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austin_blue  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:31:03am

Well, I think it’s official:

The new official coffee of the Republican Party is:

(drum roll)

bjs.scene7.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:33:03am

Left on the last thread, Dr. Joseph Mercola gets smacked down again. There’s a reason people like him and Andrew Wakefield run their scams in Texas.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:41:04am
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b.d. (America is Great Again)  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:43:56am

Happy Monday Lizards!

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:45:37am

re: #2 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Mercola’s in FL (just as bad)

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Charles Johnson  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:46:20am
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Belafon  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:47:44am

re: #4 b.d. (America is Great Again)

Happy Monday Lizards!

Imagine if Biden turned out to be the most liberal Democrat ever based on accomplishments, which is the only true metric.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:48:23am
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Belafon  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:50:04am

re: #8 Backwoods_Sleuth

I wonder if any House Democrats are going to try to amend the Senate bill thinking they could get more.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:52:33am
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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:55:16am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:55:24am

re: #3 Charles Johnson

Oh! Oh! I know!

…Because Twitter doesn’t ACTUALLY give a shit.

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:55:31am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:57:15am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 8, 2021 • 10:59:28am
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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:01:35am

I wonder if Trump is going to treat Bibi to a “State Dinner” at Trump Tower…I hear their taco salad bowl is quite authentic, even using Lawry’s Taco Seasoning on the ground meat product.

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Nyet  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:02:24am

re: #15 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Law and order! Unless we don’t feel like it.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:05:01am

re: #5 Eric The Fruit Bat

Mercola’s in FL (just as bad)

You’re correct; I mixed up my quacks.

He started in Illinois, and moved to Florida in 2018.

Also noteworthy: The Trump Administration Bailed Out Prominent Anti-Vaccine Groups During the Pandemic (Washington Post)

One of those groups was based in the United Kingdom, your American tax dollars at work with the Paycheck Protection Programme.

Mercola’s group got $335,000.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:06:43am
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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:08:20am
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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:09:27am

re: #18 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

You’re correct; I mixed up my quacks.

He started in Illinois, and moved to Florida in 2018.

Also noteworthy: The Trump Administration Bailed Out Prominent Anti-Vaccine Groups During the Pandemic (Washington Post)

One of those groups was based in the United Kingdom, your American tax dollars at work with the Paycheck Protection Programme.

Mercola’s group got $335,000.

Is there any way to recover funds distributed to invalid recipients or spent inappropriately?

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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:09:48am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:16:49am
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Belafon  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:19:34am

re: #22 darthstar

re: #23 Backwoods_Sleuth

Not gonna touch this one with a ten foot pole and recommend everyone move on.

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Nyet  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:21:56am

re: #24 Belafon

Not gonna touch this one with a ten foot pole and recommend everyone move on.

Halt! Hammerzeit!

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:24:16am

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:24:30am

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:26:49am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:27:47am
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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:29:10am

And

The U.S. is on course for an employment boom this year once pandemic restrictions ease and the economy reopens, according to economists at Goldman Sachs,” Bloomberg reports.

Projecting 4.1% unemployment by eoy.

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piratedan  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:33:25am

re: #15 Backwoods_Sleuth

I guess a relevant question would be, did the GOP offer up an amendment to the current bill to change this? I can understand the idea of perhaps not paying prisoners, yet, if they were aware of the issue with the CARES Act and then trot this out after allowing the current rescue plan to be submitted, it reeks of “bad faith” arguments.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:40:52am
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Patricia Kayden  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:43:21am
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lawhawk  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:43:29am

re: #14 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s off Martha’s Vineyard.

/of course it had to be Martha. What is this? The DCEU - so DARK!

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:46:37am
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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:47:15am

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Whatever the politics and optics of this issue, convicted, incarcerated felons do not lose all their civil rights (or responsibilities)

Further I’d bet desantis raised more money fundraising off his preferential covid vaccination distribution with exclusive popups in select (ie Republican) gated communities etc than these “convicted killers” are gonna get in total

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lawhawk  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:47:58am

re: #30 Dangerman

Trump and GOP will take credit for this by claiming that they opened up fast and cases came down.

Mind you, the opening of states too fast will be followed by potential increase in cases 2-3 weeks from the relaxation. Now that we’re seeing millions of vaccinations a day, we need to continue increasing the number and availablity of vaccinations to get to done fast.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:50:47am

re: #33 Patricia Kayden

I’m not sure where I stand on Reality Winner. She says she wasn’t trying to be like Edward Snowden, even though she did the exact same thing as Snowden (stole Top Secret information from the NSA and sent it to The Intercept).

Moreover, she was in the Air Force, so she is aware (or should have been, as an intelligence specialist) how to handle classified information and blow the whistle if something is wrong (such as contact your congressvarmint).

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Belafon  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:52:28am

re: #38 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I’m not sure where I stand on Reality Winner. She says she wasn’t trying to be like Edward Snowden, even though she did the exact same thing as Snowden (stole Top Secret information from the NSA and sent it to The Intercept).

Moreover, she was in the Air Force, so she is aware (or should have been, as an intelligence specialist) how to handle classified information and blow the whistle if something is wrong (such as contact your congressvarmint).

She did basically what we were telling people to do if they didn’t trust the government: Send it to a media outlet. The problem is that the one she picked didn’t care about her.

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lawhawk  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:52:39am

re: #36 Dangerman

The CARES Act had no provisions limiting the relief going to prisoners. Congress didn’t act.

The IRS issued a ruling indicating that they could restrict payments and require the prisoners to return the payments. The prisoners sued and won in court. They continued to get relief from the 2d relief bill in December.

That they get relief of some form is not why the GOP refused to vote for this bill.

It’s that they don’t fucking care about the tens of millions of Americans who suffered thanks to Trump and GOP indifference, sabotage of functioning govt, and sabotage of the public health system to make containing the pandemic all but impossible.

We saw 500,000+ die on Trump’s watch, and health officials think 40% or more could have been saved had Trump followed health expert guidance.

That too would have reduced all the costs associated with the pandemic and resumed economic activity faster. Instead, the GOP is throwing up roadblocks and complaints and obstructing as usual.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:52:41am
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Patricia Kayden  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:54:59am
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steve_davis  Mar 8, 2021 • 11:58:33am

Cat stat report: all lights are green, all systems nominal.

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Belafon  Mar 8, 2021 • 12:23:13pm
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No Malarkey!  Mar 8, 2021 • 12:29:13pm

re: #44 Belafon

If your 2020 income went up to over $150k, don’t file your taxes yet. You’ll get a stimulus based on your 2019 income, and you won’t have to pay back the excess.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 12:31:41pm

re: #35 Dread Pirate Ron

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No Malarkey!  Mar 8, 2021 • 12:31:54pm

re: #45 No Malarkey!

If your 2020 income went up to over $150k, don’t file your taxes yet. You’ll get a stimulus based on your 2019 income, and you won’t have to pay back the excess.

For married filing jointly.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Mar 8, 2021 • 12:32:28pm

re: #43 steve_davis

Cat stat report: all lights are green, all systems nominal.

[Embedded content]

My green eye yesterday

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 12:33:29pm

re: #45 No Malarkey!

If your 2020 income went up to over $150k, don’t file your taxes yet. You’ll get a stimulus based on your 2019 income, and you won’t have to pay back the excess.

My wife is filling in federal and state tax forms right now, as our taxable income is only interest on our savings and checking accounts (LOL).

She’s filling in the state income tax form to pay sales tax on things purchased from the Internet where tax isn’t charged (one way to stay out of the taxman’s sights is to be stupid and honest).

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Belafon  Mar 8, 2021 • 12:36:13pm

re: #48 HRH Stanley Sea

My green eye yesterday

[Embedded content]

Sometimes I’m able to post upright. Tried everything & gave up. Tilt your head.

It’s upright for me.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Mar 8, 2021 • 12:38:21pm

re: #48 HRH Stanley Sea

My green eye yesterday

[Embedded content]

Sometimes I’m able to post upright. Tried everything & gave up. Tilt your head.

It posted correctly!!

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Mar 8, 2021 • 12:41:43pm

re: #51 HRH Stanley Sea

It posted correctly!!

With an iphone, just rotate the picture, then rotate it back — that fixes the bug in apple’s software.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 12:44:29pm

re: #42 Patricia Kayden

The year my mother was born.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Mar 8, 2021 • 12:45:14pm

re: #52 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

With an iphone, just rotate the picture, then rotate it back — that fixes the bug in apple’s software.

Android. & I did that. So weird, preview showed sideways.

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Amory Blaine  Mar 8, 2021 • 12:45:59pm

In a good year, the wife has to corner me like a rabid badger to cut my hair. Yeah, I can be unkempt.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 8, 2021 • 12:47:55pm
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No Malarkey!  Mar 8, 2021 • 12:49:13pm
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HRH Stanley Sea  Mar 8, 2021 • 12:51:49pm

GOP WON’T QUIT USING TRUMP’S NAME — We reported Saturday that Trump’s lawyers sent a cease-and-desist letter to the RNC, NRSC and NRCC telling them to stop using his name to fundraise or sell merchandise. But they don’t seem to be taking the warnings seriously. The NRSC advertised a T-shirt for “Trump Supporters ONLY!” with his face and the words “Miss Me yet?” on Facebook. The landing page for the donation was still active as of Sunday night. As Alex Isenstadt noted, the RNC doesn’t seem to be backing off, either. Trump was referenced in fundraising emails Saturday and Sunday even though the letter was delivered to the committee lawyers Friday. The NRSC declined to comment and the RNC did not get back to us.

HAHA

(From this Lizza article)

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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 12:56:32pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 12:57:58pm

LOL

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HRH Stanley Sea  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:00:32pm

Shaman stays in the big house

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:08:49pm

Trump Is Helping Russia Spread Lies About COVID Vaccines
(Vice)

In possibly the least surprising news of 2021 so far, the Kremlin has been actively spreading disinformation about two of the vaccines being distributed in the U.S. in a bid to sow division and undermine confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

That’s according to the State Department, which said Sunday that it’s been tracking Kremlin-backed websites pushing false narratives around the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, in particular, baselessly claiming they are unsafe and cause serious side effects.

Russia’s efforts to spread anti-vaxxer disinformation in the U.S. are being aided by the actions of former President Donald Trump, who has refused to endorse the vaccine to his tens of millions of supporters who are among those least likely to get the shot.

The current disinformation campaign is no surprise. It echoes a similar Kremlin-orchestrated anti-vaxx disinformation campaign that coincided with Trump’s first presidential campaign and his entry to the White House. That campaign, too, was designed to sow distrust and division in American society.

(more)

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:13:50pm

re: #62 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

So Trump is taking actions which may lead to the DEATH of his most ardent supporters. Alrighty then.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:14:41pm

Good news from the homefront. Ms. Cyborg is scheduled for her first shot tomorrow.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:16:41pm

re: #64 Eclectic Cyborg

Woohoo!!

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:16:54pm

re: #64 Eclectic Cyborg

Good news from the homefront. Ms. Cyborg is scheduled for her first shot tomorrow.

So many lizards and lizard-adjacents are in the collective. I’m starting to get vaccine envy.

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Jay C  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:17:45pm

re: #63 Patricia Kayden

So Trump is taking actions which may lead to the DEATH of his most ardent supporters. Alrighty then.

No problem for either Trump or his supporters: they’ll always find Somebody Else to blame….

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Belafon  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:20:04pm

re: #67 Jay C

No problem for either Trump or his supporters: they’ll always find Somebody Else to blame….

Not if they’re dead.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:21:03pm

How many rightwing propaganda cable channels do we need?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:21:56pm
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:23:34pm

re: #66 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

So many lizards and lizard-adjacents are in the collective. I’m starting to get vaccine envy.

I’m just biding my time. I’m in phase III (the very lastest) in MD, so not happening for a while. We have official word that FDA requires vaccination to return to the office. So, even less rush…Ok, not really, but I see no reason not to continue the work at home thing as long and as often as possible.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:25:57pm

re: #71 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I’m just biding my time. I’m in phase III (the very lastest) in MD, so not happening for a while. We have official word that FDA requires vaccination to return to the office. So, even less rush…Ok, not really, but I see no reason not to continue the work at home thing as long and as often as possible.

I’m not in a rush, really, and I’m definitely in the last group to go so it’ll probably be summer by the time I’m even eligible, let alone getting an appointment among the most populous eligibility group. I just want to be one of the cool kids who can hear radio waves. :)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:26:32pm

Bad legal takes.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:27:53pm

re: #68 Belafon

Not if they’re dead.

Yeah, but the beauty of COVID denial is that the dead ones have already been depleted of value, while there are separate rhetorical loops that allow those that survive and those that lose someone near to them to never have to acknowledge there was a relationship between their denial and what happened.

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William Lewis  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:32:31pm

re: #70 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The defense is probably most scared of that charge. While he is probably actually guilty of 2nd Degree it is generally easier to get a jury to go along with 3rd degree because of the idea of depraved indifference. And up to 25 years in state prison is no joke.

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CleverToad  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:34:29pm

Can’t remember if I posted this here yet, because my CRS syndrome is increasing rapidly with the approach of my 65th birthday later this month. Pardon if a repeat!

On the cross-your-fingers hopeful vaxx list, Denver-Metro division — the spousal unit and I have appointments scheduled for Pfizer shots on March 11/Apr 1 and March 12/April 2. Colorado is currently on Phase 1B.3: 60+, frontline grocery & ag workers, ages 16-59 with 2 or more conditions. Educators & childcare were in Phase 1.B. There are still limits on availability, of course, but the pace is picking up.

Better news for me is that the 22-year-old son is scheduled for his first shot tomorrow, through his job at Safeway. He doesn’t know which version he’s getting, but he’s getting one. Will be a HUGE sigh of relief when he’s had his second jab.

On another front, today is our One-Year Cattiversary, marking the entrance of Her Majesty Queen Fuzzybutt into her new domain. HMQF, properly known as Mystique (or Mistake) has thoroughly subjugated the residents into spoiling her rotten with treats and brushing. In return, she will reward us by chasing her laser for a few minutes at a time with a vigor surprising in a slightly arthritic 19-year-old lady of dignity. I will try to get a picture sometime soon, just envision the classic pure black, yellow-eyed creature similar to other Feline Overlords posted here. She is currently curled up in a cat-puddle in her bed in the sunshine, dreaming of the treats she thinks I should be giving her. Hopefully we may get another year or so of her reign!

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:35:38pm

re: #72 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

I’m not in a rush, really, and I’m definitely in the last group to go so it’ll probably be summer by the time I’m even eligible, let alone getting an appointment among the most populous eligibility group. I just want to be one of the cool kids who can hear radio waves. :)

With the new CDC guidelines on small gatherings, I am beginning to want to be one of the cool-kids, too.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:35:48pm

re: #75 William Lewis

How is kneeling on someone’s neck for over eight fricking minutes not first degree murder? It’s amazing that they have to lessen the charge to third degree murder.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:37:38pm

She’s getting dragged on Twitter.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:40:31pm

re: #78 Patricia Kayden

How is kneeling on someone’s neck for over eight fricking minutes not first degree murder? It’s amazing that they have to lessen the charge to third degree murder.

They probably can’t prove malice aforethought.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:43:12pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:51:33pm

re: #62 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Trump Is Helping Russia Spread Lies About COVID Vaccines
(Vice)

(more)

And he got one of those vaccines in January. What. An. Asshole.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 1:57:15pm

re: #81 Patricia Kayden

The really galling part of that curtsy and thumbs-down vote was as she was walking up to the Senate well, where she patted Sen. McConnell on the back on the way up.

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plansbandc  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:03:09pm

re: #48 HRH Stanley Sea

Such a pretty kitteh.

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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:06:01pm

re: #61 HRH Stanley Sea

Shaman stays in the big house

Hey, he got to be on 60 minutes! I’ll bet his fellow inmates loved that!

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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:06:56pm

re: #78 Patricia Kayden

How is kneeling on someone’s neck for over eight fricking minutes not first degree murder? It’s amazing that they have to lessen the charge to third degree murder.

I’ll bet he pleas out to involuntary manslaughter and doesn’t do jail time.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:10:31pm

re: #84 plansbandc

Such a pretty kitteh.

Thank you. I got real lucky.
Except for her eating my Mom’s plant. I did a wrapping paper barrier last night. Yes that’s cayenne pepper & lemon water. Didn’t work.

Haha.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:12:47pm

Z after receiving his 2nd COVID shot.
We got home just in time to join the Zoom of our grandson’s wedding ceremony!

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:14:16pm

re: #66 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

So many lizards and lizard-adjacents are in the collective. I’m starting to get vaccine envy.

this is a team game

we’ll get our at-bats

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:17:52pm

re: #78 Patricia Kayden

How is kneeling on someone’s neck for over eight fricking minutes not first degree murder? It’s amazing that they have to lessen the charge to third degree murder.

people are loathe to convict cops
even with video evidence

i read somewhere yesterday that the % of people who think he’s guilty has dropped from 60 something then to high 30’s maybe now

i dont remember if it was here or politicalwire.com

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dat_said  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:17:58pm

re: #45 No Malarkey!

If your 2020 income went up to over $150k, don’t file your taxes yet. You’ll get a stimulus based on your 2019 income, and you won’t have to pay back the excess.

If your household income in 2019 was greater than $150k but your household income dropped under $150k in 2020, file your taxes early. You’ll get the previous relief retroactively and be eligible for this latest round.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:18:01pm

re: #31 piratedan

it reeks of “bad faith” arguments.

The authoritarians and barbarians masquerading as conservatives have no other type of argument.

If you shake their hand, make sure you get all your fingers back.

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:21:18pm

re: #80 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

They probably can’t prove malice aforethought.

maybe not when he woke up that morning

but somewhere along the continuum of minute 1 and minute 8 he chose to not stop what he was doing to the handcuffed man lying face down in the street under his knee

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Mattand  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:22:46pm

re: #78 Patricia Kayden

How is kneeling on someone’s neck for over eight fricking minutes not first degree murder? It’s amazing that they have to lessen the charge to third degree murder.

I’ve had one conversation with a retired state trooper about George Floyd. She’s not happy about the situation, but she definitely was in Camp “Well, we don’t know all the facts”. She admitted to doing that to someone once, although she somehow managed to avoid killing the detainee, unlike Chauvin.

She wound up dropping me on FB because I was “spreading hate against the police”; aka, demanding that police maybe stop killing Black people.

You know; the textbook definition of hate.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:22:58pm

re: #93 Dangerman

maybe not when he woke up that morning

but somewhere along the continuum of minute 1 and minute 8 he chose to not stop what he was doing to the handcuffed man lying face down in the street under his knee

Correct, but I believe that’s still only second-degree murder. As far as I remember from laymans’ explanations, first-degree is if you went somewhere intending to kill a specific person, and did kill them. It’s going to be tough to argue that Chauvin had premeditated intent to kill George Floyd in a way that satisfies Murder 1.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:26:19pm
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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:28:53pm

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

Correct, but I believe that’s still only second-degree murder. As far as I remember from laymans’ explanations, first-degree is if you went somewhere intending to kill a specific person, and did kill them. It’s going to be tough to argue that Chauvin had premeditated intent to kill George Floyd in a way that satisfies Murder 1.

the whole thing is bizarre:

Chauvin: if i eased up and got off mr floyd, in his agitated state, he might have injured himself. So i had no choice but to kill him //

again handcuffed and face down though he was. he certainly couldnt hurt anyone else

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:29:27pm

re: #97 Dangerman

the whole thing is bizarre:

Chauvin: if i eased up and got off mr floyd, in his agitated state, he might have injured himself. So i had no choice but to kill him //

again handcuffed and face down though he was. he certainly couldnt hurt anyone else

That’s his argument? Weak fucking sauce.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:32:13pm

re: #56 Dread Pirate Ron

This is why I believe we’ll never have actual AI. We, as a species, don’t actually know what intelligence is. And it’s so easy to mistake processes for actual thought.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:34:34pm

re: #86 darthstar

It wasn’t involuntary

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:34:45pm

re: #59 darthstar

And yet one of his daughters was one of the great English monarchs.

Irony, thy name is Tudor.

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:38:56pm

re: #98 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

That’s his argument? Weak fucking sauce.

oh no, that’s me talking

i cannot imagine what his ‘justification’ is going to be

was it:
- necessary
- accidental
- not predictable
- by the book procedure
- or the most audacious - he feared for his life

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:38:59pm
LINCOLN — Nebraska officials said Monday that a new study indicating that higher ethanol blends can be used in conventional vehicles could be a boon to corn farmers and the state’s $5 billion ethanol industry.

The study, which used state vehicles and University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers, showed that nonflex-fuel vehicles could burn E-30 ethanol blends and get performance comparable to blends that use less of the corn-based fuel, such as E-10 or E-15.

If only 10% of the 1.7 million registered vehicles in the state switched to E-30, it would increase demand by 18.5 million gallons a year, the study estimated.

“It would be huge for the State of Nebraska and for the entire Corn Belt” if use of E-30 was approved, said Roger Berry, administrator of the Nebraska Ethanol Board. “Imagine if we could double or triple what we produce here in the state of Nebraska.”

(more)

Nebraska study finds that conventional vehicles can use higher ethanol blend (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

Apparently I hate my state’s economy, because I do not use ethanol gasoline in my car.

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:40:54pm

re: #103 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

(more)

Nebraska study finds that conventional vehicles can use higher ethanol blend (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

Apparently I hate my state’s economy, because I do not use ethanol gasoline in my car.

we should find a non food use for corn so farmers can keep justifying growing it?

this is buggy whips

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:41:31pm

re: #104 Dangerman

we should find a non food use for corn so farmers can keep justifying growing it?

this is buggy whips

which in retrospect can be taken several different ways. all correct.

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retired cynic  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:42:54pm

The empire strikes back, Judd Legum, Popular Info.

Of course, after all of those big corporations holding back on political donations to Repubs that voted against certifying Biden as Pres on Jan. 6, they are started to rationalize and weasel-word their way back onto the playing field.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:45:12pm

re: #104 Dangerman

Back when the “Arab” oil embargo was scaring America witless, the idea that we could replace petroleum by producing ethanol was sold (by corn growing states’ Senators) as our hope. Some in Congress may have been skeptical, but overall it was a straightforward sell.

So the corn growing states, whose Senators were both Democratic and Republican, became a formidable bloc in the Senate, bipartisan and able to influence spending bills.

Now almost 50 years later, ethanol has become an institution in corn growing states. And those states are now mostly religious rightwing and the Senators reflect that.

So even though supposedly they despise Socialism, they love it for themselves.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:49:57pm

re: #104 Dangerman

we should find a non food use for corn so farmers can keep justifying growing it?

this is buggy whips

Considering Nebraska is the world’s largest producer of popcorn, and we still don’t have enough from all the GOP criming, perhaps we could grow more popcorn.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:49:58pm

This resonated with me in both the class war sense and in the “I watched both of these as a kid” sense.

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:50:49pm

re: #107 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Back when the “Arab” oil embargo was scaring America witless, the idea that we could replace petroleum by producing ethanol was sold (by corn growing states’ Senators) as our hope. Some in Congress may have been skeptical, but overall it was a straightforward sell.

So the corn growing states, whose Senators were both Democratic and Republican, became a formidable bloc in the Senate, bipartisan and able to influence spending bills.

Now almost 50 years later, ethanol has become an institution in corn growing states. And those states are now mostly religious rightwing and the Senators reflect that.

So even though supposedly they despise Socialism, they love it for themselves.

if no one else but me/us gets it, then it’s not socialism //

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:51:28pm

At Iowa’s latitude, trying to produce ethanol isn’t a winning proposition. Unlike in Brazil, on the equator, who produces ethanol using sugarcane, corn can’t yield enough ethanol precursors using current technology.

There was an effort sell “cellulosic” ethanol to help make more ethanol from corn, using more than just the sugar in the seed.

But in this universe you don’t get something for nothing (except may the universe itself but that is off topic.)

The long term erosion and depletion of top soil will eventually be a big problem for the US. Now, some places like most of Iowa and northern Illinois had an amazingly deep topsoil formed over thousands of years of wet grasslands existing there.

But nothing lasts for ever, especially if you use it.

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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:51:50pm

re: #108 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Considering Nebraska is the world’s largest producer of popcorn, and we still don’t have enough from all the GOP criming, perhaps we could grow more popcorn.

i’d invest in that.
oh wait. i have
we have a cabinet full at the ready
for whenever schadenfreude cries out

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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 2:55:58pm

Not a good time to be a conservative shit site.

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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:00:29pm

re: #113 darthstar

Not a good time to be a conservative shit site.

Or Donald Trump.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:05:28pm
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aatharuv  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:06:27pm

re: #114 darthstar

Or Donald Trump.

I’m waiting for the grand juries to be empanelled.

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jaunte  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:08:18pm

re: #115 Patricia Kayden

Let’s get a ruling from the judges on that “erased from history” assertion.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:12:58pm

re: #66 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

So many lizards and lizard-adjacents are in the collective. I’m starting to get vaccine envy.

Cheer up. We’re fogeys, and statistics say we’ll be dead before you are.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:17:19pm

re: #111 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

At Iowa’s latitude, trying to produce ethanol isn’t a winning proposition. Unlike in Brazil, on the equator, who produces ethanol using sugarcane, corn can’t yield enough ethanol precursors using current technology.

There was an effort sell “cellulosic” ethanol to help make more ethanol from corn, using more than just the sugar in the seed.

But in this universe you don’t get something for nothing (except may the universe itself but that is off topic.)

The long term erosion and depletion of top soil will eventually be a big problem for the US. Now, some places like most of Iowa and northern Illinois had an amazingly deep topsoil formed over thousands of years of wet grasslands existing there.

But nothing lasts for ever, especially if you use it.

There is a rest area on I-80 in Adair, Iowa which has pillars representing the topsoil depth, which has been measured ever since Iowa was a territory.

Most of Iowa’s topsoil from 1850 is already gone.

With photographs of the pillars: Visualizing Iowa’s topsoil loss (BoingBoing, May 4, 2011)

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:17:34pm
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mmmirele  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:18:38pm

re: #69 Patricia Kayden

How many rightwing propaganda cable channels do we need?

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Enough so they split the viewership and nobody makes money.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:20:03pm

re: #99 Romantic Heretic

This is why I believe we’ll never have actual AI. We, as a species, don’t actually know what intelligence is. And it’s so easy to mistake processes for actual thought.

We have that problem looking at human beings. The idea that each person is a coherent mind operating rationally doesn’t really hold up under scrutiny. People are divided within themselves, profoundly are influenced by environment and body state, and “think” via social interaction; we’re never really the idealized individual actor that philosophy tell us.

One of the basic problems with machine learning is that machines trained on human data see the nonrational heuristics people use unconsciously—like discriminating by gender and race—and replicate it, or simply replicate the assumptions the programmers fail to account for because of their failure to view their own perspective as limited—for example, facial recognition struggling with nonwhite faces.

The scariest part of the automated future isn’t machines so good they’ll transcend humanity, but machines that function like Mechanical Turks or The Great and Powerful Oz…laundering cynical and hackneyed human activity (probably for profit) and granting it a veneer of objectivity because “the algorithm” or “the model” demands compliance.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:21:45pm

re: #108 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Considering Nebraska is the world’s largest producer of popcorn, and we still don’t have enough from all the GOP criming, perhaps we could grow more popcorn.

In the realm of unexpected consequences, production of ethanol for fuel is increasingly suspect in the massive die-off of pollinating bees.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:22:01pm

re: #111 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

At Iowa’s latitude, trying to produce ethanol isn’t a winning proposition. Unlike in Brazil, on the equator, who produces ethanol using sugarcane, corn can’t yield enough ethanol precursors using current technology.

There was an effort sell “cellulosic” ethanol to help make more ethanol from corn, using more than just the sugar in the seed.

Well, there are a lot of alpha—carbohydrases used to extract more sugars Tynan normally available in the fermentation of potable and non-potable ethanol production, so strictly what you’re saying isn’t quite right, unless I’m misunderstanding.

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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:22:59pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:23:16pm

Chreighton University, the large private Catholic university in Omaha, has allowed its basketball coach to return after a one-game suspension, because they need him for the Big East contest.

He was suspended for calling his team a plantation.

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mmmirele  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:23:18pm

re: #79 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

She’s getting dragged on Twitter.

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Not even going to apologize for the typos.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:23:54pm

re: #120 Dread Pirate Ron

Hahahahaha. GOP to Trump: “Your move, bitch!”

I mean, this sucks and I wish they could both lose but it’s amusing just the same.

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Belafon  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:26:56pm

re: #99 Romantic Heretic

This is why I believe we’ll never have actual AI. We, as a species, don’t actually know what intelligence is. And it’s so easy to mistake processes for actual thought.

I think it will, but we currently don’t have systems that represent and manage symbols properly.

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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:26:58pm

re: #116 aatharuv

I’m waiting for the grand juries to be empanelled.

Here’s the article on the above…Dude’s screwed.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:27:00pm

re: #127 mmmirele

Not even going to apologize for the typos.

Sen. Sinema claimed when she was running for office that she would pay attention to those who were on the short end of the economy, as she was homeless as a child and her family lived in an abandoned gas station for years.

I guess she didn’t specify “how” she would pay attention.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:31:12pm

In a perfect world, all the Trump properties would be converted into affordable housing for low income people.

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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:32:49pm

Holy shit. Gosar has no internal editor.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:33:55pm

re: #133 darthstar

Holy shit. Gosar has no internal editor.

What in the ever-loving fuck is wrong with that man.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:37:09pm

re: #134 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

What in the ever-loving fuck is wrong with that man.

Looks to me like EVRYTHING

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:37:54pm

re: #101 Romantic Heretic

And yet one of his daughters was one of the great English monarchs.

Irony, thy name is Tudor.

And she had red hair!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:38:43pm
Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert’s (R) campaign announced Monday that it was temporarily pausing all public activities in light of the death of the mayor’s husband, Dr. Joe Stothert.

Reelection activities were being put on hold “out of respect for the life and legacy of Dr. Joe Stothert, and to properly honor his memory,” said Bev Carlson, the campaign’s communications director. Suspended activities will include TV commercials that were set to begin airing Monday.

Authorities found Joe Stothert dead after responding to a call at 1:53 p.m. Friday about a shooting at the Stothert property in the St. Andrew’s Pointe neighborhood south of 120th and Q Streets.

His death prompted an outpouring of testimonials from patients who credited him with saving their lives and praising his caring approach.

Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine, who acts as the county’s coroner, said Monday that a preliminary autopsy found that Stothert died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officials have no evidence of foul play, Kleine said.

omaha.com

Her opponents are also suspending campaigning for a time.

Democratic opponent Mark Gudgel is currently enmeshed in a scandal over ties with a Twitch streamer who called for violence against Black Lives Matter protestors. That streamer raised money for Gudgel’s campaign, which he returned after the University of Nebraska at Omaha outed the Twitch stream.

thereader.com

Her other Democratic opponent, RJ Neary, has raised a bunch of money, and has the endorsement of the state party.

The mayoral primary is April 6, and the general election is May 11.

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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:38:47pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:41:29pm

re: #133 darthstar

Holy shit. Gosar has no internal editor.

Is that the dude whose whole family basically disowned him or am I thinking of someone else?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:43:44pm

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mmmirele  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:43:59pm

re: #96 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Speaking of International Women’s Day, the temple of capitalism I work for thought it would be spiffy

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plansbandc  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:50:01pm

re: #133 darthstar

It’s a play on that “laugh riot” joke about rape. No, I’m not repeating it. That guy is festering hot garbage.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:51:21pm

doggo update

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:54:06pm

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:58:23pm

re: #139 Eclectic Cyborg

Is that the dude whose whole family basically disowned him or am I thinking of someone else?

That’s the dude.

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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 3:58:27pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:21:02pm

South Dakota state senate approved a bill to disallow transwomen in sports, 20-15. Gov. Noem plans to sign the bill.

Senate approves women’s sports bill on 20-15 vote; Noem plans to sign it (Rapid City Journal)

“In South Dakota, we’re celebrating #InternationalWomensDay by defending women’s sports! I’m excited to sign this bill very soon,” Noem tweeted shortly after the bill’s passage.

Sen. Maggie Sutton, R-Sioux Falls, is the bill’s prime sponsor on the Senate side and gave the same arguments for the bill as in previous committees — the bill is about fairness and inclusion for women.

“In sports, it’s biology that matters,” Sutton said in her opening statement to the floor.

Other proponents for the bill repeated the sentiment that men have an inherent physical advantage over women and outlined different standards in men’s and women’s sports, such as the size of basketballs used and the height of track hurdles.

(more)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:22:52pm

re: #147 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Voting against the bill (which would allow transgender women to continue in sport) were one Democrat and fourteen Republicans.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:27:53pm
BOSTON (AP) — Victims of a massive global hack of Microsoft email server software — estimated in the tens of thousands by cybersecurity responders — hustled Monday to shore up infected systems and try to diminish chances that intruders might steal data or hobble their networks.

The White House has called the hack an “active threat” and said senior national security officials were addressing it.

The breach was discovered in early January and attributed to Chinese cyber spies targeting U.S. policy think tanks. Then in late February, five days before Microsoft issued a patch on March 2, there was an explosion of infiltrations by other intruders, piggybacking on the initial breach. Victims run the spectrum of organizations that run email servers, from mom-and-pop retailers to law firms, municipal governments, healthcare providers and manufacturers.

While the hack doesn’t pose the kind of national security threat as the more sophisticated SolarWinds campaign, which the Biden administration blames on Russian intelligence officers, it can be an existential threat for victims who didn’t install the patch in time and now have hackers lingering in their systems. The hack poses a new challenge for the White House, which even as it prepares to respond to the SolarWinds breach, must now grapple with a formidable and very different threat from China.

(more)

Microsoft server hack has victims hustling to stop intruders (Casper, Wyo. Star-Tribune)

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mmmirele  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:29:14pm

A Brazilian* pulmonologist posted a longish thread about how she believes Bolsonaro is engaging in “pandemicide” or “eugenic genocide.”

* Not sure if she’s currently resident in Brasil.

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jaunte  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:29:24pm
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jaunte  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:29:31pm
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Sherlock Hound  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:29:53pm

re: #149 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

We run Exchange at work. We are patched. I took care of it myself.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:31:09pm

re: #153 Sherlock Hound

We run Exchange at work. We are patched. I took care of it myself.

This must have been the “critical vulnerability” that our sysadmins emailed us about last week for doing a server patch during the business day.

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🌹UOJB!  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:32:22pm

re: #16 darthstar

I wonder if Trump is going to treat Bibi to a “State Dinner” at Trump Tower…I hear their taco salad bowl is quite authentic, even using Lawry’s Taco Seasoning on the ground meat product.

Oh no. Trump will go all the way!

Booby will get a Wendy’s Triple, Large Fries and a Frosty!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:33:15pm

re: #150 mmmirele

A Brazilian* pulmonologist posted a longish thread about how she believes Bolsonaro is engaging in “pandemicide” or “eugenic genocide.”

* Not sure if she’s currently resident in Brasil.

Has the GQP extended him an invitation to join their party yet?

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Sherlock Hound  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:33:19pm

re: #154 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

This must have been the “critical vulnerability” that our sysadmins emailed us about last week for doing a server patch during the business day.

I try to do these patches from home after hours. Certain times, I have to be present and I consider and explain it as an emergency. Staff trusts my judgement.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:34:31pm
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gocart mozart  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:52:19pm
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darthstar  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:53:44pm

More on that Hawley poster thread…lots of people posting pics of their high school icons with various reasons why…this one popped up a bunch of times and I have to admit I, too, was guilty of owning it.

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CleverToad  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:54:17pm

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 8, 2021 • 4:54:46pm

re: #124 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Yes, you’re undoubtedly more detailed than what I wrote.

The issue with corn ethanol (as in Iowa and Nebraska) is that the seed is used as the source material for the alcohol that then gets blended to make ethanol.

At the equator grasses have much more light to work with, so the yield per acre is much higher for producing ethanol simply because sugar cane on the equator produces more simple molecules for production.

So the idea for high latitudes is to use the rest of the grass plant, in this case the cellulose (which makes up a lot of the plant.)

I’ve not kept up with the state of industry for cellulosic ethanol. The Wikipedia article reads like a promo by that nascent industry.

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gocart mozart  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:03:31pm

Cool cover, Bruce and Little Steven

Oh, give me the beat, boys, and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock ‘n’ roll and drift away

Drift Away (Live at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ - 08/20/84 - Official Audio)

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gocart mozart  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:06:47pm
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jaunte  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:12:52pm
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:14:44pm

re: #165 jaunte

It’s like one of the party’s know they can’t win on a level playing field with their particular choices of policy to implement.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:14:52pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:16:06pm

I haven’t heard of any being stupid enough to flee to Mexico but, MAGA stupidity being what it is, it may yet happen. The Federales will no doubt be delighted to grab them. They can hand them over through one of the collapsed sections of Trump’s wall.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:24:22pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:26:16pm
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DodgerFan1988  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:27:15pm
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jamesfirecat  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:29:53pm

re: #109 Barefoot Grin

This resonated with me in both the class war sense and in the “I watched both of these as a kid” sense.

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That’s clearly wrong though because there was a crossover which involved a time machine…

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:31:35pm

re: #171 DodgerFan1988

How many combat hours does “Dry Gulch” Charlie have?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:37:55pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:38:45pm

ouch

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plansbandc  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:46:01pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:47:58pm
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Jay C  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:50:03pm

re: #167 Dread Pirate Ron

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Avocados?
SRSLY??

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:50:17pm
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Patricia Kayden  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:51:57pm
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Patricia Kayden  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:54:12pm

re: #176 plansbandc

😂 I don’t see how you can keep your pets off all of your furniture. I wouldn’t waste time trying.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:56:48pm
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stpaulbear  Mar 8, 2021 • 5:58:14pm

re: #70 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

WJZ | CBS Baltimore
Prosecutors in the Derek Chauvin murder trial are pushing for a delay of jury selection as the defense appeals to the Minnesota Supreme Court over the possible addition of a third-degree murder charge.

Last year, I got an approved delay to appear for federal jury duty at the Minneapolis court. The delay lasted until July, but then the courts closed down due to Covid. I hope to hell that I don’t get a letter asking me to come in to be a potential juror for this case. I would honestly have to tell them that I want the cop to spend the rest of his life rotting in prison.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:02:39pm
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Patricia Kayden  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:06:58pm

re: #174 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Charles Johnson  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:10:19pm
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Patricia Kayden  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:12:31pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:13:33pm

re: #188 Patricia Kayden

Flint is still not fixed after SIX YEARS

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gocart mozart  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:15:44pm

The Holy Grail was funded by Rock & Roll

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Charles Johnson  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:16:02pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:17:12pm

Sorry for duplicate comment, trying to debug this annoying copy/paste problem.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:17:15pm
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Belafon  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:18:28pm

re: #172 jamesfirecat

That’s clearly wrong though because there was a crossover which involved a time machine…

All the machine did was let them punch through the middle atmosphere.

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Belafon  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:22:25pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:24:20pm
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mmmirele  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:33:23pm

A Phoenix Fox 10 news anchor fell down the rabbit hole of conspiracy theory and finally ended up resigning her position before she said, “hit pieces would emerge about her.”

Last week she was at CPAC, which, unless you’re reporting, is a huge sign that maybe you shouldn’t be a TV news anchor.

phoenixnewtimes.com

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stpaulbear  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:34:36pm

re: #138 darthstar

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A long time ago, I looked at an apartment that had been once been servants quarters in the oldest mansion on Summit Avenue above downtown St. Paul. There was one room in the apartment that housed all of the plumbing so the kitchen sink, counters and cupboards were in the same room as the toilet and bathtub. Luckily there was room for a small dining table in the adjacent room, but I had to tell the homeowner that I couldn’t live in a place with the kitchen in the bathroom.

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gocart mozart  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:35:02pm

I ask Conor a question.

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TarHellion  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:47:09pm

re: #126 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Plantation comment is bad enough. The fact that one his players intentionally injured one of my guys in the NCAA Tournament (after the game had been decided) disqualified him a long time ago.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:48:53pm
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Dangerman  Mar 8, 2021 • 6:59:29pm

re: #204 gocart mozart

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well….

We believe our hard-earned tax dollars should just go for America. Not for, what? China, Russia, the Middle East, Guam, whatever, wherever.”

— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), quoted by the American Independent, apparently not knowing Guam has been a part of the United States since 1899

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 8, 2021 • 7:07:44pm

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