Feel the Noise: Black Midi, Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

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kexp.org presents black midi performing live at Kex Hostel in Reykjavik during Iceland Airwaves 2018. Recorded November 9, 2018.

Songs:
untitled 1 [Near DT, MI]
untitled 2 [953]
untitled 3 [Of Schlagenheim]
untitled 4 [Ducter]
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Hosts: Kevin Cole & Cheryl Waters
Audio Engineers: Kevin Suggs & Eyvindur Þorsteinsson
Audio Mixer: Kevin Suggs
Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Alaia D’Alessandro, Scott Holpainen & Matt Ogaz
Director: Justin Wilmore
Editor: Jim Beckmann

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jaunte  Mar 31, 2021 • 8:35:10pm
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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Mar 31, 2021 • 8:40:20pm

re: #1 jaunte

LOLWUT?

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jaunte  Mar 31, 2021 • 8:41:54pm

re: #2 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

Greg Kelly’s Nairobi Trip.

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austin_blue  Mar 31, 2021 • 8:46:16pm

re: #3 jaunte

Greg Kelly’s Nairobi Trip.

That’s nothing! I remember the first time I “toked up” with some cool cats in college I woke up the next morning at the McMurdo Sound Station in Antarctica, where I was Director of Research!

True story, bro.

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plansbandc  Mar 31, 2021 • 8:46:18pm

What a moron.

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austin_blue  Mar 31, 2021 • 8:49:01pm

re: #4 austin_blue

That’s nothing! I remember the first time I “toked up” with some cool cats in college I woke up the next morning at the McMurdo Sound Station in Antarctica, where I was Director of Research!

True story, bro.

Oh, and I woke up in a bathtub and my right kidney was missing!

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jaunte  Mar 31, 2021 • 8:49:03pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Mar 31, 2021 • 8:49:07pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 31, 2021 • 8:49:12pm

Oops stuck on the last thread:

re: #199 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Yesterday the committee marking up the state medical cannabis bill voted it out to the floor of the Unicameral for debate.

One Republican amended the bill to only allow it to be used for eleven conditions, rather than the original bill Sen. Wishart proposed allowing a physician to prescribe it any way he or she deemed fit.

The argument for that was, “If we don’t impose bumpers on this, then a referendum might go on the next ballot like they did in South Dakota, and then we wouldn’t be able to regulate cannabis at all.”

Apparently, there’s absolutely no regulations on cannabis in places like Colorado or Michigan.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 31, 2021 • 8:52:34pm

I smoked MJ thousands of times and have never woken up in a strange place. I swear I’m inhaling every puff. What am I doing wrong?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 31, 2021 • 8:53:39pm

The replies to that Greg Kelly tweet are immensely entertaining.

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Belafon  Mar 31, 2021 • 8:54:20pm

re: #10 I Would Prefer Not To

I smoked MJ thousands of times and have never woken up in a strange place. I swear I’m inhaling every puff. What am I doing wrong?

You have to say your special word to trigger it.

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Belafon  Mar 31, 2021 • 8:55:25pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 31, 2021 • 8:55:45pm

Wait.

A strain of marijuana that knocks you out and then you resurface in another country with no added cost is the travel-tourism hack of the century.

I’m willing to gamble.

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jaunte  Mar 31, 2021 • 8:56:06pm

What is it called when the worst place in your fantasy tale that you can imagine waking up in is Nairobi, Kenya. There must be a word for it.

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A Cranky One  Mar 31, 2021 • 8:57:28pm

re: #6 austin_blue

Oh, and I woke up in a bathtub and my right kidney was missing!

How eerie. I tried it once and woke up in a bathtub and had 2 right kidneys.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Mar 31, 2021 • 8:57:49pm

re: #15 jaunte

What is it called when the worst place in your fantasy tale that you can imagine waking up in is Nairobi, Kenya. There must be a word for it.

It also wouldn’t surprise me, if he actually really was there, for it to have been some time around 2008. And the thing he toked up was actually just Birther bullshit.

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jaunte  Mar 31, 2021 • 8:58:02pm

I “toked up” with some buddies in Lincoln Nebraska and woke up 4 days later in between Attu and Kiska.

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jaunte  Mar 31, 2021 • 8:58:57pm

Is this Marihuana guaranteed land-delivery or should I wear a life preserver?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 31, 2021 • 8:59:48pm

re: #9 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Correction, that’s seventeen conditions, not eleven.

Both the medical cannabis and police training bills were advanced by the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee. The cannabis bill, sponsored by Sen. Anna Wishart, originally said people could get the drug for any illness that a health care practitioner determined it could relieve. However, committee members adopted an amendment that lists 17 specific diagnoses to qualify, ranging from epilepsy and cancer to terminal illness, severe nausea and severe or chronic pain.

(The list of conditions is in the article as an image)

Sen. Steve Lathrop, chair of the Judiciary Committee, said the proposal is a thoughtful approach to regulating marijuana.

“It’s for prescribed conditions. It’s not in a form that people can smoke or use recreationally. And I think that’s a really thoughtful way to approach this. The real challenge is if we don’t do something about it in the Legislature with Sen. Wishart’s bill, then we run the risk of having a situation like we have up in South Dakota where they just put recreational and medical marijuana all in one petition initiative and it all passes and we find ourselves in a position where we are unable to regulate it,” Lathrop said.

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stpaulbear  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:00:03pm

re: #10 I Would Prefer Not To

I smoked MJ thousands of times and have never woken up in a strange place. I swear I’m inhaling every puff. What am I doing wrong?

I never even wanted to get out of my chair when I smoked pot. Pot made me awful at everything except listening to records. I gave up on it quickly, but I may pick up some edibles if it’s ever recreationally legal in MN. I’m retired, still have lots of records and I want to see how it feels now.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:00:11pm
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austin_blue  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:00:17pm

re: #10 I Would Prefer Not To

I smoked MJ thousands of times and have never woken up in a strange place. I swear I’m inhaling every puff. What am I doing wrong?

You aren’t fully experiencing the high, obviously. Perhaps it’s a recessive European gene thing. Because for most people, Nothing Good happens if you smoke marijuana.

Why, you could buy several weapons and shoot up small towns under the influence of marijuana psychosis!

(This message, and indeed the Legislation that outlawed marijuana and jute production, was brought to you by DuPont, the Swiss bastards, just after they patented Nylon, and it wasn’t catching on with rope makers.)

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:00:27pm

re: #19 jaunte

Is this Marihuana guraanteed land-delivery or should I wear a life preserver?

It’s the Joint of Many Things. Roll 1d100 and check the chart on page 420 of the Players Handbook to see where you end up.

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Belafon  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:02:06pm

And he still never found Wakanda.

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A Cranky One  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:03:56pm

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Belafon  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:04:07pm
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A Cranky One  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:04:56pm

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BeachDem  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:05:01pm

re: #1 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Things I didn’t know about Greg Kelly (and more than I ever wanted to know, actually)

He’s Ray Kelly’s son (former NY police commissioner)
He refers to himself as a “beauty influencer”

Also—a total whackjob (and his weed/Nairobi tweet is already part of his wiki page)

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austin_blue  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:05:27pm

re: #15 jaunte

What is it called when the worst place in your fantasy tale that you can imagine waking up in is Nairobi, Kenya. There must be a word for it.

He could have ended up in a barroom in Mombasa, drinking gin, when a headless Norwegian walked in with a Tommy Gun.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:05:39pm

re: #8 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

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retired cynic  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:09:25pm

re: #21 stpaulbear

I never even wanted to get out of my chair when I smoked pot. Pot made me awful at everything except listening to records. I gave up on it quickly, but I may pick up some edibles if it’s ever recreationally legal in MN. I’m retired, still have lots of records and I want to see how it feels now.

I have never had any, but I would really like to try it for pain, at bedtime. It would have to be edible. It’s legal in IL, but I have no idea what to get, and can’t afford to do much of it.

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A Cranky One  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:10:03pm
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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:11:56pm

re: #31 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The last time we spent half a day musing about how Whitey McWhiterson the guy would be, specifically because he wasn’t killed by cops, he turned out to be not white, not Christian, and not a MAGA nutjob. So maybe we can’t stop being just as much of assholes as the RWNJs are when they try to immediately make every shooter out to be a liberal communist atheist muslim leader of Antifa™ within 5 seconds of it happening.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:12:24pm

re: #30 austin_blue

He could have ended up in a barroom in Mombasa, drinking gin, when a headless Norwegian walked in with a Tommy Gun.

In the industry that’s known as a Harald Hardrada Special.

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stpaulbear  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:13:35pm

re: #32 retired cynic

I have never had any, but I would really like to try it for pain, at bedtime. It would have to be edible. It’s legal in IL, but I have no idea what to get, and can’t afford to do much of it.

Yes, I’d like to try it for the same reasons as you, plus records.

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plansbandc  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:14:38pm

re: #32 retired cynic

I haven’t smoked anything in ten years. Quit smoking anniversary is tomorrow! Pot consumption is edibles or tinctures.

I LOVE tinctures because a couple of drops is all I need to quell a lot of my chronic pain. Edibles are fun, but a bit hit or miss because I’m a huge flyweight. Sometimes they can ruin my brain for awhile. But that’s OK, I don’t really mind. :D

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Belafon  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:15:23pm
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stpaulbear  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:20:24pm

re: #38 Belafon

OMG, They want to bring back the route from St. Paul to Duluth. Yay for 2-day getaways. Looks like a new route to Green Bay too. Hope these new routes come true.

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teleskiguy  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:23:33pm
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Secret ANTIFA Operative  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:23:40pm

It turns out those nasty hiccups I was having were caused by an abcess in my belly. The surgeons took great care to clean the operated area, but some bacteria still managed to hang on, and well, *hick*.

After four days back in the hospital being flushed with antibiotics and having the membrane pierced, I am home now with a little pouch I empty every 3-4 hours or so, more antibiotics to take, and no hiccups.

I’m on the mend (again), but this time it’s for real.

Thanks everyone for your support.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:23:47pm
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A Cranky One  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:27:27pm

re: #32 retired cynic

I have never had any, but I would really like to try it for pain, at bedtime. It would have to be edible. It’s legal in IL, but I have no idea what to get, and can’t afford to do much of it.

It doesn’t stop the pain, but does make it easier to tolerate. And it does help getting to sleep.

I’d suggest gummies, which come in different strengths. I’d recommend trying no more than 10mg at first. My MIL uses 8 mg at night and is happy. Get some 2mg Gummi
es and you can control the dosage better.

Please keep in mind that edibles can take a while to have an effect, so don’t be tempted to take more until at least an hour after the first dose.

The gummies are also cheaper than flower.

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teleskiguy  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:27:42pm
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ckkatz  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:28:13pm

From last thread -

re: #164 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Dear God, it’s snowing.

At the beginning of World War 2 my father was stationed at Camp Warren an Army Post at Cheyenne Wyoming. He got there in early summer. On his first morning there and multiple subsequent ones, it snowed.

At the ‘Club’ one evening he noted his surprise that it was snowing this late in the season. The other folks at the club said that there would likely be snow, even if just some early morning flurries, for quite some time. And that included the Fourth of July.

My father replied that he might be from New York City, but that even he wasn’t so stupid as to believe that it would snow on the Fourth of July. So they all made a bet. (A round of drinks.)

My father then quietly said “To make a long story short… I lost that bet…”

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austin_blue  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:28:24pm

re: #40 teleskiguy

Happens quite often to first-timers. Then they wake up in Mongolia.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:28:27pm

re: #42 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Sounds like workplace violence - or perhaps domestic violence that went outside the home.

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retired cynic  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:28:38pm

re: #41 Secret ANTIFA Operative

What an ordeal! So glad things are better now. DECADES ago my MIL was in the hospital in St Louis, and my husband and I were visiting. There was a teenage girl there in the waiting room, visiting with a group of her friends. She was in for intractable hiccups. They had been going for days. I can still remember her, and the fear that it would happen to me has stayed.

Whew!

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retired cynic  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:30:07pm

re: #43 A Cranky One

Thank you! I’ll do that!

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William Lewis  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:30:30pm

re: #38 Belafon

[Embedded content]

Oh hell, that route through Eau Claire is the old “400” route. Cool!

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plansbandc  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:32:56pm

re: #45 ckkatz

The weirdest snow I ever saw was big wet snowflakes in the middle of July in Georgetown Colorado.

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teleskiguy  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:33:55pm

The ski area I work at closes on Sunday. Good thing, I guess, as the rona is on the rise again, the county went back into ‘yellow’ yesterday. Funny how rona cases are on the rise exactly two weeks after the beginning of spring break.

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austin_blue  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:34:18pm

Night all, sweet dreams.

DON’T DO DRUGS!

You might wake up in Monaco without a wallet.

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retired cynic  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:35:02pm

re: #52 teleskiguy

Is there any place left that you can get some skiing in now that you have a bit of time?

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🌹UOJB!  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:35:04pm

re: #1 jaunte

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teleskiguy  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:35:56pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:39:19pm

re: #54 retired cynic

Oh yeah. Beaver Creek is open for another week after Sunday, Vail for another two weeks. Mary Jane closes on 9 May, Breckenridge says they’re staying open until 31 May (!). A-Basin is TBD, they’re pretty good about staying open through Memorial Day, I skied there on 4 July 2019.

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plansbandc  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:40:07pm

re: #58 teleskiguy

A-Basin is so much fun.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:40:33pm

re: #42 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

The building the shooting was in contained a few property management companies. It wouldn’t surprise me if that has something to do with it in some way.

Google street view of the sign in front of the building.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:42:27pm
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ckkatz  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:43:00pm

A couple of days ago, there was a discussion on lost car keys and fobs.

I had a fob for my car (replacement, over $200) missing for several days before I found it.

After that I looked into options for finding lost fobs.

I ended up going with a Bluetooth tracker called “Tile”. (There are a number of Bluetooth trackers and some wireless ones, including ones that you can attach to your pets.)

The Bluetooth trackers allow you to ring the tracker (which should be on your keyring) from the cellphone. With a range of maybe 50-100 ft. If you are searching for your cellphone and have one of the trackers, you can also ring the cellphone from the tracker.

Often there is a network of these trackers enabled (sometimes a subscription is required) and if a network member tracker detects your reported lost tracker, it will send the network server the location where it was detected.

Here is some more info:

The Best Bluetooth Tracker
nytimes.com

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teleskiguy  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:43:04pm

re: #59 plansbandc

My favorite line at The Legend. Haven’t skied it in six years. (sigh)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:43:42pm

The Roman Catholic Church doesn’t give a hoot about any old pandemic, because your immortal soul is at risk.

That, and you can’t easily fill up the collection baskets if you stay at home.

Nebraska Catholics obligated to go back to in-person Sunday Masses in May (Omaha World-Herald)

Catholics in Nebraska will be obligated to go back to in-person Sunday Masses starting in May, the state’s three dioceses announced Wednesday.

Diocese of Lincoln Bishop James Conley joined Omaha Archbishop George Lucas and Grand Island Bishop Joseph Hanefeldt in planning to end the dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation on May 23. The dispensation was put in place last March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Conley said Catholics have a grave obligation to return to in-person Masses “because the Eucharist is at the heart of what it is to be a Christian.”

(more)

There are exceptions, such as if you have Covid-19 or a severely compromising health condition making it easier to contract, or if you care for others and could spread the disease.

If you’re an asymptomatic carrier, well, too bad church goers.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:46:25pm

Ricketts: Nebraska will not participate in any ‘vaccine passport program’
omaha.com

Well, it’s a good thing you don’t have any say in that.

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gwangung  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:47:48pm

re: #62 ckkatz

A couple of days ago, there was a discussion on lost car keys and fobs.

I had a fob for my car (replacement, over $200) missing for several days before I found it.

After that I looked into options for finding lost fobs.

I ended up going with a Bluetooth tracker called “Tile”. (There are a number of Bluetooth trackers and some wireless ones, including ones that you can attach to your pets.)

The Bluetooth trackers allow you to ring the tracker (which should be on your keyring) from the cellphone. With a range of maybe 50-100 ft. If you are searching for your cellphone and have one of the trackers, you can also ring the cellphone from the tracker.

Often there is a network of these trackers enabled (sometimes a subscription is required) and if a network member tracker detects your reported lost tracker, it will send the network server the location where it was detected.

Here is some more info:

The Best Bluetooth Tracker
nytimes.com

Apple’s been rumored to release something similar. Kinda waiting for that…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:49:48pm

re: #62 ckkatz

I’m out $150 replacing the car key I lost at the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge.

I don’t think a phone would help you there (miles from cell service).

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teleskiguy  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:51:56pm

That’s about a quarter capacity. Several artists have already postponed and cancelled shows, but also several artists have booked.

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plansbandc  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:52:58pm

re: #68 teleskiguy

Excellent!

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:53:31pm

re: #38 Belafon

They restored the line from LA to Vegas? SWEET. It had been shut down since 1997.

I enjoy that road trip, but I’d like to option to not have to do it if I don’t want to.

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Mattand  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:57:52pm

re: #16 A Cranky One

How eerie. I tried it once and woke up in a bathtub and had 2 right kidneys.

Same thing happens to me every time I eat Wendy’s.

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teleskiguy  Mar 31, 2021 • 9:58:56pm

Fun fact: Matt Gaetz and I are astrological twins.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Mar 31, 2021 • 10:01:27pm

re: #70 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

They restored the line from LA to Vegas? SWEET. It had been shut down since 1997.

I enjoy that road trip, but I’d like to option to not have to do it if I don’t want to.

Crap.. nevermind. It seems to just be the bus route unless I’m missing something. Going to have to wait until the Vaporware Train gets finished.

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Mattand  Mar 31, 2021 • 10:02:29pm

re: #72 teleskiguy

Fun fact: Matt Gaetz and I are astrological twins.

Is it possible to sue the Zodiac for damages due to emotional distress?

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Egregious Philbin  Mar 31, 2021 • 10:02:49pm

re: #65 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Gosh, I guess I won’t ever fly to Nebraska, last time I was there was 1974, and it sucked ass then.

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ckkatz  Mar 31, 2021 • 10:03:13pm

re: #12 retired cynic

The Lost Language of Easter Island, atlasobscura.com
A wooden fish could help linguists learn more about the writing system known as rongorongo.

I just finished the article. Thanks for posting!

Then saw a link to another article on the politics of language, in this case, of the languages in former Yugoslavia. Mix in nationalism and you get some interesting issues.

What Language Do People Speak in the Balkans, Anyway?
atlasobscura.com

Imagine a situation in which an American defendant hires a British lawyer for a trial in an American courtroom. The accused then demands that a British interpreter be found. British-American legal interpreters are hard to find, so the demand could delay the case for years, possibly even long enough that the case has to be simply thrown out due to the statute of limitations—despite the fact that, obviously, a British lawyer is perfectly capable of being understood in an American courtroom.

This actually happens on a regular basis in the countries that once made up Yugoslavia. The language situation in the Balkans is so unusual that there is no consensus, either among native speakers or linguistic researchers, about what to even call the … thing people speak in Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro. Outside the region, it’s usually referred to as “Serbo-Croatian,” but neither linguists nor the people who actually speak it like to call it that. When asked what language they speak as part of a census, some people in the Balkans simply mocked the question, writing “our language” or, its insensitivity probably owing to distance, “Eskimo.”

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ckkatz  Mar 31, 2021 • 10:08:12pm

Well, that’s about it for me.

I’ll leave you with one last Dad joke:

I told my wife she should embrace her mistakes…
She gave me a hug.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 31, 2021 • 10:15:30pm

re: #75 Egregious Philbin

Gosh, I guess I won’t ever fly to Nebraska, last time I was there was 1974, and it sucked ass then.

Pete Ricketts has no say over what corporations do. He’s just on this week’s conservative outrage talking point.

In the vaccination race against the persistent coronavirus, Nebraska will shift Monday to open up shots to anyone 16 and older.

Nebraska’s recent moves to open eligibility come at a critical time in the pandemic as new COVID-19 cases rise again and hospitalizations turn higher — portending a potential surge facing the state.

Caveats and scheduling challenges remain for people eager to get their shots. But as the vaccine dynamics quickly shift, the bottom line is this: Everyone 16 and older in Nebraska has options right now for scheduling a COVID-19 shot.

omaha.com

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mmmirele  Mar 31, 2021 • 10:18:13pm

re: #76 ckkatz

That comment about Serbo-Croatian made me wonder about whether India / Pakistan uses translators for Modern Standard Hindi and Modern Standard Urdu. Basically, it’s overall the same language (“Hindustani”) but Urdu has done a lot of borrowing from Arabic and Persian and uses a variant of Nastaliq (a Persian calligraphy based on Arabic) for its alphabet. Hindi, on the other hand, uses Devangari characters and is more heavily Sanskrit based. But the languages are generally mutually intelligible (with the exception of the specifically borrowed vocabulary). Hmmm.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 31, 2021 • 10:21:06pm

re: #26 A Cranky One

If the dogs are smart enough to read and comprehend they will also figure out that the solution is to get to and chew up the headset.
/

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 31, 2021 • 10:21:31pm

A search tool to find a vaccine distributor in your state (enter your Zip Code to find the nearest location with open appointments).

vaccinespotter.org

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 31, 2021 • 10:27:04pm

re: #81 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Pennsylvania just announced they are opening the 1B priority list starting Monday and the 1C list starting the Monday after that,

I’m in the 1A list - and am scheduled for my first shot on Friday. I told my brother I knew I was pretty far down the priority list in 1A, but not that far.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 31, 2021 • 10:29:35pm
A 2019 state task force study found that Nebraska ranked behind all of its neighboring states except Wyoming in broadband availability. A year ago, BroadbandNow, a California-based research firm, ranked Nebraska 48th in terms of access, price and speed.

A bill in the Unicameral to improve rural Internet service advanced on its first reading 42-0 (seven senators were not present).

After Jan. 1, any new broadband project funded in part by the state’s Universal Service Fund must provide speeds of 100/100 (100 megabits per second download and 100 Mbps upload), which some senators referred to as the “Cadillac” of internet speeds.

Currently, the federal and state definition of broadband is a speed of 25/3, which was described as barely adequate today and inadequate for future uses, such has high-tech agriculture applications and business needs.

According to a recent estimate, 80,000 of Nebraska’s rural residents lack internet that delivers speeds of 25/3, with nearly twice that number lacking 100/100 speeds.

(more)

I’m in that “lacks 25/3” group.

Legislature crafts compromise to bring faster broadband to Nebraskans

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 31, 2021 • 10:35:10pm

re: #83 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

A couple of Republican legislators are objecting to cost of expanding rural broadband service, raising the spectre that areas with 10/1 service or less would not be improved.

Democratic Senator Justin Wayne upset all the Republicans by suggesting that maybe Internet service should be done the same way as our electricity (publicly owned), as corporations only care about profit, not service.

The governor has a scaled-down bill from that which is already on the floor. Sen. Wayne is going to try to bring in publicly-owned Internet service in that bill.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 31, 2021 • 10:37:05pm

re: #74 Mattand

Is it possible to sue the Zodiac for damages due to emotional distress?

Waste of time. Ted Cruz would never pay up.

///

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 31, 2021 • 10:42:38pm

PHOTOS: Damage from Schroeder Fire (Rapid City, SD Journal, five hours ago)

The fire is 47% contained.

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A Cranky One  Mar 31, 2021 • 10:44:01pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 31, 2021 • 11:02:59pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 31, 2021 • 11:07:06pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Authorities are alleging that a two vehicle collision on Nebraska Highway 92, that caused one of the vehicles to rollover, was intentional.

According to law enforcement officials, troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a Colorado man following a two-vehicle crash on Highway 92 near Scottsbluff.

The NSP announced in a release that the crash occurred at approximately 5:20 p.m. Monday when a Hyundai Santa Fe and Audi A4 were both traveling on Highway 92, west of Scottsbluff.

“Preliminary investigation has revealed that the driver of the Audi intentionally struck the Hyundai several times, causing the Hyundai to roll and come to rest on the roof of the vehicle,” the NSP reported.

Nebraska authorities say that troopers and officers from multiple agencies responded to the scene. The driver of the Audi, Fabian Hernandez, 31, of Fort Collins, Colorado, was arrested for willful reckless driving, 2nd degree assault, and violation of a protection order.

A protection order had previously been issued against Hernandez for one of the occupants of the Hyundai, according to the release.

(more at the Oil City News, Casper, Wyo.)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 31, 2021 • 11:11:54pm

Also in the Oil City News, with a pandemic, a giant state budget deficit, and other problems, Republicans know what’s needed in Wyoming.

Wyoming Senate advance bill allowing non-residents to conceal carry firearms with no permit

Not seeing how this would make me safe when I’m in Wyoming.

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sagehen  Mar 31, 2021 • 11:34:41pm

re: #83 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

A bill in the Unicameral to improve rural Internet service advanced on its first reading 42-0 (seven senators were not present).

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I’m in that “lacks 25/3” group.

Legislature crafts compromise to bring faster broadband to Nebraskans

Point out to your Senators, members of Congress and the Unicameral… that nationwide broadband is part of Biden’s proposed infrastructure bill. If your Washington peeps support it, maybe you’ll get it at federal expense and the State won’t have to pay at all.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 31, 2021 • 11:38:06pm

re: #92 sagehen

Point out to your Senators, members of Congress and the Unicameral… that nationwide broadband is part of Biden’s proposed infrastructure bill. If your Washington peeps support it, maybe you’ll get it at federal expense and the State won’t have to pay at all.

This is part of the Republicans’ objection that such money can only be used for the purpose Congress voted for, and not to reduce taxes.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 31, 2021 • 11:39:16pm
March 31 (UPI) — A New York village has been barred from enforcing zoning provisions that allegedly thwart the ability of Orthodox Jews to worship in their homes pending the resolution of a religious discrimination lawsuit.

Both sides in the suit — the federal government, which claims the Village of Airmont has made it impossible for residents to have home synagogues, and the Rockland County municipality, which argues the provisions strike a balance between religious freedom and public safety - consented to the enforcement ban.

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U.S.: N.Y. village using zoning to discriminate against Orthodox Jews (UPI)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 31, 2021 • 11:49:21pm
Niger says it thwarted an attempted coup just days before the inauguration of the next president.

Armed attackers tried to seize the presidential palace in the early hours of Wednesday but were fought off by the presidential guard, sources said.

President-elect Mohamed Bazoum is due to be sworn in on Friday.

It will be the first transfer of power between two democratically elected presidents in Niger since the country became independent in 1960.

Niger ‘coup’ thwarted days before inauguration (more at Yahoo)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 1, 2021 • 12:01:22am

More in the category “mass shooting”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 1, 2021 • 12:03:42am

In the category “Why?”

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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 1, 2021 • 12:06:37am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 1, 2021 • 12:14:47am
March 31 (UPI) — A federal judge has ruled in favor of a Texas death row inmate seeking new DNA testing to prove his innocence.

U.S. District Judge Hilda Tagle for the Southern District of Texas said Ruben Gutierrez, 43, is entitled to have fingernail scrapings from the victim tested. She said the Texas statute that guarantees the DNA testing of materials was unconstitutionally applied in the case.

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Judge allows new DNA testing for Texas death row inmate

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Targetpractice  Apr 1, 2021 • 12:19:55am

I saw Josh Marshall’s tweet thread from earlier:

And for whatever reason, I found myself thinking about what Matty actually said to Tucker and how it compared to the “evidence” that Papa Gaetz gave to the Washington Examiner. So I went back to look and…yeah…I hope Matt realizes that David McGee’s about to sue him into the fucking ground.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 1, 2021 • 12:22:38am

It is April 1.

On this day in 1968, as a crewman aboard the only P-3 Orion ever lost in combat, my father was killed when the aircraft was shot down by a Cambodian Army landing craft while flying over an island disputed between South Vietnam and Cambodia.

All twelve crewmen were killed; my father’s body was recovered several days later.

At age seven, I was the person to answer the door when the Navy staff car arrived with a senior chief from his squadron and a chaplain to deliver the news to my mother.

navy.togetherweserved.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 1, 2021 • 12:33:29am

The only US flag observance for the month of April is Easter (federal holiday), this year on April 4.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 1, 2021 • 1:08:29am

Linda Bunchanumbers is getting dragged:

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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 1, 2021 • 1:08:38am

What do they think wind farms and solar farms are, if not power plants? Pipe-fitters vs. IBEW. Solar heat farms have lots of pipe-fitter work, especially if they use molten salt storage.

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Targetpractice  Apr 1, 2021 • 1:24:41am

re: #104 Dread Pirate Ron

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What do they think wind farms and solar farms are, if not power plants? Pipe-fitters vs. IBEW. Solar heat farms have lots of pipe-fitter work, especially if they use molten salt storage.

The last 200 years have been about nations either adapting to changing technology or being left in the dust. Great nations that once spanned the globe have been reduced to backwaters or also-rans because they either could not or would not invest in new technologies and new ways of doing things. The more we try to cling to the past because it’s “the way things have always been done,” the greater the incentive is for a rival nation to take our place.

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Nojay UK  Apr 1, 2021 • 1:34:36am

re: #104 Dread Pirate Ron

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What do they think wind farms and solar farms are, if not power plants? Pipe-fitters vs. IBEW. Solar heat farms have lots of pipe-fitter work, especially if they use molten salt storage.

The solar molten-salt power plant at Tonopah in Nevada filed for bankruptcy last year and it hasn’t supplied electricity to the local grid since middle of 2019. The financial returns weren’t keeping up with the expense of operations, especially after the control system failed and melted part of the tower supporting the molten-salt tank.

Storing heat rather than electricity seems to be a non-starter for grid solar generators. Good try but…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 1, 2021 • 1:36:38am

Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA4) has filed a bill (HR 281) to require an oath to God before anyone can testify before a US House committee.

Resolved, That clause 2(m)(2) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended by striking “may administer oaths to witnesses” and inserting “shall administer the following oath to witnesses: ‘Do you solemnly swear or affirm that the testimony that you are about to give is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?’”.

Johnson lies about this and says that this is the oath administered in courtrooms across the country (including the “so help me God” line).

H.Res. 281: Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require a specific oath be administered to any witness appearing before a committee. (PDF document)

This is identical to his attempt last year.

The bill to force Christian oaths into House witnesses has fifteen co-sponsors, all Republicans. Those include alleged Christian sexual predator Madison Cawthorn and alleged Christian sexual predator Matt Gaetz.

This bill first popped up last year over Democrats who left out “so help me God” accidentally or on-purpose.

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John Hughes  Apr 1, 2021 • 1:41:13am

re: #30 austin_blue

He could have ended up in a barroom in Mombasa, drinking gin, when a headless Norwegian walked in with a Tommy Gun.

Very confusing, Roland goes to Biafra and fights against the Bantu for the Congolese in ‘66 and ‘67. Very strange history and geography.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 1, 2021 • 1:44:06am

re: #21 stpaulbear

I never even wanted to get out of my chair when I smoked pot. Pot made me awful at everything except listening to records. I gave up on it quickly, but I may pick up some edibles if it’s ever recreationally legal in MN. I’m retired, still have lots of records and I want to see how it feels now.

I do not smoke weed unless I am already at the destination where I intend to stay for the rest of the day and do not have to interact with anybody I do not know and feel comfortable with. Which generally means home.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Apr 1, 2021 • 2:09:09am

It’s still 67F here. High yesterday was 88F. Looking at the forecast, the weather will be considered beautiful by many.

But, with us switching to the morning fog, afternoon warm, evening pleasant mode, our rainy season is over. Perhaps a rare storm can zip on past in April, but many Aprils are totally dry in these parts.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Apr 1, 2021 • 2:16:17am

GFS surface temperature anomaly for the first half of April:

Image: gfs-T2ma-us-fh-54-384.gif

Persistently warm over much of the western half of country.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 1, 2021 • 2:17:10am

re: #107 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The list of cosponsors of the bill to force witnesses in the US House to swear an oath to the Christian god (even if you are not a Christian, you belong to a Christian sect which prohibits swearing oaths, &c):

List of Republican Douchecanoes Sponsoring This Steaming Pile
If one of these douchecanoes is your representative, perhaps he ought to hear from you.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 1, 2021 • 2:19:29am

re: #112 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Fixed link above to House bill. Recycle the comment.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 1, 2021 • 2:28:10am

re: #110 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

54 here in the delta. It was 84 here. Tomorrow will be about 89. I’m glad I cut my hair and shaved my winter beard yesterday.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 1, 2021 • 2:30:48am

re: #114 Dread Pirate Ron

54 here in the delta. It was 84 here. Tomorrow will be about 89. I’m glad I cut my hair and shaved my winter beard yesterday.

26°F here in the Panhandle; slightly warmer in my unheated house.

Daytime temperatures are supposed to start climbing into the mid seventies by Saturday.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 1, 2021 • 2:32:28am

Balmy spring on the Rhine, temps well into the 70’s but set to return to more “seasonal” weather for the weekend.

But still sunny and warm enough to fire up the barbecue grill.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 1, 2021 • 2:48:12am

Dozens of LGBTQ students at Christian colleges sue the U.S. Education Dept., hoping to pressure Equality Act negotiations (Washington Post)

Christian schools have the right to be bigots. Taxpayers should not have to fund that.

Elizabeth Hunter says she became suicidal after Bob Jones University administrators grilled the former student about her sexuality for tweeting “happy Pride” and writing a book with lesbian characters. She was fined, sent to anti-gay counseling and removed from her job at the campus TV station. Veronica Penales says she’s told officials at Baylor University, where she is a sophomore, that people leave anti-gay notes on her door, but they don’t investigate. Lucas Wilson said he graduated from Liberty University with “a profound sense of shame” after being encouraged to go to conversion therapy.

The three are among 33 current and past students at federally funded Christian colleges and universities cited in a federal lawsuit filed Monday against the U.S. Department of Education. The suit says the religious exemption the schools are given that allow them to have discriminatory policies is unconstitutional because they receive government funding. The class-action suit, filed by the nonprofit Religious Exemption Accountability Project, references 25 schools across the country.

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Religious organisations of all sects are seeking a carve-out of exemptions to the Equality Act, to allow them to continue to be bigots with federal money.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 1, 2021 • 3:05:36am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Apr 1, 2021 • 3:06:52am

America as chronicled by its films:

Warner Archives has made a complete print of the 1947 film They Won’t Believe Me, apparently some of the footage had previously been lost:

They Won’t Believe Me (1947) - HD Open



It is explicitly about adultery (and murder). The content of the film apparently disturbed some of the censor-minded folk of the time.

But only 14 years later (1961) Bob Hope starred in a comedy that is about breaking sexual inhibitions. Another Warner restoration:

Bachelor in Paradise 1961 Trailer



In making their false-memory version of the past, the religious right in this country want to portray the 1950s as morally superior to today. However, as these films demonstrate, a great deal changed in the 1950s in regards to American society bucking the moral authority of their more prudish grandparents who imposed morality codes in the 1930s and 1940s (in film, radio, comics, etc.) See also the birth of Rock and Roll.

The right wing in this country plies nostalgia to sell their agendas. But nostalgia is a fluid thing. The “golden years” change for each generation. Today’s gray hairs look back to before 1965, but that is only because that is when they were children.

In reality the 1950s was a period of great change around the world. And American societal norms changed too, and trying to hold that back is what brought about the cultural eruptions and unrest in the 1960s.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Apr 1, 2021 • 3:10:28am

I’ve never found Bob Hope to be very funny, and his films also never did much for me. But that film Bachelor in Paradise has a wonderfully classic Mancini opening:

Bachelor in Paradise (1961) HD Open

..

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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 1, 2021 • 3:15:31am

50 years ago.

YouTube

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 1, 2021 • 3:23:36am

re: #121 Dread Pirate Ron

50 years ago.

Cancelled by conservatives at the time (and sometimes today as well) for “and no religion too”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 1, 2021 • 3:47:06am

Monument, Colorado is in trouble with separation of Church and State and using city property and tax money to support religious views.

A Boy Scout wanted to erect a monument on public land to honour veterans, and raised $50,000 to do this.

The city allowed him to use a publicly-owned cemetery for this.

So he used the money to erect the monument, which contains the following inscription:

“Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ and the American soldier. One died for your soul, the other died for your freedom. We honor those who made freedom a reality.”

When contacted by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (an organisation which primarily consists of Christians) about erecting a Christian monument on public land, on March 19 the city council held a secret sale of the land to the Boy Scout’s family.

Now the city is making the absurd argument that because this is private land, they are not responsible for what’s on it. (Cue the Satanic Temple erecting a monument to Baphomet and see how fast the City of Monument changes their tune).

The MRFF is seeking details of the sale and is prepared to go to court to get them.

The monument also uses the seals of each military service, which is prohibited by law without the Department of Defense’s approval. As such, the monument appears to show a DOD endorsement of Christianity.

Lawyers for the town (a RWNJ Christian outfit) tried to shame MRFF for “attacking a child” though MRFF never said anything about the Scout and only addressed the constitutional issue in a letter.

Town of Monument refuses to remove religious memorial (Colorado Springs Indy, March 29)

The town of Monument has issued a letter saying it won’t remove the memorial placed in the town-owned cemetery bearing a Christian message, a controversy we previously reported here (March 10).

The letter, from First Liberty Institute, a self-described firm “dedicated to defending religious liberty for all Americans” which stands for largely conservative causes, asks the Military Religious Freedom Foundation’s founder and CEO Mikey Weinstein to apologize to the Boy Scout who arranged for the memorial to be funded and installed last October.

“We have no issue with the Boy Scout,” Weinstein says by phone. “We have issues with the Boy Scout troop and the town of Monument, and government dollars being used to place it and maintain it. And what of the illegal absconding of the logos of the Department of Defense?”

He’s referring to the attachment to the memorial of the service branches logos, which are trademarked and protected from usage without permission.

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steve_davis  Apr 1, 2021 • 4:01:27am

re: #38 Belafon

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theoretically from clemson, with one change-over somewhere near west virginia, I could take a train all the way to seattle, get on another train to ride down to L.A., and then take the leg back to Clemson. I would consider that a demonstration of real passenger train service, especially if it took less than a week to get me to Seattle.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 1, 2021 • 4:18:15am

re: #123 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

In general, organisations in the USA with “liberty” in their names do not actually promote that.

The Southern Poverty Law Center designated First Liberty Institute a hate group in 2017 for their strident anti LGBT+ stance.

splcenter.org

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 1, 2021 • 4:28:12am

Bedtime.

tumbleweeds.gif

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Dangerman  Apr 1, 2021 • 4:41:24am

re: #8 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

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cnn

Four people, including a child, were killed in a mass shooting at an office complex in Orange, California, on Wednesday, a police official said.

A fifth victim was wounded and transported to a local hospital in critical condition, Lt. Jennifer Amat said.

This is at least the 20th mass shooting since the Atlanta-area spa attacks two weeks ago
that left eight people dead. CNN defines a mass shooting as a shooting incident which results in four or more casualties (dead or wounded), excluding the shooter.

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Dangerman  Apr 1, 2021 • 4:43:38am

re: #13 Belafon

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if you’re taking credit, then it was bipartisan, no matter how you voted.
or are you just cheerleading for the good job the dems did without you?

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Dangerman  Apr 1, 2021 • 4:46:20am

re: #23 austin_blue

You aren’t fully experiencing the high, obviously. Perhaps it’s a recessive European gene thing. Because for most people, Nothing Good happens if you smoke marijuana.

Why, you could buy several weapons and shoot up small towns under the influence of marijuana psychosis!

(This message, and indeed the Legislation that outlawed marijuana and jute production, was brought to you by DuPont, the Swiss bastards, just after they patented Nylon, and it wasn’t catching on with rope makers.)

i tried smoking Nylon. it was nasty.
now Orlon and Rayon are something else

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Dave In Austin  Apr 1, 2021 • 5:05:28am
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A Mom Anon  Apr 1, 2021 • 5:09:08am

re: #130 Dave In Austin
Sounds like he was looking through the law GA passed not allowing anyone to hand out food or water to voters and said”how can I fuck shit up more than that?”

Also, why is it every one of these fuckmuffins has a face just begging for a punch?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 1, 2021 • 5:09:48am

re: #129 Dangerman

i tried smoking Nylon. it was nasty.
now Orlon and Rayon are something else

a mind-exspandexing experience?

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 1, 2021 • 5:11:59am

The Velcro strain will have you stuck to your couch.

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A Mom Anon  Apr 1, 2021 • 5:21:45am

Anyways, good morning Lizards.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Apr 1, 2021 • 5:25:35am

Want! WANT! WANT!
(Am I reverting to childhood? Who cares? I certainly don’t. I’m 71 and I’ve done the adult stuff. It’s not what it’s cracked up to be.)

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Belafon  Apr 1, 2021 • 5:26:01am

re: #130 Dave In Austin

Look at the date on it.

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jeffreyw  Apr 1, 2021 • 5:37:01am

Good morning!

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A Mom Anon  Apr 1, 2021 • 5:40:20am

re: #136 Belafon

So he beat GA in the Being Awful Department. What the actual fuck is wrong with these people?

I would really like to see Democrats challenge these assholes by throwing this shit back at them. Something like, “you wouldn’t hire a babysitter who hates kids, or a landscape company that hates the outdoors, would you? So why hire, with your vote, a person who hates government? In fact, why would someone claiming to love American Values and Our Way of life hate the government so much he wants to make it harder for elderly, disabled and poor people to vote? Why would you hire someone who doesn’t want to govern, just to create a career and wealth for himself?” Etc.

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John Hughes  Apr 1, 2021 • 5:51:20am

re: #136 Belafon

Look at the date on it.

So, here I am thinking, that’s the crappiest April 1st joke ever…

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Dave In Austin  Apr 1, 2021 • 5:51:46am

re: #136 Belafon

Look at the date on it.

Well shit… Why do people do that? Is this still on the Legislature books? All things considered I wouldn’t be surprised.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 1, 2021 • 5:58:06am

Again……..

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:01:27am

This one is current and involves the same smarmy operative, Bryan Hughes of Mineola.

Texas Senate advances bill limiting how and when voters can cast ballots, receive mail-in voting applications

Senate Republicans on Thursday cleared the way for new, sweeping restrictions to voting in Texas that take particular aim at forbidding local efforts meant to widen access.

In an overnight vote after more than seven hours of debate, the Texas Senate signed off on Senate Bill 7, which would limit extended early voting hours, prohibit drive-thru voting and make it illegal for local election officials to proactively send applications to vote by mail to voters, even if they qualify.

The bill originally limited early voting hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., curtailing the extended hours offered last year in Harris County and other large counties where voting ran until 10 p.m. for several days to accommodate people like shift workers for whom regular hours don’t work. The bill was rewritten before it reached the Senate floor to allow for voting only between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.

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Dangerman  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:05:52am
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lawhawk  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:06:12am

re: #104 Dread Pirate Ron

Solar power plants require electricians. They require technicians at factories to assemble and build. They need people on the site to install.

Wind power facilities need electricians and mechanical engineers and those who erect/install/maintain them on site, as well as technicians who build them in the factories.

The numbers of those working in wind/solar/renewables far exceeds the numbers working in coal mines for instance by a huge margin. That number will only continue growing.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:07:34am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:08:07am

re: #144 lawhawk

They still try to push the image of environmental whackos who want us to live in lean-tos and wipe our butts with leaves. They refuse to admit that alternative power sources are the technology of the future.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:09:55am

re: #145 Dave In Austin

No, because people who come in contact with these idjits - who may not have a choice in the matter - will also get sick and die. As much as I hate stupid people and hope for them to come face-to-face with the consequences of their actions, this plague is too dangerous to other people to indulge in such schadenfreude.

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Dangerman  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:10:12am

re: #114 Dread Pirate Ron

54 here in the delta. It was 84 here. Tomorrow will be about 89. I’m glad I cut my hair and shaved my winter beard yesterday.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:11:37am

re: #147 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

No, because people who come in contact with these idjits - who may not have a choice in the matter - will also get sick and die. As much as I hate stupid people and hope for them to come face-to-face with the consequences of their actions, this plague is too dangerous to other people to indulge in such schadenfreude.

Yes, I wish it were a mere matter of Darwin Award-grade stupid and nothing that endangers the lives of others outside their idiot bubble.

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Belafon  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:13:21am

re: #145 Dave In Austin

Which would be fine if I could keep those people away from me and my friends and family.

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Belafon  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:16:03am
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Belafon  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:17:35am

A master politician Biden is:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:18:42am

re: #151 Belafon

Biden “infrastructure” bill bans Right to Work laws nationwide.
27 states have Right to Work.

We need to start calling it “Right to Ban Unions” instead of Right to Work…

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Belafon  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:19:26am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:20:26am

re: #152 Belafon

it strikes me, a big dummy, that the white house is doing a great job constructing its big plans to have wide appeal to *voters* rather than *politicians*. it seems like a clever strategy to let the weight of the electorate push congress into doing stuff the white house wants

If not for the disproportional representation created by gerrymandering and the nature of the Senate, the GOP would be a clear minority party.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:23:26am

re: #147 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Well hopefully folks take a minute to think and have the same response as you. Unfortunately……..

I know I keep myself pretty isolated. Yesterday I drove to Bastrop, TX to check out a new sharpening/Knife shop and get some steel and supplies. The owner (Grizz) is a true believer and wanted to share…. I was able to steer him back on course several times. No mask of course, refuses to get stuck, doesn’t believe it….. Nice guy though.
He was my really 1st time dealing with one of these. Several times I flat had to say, “Grizz, that’s not happening. Someone’s not telling you the truth.” and had to leave it at that.
“Civil Wars coming”…. And “Sharia Muslims”.

I got steel so back too it. Eat, Sleep, Work, Home. 2nd Shot next Monday.

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Belafon  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:23:47am

In the “well, duh” category:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:25:17am

re: #157 Belafon

A study of COVID-19 diagnoses and deaths from March to December 2020 finds that a greater number occurred in states led by Republican governors.
It suggests that the less stringent remediation measures taken by GOP governors likely led to the imbalance.

“Just goes to show that science has a liberal bias.”

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Belafon  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:25:28am

At least this guy isn’t afraid of being seen being scared:

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Nojay UK  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:28:03am

re: #144 lawhawk

The numbers of those working in wind/solar/renewables far exceeds the numbers working in coal mines for instance by a huge margin. That number will only continue growing.

I had a discussion a while back with someone who was touting the “six million new US jobs in renewables!” idea circulating at that time. I had to point out that those jobs would need to be paid ones and the salaries and other costs and benefits would come from the ticket price of the electricity produced by renewables. My SWAG was that each job would cost, in salary, equipment, office space etc. maybe $50,000 a year on average which is probably lowballing it but it was a number. That meant the 6 million jobs would cost $300 billion a year paid for by the electricity produced, before construction costs, materials, equipment, distribution, profits etc. were factored in.

The really cheap energy source today is gas, in large part because it’s not a big employer so salary costs are very low. To match gas, renewables need to be low-employee-count per GW of capacity as well and due to the nature of renewables (lots of individual hardware units spread over a large area of the landscape) that’s difficult to achieve.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:29:06am
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:31:01am
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Dangerman  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:35:15am

re: #147 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

No, because people who come in contact with these idjits - who may not have a choice in the matter - will also get sick and die. As much as I hate stupid people and hope for them to come face-to-face with the consequences of their actions, this plague is too dangerous to other people to indulge in such schadenfreude.

I am not in government. I don’t set macro policy.
I live in the micro world where I have some control and influence.

My only goal is to protect me and mine
To do that I am forced to assume everyone I come in contact with would have been at the stadium or some other equivalent dumbassery.

Everyone’s a threat.
Sorry.
Until I can personal!y and individually vet.

Mask, no mask
Shot, no shot

I can’t tell by looking at you.

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darthstar  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:35:32am
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Dangerman  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:36:07am

re: #158 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Just goes to show that science has a liberal bias.”

Maybe the virus hates Rs

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Dangerman  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:38:17am

re: #159 Belafon

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The virus knows where your parents live

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Dave In Austin  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:41:53am

Best response yet.

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Dangerman  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:45:17am

re: #167 Dave In Austin

Best response yet.

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Not by boat.
Commercial airline?
Private jet? Yeah right.

Asinine

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:47:46am

I am seeing a lot of ‘Vote No on Right to Work’ signs up here in NH. Ironically, a fair number are in yards that formerly sported Trump signs just a few months ago.

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Dangerman  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:48:49am

Ivankas pet project can’t find or track where the $ they used went or what good they did.

from rawstory

…According to the damning report from the Government Accountability Office, the goal of the program was a “cohesive program ‘enabling us to rigorously track the execution and the efficacy of the money that we are spending,’ the GAO’s 14-month audit demonstrates that, at least at USAID, the opposite was happening,” the report said.

There were at least 19 new women’s empowerment programs launched in 2019 as part of the program, but Politico explained that “there were extensive failures in both the targeting of the money, and the measurement of its impact.”
{snip}

I’m trying to drum up the day’s first quelle surprise

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lawhawk  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:53:57am

re: #170 Dangerman

This is what happens when you have a bunch of grifters and know nothings taking money to do whatever they want and not following rules governing tracking expenditures.

You can bet Trumpworld does this with their businesses all the time. They are playing shell games all the time, and this was no exception.

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darthstar  Apr 1, 2021 • 6:59:59am
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Belafon  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:01:41am

re: #160 Nojay UK

I had a discussion a while back with someone who was touting the “six million new US jobs in renewables!” idea circulating at that time. I had to point out that those jobs would need to be paid ones and the salaries and other costs and benefits would come from the ticket price of the electricity produced by renewables. My SWAG was that each job would cost, in salary, equipment, office space etc. maybe $50,000 a year on average which is probably lowballing it but it was a number. That meant the 6 million jobs would cost $300 billion a year paid for by the electricity produced, before construction costs, materials, equipment, distribution, profits etc. were factored in.

The really cheap energy source today is gas, in large part because it’s not a big employer so salary costs are very low. To match gas, renewables need to be low-employee-count per GW of capacity as well and due to the nature of renewables (lots of individual hardware units spread over a large area of the landscape) that’s difficult to achieve.

Salary costs are pretty low for most industries. Raising the minimum wage in the US from $8.25 to $15 would cost consumers at Walmart an additional $21 per year. While your number sounds big, how much does it factor into the cost of the industry as a whole, what kinds of things will those jobs replace - such as coal factories and some natural gas use - and how much will those jobs put into the economy.

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nines09  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:02:08am
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darthstar  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:10:42am

Even the dictionary is happy it’s baseball season.

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Dangerman  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:13:18am

Tri-color Heron

more

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darthstar  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:15:48am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:16:07am

Just spotted at the top of the LGF main page before I signed in:

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b.d. (America is Great Again)  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:16:32am

re: #178 Eclectic Cyborg

Just spotted at the top of the LGF main page before I signed in:

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Money well spent NRA

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Mattand  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:16:52am

re: #163 Dangerman

I am not in government. I don’t set macro policy.
I live in the micro world where I have some control and influence.

My only goal is to protect me and mine
To do that I am forced to assume everyone I come in contact with would have been at the stadium or some other equivalent dumbassery.

Everyone’s a threat.
Sorry.
Until I can personal!y and individually vet.

Mask, no mask
Shot, no shot

I can’t tell by looking at you.

I forget what capacity they’re allowing, but the Phillies are upping the seating limit at home games. My partner is fully vaccinated and I’ll be there by the end of April.

I’m not in any blinding hurry to go see a game, but I’ve been wrestling with the idea if it would be okay for us to go as long as we stay masked whenever possible (the only real exception to that would be when you’re eating snacks.)

Two big caveats to this:

1) There is most likely an abnormally high percentage of COVIDiots among Philly sports fans, a group not necessarily known for embracing logic or restraint. I don’t need Tony from Port Richmond throwing a beer at us because he thinks COVID is a hoax.

2) The COVID variants are starting to pop up in the Philly metro area. My understanding is the current vaccines handle a lot of them, but I have zero interest in helping spread them further.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:17:14am

re: #171 lawhawk

This is what happens when you have a bunch of grifters and know nothings taking money to do whatever they want and not following rules governing tracking expenditures.

You can bet Trumpworld does this with their businesses all the time. They are playing shell games all the time, and this was no exception.

Yep. See also: no-bid contracts to firms with only tangential experience but crony ties to Trump or his cabal getting windfalls from the first recovery act.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:18:40am

re: #181 Barefoot Grin

Yep. See also: no-bid contracts to firms with only tangential experience but crony ties to Trump or his cabal getting windfalls from the first recovery act.

The point of that was to funnel the money back into Trump’s ailing, failing, heavily-leveraged businesses to stave off bankruptcy

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:19:19am

re: #181 Barefoot Grin

Yep. See also: no-bid contracts to firms with only tangential experience but crony ties to Trump or his cabal getting windfalls from the first recovery act.

This is what burns me so badly. They complained and flat-out refused to cooperate when Congress demanded oversight of billions of $ in handouts to companies, resulting in all these evil or shady people getting even richer. But when Joe Biden hands $1.4 trillion to people who deserve it? Aw, hell naw, we can’t be doing that, they don’t deserve it!

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:19:23am

re: #182 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The point of that was to funnel the money back into Trump’s ailing, failing, heavily-leveraged businesses to stave off bankruptcy

There must be comeuppance!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:20:03am

re: #141 Dave In Austin

Again……..

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Would be an even better 4/1 joke if it was Miracle Whip or Marmite.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:20:26am

re: #184 Barefoot Grin

There must be comeuppance!

Comeuppance see me some time…

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Dangerman  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:22:05am

re: #178 Eclectic Cyborg

Just spotted at the top of the LGF main page before I signed in:

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there is no winning against this framing.

fwiw, this is why i advocate switching from ‘gun control’ to gun accountability.

from bans, databases, registration, coming for your ar-15
to
you are responsible for what happens with your guns
that includes selling them responsibly

then let em write petitions that say we shouldn’t be held responsible for what we do with our own guns.

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Mattand  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:22:23am

re: #182 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The point of that was to funnel the money back into Trump’s ailing, failing, heavily-leveraged businesses to stave off bankruptcy

At the end of the day, that’s what really kills me about Trump’s ‘presidency’: it was a fucking scam to fleece the rubes to bail him out. Pure and simple. And, like, 40% of the people in this country can’t or won’t see that.

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William Lewis  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:23:00am

Today’s “Featured Article” on the Wikipedia home page is really touching.

en.wikipedia.org

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:23:08am

re: #188 Mattand

At the end of the day, that’s what really kills me about Trump’s ‘presidency’: it was a fucking scam to fleece the rubes to bail him out. Pure and simple. And, like, 40% of the people in this country can’t or won’t see that.

Or don’t care, they’ll pay money to anybody for any reason as long as they get what they want politically, which, for most of them, is a theocratic evangelical Protestant state bent on destroying the world.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:24:43am

It’s amazing, and an indictment of the general state of critical thinking in this country, that there are still people naive enough to regard the Republican Party as a legitimate part of the political process rather than as a criminal gang of grifters, con artists, and foreign instigated terrorists.
There are signs of progress, which is one reason the Republican leadership has stepped up its effort to sabotage and eventually abolish public education.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:26:16am

re: #191 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

There are signs of progress, which is one reason the Republican leadership has stepped up its effort to sabotage and eventually abolish public education.

and representative government

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:26:41am

re: #188 Mattand

At the end of the day, that’s what really kills me about Trump’s ‘presidency’: it was a fucking scam to fleece the rubes to bail him out. Pure and simple. And, like, 40% of the people in this country can’t or won’t see that.

But 47% of the people who went to the polls love how Trump kicked colored people and LGBTQ people down.

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Dangerman  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:27:24am

re: #180 Mattand

I forget what capacity they’re allowing, but the Phillies are upping the seating limit at home games. My partner is fully vaccinated and I’ll be there by the end of April.

I’m not in any blinding hurry to go see a game, but I’ve been wrestling with the idea if it would be okay for us to go as long as we stay masked whenever possible (the only real exception to that would be when you’re eating snacks.)

Two big caveats to this:

1) There is most likely an abnormally high percentage of COVIDiots among Philly sports fans, a group not necessarily known for embracing logic or restraint. I don’t need Tony from Port Richmond throwing a beer at us because he thinks COVID is a hoax.

2) The COVID variants are starting to pop up in the Philly metro area. My understanding is the current vaccines handle a lot of them, but I have zero interest in helping spread them further.

i am probably extreme in this.
i see almost no ‘voluntary’ activity as worth the risk - whether to the virus itself or as you say, the reactions of others.

we are fortunate. there’s not much we do, or did ‘out’
my entire extended family all work from home.
we miss dining out but only a little - take out has worked well for us for a year because it’s mostly about the food. only some about the ambiance and service.
we dont do sports, bars, amusement parks, beaches and the like
months at a time on the road motorcycling is behind me now.
we have a pond.
mrsdm does miss her parents - it’s been 2 years. and after she gets shot #2 we will carefully pilgrimage up to NJ.

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:30:53am

re: #180 Mattand

I buy the MLB package and watch games at home on my Apple TV.

The yearly fee works out to watching 4 games at Dodger Stadium in the good seats.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:32:23am

re: #65 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Ricketts: Nebraska will not participate in any ‘vaccine passport program’
omaha.com

Well, it’s a good thing you don’t have any say in that.

From a technical standpoint, these jokers are in the clear as the vaccines were approved under the Emergency Use Authorization process. Had they been gone through the standard Biologic Use Authorization, they wouldn’t have a leg to stand on as the Feds would say “Too bad kid, you lose!”

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:32:39am

re: #195 🌹UOJB!

I buy the MLB package and watch games at home on my Apple TV.

The yearly fee works out to watching 4 games at Dodger Stadium in the good seats.

I get the MLB package for free, as a T-Mobile customer. (Perks, baby.) I do pay for a service that allows me to stream home games, but that costs me $40/year.

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Mattand  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:33:37am

re: #194 Dangerman

i am probably extreme in this.
i see almost no ‘voluntary’ activity as worth the risk - whether to the virus itself or as you say, the reactions of others.

we are fortunate. there’s not much we do, or did ‘out’
my entire extended family all work from home.
we miss dining out but only a little - take out has worked well for us for a year because it’s mostly about the food. only some about the ambiance and service.
we dont do sports, bars, amusement parks, beaches and the like
months at a time on the road motorcycling is behind me now.
we have a pond.
mrsdm does miss her parents - it’s been 2 years. and after she gets shot #2 we will carefully pilgrimage up to NJ.

No, you’re not being extreme at all. We’ve been pretty much doing the same. My partner played in her volleyball league for the first time in over a year this week. She was one of the first to bail when it was clear COVID was a genuine threat.

Her other league mates, not so much. There were a couple of mini COVID rampages among the teams until they started taking this shit seriously.

Feel you on the in-laws thing. Her folks are in SC and are getting older with various health issues that could go haywire any minute.

I doubt I’ll go to a game. Between COVID and the Phils most likely being the same train wreck they were last year, it’s not worth the risk.

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Dangerman  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:34:40am

re: #186 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Comeuppance see me some time…

…thwack

(and +1)

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Dangerman  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:36:16am

re: #188 Mattand

At the end of the day, that’s what really kills me about Trump’s ‘presidency’: it was a fucking scam to fleece the rubes to bail him out. Pure and simple. And, like, 40% of the people in this country can’t or won’t see that.

they’re still doing it with his PAC, fundraising for ‘lawsuit defense’, the new website etc

and the rubes are still willingly parting with the bucks

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Belafon  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:37:00am

re: #196 Eric The Fruit Bat

From a technical standpoint, these jokers are in the clear as the vaccines were approved under the Emergency Use Authorization process. Had they been gone through the standard Biologic Use Authorization, they wouldn’t have a leg to stand on as the Feds would say “Too bad kid, you lose!”

I wonder if there will be a push for doing the classification under that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:39:19am

re: #194 Dangerman

i am probably extreme in this.
i see almost no ‘voluntary’ activity as worth the risk - whether to the virus itself or as you say, the reactions of others.

I am trying to get more work from home since the tourist season is a non-starter so far this year. (I was supposed to have my first ship tour today, they are cancelled until June)

In any case, I get out once a week, usually a weekday morning, to do grocery shopping. Period. I go for Friday walks with an expat friend who lives down the road and see my daughter at the weekends (she works as a live-in caregiver for an older lady who has been vaccinated).

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Dangerman  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:40:06am

re: #198 Mattand

No, you’re not being extreme at all. We’ve been pretty much doing the same. My partner played in her volleyball league for the first time in over a year this week. She was one of the first to bail when it was clear COVID was a genuine threat.

Her other league mates, not so much. There were a couple of mini COVID rampages among the teams until they started taking this shit seriously.

Feel you on the in-laws thing. Her folks are in SC and are getting older with various health issues that could go haywire any minute.

I doubt I’ll go to a game. Between COVID and the Phils most likely being the same train wreck they were last year, it’s not worth the risk.

i might consider it if they had a chance of winning a game.… ;-)

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Nojay UK  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:41:40am

re: #173 Belafon

While your number sounds big, how much does it factor into the cost of the industry as a whole, what kinds of things will those jobs replace - such as coal factories and some natural gas use - and how much will those jobs put into the economy.

Rough numbers from memory… the US uses about 400GW of electricity on average, peaks and troughs seasonally but it’s a good basis to work with. The supposed 6 million renewables jobs cost $300 billion a year. If half the US electricity demand is met by renewables with that size labour force then each GW-year, that is 8760GW-hr, of electricity costs $650 million dollars in salaries alone. Wholesale cost for a GW-year of gas-fired electricity is about $350 million (discounts for quantity!), direct to the grid with all expenses covered.

Coal is more expensive than gas because it’s more labour intensive and materials intensive. It’s cheaper to pipe gas from wellheads in Texas to CCGT plants in California than ship coal by railcar from South Dakota to Labadie MO.

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mmmirele  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:45:36am

Brianna Wu is in the middle of a thread running down the crazy that is Matt Gaetz’ buddy Joel Greenberg. It’s got way more info than those dry news articles. Holy griftastic!

…and there’s more! You’ll see where it hooks up to Gaetz soon enough.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:49:28am

re: #205 mmmirele

Brianna Wu is in the middle of a thread running down the crazy that is Matt Gaetz’ buddy Joel Greenberg. It’s got way more info than those dry news articles. Holy griftastic!

…and there’s more! You’ll see where it hooks up to Gaetz soon enough.

you mean it only Gaetz better?

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Teukka  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:49:41am

re: #205 mmmirele

Brianna Wu is in the middle of a thread running down the crazy that is Matt Gaetz’ buddy Joel Greenberg. It’s got way more info than those dry news articles. Holy griftastic!

…and there’s more! You’ll see where it hooks up to Gaetz soon enough.

Looks like my Gastro-Intestinal sensation was on the mark. Something so huge that, since the investigation began under Barr, it is so bad that Barr was either unable or unwilling to interfere…

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darthstar  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:49:54am
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darthstar  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:51:18am

re: #178 Eclectic Cyborg

Just spotted at the top of the LGF main page before I signed in:

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Copy the URL w/reference, put it in a script, and run it 20,000 times.

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Teukka  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:51:41am

re: #206 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

you mean it only Gaetz better?

🍿🍿🍿

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:52:52am

re: #207 Teukka

Looks like my Gastro-Intestinal sensation was on the mark. Something so huge that, since the investigation began under Barr, it is so bad that Barr was either unable or unwilling to interfere…

Trump would have derailed or quashed it had he won…

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b.d. (America is Great Again)  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:52:53am

GOP embracing the Asian hate because it’s ok somehow:

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darthstar  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:53:50am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:54:51am

re: #212 b.d. (America is Great Again)

GOP embracing the Asian hate because it’s ok somehow:

Can most of their supporters even distinguish between Chinese, Japanese and Korean any more than they can distinguish between Sikh and Muslim?

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gocart mozart  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:55:06am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:55:23am

re: #213 darthstar

I am trying to consider Christ laying eggs

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Dangerman  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:57:21am

re: #206 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

you mean it only Gaetz better?

you’re on a roll today

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Dangerman  Apr 1, 2021 • 7:59:05am

re: #213 darthstar

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neither girl nor boy rabbits lay chicken eggs

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sagehen  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:01:52am

re: #172 darthstar

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Republicans have dogs too, many of which are poorly behaved. They’ll be sympathetic.

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Belafon  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:03:25am

re: #213 darthstar

We should change to the Easter platypus.

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calochortus  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:05:24am

re: #213 darthstar

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What does Peter Rabbit have to do with the Easter Bunny anyway?

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:05:39am

re: #206 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

you mean it only Gaetz better?

As Jolson said, “You ain’t seen nuttin’ yet!”

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Weaselone  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:06:25am

re: #221 calochortus

What does Peter Rabbit have to do with the Easter Bunny anyway?

Not sure. Can’t recall anything about Jesus laying eggs either.

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:06:40am

re: #210 Teukka

🍿🍿🍿

That’s not enough popcorn. You need a whole case of Jiffy Pop!

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:07:39am

re: #30 austin_blue

He could have ended up in a barroom in Mombasa, drinking gin, when a headless Norwegian walked in with a Tommy Gun.

Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner (2007 Remaster)

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:08:29am

re: #214 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Can most of their supporters even distinguish between Chinese, Japanese and Korean any more than they can distinguish between Sikh and Muslim?

Nope. And If you want proof look at my relatives Facebook pages to see their racism run unchecked.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:10:11am

re: #221 calochortus

What does Peter Rabbit have to do with the Easter Bunny anyway?

Don’t know, but the Easter Bunny looks like he’s in a bit o’ trouble….

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:12:02am

re: #190 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Or don’t care, they’ll pay money to anybody for any reason as long as they get what they want politically, which, for most of them, is a theocratic evangelical Protestant state bent on destroying the world.

You are overlooking those who are not evangelicals or even Protestant but who are white supremacists. True FB post from a friend who is an ardent Trumpster:

In the 1930’s the Communist leader Josef Stalin ” purged” his military of what he deemed those who did not support communist policies. Those who opposed Stalin were called ” counterrevolutionaries” and were jailed.
In 2021 the leaders at the Pentagon, on orders from the White House is “purging” our armed services of soldiers who are not in agreement with the Left’s progressive agenda. These folks are labeled ” white Supremacists”. They just haven’t been jailed… yet.
Anyone see the similarities?

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:14:50am

re: #228 Hecuba’s daughter

You are overlooking those who are not evangelicals or even Protestant but who are white supremacists. True FB post from a friend who is an ardent Trumpster:

Willfully ignoring because I am hoping they really are a tiny minority of that group, but I am extremely afraid I am wrong.

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:17:09am

re: #229 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Willfully ignoring because I am hoping they really are a tiny minority of that group, but I am extremely afraid I am wrong.

Listen to the callers I deal with who praise Trump getting them their $1,400 check despite Biden’s sabotage…and they INSIST Trump is still the real president governing out of Florida…

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Dangerman  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:17:23am

re: #221 calochortus

What does Peter Rabbit have to do with the Easter Bunny anyway?

they all look alike to them

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:19:26am

re: #225 Eventual Carrion

Warren Z is on my list of People I got to See Before They Died, along with BB King, Earl Scruggs and Lynrd Skynrd

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:20:46am

re: #232 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Loved seeing BB when his Universal City club was open. So cool to talk to The King!

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:22:26am

re: #137 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Good morning!

Western good morning!

Late magnolias
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:22:53am

re: #233 🌹UOJB!

Loved seeing BB when his Universal City club was open. So cool to talk to The King!

I remember going to see him in Büdingen, Germany. I found it odd that the security would not let me bring in my Swiss pocket knife until later when he came out to shake hands with the audience…and I got to shake his hand.

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:28:40am

re: #147 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

No, because people who come in contact with these idjits - who may not have a choice in the matter - will also get sick and die. As much as I hate stupid people and hope for them to come face-to-face with the consequences of their actions, this plague is too dangerous to other people to indulge in such schadenfreude.

And let’s not forget healthcare workers.

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Dangerman  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:28:48am

re: #228 Hecuba’s daughter

You are overlooking those who are not evangelicals or even Protestant but who are white supremacists. True FB post from a friend who is an ardent Trumpster:

yes, white supremacists are not in agreement with a progressive agenda.
however those that are being ‘purged’ not because they are not ‘in agreement’ but because they espouse a certain kind of deliberate hate.

they are perfectly welcome to be part of the complicated business of politics.
They can be people with different interests with the objective of finding a *common* way forward with others who disagree with them.

First they need to become well-intentioned people who merely see the world differently.
For that, they’ll need a value system that is in some way valid.

Then they have to accept the notion of democratic participatory (by everyone) politics and you don’t always win or get what you want instead of authoritarian and dictatorial power, domination, and force of will.

This is a lot of work and a fundamental change in thinking.

I don’t waste any energy holding out hope.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:30:44am

re: #205 mmmirele

Very disturbing

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Dangerman  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:34:10am
Associated Press: “U.S. manufacturers expanded in March at the fastest pace in 37 years, a sign of strengthening demand as the pandemic wanes and government emergency aid flows through the economy.”

former guy greased the skids //

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:34:31am

re: #238 Patricia Kayden

Very disturbing

These people seem to be so sociopathic that they fail to comprehend the immorality of their actions and see any legal consequences or public outrage as directed at them personally and at their political ideology.

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Teukka  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:34:52am

re: #238 Patricia Kayden

Very disturbing

I’m seeing an entire field of red flags here… You?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:35:09am

re: #239 Dangerman

former guy greased the skids //

and received NO THANKS FOR IT!!! ///

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Dangerman  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:35:16am

re: #238 Patricia Kayden

Very disturbing

[Embedded content]

Fox News has confirmed it has no plans to hire Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) for a job at the network, The Hill reports.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:36:32am

re: #243 Dangerman

Fox News has confirmed it has no plans to hire Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) for a job at the network, The Hill reports.

He and Milo can go share an apartment…

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Dangerman  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:36:55am

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:38:31am
247
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:40:29am

re: #246 Patricia Kayden

This is amazing. Georgia Republicans voted last night to cancel a Delta tax break, to punish Delta for criticizing their voter suppression bill.

A GOP leader admitted to this motive, saying:

“You don’t feed a dog that bites your hand.”

Tax breaks come with political strings attached, Delta should know that…

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

re: #246 Patricia Kayden

If I’m Delta, I’m making phone calls to real estate agents in Minneapolis (their next-biggest home base, after they bought out Northwest Airlines a few years back).

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:41:14am

re: #241 Teukka

I’m seeing an entire field of red flags here… You?

Same.

As soon as I saw that Nestor shit I was creeped out.

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lawhawk  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:41:52am
251
DesertDenizen  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:43:02am

re: #247 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Tax breaks come with political strings attached, Delta should know that…

Unlike the Republicans who passed the law, I’m sure Delta was aware of the potential consequences of their actions. We have been seeing a massive surge of companies doing the right thing politically over the last decade or so. That tells me that money sees which side is going to win, and that gives me hope.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:43:30am

Damn, we should have tried to convince the wingnuts that today would be the day Trump gets inaugurated again.

253
Belafon  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:43:55am

re: #248 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

If I’m Delta, I’m making phone calls to real estate agents in Minneapolis (their next-biggest home base, after they bought out Northwest Airlines a few years back).

That and a first amendment lawsuit against Georgia if it passes.

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:44:35am

re: #213 darthstar

Christ lays eggs?

255
DesertDenizen  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:45:33am

re: #253 Belafon

That and a first amendment lawsuit against Georgia if it passes.

As much as the lawsuit would amuse me, I doubt they’d win. Regardless of the rationale for removing it, Georgia was under no obligation to offer tax breaks to Delta.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:51:02am

re: #255 DesertDenizen

As much as the lawsuit would amuse me, I doubt they’d win. Regardless of the rationale for removing it, Georgia was under no obligation to offer tax breaks to Delta.

I don’t recall the details but wasn’t there significant controversy about the tax breaks in the first place? They haven’t been around that long — only a couple years?

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:51:05am

re: #246 Patricia Kayden

Greg Sargent
@ThePlumLineGS
This is amazing. Georgia Republicans voted last night to cancel a Delta tax break, to punish Delta for criticizing their voter suppression bill.

A GOP leader admitted to this motive, saying:

“You don’t feed a dog that bites your hand.”

Good way to attract new businesses to your state, Georgia.

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sagehen  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:53:13am

re: #255 DesertDenizen

As much as the lawsuit would amuse me, I doubt they’d win. Regardless of the rationale for removing it, Georgia was under no obligation to offer tax breaks to Delta.

But they did. And when they repealed it, they said the quiet part out loud. In front of a microphone.

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:53:17am

re: #252 Eclectic Cyborg

Damn, we should have tried to convince the wingnuts that today would be the day Trump gets inaugurated again.

It’s now EITHER the last week in April according to Pulpit Pimpin’ Prophets

OR

Mike Lindell says Trump will be back in the White House by the end of August.

Amazing how these Xtians keep pushing the date back and they can’t come to a consensus…

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The Pie Overlord!  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:55:03am

re: #246 Patricia Kayden

This is amazing. Georgia Republicans voted last night to cancel a Delta tax break, to punish Delta for criticizing their voter suppression bill.

Delta can move all their operations to DTW.

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Belafon  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:55:26am

re: #246 Patricia Kayden

Delta should donate to his opponent and repeat the line “You don’t feed a dog that bites your hand.”

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:55:33am

re: #248 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

If I’m Delta, I’m making phone calls to real estate agents in Minneapolis (their next-biggest home base, after they bought out Northwest Airlines a few years back).

Now just imagine the uproar if the CEO of Coca Cola decides to move their HQ to New York…

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:55:53am

re: #103 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Linda Bunchanumbers is getting dragged:

[Embedded content]

So we should discriminate against left handed people also since they are a small percentage of our population? Ginger people?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:56:17am

re: #262 🌹UOJB!

Now just imagine the uproar if the CEO of Coca Cola decides to move their HQ to New York…

Or if Biden tried to cancel tax breaks for Fossil Fuel companies…

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Belafon  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:56:45am

This is more fascism from Republicans. “Companies had better say what we want if they know what’s good for them.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:57:05am

re: #263 Eventual Carrion

So we should discriminate against left handed people also since they are a small percentage of our population? Ginger people?

I happen to be left handed AND ginger. I’m sure you can guess where I fall on this.

/

267
Teukka  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:57:51am

Did you catch this @mtgreenee ?


She’s a frigging clear and present danger…

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:58:46am
269
sagehen  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:59:15am

re: #263 Eventual Carrion

So we should discriminate against left handed people also since they are a small percentage of our population? Ginger people?

Jews are also a very small percentage of our population. Plus, they mostly live in bit cities in blue states.

270
🌹UOJB!  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:59:57am

re: #267 Teukka

Did you catch this @mtgreenee ?

[Embedded content]

She’s a frigging clear and present danger…

Hope the gym equipment falls on her.

271
stpaulbear  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:01:08am

How do Great Lakes shippers do April 1?

DAILY GREAT LAKES and SEAWAY SHIPPING NEWS

I like the brushless boat wash.

272
🌹UOJB!  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:01:25am

re: #269 sagehen

Jews are also a very small percentage of our population. Plus, they mostly live in bit cities in blue states.

we are everywhere…

273
darthstar  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:01:45am

re: #218 Dangerman

neither girl nor boy rabbits lay chicken eggs

re: #254 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

Christ lays eggs?

274
The Pie Overlord!  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:07:55am

re: #267 Teukka

Did you catch this @mtgreenee ?

[Embedded content]

She’s a frigging clear and present danger…

What does she think she can do? Punch COVID in the face?

275
jeffreyw  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:07:56am

re: #254 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

Christ lays eggs?

I heard that the “Render Unto Ceasar” skit was not well received.

276
Teukka  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:10:17am

re: #274 The Pie Overlord!

What does she think she can do? Punch COVID in the face?

Pray it away. Or that it doesn’t exist. Or is a liberal conspiracy to rob people of their rights.

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:10:40am

re: #254 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

Christ lays eggs?

Let’s ask Cadbury!

Classic Cadbury Creme Egg Commercial 1991

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:11:13am

re: #267 Teukka

Did you catch this @mtgreenee ?

[Embedded content]

She’s a frigging clear and present danger…

This is the one area where Bill Maher is in full agreement with MTG. He has periodic rants on how people are more vulnerable to serious Covid outcomes if they are not keeping themselves fit. He can be and is often a total jerk.

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Teukka  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:11:36am
280
So Cal Greek Hippie  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:12:43am

2008: Near Lake Mead, NV

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:16:40am

re: #248 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

If I’m Delta, I’m making phone calls to real estate agents in Minneapolis (their next-biggest home base, after they bought out Northwest Airlines a few years back).

Also perhaps start contributing heavily to Democratic candidates since that game breaks both ways.

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Belafon  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:18:23am

re: #267 Teukka

Did you catch this @mtgreenee ?

[Embedded content]


She’s a frigging clear and present danger…

“Did you get a shot, Rep?”

“Yes.” “So what you’re telling other people doesn’t apply to you.”
or
“No.” “Well, why don’t we go visit people in hospitals and you don’t have to wear a mask because you’re in shape.”

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Dangerman  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:25:31am

re: #267 Teukka

Did you catch this @mtgreenee ?

[Embedded content]

She’s a frigging clear and present danger…

while it’s not nothing (and i couldnt do it)
that’s pretty lousy form all around
wild and chaotic
she’s using body parts to compensate for other body parts
(no i dont lift)

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:26:55am

re: #282 Belafon

“Did you get a shot, Rep?”

“Yes.” “So what you’re telling other people doesn’t apply to you.”
or
“No.” “Well, why don’t we go visit people in hospitals and you don’t have to wear a mask because you’re in shape.”

She did not get the shot. “She is a perfectly healthy woman and doesn’t see a reason to do so,” Greene’s spokesman, Nick Dyer, said.

Comment was included in article about members of Congress who did not get the shots: gpb.org

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Dangerman  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:27:05am

re: #278 Hecuba’s daughter

This is the one area where Bill Maher is in full agreement with MTG. He has periodic rants on how people are more vulnerable to serious Covid outcomes if they are not keeping themselves fit. He can be and is often a total jerk.

a number of world class athletes in great shape died of covid

because
Anyone can get it
Anyone can have it and not know it
Anyone who has it (knowing or not) can pass it on
Anyone can survive it
Anyone can die from it
Anyone can experience nasty medical side effects that create a permanent pre-existing condition
The virus does not fight fair

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Teukka  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:31:16am

re: #285 Dangerman

a number of world class athletes in great shape died of covid

because
Anyone can get it
Anyone can have it and not know it
Anyone who has it (knowing or not) can pass it on
Anyone can survive it
Anyone can die from it
Anyone can experience nasty medical side effects that create a permanent pre-existing condition
The virus does not fight fair

As I’ve said elsewhere and probably here:
The virus does not give a fuck about your rights. It’s a virus.

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darthstar  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:39:16am

re: #278 Hecuba’s daughter

This is the one area where Bill Maher is in full agreement with MTG. He has periodic rants on how people are more vulnerable to serious Covid outcomes if they are not keeping themselves fit. He can be and is often a total jerk.

I suspect MTG got vaccinated in secret like Trump. Allows her to flaunt prevention without risk.

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The Pie Overlord!  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:40:20am
289
Teukka  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:40:27am

re: #287 darthstar

I suspect MTG got vaccinated in secret like Trump. Allows her to flaunt prevention without risk.

Classical red flag, when a person in power does not practice what they preach, be it vaccine, CoViD, or climate change… Lost count on how many times I’ve seen that one…

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:43:13am

So, got done watching Godzilla vs. Kong.

Not bad - it’s a BDM (big dumb movie), your typical popcorn summer film. It’s fun, and there’s some good kaiju brawling to watch, but it is, of course, a CGI-fest (granted, very well-done CGI) and oddly, doesn’t have the goofy charm of two suit actors trampling all over a meticulously made miniature Tokyo set on the Toho Studios lot.

It has it’s moments, and it can be pretty gonzo, particularly a plotline involving Hollow Earth, which is a callback to some of the wackier plot points of the ’60s and ’70s Godzilla films (like the Seatopians of Godzilla vs Megalon, for instance). And for you more hardcore Godzilla fans, an old foe makes an appearance - and it was fun.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:44:15am

re: #287 darthstar

I suspect MTG got vaccinated in secret like Trump. Allows her to flaunt prevention without risk.

She certainly would not be the first Republican who lied about their actions — it’s totally on brand for the party.

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:49:54am

re: #148 Dangerman

Obligatory I thought you were taller

He’s only 1/72 scale

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stpaulbear  Apr 1, 2021 • 10:11:41am

re: #248 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

If I’m Delta, I’m making phone calls to real estate agents in Minneapolis (their next-biggest home base, after they bought out Northwest Airlines a few years back).

Delta is probably looking at adding capacity to their other refueling locations too.

294
John Hughes  Apr 1, 2021 • 10:17:33am

re: #183 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Of course poor people don’t deserve money. If they did they’d be rich.

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lawhawk  Apr 1, 2021 • 10:23:58am

re: #290 Dr Lizardo

We watched it last night and had some streaming issues. Those tech issues aside, it was a beautiful movie to watch. Far from the dark/dank night shots of fights we have been accustomed to with other recent kaiju movies including earlier Monsterverse and Pacific Rim franchises, the main fights were in daylight and clear to watch.

That makes a big difference.

The story was nothing to write home about and mostly predictable, but the scene stealer was the young girl who communicated with Kong via sign language. She was captivating.

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 1, 2021 • 10:33:48am

re: #254 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

Christ lays eggs?

on a cracker while riding a bike

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Apr 1, 2021 • 11:20:50am

re: #251 DesertDenizen

Unlike the Republicans who passed the law, I’m sure Delta was aware of the potential consequences of their actions. We have been seeing a massive surge of companies doing the right thing politically over the last decade or so. That tells me that money sees which side is going to win, and that gives me hope.

Exactly. Corporate America is abandoning the GOP. It has actually been an uncomfortable, though usually profitable, partnership for a long time. A lot of corporate types are acutely aware of the historic divide between themselves and the smaller businesses and more localized interests that make up the true Republican base, ie the “high hats” vs. “the cowboys,” or “Wall Street” vs. “Main Street.” The split has been a very long time coming, since this division has existed since the early 19th century, but modern developments, especially globalization, have brought new stresses. Many corporate CEOs also see chaos and even a danger of general collapse in the GOP’s headlong plunge into conspiracist insanity and evangelical superstition.


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