New Music Video From Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers” Collection: You Saw Me Comin’ (Alternate Version)

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Official Music Video for Tom Petty’s “You Saw Me Comin’” from ‘Finding Wildflowers (Alternative Versions) available everywhere on May 7th. Pre-Order now at tompetty.lnk.to

“You Saw Me Comin’,” a previously unreleased song and recording from 1992 and the final track on the collection, is premiering alongside a video directed by Joel Kazuo Knoernschild and Katie Malia. Reflecting upon recording “You Saw Me Comin’” for Wildflowers, Benmont Tench notes, “There’s this kind of longing in the song, in the way that he wrote the chord structure, the melody and the lyrics. It’s wistful, and it would have been the perfect way to end the disc.”

For more on Tom Petty please visit tompetty.com

CREDITS

Directors: Joel Kazuo Knoernschild & Katie Malia
Producers: Joel Kazuo Knoernschild & Katie Malia
Director of Photography: Joel Kazuo Knoernschild
Editor: Joel Kazuo Knoernschild
VFX: Ian Alexander
Colorist: Randy Wedick
Skateboarder: Austin Sherbanenko
Directors Rep: Jen Herrera at Las Bandas Be Brave!

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austin_blue  Mar 7, 2021 • 6:35:26pm

The song’s cool, but the visual production was just aces back to back.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 7, 2021 • 6:35:54pm

Fuck, I miss Tom Petty.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 7, 2021 • 6:38:04pm
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🌹UOJB!  Mar 7, 2021 • 6:39:18pm
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William Lewis  Mar 7, 2021 • 6:49:31pm

Happening a lot today :) From downstairs, with my kindest regards to you, oh CL:

re: #106 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

My legendary battle axe rolls a D12 when I wield it with two hands. And as a dwarf fighter, why wouldn’t I?

As a dwarf? Of course.
Now as an arcane trickster half elf, I’ll be hiding in the shadows with a magic missile and a side-sword (well, D&D calls it a rapier but it’s better than that) doing a nicely surprising backstab. Knock is memorized too. It’s my version of Scotty saying it’ll take a day to repair the Enterprise and being done in an hour :D

(I’ve always wondered if the screenwriter that had him say that was thinking of the nearly miraculous repair of the Yorktown that got her ready in time for Midway… )

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William Lewis  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:03:20pm

Cripes did I kill the thread?

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:07:41pm
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Belafon  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:07:55pm

re: #6 William Lewis

Cripes did I kill the thread?

There’s no Trump to complain about. The threads are a lot thinner.

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Belafon  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:09:07pm

re: #7 Patricia Kayden

She should have added Emhoff.

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Belafon  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:10:02pm
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Belafon  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:13:00pm

I must have missed a poll:

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:15:40pm
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Belafon  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:16:56pm

I don’t really care about the British royal family, but I am zero shocked that they are racist. They’re white people after all. But this made me laugh:

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:18:10pm

re: #7 Patricia Kayden

Who is the one in red & black?

From L-R
1. Jennifer Lopez
2. Lady Gaga
3. Amanda Gorman
4. Laura Bush
5. Nancy Pelosi
6. Jill Biden
7. Kamala Harris
8. Hillary Clinton
9. Michelle Obama

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cat-tikvah  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:18:37pm

re: #14 The Pie Overlord!

Lady Gaga

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:19:12pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:19:23pm

re: #15 cat-tikvah

Lady Gaga

OK thanks. Corrected.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:19:44pm
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Patricia Kayden  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:22:16pm

re: #18 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m so glad Meghan left the U.K. For some strange reason the British press hates her guts. They’re attacking her while ignoring Prince Andrews’ pedophile scandal. It’s amazing.

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Belafon  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:22:23pm
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(((Archangel1)))  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:22:40pm
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William Lewis  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:23:23pm

So here’s an idea for a story.

At the end of the Arthur cycle, he goes off to Avalon promising to come back when England needs him.

And he does, repeatedly through history, but there is always a price to be paid.

Let’s say he comes back as Henry V, wins Againcourt but then he marries that French princess who brings the congenital insanity of the French court to England in Henry VI. Meanwhile France has one if it’s few good kings in Charles VII.

Rinse and repeat for storytelling purposes.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:25:33pm

re: #4 🌹UOJB!

She shouldn’t have gotten out with no bail. None of them should. They have proven themselves to be violent traitors.

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Belafon  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:25:48pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:27:28pm

re: #19 Patricia Kayden

I’m so glad Meghan left the U.K. For some strange reason the British press hates her guts. They’re attacking her while ignoring Prince Andrews’ pedophile scandal. It’s amazing.

And she’s not even that dark skinned. She could practically almost pass for a white woman with a spray tan.

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jaunte  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:28:13pm

The larger story around the Oprah interview is who’s sticking with Team Racism.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:33:07pm
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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:33:53pm

re: #25 Eclectic Cyborg

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And she’s not even that dark skinned. She could practically almost pass for a white woman with a spray tan.

I literally did not know she was of a mixed racial background until today. I though she was a tanned white woman. I had no idea, and didn’t care.

But now that I do. A lot of this crap I’m mostly ignoring but see at the peripheries of my Give-a-damn boundary are making a lot more sense now.

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jaunte  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:36:34pm
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Dave In Austin  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:36:56pm
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🌹UOJB!  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:36:56pm

Is anyone surprised?

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A Cranky One  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:38:27pm

re: #6 William Lewis

Cripes did I kill the thread?

Careful with that ax Eugene.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:40:56pm
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William Lewis  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:45:58pm

re: #33 Dave In Austin

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Want. Make me one? Or a good Viking spear?

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plansbandc  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:47:25pm

re: #31 🌹UOJB!

So gross.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:51:19pm

re: #34 William Lewis

Want. Make me one? Or a good Viking spear?

Getting there. I have been working on a few knives though.

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Belafon  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:53:04pm

My wife, who is a pro-British-Royal Arkansan, basically equates Megan with Wallis Simpson and did not watch the interview. It was a rather interesting conversation. She was mentioning something about Oprah being at the wedding and that being the first time Oprah and Megan met, and therefore this interview and the steps leading to it had been planned for a while.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:53:25pm

re: #31 🌹UOJB!

Disgusting. Why not just leave her alone? I assume that she and Harry have figured out how to earn their own money now that they don’t live in England. Just let them be.

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jaunte  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:57:37pm
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William Lewis  Mar 7, 2021 • 7:59:02pm

re: #36 Dave In Austin

Getting there. I have been working on a few knives though.

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Nice work. You really are getting there. On a more serious level, when you’re ready to go go for it, email me wlewisiii at gmail dot com and I will pay for a 12” long blade brokeback seax.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 7, 2021 • 8:01:25pm

re: #40 William Lewis

Draw something up. A Sax shouldn’t be to hard.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 7, 2021 • 8:02:05pm

re: #39 jaunte

And I bet it took Erick days to come up with that.

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🌹UOJB!  Mar 7, 2021 • 8:02:43pm
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Patricia Kayden  Mar 7, 2021 • 8:03:11pm
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Dave In Austin  Mar 7, 2021 • 8:06:12pm

re: #40 William Lewis

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Dave In Austin  Mar 7, 2021 • 8:06:50pm
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retired cynic  Mar 7, 2021 • 8:09:29pm

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Belafon  Mar 7, 2021 • 8:14:03pm
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William Lewis  Mar 7, 2021 • 8:16:34pm

re: #41 Dave In Austin

Draw something up. A Sax shouldn’t be to hard.

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Belafon  Mar 7, 2021 • 8:16:41pm
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William Lewis  Mar 7, 2021 • 8:17:50pm

re: #45 Dave In Austin

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Pretty one. I prefer plain; a blade for fighting up close and personal.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 7, 2021 • 8:18:40pm

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DodgerFan1988  Mar 7, 2021 • 8:20:27pm

re: #31 🌹UOJB!

Is anyone surprised?

The Right Wing are out tonight in full force against Meghan Markle.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 7, 2021 • 8:21:21pm

re: #49 William Lewis

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A Cranky One  Mar 7, 2021 • 8:22:37pm

re: #51 William Lewis

Pretty one. I prefer plain; a blade for fighting up close and personal.

So a modest 1000 layer ladder pattern Damascus?

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William Lewis  Mar 7, 2021 • 8:22:47pm

re: #54 Dave In Austin

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 7, 2021 • 8:25:10pm

re: #19 Patricia Kayden

I’m so glad Meghan left the U.K. For some strange reason the British press hates her guts. They’re attacking her while ignoring Prince Andrews’ pedophile scandal. It’s amazing.

Not surprising.

Andrew’s misdeeds are par for the course for nobility. Meghan is not white and that is an unforgivable sin in their eyes.

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William Lewis  Mar 7, 2021 • 8:26:53pm

re: #55 A Cranky One

So a modest 1000 layer ladder pattern Damascus?

That would be gorgeous, but a simple piece of mono forged steel with a differential temper so that the back gives just that little bit so the edge doesn’t shatter? That would be a delight for fighting with. A blade that can puncture mail or cut silk is what I’d like if I could afford the smithing needed.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 7, 2021 • 8:27:59pm

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Belafon  Mar 7, 2021 • 8:28:24pm

re: #53 DodgerFan1988

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The Right Wing are out tonight in full force against Meghan Markle.

I had to send my wife that last tweet because that’s almost exactly what she said. Yeah, I’m not exactly expecting reconciliation about this topic.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 7, 2021 • 8:29:54pm

re: #56 William Lewis

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Dave In Austin  Mar 7, 2021 • 8:36:02pm

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BigPapa  Mar 7, 2021 • 8:37:24pm

re: #62 Dave In Austin

makes me crave a huge hunk of sashimi grade ahi to cut

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William Lewis  Mar 7, 2021 • 8:38:21pm

re: #61 Dave In Austin

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BigPapa  Mar 7, 2021 • 8:43:01pm

I made a quiche with scratch crust tonight. Asparagus, onion, carrot, and shrimp. A little fresh rosemary in the crust. The Wife Unit has decided to keep me a little longer. All it takes in life is to keep your Wife Unit’s hair in order and make her treats.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 7, 2021 • 8:44:24pm

re: #64 William Lewis

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Dave In Austin  Mar 7, 2021 • 8:45:38pm

re: #64 William Lewis

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William Lewis  Mar 7, 2021 • 8:56:01pm

re: #66 Dave In Austin

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William Lewis  Mar 7, 2021 • 9:03:49pm

It’s easy to make jokes about swords and things like the bit in “Gonad the Barbarian” oh, wait that’s Conan. Oops! But yeah, you get the stupid joke. Make your enemies cry and all that.

Well, where I come from it’s more simple. You find the most efficient way to kill and stay alive. That can happen with blades, firearms or whatever.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 7, 2021 • 9:44:55pm

hi

The conservative culture outrage machine must go on. Apparently Dr. Seuss was not stupid enough for them, so tonight on Twitter it’s Lola Bunny from Space Jam 2.

Apparently they think Warner cancelled her bewbs.

What they are sharing is not artwork from the original movie, but furry porn fan art.

twitter.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 7, 2021 • 9:45:54pm
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Belafon  Mar 7, 2021 • 9:47:35pm

re: #71 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Belafon  Mar 7, 2021 • 9:50:19pm

re: #50 Belafon

Someone who grew up controlling a stutter probably learned a lot about messaging.

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Belafon  Mar 7, 2021 • 10:02:34pm
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boredtechindenver  Mar 7, 2021 • 10:19:36pm

So, this afternoon I got a call from a number I didn’t recognize. I almost didn’t answer but I thought it it was a spam call, I could just hang up.

Friday, I became eligible for Covid vaccine, and called to check on an appointment for a Vaccination event about 5 minutes from home, but the recording stated that they were out of appointments, and if I wanted to get on the standby list, to leave my name, number, birthday. The call was from my city council-person’s office, stating that they had available slots. I said yes, gave my info regarding why I was eligible and told that my appointment was for 45 minutes later. Two hours later, I had my first Moderna shot, and an appointment set up already for the second shot 4 weeks from now, at the same time.

Edit: No side effects so far.

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Belafon  Mar 7, 2021 • 10:21:13pm

re: #74 Belafon

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Targetpractice  Mar 7, 2021 • 10:27:17pm

re: #76 Belafon

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 7, 2021 • 10:37:07pm

Via the Omaha World-Herald:

Scottsbluff once again in major movie spotlight with ‘Nomadland’

In the past few years in Scottsbluff, you might have spotted actress Frances McDormand running a piler at the beet factory or one of the Coen brothers dining out at a local restaurant.

Or maybe you’d walk past McDormand and husband Joel Coen buying yarn at the Brown Sheep Company outside of town.

“She’s quite the knitter,” said Starr Lehl, economic development director for the City of Scottsbluff.

Since 2017, the Scottsbluff area has been a location for two movies and a reality TV show, “Street Outlaws.”

Joel and Ethan Coen first filmed a segment of “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” on a private ranch in the area in 2017 and then McDormand returned in 2018 for “Nomadland.”

(more)

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 7, 2021 • 11:51:55pm
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Targetpractice  Mar 8, 2021 • 12:10:25am

Speaking from experience, Small Town America tm is still very much buried in that ideal that those who need help don’t ask for it because to do so would lead to being seen as a “failure.”

Lose your job? You’re not supposed to take welfare, that’s for workin’ people with families who can’t get by. What you’re supposed to do is get out there and pound the pavement, put in applications in every business no matter how shitty, because “a job’s a job.”

Don’t get paid enough to get by? Well shit, son, if you’ve got time to complain then you’ve got time to find another job. My daddy didn’t feed his kids with complaints, he worked two jobs and even took odd jobs under the table during his off hours. Yeah, he worked himself into an early grave, but me and my mamma had full bellies and clothes on our backs.

Working yourself to death and you’re still living in poverty? If you’d studied in school instead of foolin’ around, this wouldn’t have happened, now would it? You’d have gotten a scholarship like the neighbor’s kid and had a full ride at the state college. Hell, you could join the military like your cousin Jimmy and they’ll pay for you to go to college.

Busted yourself up on the job and now you can’t work? There’s gotta be something out there you can do, your legs don’t have to work to be a greeter at Wal-Mart. If you’re not a vegetable, then you can work. Disability is for people who are in worse shape than you are.

You’re old, poor, and lookin’ at movin’ in with your kids to avoid homelessness? Where’s your savings at? You didn’t put any money away for a rainy day fund? Don’t go burdening other folks with your failure!

And at every step of the way, remember to repeat the same mantra: “If it weren’t for all them damned foreigners and illegals, all the good jobs would still be here and the coal mines would be working three shifts 24/7/365. VOTE REPUBLICAN!”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 8, 2021 • 12:27:43am

Not to diminish the American values of hard work, personal responsibility and self-reliance, but we take that to mean that individuals and families with limited resources should be expected to negotiate one-on-one with multi-million-dollar international corporations for terms of employment, insurance coverage or financial services.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 8, 2021 • 12:39:55am
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Targetpractice  Mar 8, 2021 • 12:41:01am

re: #81 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Not to diminish the American values of hard work, personal responsibility and self-reliance, but we take that to mean that individuals and families with limited resources should be expected to negotiate one-on-one with multi-million-dollar international corporations for terms of employment, insurance coverage or financial services.

So much of the problem in rural America is that most folks don’t deal directly with the international corporation, they deal with the intermediaries who pass themselves off as “small/private business.” Like the lumber mill whose boss is on the city council, is golfing buddies with the mayor and sheriff, and lives in a massive house on several dozen acres of land that he got as part of marrying the previous boss’ daughter.

Way he sees it, giving you a job isn’t about adding value to his company, it’s an act of charity on his part. After all, he doesn’t need to hire you, there’s plenty of “unskilled labor” out there who’d do the job for a fistful of dollars and a bottle of tequila a day. So to hire you is actually hurting his bottom line because he’s paying you way more than the job’s worth. You should be grateful to even have a job at all. Now if you walk back out that door and don’t talk about a “decent wage” or “benefits” again, he’ll forget this conversation ever happened (spoiler alert: He won’t).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 8, 2021 • 12:48:53am

re: #83 Targetpractice

So much of the problem in rural America is that most folks don’t deal directly with the international corporation, they deal with the intermediaries who pass themselves off as “small/private business.” .

Because each MacDonald’s/Walmart is set up to be a private franchise.

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Ming5000  Mar 8, 2021 • 12:52:43am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 8, 2021 • 12:58:14am

re: #85 Ming5000

A point of order. He specified ‘uncharacteristically’…

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:02:06am

YouTube

Oh, my.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:03:50am

re: #87 Dread Pirate Ron

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Video

Oh, my.

dated but still outstanding.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:08:47am

re: #85 Ming5000

So Dr. Seuss’ estate removing books from publication is basically just the same as Nazis burning them in public.

Got it.

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boredtechindenver  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:29:27am

re: #88 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

dated but still outstanding.

if you watch her hair, you can see the loop.

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Targetpractice  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:31:39am

re: #85 Ming5000

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As someone who grew up hearing about various small-town PTAs coming up with lists of books they wished to ban because they contained “inappropriate,” “sexual,” or even “satantic” contents…Ross can kiss my ass.

Every other year for the last 20 years, I’ve opened the newspaper or clicked a news link to the latest “controversy” surrounding a children’s book featuring LGBTQ characters that has been deemed haram by wingnuts over the idea that it is “brainwashing” kids into accepting and even adopting such lifestyles.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:35:35am

re: #90 boredtechindenver

if you watch her hair, you can see the loop.

I figured that our right away

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:38:32am

re: #91 Targetpractice

Every other year for the last 20 years, I’ve opened the newspaper or clicked a news link to the latest “controversy” surrounding a children’s book featuring LGBTQ characters that has been deemed haram by wingnuts over the idea that it is “brainwashing” kids into accepting and even adopting such lifestyles.

It is in keeping with the RW doctrines that gays are “unnatural” and since they are incapable of reproducing, they have to propagate themselves by recruiting and converting new members, preferably from among the young and impressionable.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:52:25am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:53:21am

re: #93 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is in keeping with the RW doctrines that gays are “unnatural” and since they are incapable of reproducing, they have to propagate themselves by recruiting and converting new members, preferably from among the young and impressionable.

Which is projection, because churches do that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:59:47am

re: #95 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Which is projection, because churches do that.

They are at least capable of reproducing…

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:30:40am

re: #96 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They are at least capable of reproducing…

Indeed, some of them believe it is immoral not to do so.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:45:48am

re: #97 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Indeed, some of them believe it is immoral not to do so.

unless you are a priest or nun

and, of course, it is immoral to practice contraception

in fact, many of them are not just against Planned Parenthood, they are against the very concept of planning parenthood

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:47:29am

re: #98 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

or that it is immoral to practice contraception

in fact, many of them are not just against Planned Parenthood, they are against the very concept of planning parenthood

Yes indeed. I’ve told this story before, but the only woman I’ve ever felt a physical compulsion to strike was a holier-than-thou bitch I met in my teen years who sneered disparagingly at my mom because she stopped having kids after me, due to life-threatening complications. Because no proper woman of God would only have two children (she had, I think, 7 or 8 at the time, and I know she had at least two more beyond that).

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:52:50am

re: #75 boredtechindenver

So, this afternoon I got a call from a number I didn’t recognize. I almost didn’t answer but I thought it it was a spam call, I could just hang up.

Friday, I became eligible for Covid vaccine, and called to check on an appointment for a Vaccination event about 5 minutes from home, but the recording stated that they were out of appointments, and if I wanted to get on the standby list, to leave my name, number, birthday. The call was from my city council-person’s office, stating that they had available slots. I said yes, gave my info regarding why I was eligible and told that my appointment was for 45 minutes later. Two hours later, I had my first Moderna shot, and an appointment set up already for the second shot 4 weeks from now, at the same time.

Edit: No side effects so far.

it’s 6:50am here in sofla
i’m refreshing the publix page every minute waiting for the 7AM start time when they open up the appointments portal

then it’s ticketmaster-o-rama - you keep clicking until maybe you get the golden ‘you can make an appointment’ button

meanwhile as a public service, on each refresh they show how many slots just went at each site in the last 60 seconds and how many are left

someone hungry outside a candy store, bakery, deli, whatever, who isnt allowed through the door

it’s an inhumane kind of torture

this is for mrsdm (sound asleep). i still dont qualify

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:05:10am

7:01 and

This page will automatically refresh in 37 seconds . Do not refresh the page yourself.

Many more visitors are attempting to book appointments than we have available. Because of the high demand for the vaccine, we can’t guarantee you an appointment. But if room becomes available, a button labeled Book An Appointment will appear. This will take you to the reservation system.

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:10:21am

its a lot like being on hold / in line with ‘customer service’

you know they’re not all on the phones, helping other customers
they’re all drinking coffee in the break room

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:11:58am

re: #37 Belafon

My wife, who is a pro-British-Royal Arkansan, basically equates Megan with Wallis Simpson and did not watch the interview.

Pretty sure Meghan is not a Nazi sympathizers, though.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:15:44am

re: #103 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Pretty sure Meghan is not a Nazi sympathizers, though.

Lots of royals and aristocrats were Nazi sympathizers back then and would have been happy to come to some terms with him.

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:22:31am

“Former President Donald Trump was spotted outside Trump Tower Sunday night in his first visit back to the Big Apple since leaving office,” the New York Post reports.

“He was seated in a backseat of a black SUV. Upon his arrival, he waved to a lone Trump supporter who was across the street next to the media.”

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Decatur Deb  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:24:31am

re: #80 Targetpractice

That’s some quality frontier GOP gibberish.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:26:36am

re: #104 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Lots of royals and aristocrats were Nazi sympathizers back then and would have been happy to come to some terms with him.

But Wallis wasn’t a royal. She only shares the American who fell in love with a royal, thing.

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BlueSpotinAL  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:28:14am

Ross Douthat is an Idiot Ball Hog.

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:32:02am

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:39:13am

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:44:11am
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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:47:28am

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:50:20am

the replies are not kind

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:54:07am

re: #113 Dangerman

the replies are not kind

Hey fuckfaces. We tried it your way. You refused to be reasonable. You know what that gets you? STEPPED ON.

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Egregious Philbin  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:56:54am

re: #100 Dangerman

I did that last week, and in an hour, I get in the car to go to the Cards stadium for my first shot.

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:58:18am

neanderthals

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:58:44am

neanderthals

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:00:28am

a year ago

since 1/20 i am rarely
embarrassed
horrified
disgusted
ashamed
exhausted

by the president

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DodgerFan1988  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:02:29am
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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:08:36am

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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:08:46am
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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:15:22am

i was gonna wait till the time expired then write a screed about this ticketmaster—o-rama

instead i got her an appointment
WEDNESDAY!!!!

things are looking up

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:16:36am

re: #122 Dangerman

i was gonna wait till the time expired then write a screed about this ticketmaster—o-rama

instead i got her an appointment
TOMORROW!!!!

things are looking up

Congratulations!

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:18:02am

re: #121 darthstar

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Next addition to the Death Race franchise?

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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:21:00am
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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:22:22am

Charles’ slideshow feature makes four panel tweets fun to read here.

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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:23:52am
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Nyet  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:32:04am

Greatawakening has banned all links to Georgenews (Q-grifters) for being “paytriots”. LOL.

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jeffreyw  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:40:45am

Good morning!

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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:52:54am
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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:57:43am
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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:08:01am

on Manchin and the filibuster (electoral-vote.com)

this part i really like

To make the filibuster even more painful, former senator Chris Dodd has proposed that during a filibuster, three-fifths of the Senate would have to be present. He didn’t say what would happen if that threshold were not met. More realistically, the rules could be changed to say that at least 40 senators have to be present day and night in order to keep debate going. If fewer are present, then cloture would be automatically invoked. Since members of the majority wouldn’t show up, most of the minority would be forced to sit in their chairs, day and night, playing video games on their phones and taking turns leaving to eat pizza in their offices or go to the bathroom. How long would a filibuster last then? Probably not even a week.

as with many other proposals floating around
it limits what a single senator could do
and forces the team to have, and show, the courage of their convictions

personally, i think filibuster debate should have to be on topic.
even somewhat on topic.

if you start reading a novel, a phonebook, a cookbook, whatever, then automatic cloture

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BlueSpotinAL  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:09:49am

re: #129 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Your dinner looks raw.

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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:10:04am

This is cool. Pick your favorite before hitting play and see how you do.

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ericblair  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:10:55am

Short summary: the story states that the Wuhan lab had reported finding bat coronaviruses with ACE2 spike proteins; in 2017/2018 American health officials visited the lab and the Chinese researchers told them they didn’t have enough proper staff to operate the lab safely; State Department seemed to do nothing with the information; and the GOP babbling conspiracy theories about a Chinese bioweapon poisoned the well.

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Nyet  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:11:02am

re: #132 Dangerman

They should also do it while standing on their heads.

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Belafon  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:19:36am

re: #121 darthstar

Occasionally, people change that setting in themselves.

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Belafon  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:24:04am

re: #132 Dangerman

on Manchin and the filibuster (electoral-vote.com)

this part i really like

as with many other proposals floating around
it limits what a single senator could do
and forces the team to have, and show, the courage of their convictions

personally, i think filibuster debate should have to be on topic.
even somewhat on topic.

if you start reading a novel, a phonebook, a cookbook, whatever, then automatic cloture

What’s to prevent 40 Republicans from starting to vote on their own rules?

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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:24:31am

re: #128 Nyet

Greatawakening has banned all links to Georgenews (Q-grifters) for being “paytriots”. LOL.

I’m happy to say I have no idea with either of those entities are.

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Belafon  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:27:36am
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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:38:56am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:40:43am

re: #141 Dangerman

The New Deal was a big hit until the Civil Rights Act came along and required it to also benefit black people. Now the GOP is out to eradicate every trace of it.

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:41:21am

re: #136 Nyet

They should also do it while standing on their heads.

i’d settle for ‘backwards and in high heels’

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:42:16am

re: #138 Belafon

What’s to prevent 40 Republicans from starting to vote on their own rules?

i dont know
maybe depends on how the rule is written

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Belafon  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:43:46am

This is what I meant by no restrictions, that the government shouldn’t be using them to waste vaccines:

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:44:36am
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Belafon  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:45:01am
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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:53:05am

re: #146 Dangerman

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To answer myself, Look who controls the media

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No Malarkey!  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:54:23am

vox.com has an article about an experiment conducted by the City of Stockton in giving no strings $500/month cash payments to low income people. Those who got the payments actually worked more than the control group who didn’t, because they had the resources to set goals and look for better jobs. Only $500/month made that difference.

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:56:16am

re: #147 Belafon

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Remember when people smoked in restaurants?

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Decatur Deb  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:58:56am

re: #147 Belafon

Who the hell is julia Ioffe, and why are most of the stupid people she knows men?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:58:57am

re: #150 Dangerman

Remember when people smoked in restaurants?

and in cars with kids in the back seat?

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Decatur Deb  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:02:07am

re: #152 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and in cars with kids in the back seat?

And in airplanes with 50,000 gallons of fuel in the wings?

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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:06:27am

Only 10.5 million miles away…but in 8 years it’ll pass again a bit closer…19,500 miles away…or 210,000 miles or so closer than the moon.

That could be one hot potato.

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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:07:23am

Apparently I left that asteroid post in the editor for the last half hour…just came back to post this beautiful few seconds of video.

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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:09:23am

re: #151 Decatur Deb

Who the hell is julia Ioffe, and why are most of the stupid people she knows men?

Well, for one, she works for GQ.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:10:33am

re: #154 darthstar

Only 10.5 million miles away…but in 8 years it’ll pass again a bit closer…19,500 miles away…or 210,000 miles or so closer than the moon.

That could be one hot potato.

Also closer than geosynchronous satellites.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:12:08am

re: #156 darthstar

Well, for one, she works for GQ.

Someplace I might look if I needed a stupid man in a hurry.

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steve_davis  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:14:26am

re: #154 darthstar

Only 10.5 million miles away…but in 8 years it’ll pass again a bit closer…19,500 miles away…or 210,000 miles or so closer than the moon.

That could be one hot potato.

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we laugh, but if it gets nudged ever so slightly by something we didn’t calculate, it could either pass without any drama, or we will get to go out with a bang.

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lawhawk  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:19:16am

re: #13 Belafon

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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:21:33am
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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:22:53am

re: #157 Decatur Deb

Also closer than geosynchronous satellites.

Be kind of interesting to see it plow through about four or five of those. Be a good test of our technical DR skills.

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Belafon  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:23:40am
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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:25:04am

re: #159 steve_davis

we laugh, but if it gets nudged ever so slightly by something we didn’t calculate, it could either pass without any drama, or we will get to go out with a bang.

You mean like another planet’s gravity? Also have to wonder what kind of debris is in its tail wash.

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:25:08am

re: #151 Decatur Deb

Who the hell is julia Ioffe, and why are most of the stupid people she knows men?

Its certainly been my experience

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Belafon  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:25:37am
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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:26:41am

re: #164 darthstar

You mean like another planet’s gravity? Also have to wonder what kind of debris is in its tail wash.

I think NASA does a pretty good job of tracking when objects making close passes at Earth interact with other planets. The big worry is if it bounces off something in the asteroid belt (an extremely remote probability, but not possible to track), I would think.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:27:14am

For perspective: Most of the stuff that flies, on a mile/lbs basis, is jet fuel. A 747 starting for Korea is carrying about 300,000 lbs of fuel. The 100,000 lbs of people are just along for the ride. In some cases the fuel load is greater than the airframe weight.

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:27:55am

re: #122 Dangerman

i was gonna wait till the time expired then write a screed about this ticketmaster—o-rama

instead i got her an appointment
WEDNESDAY!!!!

things are looking up

When mrsdm woke up and I told her, she called me superman. (Small s)

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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:28:23am

Trying to read LGF and drink coffee right now.

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lawhawk  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:29:10am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. Things are going to be warming up this week as temps get into the 60s, which is a nice change from the cold temps we’ve been having here.

We also expect to see President Biden sign the relief bill this week (assuming that the House approves the Senate version). Media pundits are all over the map on the tea leaves about winners and losers here, but here’s my 2 shekels:

Winners:
Biden.
American people.
Democrats.

Losers:
GOPers in Congress.

The GOP refused to deliver a single vote that would help Americans recover and gain some relief from the worst economic crisis in our history - and a crisis that the GOP made worse at every opportunity. Biden delivered on his top promise to deliver relief to the American people and Democrats made that happen even with a razor thin margin.

Manchin and Sinema ended up coming through to get the bill done, and while I would have preferred that the minimum wage and expanded relief for people were included, we got the substantively same package as proposed. That’s no small feat given the GOP obstructionism.

If you want to know why the right wing media is all in on cancel culture and Dr. Seuss and burning masks and everything but on ideas to help Americans, look no further.

The GOP aren’t a party of ideas, beyond tax cuts as the solution to everything. They’re a party of perpetual anger/resentment that has no ideas beyond tax cut for millionaires and lining their own pockets. Their “proposal” to provide relief was always a trojan horse designed to delay and obstruct all while telling Americans that they didn’t need help because the economy recovered (it hasn’t - and the stock market isn’t the economy). Unemployment his higher thanks to Trump and GOP than it was when Trump took office. Unemployment is higher especially for women and persons of color precisely because those are the jobs hardest hit : restaurants and service sector.

It’s also the jobs that will take longer to recover, and the GOP is doing all it can to throttle unemployment insurance too, which further slows the recovery (recommend the John Oliver piece this week).

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Belafon  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:29:21am
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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:29:54am

re: #170 darthstar

Trying to read LGF and drink coffee right now.

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BTW, ordered a new tie dye so I better matched the boys.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:30:58am

re: #165 Dangerman

Its certainly been my experience

Going to stick with “random distribution” until the numbers come in.

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:32:29am

re: #171 lawhawk

Everything you said, and team Biden did it in less than 2 months

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lawhawk  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:32:33am

re: #172 Belafon

In other words, he’s not out there trying to hype himself, or prop up his own fragile ego.

Rather, he’s focused on getting his job done and furthering the agenda of helping Americans.

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:33:21am

re: #172 Belafon

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When “acting like a president should” is the story

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:34:16am

re: #174 Decatur Deb

Going to stick with “random distribution” until the numbers come in.

I wasn’t extrapolating
I meant in my little world as well

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:35:08am

re: #129 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

re: #129 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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No Malarkey!  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:36:05am

re: #150 Dangerman

Remember when people smoked in restaurants?

I remember in the early 90’s I visited my brother in N.D. We went to a no smoking bar in Minnesota, and I was gob smacked; I didn’t see how it was even possible they could do enough business to stay open.

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:40:30am

re: #132 Dangerman

on Manchin and the filibuster (electoral-vote.com)

this part i really like

as with many other proposals floating around
it limits what a single senator could do
and forces the team to have, and show, the courage of their convictions

personally, i think filibuster debate should have to be on topic.
even somewhat on topic.

if you start reading a novel, a phonebook, a cookbook, whatever, then automatic cloture

Theoretically a nice idea, but imagine the debates about what is, or is not, relevant. It would give the filibusterers something to argue about.

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:43:52am

re: #138 Belafon

What’s to prevent 40 Republicans from starting to vote on their own rules?

Quorum call? One democrat standing watch just in case?

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:44:01am

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

Theoretically a nice idea, but imagine the debates about what is, or is not, relevant. It would give the filibusterers something to argue about.

a danger can dream…

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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:45:27am

Okay…this will probably put me on the Ayatollah’s shit list, but it did make me giggle.

Best add the Xian god for balance.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:52:10am

Last night we had comments about CV19 vaccination schedules being juggled with other types of vaccination. Wife and a friend have received social media warnings that mammograms should be delayed for several weeks after a shot. (Issue is lymph node changes confusing the image interpretation.)

Mayo Clinic is not particularly concerned, as long as everyone is communicating. There is also a chance this could be exploited by anti-vax nutcases.
mayoclinic.org

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Mattand  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:53:53am

re: #118 Dangerman

a year ago

Trump a year ago on COVID: “I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it- Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.”

Crazy to watch this now

It was crazy to watch that then.

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Nojay UK  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:54:50am

re: #162 darthstar

Space is big, really big. The geosync birds are in an orbit about 42000km above the earth’s centre and they’re spaced about 1.5 degrees apart (it used to be 3 degrees but the tech got better). They’re separated by the equivalent distance between Honolulu and New York around the geosync orbit. Hitting one geosync bird would be a challenge, hitting more than one in a single pass would require an asteroid significantly larger than the Moon. It that happened the gravitational and ocean tidal effects on Earth would be a lot more troublesome than the loss of a Direct Broadcast bird.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:57:50am

re: #187 Nojay UK

For example, I mentioned the “asteroid belt”, but it’s not like in Star Wars with a bunch of rocks all banging into each other and threatening to grind up anything that tries to go through it. It’s just that there are more rocks per cubic kilometer than there are in other places in the Solar System. They’re still extremely spread out because the volume of space is so enormous.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:59:36am

re: #147 Belafon

“I have heard people tell me, with straight faces, that they eat indoors because “it’s my body, my choice.” Not only do these people not seem to understand how viruses and public health work but, in a development that should surprise no one, they were also men.”

Let’s look at MGT, Lauren Boebert, Kristi Noem, et al. When it comes to anti-vaxx and “Covid is just the flu” and “Open the economy” messages, women are just as guilty as men. There have been enough Tik-Tok and other videos showing women having meltdowns in retail businesses because the store requires masks to demonstrate that men are not uniquely tied to the anti-mask movement.

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Belafon  Mar 8, 2021 • 8:01:00am

re: #189 Hecuba’s daughter

Let’s look at MGT, Lauren Boebert, Kristi Noem, et al. When it comes to anti-vaxx and “Covid is just the flu” and “Open the economy” messages, women are just as guilty as men. There have been enough Tik-Tok and other videos showing women having meltdowns in retail businesses because the store requires masks to demonstrate that men are not uniquely tied to the anti-mask movement.

Agree, and I posted it more about the rest of it, rather than just the last part, although the “my body, my choice” being tied to men was the true irony.

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Mar 8, 2021 • 8:06:39am

re: #189 Hecuba’s daughter

Let’s look at MGT, Lauren Boebert, Kristi Noem, et al. When it comes to anti-vaxx and “Covid is just the flu” and “Open the economy” messages, women are just as guilty as men. There have been enough Tik-Tok and other videos showing women having meltdowns in retail businesses because the store requires masks to demonstrate that men are not uniquely tied to the anti-mask movement.

On the other hand, the ratio of women to men during the Capitol insurrection was about one to six. The rally before the storming it looks similar.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 8, 2021 • 8:08:34am

I question classification as “unsuccessful”
It certainly appears goals were achieved

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 8, 2021 • 8:12:42am

re: #190 Belafon

Agree, and I posted it more about the rest of it, rather than just the last part, although the “my body, my choice” being tied to men was the true irony.

What I really wish is that someone publishes a study comparing dangers of indoor to outdoor dining. My friends and I have been assuming that outdoor dining does not present the same level of risk and so we have freely engaged in that activity, despite almost freezing to death during Chicago winters. But if there is a substantial risk associated with that activity, the public needs to know to make an informed decision.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 8, 2021 • 8:14:33am
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Belafon  Mar 8, 2021 • 8:17:47am

re: #193 Hecuba’s daughter

What I really wish is that someone publishes a study comparing dangers of indoor to outdoor dining. My friends and I have been assuming that outdoor dining does not present the same level of risk and so we have freely engaged in that activity, despite almost freezing to death during Chicago winters. But if there is a substantial risk associated with that activity, the public needs to know to make an informed decision.

I think there have been studies, showing that it is safer, unless you are sitting really close together.

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No Malarkey!  Mar 8, 2021 • 8:26:16am

re: #193 Hecuba’s daughter

What I really wish is that someone publishes a study comparing dangers of indoor to outdoor dining. My friends and I have been assuming that outdoor dining does not present the same level of risk and so we have freely engaged in that activity, despite almost freezing to death during Chicago winters. But if there is a substantial risk associated with that activity, the public needs to know to make an informed decision.

My understanding is that the risk outdoors is low because virus loaded droplets don’t accumulate in the air the way they do indoors; they drift away.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 8, 2021 • 8:29:02am
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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Mar 8, 2021 • 8:32:08am

re: #193 Hecuba’s daughter

What I really wish is that someone publishes a study comparing dangers of indoor to outdoor dining. My friends and I have been assuming that outdoor dining does not present the same level of risk and so we have freely engaged in that activity, despite almost freezing to death during Chicago winters. But if there is a substantial risk associated with that activity, the public needs to know to make an informed decision.

In the SF Bay area (excellent compliance with masking, etc. rules), outdoor dining has been allowed except during stay-at-home orders, and cases continued to go down.

When we got to a level that allowed indoor dining, cases started up again. (This was also the beginning of the holiday season, so indoor dining can’t be declared as the cause.) So I’d say outdoor dining is in the clear (you can’t sit right up against your tablemates), and I’d be extremely cautious about indoor dining if you’re not fully vaccinated, and maybe if you are.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 8, 2021 • 8:35:35am

re: #196 No Malarkey!

My understanding is that the risk outdoors is low because virus loaded droplets don’t accumulate in the air the way they do indoors; they drift away.

In Moscow, Idaho, is drifting on to you.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 8, 2021 • 8:37:11am

re: #147 Belafon

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And many of those same people would probably raise holy hell if I were to sit in that same restaurant and fire up a cig. Because I was exposing them to life threating cancer possibility.

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Belafon  Mar 8, 2021 • 8:37:38am

re: #197 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

I can’t go to his links, but does he have outside sources? Seth tends to be a sensationalist and stretches things quite a bit.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 8, 2021 • 8:40:42am

re: #200 Eventual Carrion

And many of those same people would probably raise holy hell if I were to sit in that same restaurant and fire up a cig. Because I was exposing them to life threating cancer possibility.

Fortunately, the people who deny risks of CV, nicotine, and climate change are often the same gang. That’s not much of an accident—the same pseudo-science sector fostered all of those attitudes.

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Belafon  Mar 8, 2021 • 8:41:47am

Two really good ACA changes in the relief bill:

One of the big pieces of the ARP is a 2 year update of the ACA subsidy table. There are two major things going on in the update.

Everyone will now be eligible for subsidies if the benchmark silver plan costs more than 8.5% of their income

Subsidies for everyone who currently gets a subsidy will increase

The original was only allowed on families that made less than $40k per year. That will help a lot of people.

balloon-juice.com

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Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)  Mar 8, 2021 • 8:46:36am

I still think that Democrats should take advantage of this tendency at Fox to focus on minutia that boosts page views & viewership, rather than boring “process” stories that actually, you know, change lives.

Like ending the filibuster. Rolling back tax rates to the 1990s, or better yet, the 1950s.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 8, 2021 • 8:51:27am

Question: Could Joe set up special vaccine locations on Federal properties in Florida that are out of Desantis’ reach so that vaccines could be distributed more appropriately?

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 8, 2021 • 8:53:59am

re: #155 darthstar

Wow. She’s the first Black woman surfer I’ve ever seen. So graceful.

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Jay C  Mar 8, 2021 • 8:58:47am

re: #205 Eclectic Cyborg

Question: Could Joe set up special vaccine locations on Federal properties in Florida that are out of Desantis’ reach so that vaccines could be distributed more appropriately?

Not all that familiar with the vaccine-distribution process, but unfortunately, I think not.*
AFAIK, the Federal Government is responsible mainly for supervising/subsidizing the production of the vaccine(s), and their distribution only as far as the state level: the mechanics of getting shots into the public’s arms is the responsibility of the states and subsidiary entities (localities, healthcare providers, hospitals, pharmacies, etc. as well as operating their own vaccination facilities).

*though I hope I’m wrong.

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Mattand  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:01:06am

re: #197 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

I just keep going back to when Maddow and everyone at MSNBC were raising alarm bells at all the weird last minute appointments Trump made at the Pentagon, in the run up to January 6.

Made a lot more sense when they refused to, what’s the phrase? Oh, yeah: DEFEND THE FUCKING CAPITOL FROM TREASONOUS GOONS WHO WERE TRYING TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT.

Anyways…

Given how American politics works, and given the American news media’s inability to hold people accountable, in 20 years we’re going to hear about how Trump and his people
orchestrated that attack.

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Mattand  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:02:05am

re: #173 darthstar

BTW, ordered a new tie dye so I better matched the boys.

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LOL, nice to see I’m not the only one with COVID hippie hair.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:02:16am

re: #205 Eclectic Cyborg

Question: Could Joe set up special vaccine locations on Federal properties in Florida that are out of Desantis’ reach so that vaccines could be distributed more appropriately?

Get the shot, stay for a little blackjack:

AMERICAN INDIAN LANDS AND NATIVE ENTITIES IN FLORIDA - 2017

fgdl.org

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:02:17am

re: #207 Jay C

Not all that familiar with the vaccine-distribution process, but unfortunately, I think not.*
AFAIK, the Federal Government is responsible mainly for supervising/subsidizing the production of the vaccine(s), and their distribution only as far as the state level: the mechanics of getting shots into the public’s arms is the responsibility of the states and subsidiary entities (localities, healthcare providers, hospitals, pharmacies, etc. as well as operating their own vaccination facilities).

Wasn’t that the essence of the widely criticized Trump policy? That the federal government provide the vaccine to states and then it’s up to the states to handle it from there?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:04:14am

re: #210 Decatur Deb

Get the shot, stay for a little blackjack:

AMERICAN INDIAN LANDS AND NATIVE ENTITIES IN FLORIDA - 2017

fgdl.org

Yassss. Something like that, or maybe do them on a site at a military base or something.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:06:15am

re: #211 Hecuba’s daughter

Wasn’t that the essence of the widely criticized Trump policy? That the federal government provide the vaccine to states and then it’s up to the states to handle it from there?

I was wondering about the same thing.

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Jay C  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:08:12am

re: #211 Hecuba’s daughter

Wasn’t that the essence of the widely criticized Trump policy? That the federal government provide the vaccine to states and then it’s up to the states to handle it from there?

I believe so: I think the Biden Admin basically inherited that system after it was already established,, and have had to go with it in the interest of swift mass vaccination, rather than spend(waste) time crafting a new distribution/inoculation system.

re: #208 Mattand

Given how American politics works, and given the American news media’s inability to hold people accountable, in 20 years we’re going to hear about how Trump and his people
orchestrated that attack.

This; one of those truisms about American journalism: the *truth* about controversial issues is only likely to come out after a set period when it is assumed that no one is going to care any more…

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austin_blue  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:15:13am

re: #107 Colère Tueur de Lapin

But Wallis wasn’t a royal. She only shares the American who fell in love with a royal, thing.

🎵 Hark the Herald Angels sing,
Mrs. Simpson’s pinched our king! 🎵

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John Hughes  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:15:16am

re: #119 DodgerFan1988

She’s painting herself in adorations

What? Does this person speak English?

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:16:29am

re: #214 Jay C

I believe so: I think the Biden Admin basically inherited that system after it was already established,, and have had to go with it in the interest of swift mass vaccination, rather than spend(waste) time crafting a new distribution/inoculation system.

……

At this point it may be too late to revise the existing process, but as Eclectic Cyborg suggests above, couldn’t it be augmented it by adding facilities on federal properties or partnering with states to have federal agencies involved in mass vaccinations? The J&J vaccine is likely to be the big game changer, especially once there is enough out there to distribute to all local doctors and hospitals.

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piratedan  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:25:19am

re: #175 Dangerman

yes, but there was no press conference, so all of those accomplishments are for naught it seems… //////

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danarchy  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:30:28am

re: #217 Hecuba’s daughter

At this point it may be too late to revise the existing process, but as Eclectic Cyborg suggests above, couldn’t it be augmented it by adding facilities on federal properties or partnering with states to have federal agencies involved in mass vaccinations? The J&J vaccine is likely to be the big game changer, especially once there is enough out there to distribute to all local doctors and hospitals.

Aside from problems at the edges I think the problem is still scarcity of doses so adding more facilities isn’t going to fix that. Basically every state has put at least 70% of the doses they have received in arms(a couple stragglers are at 69%). A lot of the reason it isn’t higher is because most states are reserving doses for second shots.

We are doing over 2 million doses per day and I expect that will increase over the next month. We just need to be patient for a few more weeks.

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Mattand  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:31:41am

And one more before back to work: 1st COVID shot on March 22nd! Pfizer for those keeping score

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:33:49am

in addition to mrsdm getting her first appointment this morning (for wednesday) dangermom got her second shot yesterday (92 years old). and doing just fine.

so in a few weeks mrsdm and dangermom can start doing all the shopping and errands and i’ll stay home with my feet up until my number gets called. which at florida’s rate might be May

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HRH Stanley Sea  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:34:31am

I’m scheduled 3/18 for Moderna. 3.5 hours away. I’ll make a scenic road trip out of it.

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A Mom Anon  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:35:38am

re: #222 HRH Stanley Sea

I can’t even get on an email list to keep me updated. Brian Kemp is an idiot.

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plansbandc  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:36:02am

re: #209 Mattand

Dude. My Covid hippie hair is purple and silver. And it’s too long, so I’m gonna have to cut it again because there’s no way in hell I sit and get the plague from someone cutting my hair.

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Sherlock Hound  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:36:34am

re: #99 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Yes indeed. I’ve told this story before, but the only woman I’ve ever felt a physical compulsion to strike was a holier-than-thou bitch I met in my teen years who sneered disparagingly at my mom because she stopped having kids after me, due to life-threatening complications. Because no proper woman of God would only have two children (she had, I think, 7 or 8 at the time, and I know she had at least two more beyond that).

That cruel taunt on a meme pic comes to mind: “Vagina: It’s Not A Clown Car”.
(Except for the right kind of Evangelical.)
///

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HRH Stanley Sea  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:39:09am

re: #223 A Mom Anon

I can’t even get on an email list to keep me updated. Brian Kemp is an idiot.

I had 5 tabs open!!!! Nada at Walgreens or CVS, I got through to a county health department.

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BeachDem  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:43:12am

re: #226 HRH Stanley Sea

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:44:45am

re: #214 Jay C

I believe so: I think the Biden Admin basically inherited that system after it was already established,, and have had to go with it in the interest of swift mass vaccination, rather than spend(waste) time crafting a new distribution/inoculation system.

Fixed. (Biden’s people have said that when they arrived, they were astonished to learn that there was no distribution system.)

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Mattand  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:44:46am

re: #224 plansbandc

Dude. My Covid hippie hair is purple and silver. And it’s too long, so I’m gonna have to cut it again because there’s no way in hell I sit and get the plague from someone cutting my hair.

That’s where I’m at. I’m starting to catch shit from people about the length, and I’m like “Fuck you, I’m not interested finding out how my body will react to COVID after having cancer because you think I should have a ‘proper’ haircut.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:45:29am

re: #223 A Mom Anon

I can’t even get on an email list to keep me updated. Brian Kemp is an idiot.

The Cheyenne VA is trying to help me find a place where my wife can get a vaccine. They’ve been calling for information; there is no date yet when the vaccine will be available to anyone in the Nebraska Panhandle.

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A Mom Anon  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:46:16am

re: #226 HRH Stanley Sea

We’re still not done with shots for the 1a-c people on the qualifying list. My husband has a shit ton of medical issues and is STILL not considered a priority for a shot. Georgia just can’t seem to not fuck shit up. We also have only two health insurance providers to choose from on the exchanges because Kemp is a dipshit and a moron.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:46:25am

re: #227 BeachDem

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:48:53am

re: #222 HRH Stanley Sea

I’m scheduled 3/18 for Moderna. 3.5 hours away. I’ll make a scenic road trip out of it.

we totally lucked out
not only did mrsdm get an appointment at all, she got it at our own regular publix.
the pharmacy staff there knows us pretty well

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:50:28am

re: #231 A Mom Anon

We’re still not done with shots for the 1a-c people on the qualifying list. My husband has a shit ton of medical issues and is STILL not considered a priority for a shot. Georgia just can’t seem to not fuck shit up. We also have only two health insurance providers to choose from on the exchanges because Kemp is a dipshit and a moron.

Is it that he’s a dipshit and a moron, or are those the two insurance companies which donated to his election campaign?

Governor Ameritrade Rex, first of his name, removed high-risk conditions from the CDC’s priority lists. He decided that distribution will only go by age (and areas which voted most heavily for him).

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plansbandc  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:50:55am

Can’t do anything about the vax until NM tells us we have an appointment. We’ve been registered since the first week of Feb. They let us know when we have a place.

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:51:18am

re: #226 HRH Stanley Sea

I had 5 tabs open!!!! Nada at Walgreens or CVS, I got through to a county health department.

ditto with us
walgreens nope
cvs nope
walmart you have to pick each store, then be told no, then pick another store, etc
broward county?? hah! doesnt even have a website, just a robo phone number

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:52:22am

re: #229 Mattand

That’s where I’m at. I’m starting to catch shit from people about the length, and I’m like “Fuck you, I’m not interested finding out how my body will react to COVID after having cancer because you think I should have a ‘proper’ haircut.”

first world hair problems
at least all y’all got hair

//

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:53:21am

re: #204 Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)

I still think that Democrats should take advantage of this tendency at Fox to focus on minutia that boosts page views & viewership, rather than boring “process” stories that actually, you know, change lives.

Like ending the filibuster. Rolling back tax rates to the 1990s, or better yet, the 1950s.

A disproportionate part of our capital infrastructure was built in the 50s, things like aircraft factories and oil refineries. The reason was the high corporate tax rate. If the fatcats didn’t spend their loot on something useful, and deductible, Uncle Sam would get it. Now, though, that incentive has disappeared. Money markets are far more lucrative than expensive capital projects, new equipment, risky innovation, etc.
This is especially true if you invest a little in buying off politicians to rig the system in favor of your particular scam, like legalizing the practice formerly known as loan sharking, which today is the respectable business of payday loans.

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:53:49am

re: #231 A Mom Anon

We’re still not done with shots for the 1a-c people on the qualifying list. My husband has a shit ton of medical issues and is STILL not considered a priority for a shot. Georgia just can’t seem to not fuck shit up. We also have only two health insurance providers to choose from on the exchanges because Kemp is a dipshit and a moron.

otoh, thank you Georgia for getting us the senate,
that was huge

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BeachDem  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:53:52am

re: #232 HRH Stanley Sea

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:55:10am

In the category “It’s always negligence, never accidental” from the well-regulated militia:

A Wyoming woman went to a Lincoln hospital in serious condition with a gunshot wound to her abdomen after being accidentally shot by her husband.

The Otoe County Sheriff’s Office said the couple, both age 57 and from Wyoming, were visiting residents of Unadilla, Nebraska, on Saturday when the incident occurred. Deputies were called to a rural Unadilla residence at 10:30 a.m. to investigate a shooting.

Witnesses told deputies that the husband was attempting to remove the magazine from the gun when it went off, striking his wife. The woman was taken to Syracuse Area Health and later flown to a hospital in Lincoln.

Wyoming man accidentally shoots wife while visiting Otoe County home (Omaha World-Herald)

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 8, 2021 • 9:55:59am

re: #235 plansbandc

Can’t do anything about the vax until NM tells us we have an appointment. We’ve been registered since the first week of Feb. They let us know when we have a place.

MN is the same way. They set up a portal for people to put themselves on a mailing list for when they are eligible. Health care providers are also supposed to reach out and let us know when it’s time for us to get vaccinated.

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Swampwitch  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:01:17am

I’ve been laid off since last March, minus the 2 months I was called back. I am/was a part time back cook in a diner in a small lake town here in King Kuntry. When I was working I made maybe $600 a month. How did I live? Juggling. Lots of juggling. Since I was laid off because of Covid I’ve been collecting unemployment, and this being Iowa sometimes it was “enhanced” and sometimes not.
The unemployment will stop after the 14th because she’s reopening the diner. So here’s the problem. She closed originally because when we could do the 50% indoor seating the customers REFUSED to distance at all. Refused to wear masks, etc. Our customers are elderly and/or trumpists and they all have or come from money. So she closed the dining room and offered take out and window service. She decided the town didn’t support her so she closed for the winter completely.
We’re having a meeting on the 11th and we’ll find out then if she’s opening the dining room. Covid Kim says it’s OK, so the town will expect it. I’m 60 and fairly healthy-ish and I won’t be getting the vaccine until summer. My son the worrier and my DiL the nurse are trying to persuade me not to go back. Since September I’ve been getting widow’s SS benefits which are twice as much as what I was earning at that job, so I don’t HAVE to go back.
If she’s going to open the dining room I won’t go back. I’m just not going to tell her until Sunday after I do my last unemployment claim. I will be officially retired and will supplement my income with my handmade rugs which I will sell on some Etsy alternative. And I will take a small vacation…my first one since my honeymoon 38 years ago. I’m thinking Denver. I won’t say why Denver. Because I don’t want to drive to Illinois, that’s why.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:01:31am

re: #241 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

And that’s why one of the major rules of gun safety is NEVER FUCKING POINT A GUN (loaded OR unloaded) AT SOMEONE.

Yeesh.

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:01:36am

re: #241 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

In the category “It’s always negligence, never accidental” from the well-regulated militia:

Wyoming man accidentally shoots wife while visiting Otoe County home (Omaha World-Herald)

there are no firearm accidents. they can all be traced to loss of control of your weapon.
there are (virtually) no automobile accidents. they are crashes.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:04:04am

re: #245 Dangerman

there are (virtually) no automobile accidents. they are crashes.

And airliner crashes are “controlled flight into terrain.”

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:04:44am

re: #246 Eric The Fruit Bat

And airliner crashes are “controlled flight into terrain.”

Space engineers refer to this as a “lithobraking maneuver.”

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lawhawk  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:09:51am

re: #245 Dangerman

there are no firearm accidents. they can all be traced to loss of control of your weapon.
there are (virtually) no automobile accidents. they are crashes.

Collisions. They are all collisions. Deviations from prescribed roadways.

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A Mom Anon  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:11:10am

re: #234 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I don’t know if those companies are associated with Kemp or not, but since he’s been in office, more Georgians are without healthcare and it could be fixed with a Medicaid/care expansion. He refuses.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:11:19am

re: #246 Eric The Fruit Bat

And airliner crashes are “controlled flight into terrain.”

I will also be a pedant and say that not all airliner crashes can be defined as controlled. Mechanical failure can cause the flight into terrain to be quite uncontrolled.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:11:29am

I’ve had several ideas for investment projects that would work with a higher tax rate but which don’t really make sense in the current environment.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:13:55am

re: #250 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

I will also be a pedant and say that not all airliner crashes can be defined as controlled. Mechanical failure can cause the flight into terrain to be quite uncontrolled.

I was about to say the same.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:15:13am

Again: Trickle down economics is literally the biggest scam in history, trillions of dollars wasted on tax cuts that actually inhibit useful investment.

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:15:53am

re: #248 lawhawk

Collisions. They are all collisions. Deviations from prescribed roadways.

legally i defer
grammatically maybe not so much.
still it’s a beautiful day and almost lunch time
I intend to collide withe some seasoned french fries

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:16:56am

re: #250 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

I will also be a pedant and say that not all airliner crashes can be defined as controlled.

Then I guess we call the Tenerife Disaster a “controlled collision”.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:21:44am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:23:00am

re: #256 Dr. Matt

MAGA rioter took shots of ‘Fireball’ whisky after breaking into Pelosi’s office

Translation: Terrorists drink shitty booze.

You expected these people to be cultured?

//

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:24:50am

re: #249 A Mom Anon

I don’t know if those companies are associated with Kemp or not, but since he’s been in office, more Georgians are without healthcare and it could be fixed with a Medicaid/care expansion. He refuses.

Same here, and the people voted overwhelmingly for Medicaid expansion two years ago. Gov. Ricketts keeps delaying it by requiring study after study to see how they can means test it or put in a work requirement (which was just struck down by the courts).

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piratedan  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:25:16am

re: #256 Dr. Matt

there is absolutely nothing wrong with shitty booze (and yes, I like the off shot of Fireball with my Pepsi tyvm). :-)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:25:21am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:31:35am
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Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:01:35am

re: #251 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

I’ve had several ideas for investment projects that would work with a higher tax rate but which don’t really make sense in the current environment.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:11:32am

re: #256 Dr. Matt

MAGA rioter took shots of ‘Fireball’ whisky after breaking into Pelosi’s office

Translation: Terrorists drink shitty booze.

Gag! He should get an extra two years for drinking that lighter fluid.


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