm

re: #168 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Hah! The Space Force human bodies are all on land!

For now.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:18:48pm

re: #156 sagehen

European nations were at war with each other for more than a thousand years.

The Mexican-American war was in the 1840’s, even the Pancho Villa border skirmishes were more than a hundred years ago. And the last time we had armed hostilities with Canada was more than 200 years ago. US and Canada is the longest undefended border in the world.

Yeah, and you bastards realllly tested us the past four years.

///

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Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:19:22pm

re: #170 Eclectic Cyborg

Yeah, and you bastards realllly tested us the past four years.

///

Sorry about that.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:19:25pm

Seriously, after the pandemic mess gets under control, Biden really should set up an executive board to review the Pentagon and US force disposition.

I’ve remarked before that the reason the Defense budget is so large is because it’s a works project.

Now right-wing and Trumpers see the Defense department as some sort of machismo granting miracle machine.

But it is not.

It’s a works project.

That sometimes goes to other countries to mess them up.

But most of the time just spends money.

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austin_blue  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:23:11pm

re: #105 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Obscure factoid: That part of the Pacific plate is subduction at up to 90 mm /year.

That’s a lot of surface area disappearing each year. To make up for it, the East Pacific Rise in the southern hemisphere cranks out new crust like mad.

It’s Earth’s way of recycling the upper mantle.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:24:36pm

re: #173 austin_blue

It’s Earth’s way of recycling the upper mantle.

I bet it doesn’t separate the plastics from the metals, do it?

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Nojay UK  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:26:20pm

re: #156 sagehen

And the last time we had armed hostilities with Canada was more than 200 years ago.

Actually, about 150 years or so. There’s a weird bit of US history that’s not taught in schools much, cross-border raids by armed Fenian gangs based in New York state into Canada in the 1870s. Britain basically said “Nice White House (built by slaves) you got there, shame if it was to catch fire again”, the US government stepped in and the raids stopped.

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Dangerman  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:29:01pm

re: #172 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Seriously, after the pandemic mess gets under control, Biden really should set up an executive board to review the Pentagon and US force disposition.

I’ve remarked before that the reason the Defense budget is so large is because it’s a works project.

Now right-wing and Trumpers see the Defense department as some sort of machismo granting miracle machine.

But it is not.

It’s a works project.

That sometimes goes to other countries to mess them up.

But most of the time just spends money.

dems want to shrink the defense budget and crash the economy //

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Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:29:09pm

re: #168 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:31:51pm

Tsunami warnings in effect throughout the upper half of the North Island. Evacuations inland or to higher ground in many areas from the Far North down to the city of Napier. Advice in Auckland (population ~1.5 million) to keep away from the beaches. Continuing coverage on broadcast TV.

Especially rough for Auckland, already in level 3 Covid lockdown due to one selfish clown who failed to isolate. With any luck though, that will be dropped to level 2 by the weekend, and the rest of the country will return to level 1.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:32:35pm

re: #175 Nojay UK

Actually, about 150 years or so. There’s a weird bit of US history that’s not taught in schools much, cross-border raids by armed Fenian gangs based in New York state into Canada in the 1870s. Britain basically said “Nice White House (built by slaves) you got there, shame if it was to catch fire again”, the US government stepped in and the raids stopped.

A few of my great-great uncles were involved in that; first raids began in April 1866.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:33:12pm

re: #175 Nojay UK

Actually, about 150 years or so. There’s a weird bit of US history that’s not taught in schools much, cross-border raids by armed Fenian gangs based in New York state into Canada in the 1870s. Britain basically said “Nice White House (built by slaves) you got there, shame if it was to catch fire again”, the US government stepped in and the raids stopped.

A brevet Brigadier of my rare family name was one of the two commanders of the largest raid. They did not cover themselves with glory, but did beat the rap. Backwoods Sleuth is related to them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:36:22pm

re: #180 Decatur Deb

A brevet Brigadier of my rare family name was one of the two commanders of the largest raid. They did not cover themselves with glory, but did beat the rap. Backwoods Sleuth is related to them.

And, boyo, I got family stories!

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austin_blue  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:38:23pm

re: #145 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Not particularly happy with any of them. If they went with line 2 I think they would need to alter the color to contrast with the USAF

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Don’t like the rocket superimposed over the ringed globe (Really? Earth is ringed?).

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William Lewis  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:39:51pm

re: #180 Decatur Deb

A brevet Brigadier of my rare family name was one of the two commanders of the largest raid. They did not cover themselves with glory, but did beat the rap. Backwoods Sleuth is related to them.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:39:54pm

re: #182 austin_blue

Don’t like the rocket superimposed over the ringed globe (Really? Earth is ringed?).

See: Musk, Elon—Skylink.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:42:04pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:42:22pm

re: #182 austin_blue

Don’t like the rocket superimposed over the ringed globe (Really? Earth is ringed?).

it’s not a rocket, it’s a ‘Delta’ and the ‘ring’ is a satellite circling the planet.
I think they should skip the planet though, and use the Delta in place of the roundel used by the USAF

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Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:42:49pm

re: #183 William Lewis

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:42:54pm

re: #185 Charles Johnson

Sean Bean.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:43:06pm

Hmm, my tweet embedding code doesn’t show polls. Will have to look into that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:43:32pm

The Fenian Raids in 1866 actually provided some major mental health relief to the American public still reeling from the Civil War.

Long story short: judges in Buffalo pretty much slapped wrists and sent the raiders home with some pocket change for travel.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:45:59pm
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William Lewis  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:48:40pm

re: #185 Charles Johnson

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Best bean?

The Bean (aka Cloud Gate) in Chicago.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:49:39pm

re: #192 William Lewis

I switch my vote to this.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:51:32pm

re: #191 Patricia Kayden

It would be great if some fascists went from Congress to prison.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:51:50pm

re: #185 Charles Johnson

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Garbanzo, you heathen

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:54:10pm

re: #187 Decatur Deb

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Jebediah, RBG  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:54:48pm

re: #135 No Malarkey!

He’s older than dirt.

And a lot less useful.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:54:57pm

re: #185 Charles Johnson

Miss me with all of those. Jelly beans are the only beans in my life.

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jaunte  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:56:51pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2021 • 3:58:42pm

re: #199 jaunte

LOLOLOLOLOLOL

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jaunte  Mar 4, 2021 • 4:00:41pm
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Nyet  Mar 4, 2021 • 4:00:59pm

re: #185 Charles Johnson

Mr.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2021 • 4:02:14pm

re: #196 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2021 • 4:04:08pm

re: #203 Decatur Deb

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 4, 2021 • 4:06:32pm

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

And now that they’re seeing that our democracy isn’t going to be upended, will they give up the QANON foolishness? Very stupid people.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2021 • 4:06:59pm

re: #204 Backwoods_Sleuth

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jaunte  Mar 4, 2021 • 4:09:19pm

…”Under Texas law, email inboxes maintained by taxpayer-funded government agencies, including the Texas Legislature, are public.

Biedermann’s chief of staff, Karin Dyer, responded to the request in late January claiming the office had nothing responsive to release.

After the Defenders challenged the claim that Biedermann had not received or sent any emails during those 30-plus days, Dyer responded that it is not the office’s policy to disclose information that is confidential by law.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2021 • 4:11:10pm

re: #203 Decatur Deb

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 4, 2021 • 4:13:32pm

re: #175 Nojay UK

Actually, about 150 years or so. There’s a weird bit of US history that’s not taught in schools much, cross-border raids by armed Fenian gangs based in New York state into Canada in the 1870s. Britain basically said “Nice White House (built by slaves) you got there, shame if it was to catch fire again”, the US government stepped in and the raids stopped.

Also, the northernmost battle of the Civil War, Confederate sympathizers from Canada raided the town of St. Albans, Vermont.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2021 • 4:14:25pm

Interesting detail on the Fenian raids: By 1866-1870, the leaders were commanding Irish ex—Union and ex-Confederate soldiers dressed in blue, gray, and mufti. The passions of the times were more complex and more flexible than it might seem.

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Jebediah, RBG  Mar 4, 2021 • 4:17:57pm

re: #185 Charles Johnson

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Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2021 • 4:19:48pm

re: #209 The Pie Overlord!

Also, the northernmost battle of the Civil War, Confederate sympathizers from Canada raided the town of St. Albans, Vermont.

The last Confederate general to surrender was a Cherokee who had spent the war mostly fighting Union Cherokees. The white man’s war was just a way to provide improved logistics for a long-running internal feud. The treaty with the black slaveholding Cherokees included the actual “last” emancipation, a couple years after Appomattox.

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plansbandc  Mar 4, 2021 • 4:23:25pm

Pinto beans!

NOM

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Dangerman  Mar 4, 2021 • 4:28:49pm

re: #202 Nyet

Mr.

orson

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 4, 2021 • 4:34:25pm

Took mom to get her 2nd Moderna shot. She’s very happy. Now I’m next. But who knows when that will be.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2021 • 4:34:34pm

Watching this completely crazy, wild movie and loving it so far.

As the Gods Will - Trailer | IFFR 2015

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 4, 2021 • 4:40:25pm
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Barefoot Grin  Mar 4, 2021 • 4:41:18pm

re: #216 Nyet

Watching this completely crazy, wild movie and loving it so far.

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Whoa. That’s spooky. Once a student wanted to introduce me to an anime she liked but the disk wasn’t the anime, it was Suicide Club. Almost too over-the-top satire, but we were saved because my wife is a big fan of Rolly Teranishi, who had a small role.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 4, 2021 • 4:42:37pm

re: #217 Dread Pirate Ron

Just throwing this out here: The media craved access to the Trump White House, and aired its press briefings, because they knew it was a real-life shit show that people had to watch. Nobody wants to watch plain old ordinary boring government - functional government - in action. There’s no ratings in it. I don’t think it’s necessarily a pro-Trump bent, but that it doesn’t pay the bills to air Jenn Psaki and try in vain to both-siderize whatever mistakes she might make.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Mar 4, 2021 • 4:43:56pm

re: #215 GlutenFreeJesus

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Took my dad yesterday. Dolly vaccine = Moderna. Took photos, a very very happy Myrtle Beach convention ctr. Cheering abounded.

I’m up on Monday to attempt. I’ll drive many miles, since moving here my best times have been had on old roads/old towns etc.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 4, 2021 • 4:44:06pm

Has trump been inaugurated yet?

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Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2021 • 4:45:38pm

re: #219 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Just throwing this out here: The media craved access to the Trump White House, and aired its press briefings, because they knew it was a real-life shit show that people had to watch. Nobody wants to watch plain old ordinary boring government - functional government - in action. There’s no ratings in it. I don’t think it’s necessarily a pro-Trump bent, but that it doesn’t pay the bills to air Jenn Psaki and try in vain to both-siderize whatever mistakes she might make.

Firing up in the early hours and hitting Google News is …different.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 4, 2021 • 4:46:44pm

re: #222 Decatur Deb

Firing up in the early hours and hitting Google News is …different.

I’ll admit it: I’ve stopped going to CNN entirely. Now that I no longer need to find out what in the ever-loving fuck went sideways between when I went to bed and when I woke up, I can go back to gathering all the news passively from Twitter and LGF.

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lawhawk  Mar 4, 2021 • 4:50:09pm

re: #185 Charles Johnson

Garbanzo?
Mr?
Coffee?
Black?

I’m going to go with coffee, because without which, you don’t want to meet me in the morning. You wouldn’t like me without my daily caffeination.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 4, 2021 • 4:55:07pm

re: #224 lawhawk

Garbanzo?
Mr?
Coffee?
Black?

I’m going to go with coffee, because without which, you don’t want to meet me in the morning. You wouldn’t like me without my daily caffeination.

I admit, working from home, I have not kept caffeine that is an acceptably consumable fashion here at the house very often. It’s part of my attempts to keep my blood pressure down and keep weight off, but my cow-orkers may not be appreciative of my efforts.

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A Mom Anon  Mar 4, 2021 • 4:57:07pm

re: #185 Charles Johnson

Coffee for sure. I’m fairly certain those magnificent, magical beans have kept me out of jail many mornings in my adult life.

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lawhawk  Mar 4, 2021 • 4:58:47pm

re: #225 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

I make myself 20oz of coffee each morning. I’ve got two blends I choose between. I have this great blend from an Albany NY area coffee joint: Uncommon Grounds monsoon malabar, which is a low acid (naturally occurring) dark blend. Trader Joe’s also makes a low acid French roast.

I get my caffeine and morning boost, without any discomfort.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2021 • 5:00:45pm
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sagehen  Mar 4, 2021 • 6:44:49pm

re: #214 Dangerman

orson

Sean.


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