The Bob Cesca Podcast: Marijuana Entrepreneur

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Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

Marijuana Entrepreneur — [Explicit Content] Bob’s video rewards for Patreon subscribers; A guy in Ann Arbor hammered a group of armed Boogaloo Bois; Matt Gaetz’s travels to the Bahamas with prostitutes and a marijuana entrepreneur; Gaetz opposed revenge porn ban; Gaetz begged Trump for a pardon; Another Republican nailed on child porn charges; The crazy checkbox on the NRCC WinRed site; Arkansas legislature overrides veto of the anti-trans bill; McConnell on Citizens United; Gutfeld’s new show; Steven Crowder reenacted the murder of George Floyd; Proud Boys member screws himself; With Jody Hamilton and TRex David Ferguson; And music by Marina Rocks and Michael McDermott; and more!

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 8, 2021 • 2:19:06pm

FACT from HIAS!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 8, 2021 • 2:19:50pm

Picking up from downstairs:

So, this is basically the part where we bring up the point that firearms have become considerably more advanced since the 2A was written?

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Apr 8, 2021 • 2:22:37pm

Racist insists on a white flight, and conflates training diverse people with putting untrained people in the cockpit to promote racism.

If Republicans believed their values had actual value, or that they had anything to contribute at all, they wouldn’t lie constantly. I’m so tired of their backward, bigoted subculture lying to themselves, each other, and with much less success, to normal people.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Apr 8, 2021 • 2:24:45pm

re: #2 Eclectic Cyborg

Picking up from downstairs:

So, this is basically the part where we bring up the point that firearms have become considerably more advanced since the 2A was written?

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 8, 2021 • 2:27:19pm
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Dave In Austin  Apr 8, 2021 • 2:33:31pm
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Patricia Kayden  Apr 8, 2021 • 2:34:06pm
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Dangerman  Apr 8, 2021 • 2:35:30pm

From downstairs

i know cars arent the best example
nevertheless

lets forget licensing, registration and law enforcement of the rules.

i can voluntarily take advanced driver training, learn evasive manouvers, anticipate situations etc. this might reduce my car ownership and driving insurance rates.

when i drive a car or sit as a passenger there is a sort of agreement and i accept the risks that certain things could happen. out of my control.

someone else could accidentally, negligently, or even on purpose damage my vehicle, or injure or kill me.

even if i did nothing wrong, everything right, including using my advanced training.

even as a pedestrian not driving at the time, I or my estate can also sue if im hit. and there could be criminal penalties as well.

there is no equivalent societal agreement.

someone else owns a gun. fine.
that should not put me at risk of being deliberately shot, let alone accidentally.
not in my own home, not through walls, at school, work, or anywhere else.

i should not have to get my own gun to protect myself against any joker i come in contact with in tennessee who now may have a gun.

i should not have to take advanced training to protect myself so he can ‘exercise’ his 2A rights.
because nothing i do will protect me against his carelessness or recklessness, let alone some crazy’s deliberate attempt to randomly kill me.

there should be zero risk to me with you exercising your 2A rights.
i should not need a gun to be in my own home.
i should not need a gun to venture out in public.

and i shouldnt have to do anything to protect myself from you mishandling your 2A rights.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 8, 2021 • 2:35:44pm

re: #7 Patricia Kayden

Fox Neus will buoy them for a while.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 8, 2021 • 2:36:09pm

re: #172 Dangerman

there is no equivalent societal agreement.

And the bullshyte “constitutional carry” argument wants to make it so people following the law in their own state should be able to follow that law in every state.

The point of such laws as Tennessee’s is to de facto eliminate enforcement of all gun laws and create a libertarian paradise like Somalia.

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Dangerman  Apr 8, 2021 • 2:38:06pm

re: #3 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Airlines should advertise the exact flights Thomas massie is on so I can avoid them

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 8, 2021 • 2:39:10pm

re: #2 Eclectic Cyborg

Picking up from downstairs:

So, this is basically the part where we bring up the point that firearms have become considerably more advanced since the 2A was written?

I don’t like that as it’s of a poor argument. So has “the press” (couldn’t imagine the Internet) or “free speech” (couldn’t imagine telephones).

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 8, 2021 • 2:39:49pm
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🌹UOJB!  Apr 8, 2021 • 2:42:40pm

MSNBC reports another mass shooting in Bryan TX.

I’m sure idiot Governor Ironside will utter more support for the Tiny Penis Club!

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 8, 2021 • 2:42:59pm

re: #14 🌹UOJB!

MSNBC reports another mass shooting in Bryan TX.

I’m sure idiot Governor Ironside will utter more support for the Tiny Penis Club!

Tree of Liberty, yada yada.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Apr 8, 2021 • 2:43:47pm
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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 8, 2021 • 2:52:37pm

re: #16 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Whip up some ASPCA-style commercials, set to mournful Sarah McLachlan tracks. “Won’t you consider adopting a Tennessean today?”

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2021 • 2:53:24pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Apr 8, 2021 • 2:53:26pm

John’s my favorite prominent religious person.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 8, 2021 • 2:54:50pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 8, 2021 • 2:58:01pm
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Dangerman  Apr 8, 2021 • 2:58:10pm

re: #20 Patricia Kayden

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You can sue McDonalds
And Starbucks

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Dangerman  Apr 8, 2021 • 3:01:04pm

He seems nice

Kansas Senate Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop (R) “reeked of alcohol, struggled to speak or walk, and threatened the Kansas Highway Patrol officer who stopped him in the early hours of March 16 for driving the wrong way on Interstate 70 in Topeka,” the Kansas Reflector reports.

When the officer approached the car, Suellentrop called him “donut boy” and complained this was “all for going the wrong way.”

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Apr 8, 2021 • 3:01:23pm

re: #20 Patricia Kayden

I think that’s licensed individuals, not physical shops, so it’s not a fair comparison, but the number of gun dealers alone is pretty bad.

Too many of us like to give themselves the power to kill someone if they lose their temper for a moment, with no thought as to whether that’s the responsible thing to do.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Apr 8, 2021 • 3:04:11pm

re: #18 Belafon

They’re on YouTube. Here’s a compilation.

Sesame Street: Pinball Animation Countdown Compilation

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 8, 2021 • 3:05:52pm
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William Lewis  Apr 8, 2021 • 3:07:17pm

re: #2 Eclectic Cyborg

Picking up from downstairs:

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So, this is basically the part where we bring up the point that firearms have become considerably more advanced since the 2A was written?

Don’t even need to go there. Everything they’re proposing would have been acceptable as part of the original militia acts that, for one thing, required militia members to own a military class musket that was little good for anything but warfare of the type practiced then. Membership was : “free able-bodied white male citizen of the respective States, resident therein, who is or shall be of age of eighteen years, and under the age of forty-five years (except as is herein after excepted) shall severally and respectively be enrolled in the militia,” the “excepted” being the big sticking point in those days and what most fights about the militia were about. Essentially everyone wanted to get out of having to do drill.

Essentially we have the same problem - everyone wants their toy without having to have the responsibility - “Drill” - for it.

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2021 • 3:10:20pm

re: #25 Punish Domestic Terrorists

They’re on YouTube. Here’s a compilation.

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I like that the Pointer Sisters did the vocals.

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William Lewis  Apr 8, 2021 • 3:10:34pm

re: #10 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

And the bullshyte “constitutional carry” argument wants to make it so people following the law in their own state should be able to follow that law in every state.

The point of such laws as Tennessee’s is to de facto eliminate enforcement of all gun laws and create a libertarian paradise like Somalia.

They don’t like mentioning that the founding fathers did not allow concealed carry. Only criminals needed to hide their weapons. This was true in, IIRC, New York, New Orleans & Philadelphia and was considered appropriate elsewhere. Now gentlemen and ladies were allowed discretion but only if they were killing their social inferiors.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2021 • 3:10:42pm
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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 8, 2021 • 3:12:08pm

re: #29 William Lewis

They don’t like mentioning that the founding fathers did not allow concealed carry. Only criminals needed to hide their weapons. This was true in, IIRC, New York, New Orleans & Philadelphia and was considered appropriate elsewhere. Now gentlemen and ladies were allowed discretion but only if they were killing their social inferiors.

The so-called “Wild West” wasn’t all that wild; most frontier towns had ordinances banning not just concealed carry, but ALL firearms within city limits. The infamous shootout at the “OK Corral” in Tombstone, Arizona (actually several streets over from the corral, and more of a running gunfight than a stand-and-deliver shootout) was caused, proximately, by Wyatt Earp’s belief that the Clantons were packing heat in town.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2021 • 3:15:45pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2021 • 3:17:32pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2021 • 3:18:38pm

re: #14 🌹UOJB!

MSNBC reports another mass shooting in Bryan TX.

I’m sure idiot Governor Ironside will utter more support for the Tiny Penis Club!

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Teddy's Person  Apr 8, 2021 • 3:21:33pm

re: #27 William Lewis

Don’t even need to go there. Everything they’re proposing would have been acceptable as part of the original militia acts that, for one thing, required militia members to own a military class musket that was little good for anything but warfare of the type practiced then. Membership was : “free able-bodied white male citizen of the respective States, resident therein, who is or shall be of age of eighteen years, and under the age of forty-five years (except as is herein after excepted) shall severally and respectively be enrolled in the militia,” the “excepted” being the big sticking point in those days and what most fights about the militia were about. Essentially everyone wanted to get out of having to do drill.

Essentially we have the same problem - everyone wants their toy without having to have the responsibility - “Drill” - for it.

I did my dissertation on the Shakers and have a whole chapter on the Shakers wanting an exemption from militia duty because they were pacifists. Most states granted them an exception based on their beliefs, but New York held out. In the ensuing war of petitions, the Shakers framed their argument around the notion that citizenship is defined by a set of rights and duties. They argued that they fulfilled other duties of citizenship (road maintenance, taxes) but wanted out of this one.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Apr 8, 2021 • 3:23:36pm

re: #34 Backwoods_Sleuth

America is back. We’ll have our weekly school shootings back as soon as those vaccines get into arms.

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sagehen  Apr 8, 2021 • 3:29:48pm

re: #17 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Whip up some ASPCA-style commercials, set to mournful Sarah McLachlan tracks. “Won’t you consider adopting a Tennessean today?”

oooh!! waves frantically. Can I have Trae Crowder?

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DesertDenizen  Apr 8, 2021 • 3:36:53pm

re: #31 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

The so-called “Wild West” wasn’t all that wild; most frontier towns had ordinances banning not just concealed carry, but ALL firearms within city limits. The infamous shootout at the “OK Corral” in Tombstone, Arizona (actually several streets over from the corral, and more of a running gunfight than a stand-and-deliver shootout) was caused, proximately, by Wyatt Earp’s belief that the Clantons were packing heat in town.

And yet modern Tombstone bills itself as America’s Second Amendment City. Those motherfuckers down the road are bugfuck crazy.

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 8, 2021 • 3:39:28pm

re: #27 William Lewis

Responsibility is anti-freedom!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2021 • 3:42:50pm

^^ What Patti said ^^

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2021 • 3:44:01pm

re: #34 Backwoods_Sleuth

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steve_davis  Apr 8, 2021 • 3:45:00pm

re: #33 Backwoods_Sleuth

Wait, defense rests? I thought we were still in prosecutorial time.

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The Pie Overlord!  Apr 8, 2021 • 3:46:28pm

Steven Crowder’s “re-enactment” of the George Floyd suffocation murder is completely bogus (surprise!!)
I did not watch his sickening video but someone else did so you don’t have to.

DISGUSTING: Steven Crowder “Recreates” George Floyd’s Death

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 8, 2021 • 3:51:10pm

re: #42 steve_davis

Wait, defense rests? I thought we were still in prosecutorial time.

Prosecution rested earlier I believe.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2021 • 3:51:20pm
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Dangerman  Apr 8, 2021 • 3:51:26pm

re: #43 The Pie Overlord!

Steven Crowder’s “re-enactment” of the George Floyd suffocation murder is completely bogus (surprise!!)
I did not watch his sickening video but someone else did so you don’t have to.

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Meaningless
Pointless
Irrelevant

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DesertDenizen  Apr 8, 2021 • 3:52:27pm

re: #44 Eclectic Cyborg

Prosecution rested earlier I believe.

When the defense is betting on the jury not caring that a cop killed a black man, why would they bother with an actual defense?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2021 • 3:54:04pm
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Teddy's Person  Apr 8, 2021 • 3:58:51pm

re: #48 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Someone needs to create an app where I can sit in parking lot with my car full of water and snacks that I can deliver to voters. Everything is a dime and here’s a 10 cent off coupon, unlimited uses.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 8, 2021 • 3:59:00pm

re: #48 Backwoods_Sleuth

“And here we see the out of touch, tone deaf white male in its natural habitat…”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:00:02pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:02:05pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:03:50pm
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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:06:48pm

re: #42 steve_davis

Wait, defense rests? I thought we were still in prosecutorial time.

It looks like that tweet is using “rests” to mean they finished questioning the witness. (!) Court in session again tomorrow, and neither side has rested.

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:06:48pm

re: #43 The Pie Overlord!

Steven Crowder’s “re-enactment” of the George Floyd suffocation murder is completely bogus (surprise!!)
I did not watch his sickening video but someone else did so you don’t have to.

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Yeah, reenacted by people that either work with him or are friends and he knows won’t hurt him. Like I said when Hannity “volunteered” to be water boarded, get someone who they know hates their fucking guts and would like to see them hurt bad do the enactment. Then see how fucking brave they are.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:07:56pm

heh

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:13:27pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:16:18pm
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Patricia Kayden  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:16:56pm

re: #23 Dangerman

Blue Lives Matter!! I thought that was the Republican mantra.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:19:41pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:21:08pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:23:56pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:27:34pm
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Eventual Carrion  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:27:56pm

re: #61 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Hmmm, Accomplices?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:32:51pm
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jaunte  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:33:57pm

re: #48 Backwoods_Sleuth

I get the feeling that conservative law enforcement would arrest any Uber Eats delivery person they saw trying to give food or drinks to a voter in line.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:34:27pm

re: #66 jaunte

I get the feeling that conservative law enforcement would arrest any Uber Eats delivery person they saw trying to give food or drinks to a voter in line.

Oh, without a doubt.

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Teddy's Person  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:34:50pm

Teddy is totally unimpressed with my desire to take his photo.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:35:04pm
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jaunte  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:35:35pm

re: #67 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Does the law make any distinction between paid or free food and drink delivery?
I think it’s just a blanket ban.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:36:05pm

sorry if it’s already been posted:

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jaunte  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:36:07pm

Since the point is to make it harder to stay in line to vote.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:37:12pm

re: #70 jaunte

Does the law make any distinction between paid or free food and drink delivery?
I think it’s just a blanket ban.

Regardless of the legality, they’d do it anyway, just to make a point. “We don’t care if you paid for this delivery, we mean for you to abandon the line and give up on voting, and we’ll pay for the court case if it means we stay in power.”

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Orange Impostor  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:42:06pm

re: #11 Dangerman

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Airlines should advertise the exact flights Thomas massie is on so I can avoid them

Say what you really mean, Massie - that corporations should adopt a “whites males only” hiring practice.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:43:42pm

re: #68 Teddy’s Person

Teddy is totally unimpressed with my desire to take his photo.

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He’s soooooooo cute. I love him so much.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:46:57pm
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plansbandc  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:47:46pm

re: #66 jaunte

Of course they would.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:47:52pm
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PhillyPretzel  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:55:55pm

re: #79 Backwoods_Sleuth

It is amazing how 24 hours can change someone’s life.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:57:15pm

re: #63 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I am not a martial artist but I have learned a few related skills over the years. At the time of the Michael Brown shooting in 2014, I was not shy about saying that I thought it was open and shut murder, with no conceivable justification for shooting the kid from 30 feet away. A wingnut I know demanded to know, “What would you do if a 300 pound thug charged at YOU like that?”
As I explained, that very thing did happen to me while I was a deputy sheriff. It never crossed my mind to draw my Colt Python and shoot the miscreant. Instead, I stopped him with a snap-kick to the crotch. It connected perfectly. I went down too from his momentum but I got right back up, while he writhed in agony on the ground. The suspect thought he had died and gone to hell for some minutes, but he made a full recovery in plenty of time to stand trial.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:57:42pm
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mmmirele  Apr 8, 2021 • 4:58:56pm

re: #30 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2021 • 5:01:22pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Apr 8, 2021 • 5:06:26pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2021 • 5:12:23pm
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lawhawk  Apr 8, 2021 • 5:12:58pm

re: #53 Backwoods_Sleuth

You don’t get a C- without effort. In this case the GOP has spent decades prioritizing tax cuts for millionaires over infrastructure investment.

infrastructurereportcard.org

The GOP doesn’t care about any definition of infrastructure. Don’t play the game. They’re just playing the obstruct, delay, deny, and take credit for the bill they all vote against game.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 8, 2021 • 5:15:10pm
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A Mom Anon  Apr 8, 2021 • 5:17:10pm

re: #88 Dave In Austin

Damn. Now that’s a flower, lol.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 8, 2021 • 5:17:24pm

re: #88 Dave In Austin

Is that a cannabis indica?

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Dave In Austin  Apr 8, 2021 • 5:17:30pm

That bud is a freak.

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mmmirele  Apr 8, 2021 • 5:17:47pm

Every day I wonder why I even hang around the edges of Christianity. EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.

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A Mom Anon  Apr 8, 2021 • 5:23:21pm

NBC just reported that the union vote at the Amazon warehouse in AL failed. Fuck.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 8, 2021 • 5:24:05pm

re: #93 A Mom Anon

That stinks.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Apr 8, 2021 • 5:24:11pm

re: #93 A Mom Anon

Je$u$ didn’t what all his faithful to go commie.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2021 • 5:26:47pm
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A Mom Anon  Apr 8, 2021 • 5:27:24pm

re: #93 A Mom Anon

Looks like it wasn’t even close either. Only a little less than 500 votes for. Over a thousand against. Sigh.

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lawhawk  Apr 8, 2021 • 5:27:51pm

re: #96 Backwoods_Sleuth

Thoughts and prayers (sincere) to Matt Gertz.

He’s going to be getting all the Gaetz-gate blowback because people don’t realize or care that Matt Gaetz is not Matt Gertz.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Apr 8, 2021 • 5:28:05pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Apr 8, 2021 • 5:30:14pm

Yeah, I know many white nationalists blend Christianity into their white nationalism.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2021 • 5:34:06pm
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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 8, 2021 • 5:34:38pm

re: #100 Punish Domestic Terrorists

re: #99 Punish Domestic Terrorists

re: #92 mmmirele

There’s nothing white about Christianity. Jesus was a Jew. So were all of the original apostles; the apostle Paul was a late addition, and a very controversial one, at that. Jesus’s teachings were very explicit that all people are to be treated equally, no matter who they are, what they’ve done, or what they look like. I just don’t understand why this is SO FUCKING HARD to get through to these people.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2021 • 5:37:38pm
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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 8, 2021 • 5:38:02pm

One of my (non-Christian) friends I hang out with linked the Jesus “did I fucking stutter” meme, and when I told him I had that one bookmarked, he replied, “Oh, you’ll love this one.”

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jaunte  Apr 8, 2021 • 5:44:40pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2021 • 5:46:52pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2021 • 5:48:39pm
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Secret ANTIFA Operative  Apr 8, 2021 • 5:56:48pm

Steven Crowder needs a throat punch.

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jaunte  Apr 8, 2021 • 5:58:31pm
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plansbandc  Apr 8, 2021 • 5:59:05pm

re: #88 Dave In Austin

I wish that flower was mine.

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plansbandc  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:01:59pm

re: #108 Secret ANTIFA Operative

I was thinking more of a dick kick.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:02:02pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:03:12pm

Fucker Carlson lets his fascist freak flag wave

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jaunte  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:05:14pm
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jaunte  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:05:33pm
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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:06:44pm

re: #115 jaunte

Oh Jesus Christ. FAIR is back?

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jaunte  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:07:04pm

At least 275 Sheriffs from 39 states are on the side of the Jan. 6 insurrectionists.

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William Lewis  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:07:06pm

re: #92 mmmirele

Every day I wonder why I even hang around the edges of Christianity. EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.

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I wonder it myself as well. That makes me want to puke.

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The Pie Overlord!  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:07:20pm

Fucker Carlson broadcasts porno on his show while kids are watching. (In spoiler tags because, duh, porno)

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jaunte  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:07:57pm

re: #116 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Trump and Stephen Miller gave them new life.

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A Three Hour Tour  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:08:30pm

re: #109 jaunte

Am I dense, or am I supposed to find some significance in a two year old video clip of the Orange One walking down the stairs of Air Force One to greet Governor DeathSantis?

What context am I missing?

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jaunte  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:09:25pm

re: #121 A Three Hour Tour

Pirozzolo is likely as guilty as Gaetz.

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The Pie Overlord!  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:10:03pm
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jaunte  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:10:05pm

DeSantis might be involved too.

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jaunte  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:10:57pm
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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:11:21pm

re: #120 jaunte

Trump and Stephen Miller gave them new life.

Dammit. Fucking racist dickheads. They’re why we can’t have nice things.

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jaunte  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:11:37pm
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A Three Hour Tour  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:11:48pm

re: #125 jaunte

Thanks.

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jaunte  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:13:51pm

“GOP sex trafficker/donor” is this week’s dual title.

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A Three Hour Tour  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:16:09pm

Hard to keep your Republican human traffickers straight without a scorecard.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:18:20pm
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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:18:34pm

re: #130 A Three Hour Tour

Hard to keep your Republican human traffickers straight without a scorecard.

There are two kinds of Republican politicians: Men who are sex traffickers or sex offenders, and women who are airheaded gun-humpers.

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:23:25pm

re: #123 The Pie Overlord!

What was the cause of that drop after WW2, the one a little more than half way?

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:23:46pm

re: #133 Belafon

What was the cause of that drop after WW2, the one a little more than half way?

I was curious about that too.

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The Pie Overlord!  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:24:10pm

re: #133 Belafon

What was the cause of that drop after WW2, the one a little more than half way?

That was before I got married.

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:26:21pm

re: #135 The Pie Overlord!

That was before I got married.

Somehow I knew you would say that.

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jaunte  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:26:58pm

re: #133 Belafon

Looking at the horizontal scale of the chart, that steep decline probably covers the war years.

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EPR-radar  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:29:02pm

re: #108 Secret ANTIFA Operative

Steven Crowder needs a throat punch.

So do many other obnoxious conservative trolls.

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plansbandc  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:29:43pm

Look at this beautiful fellow:

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Jay C  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:36:42pm

re: #133 Belafon

What was the cause of that drop after WW2, the one a little more than half way?

Probably just a “natural” falloff in the birth rate - that downslope seems to fall somewhere in the mid-late 1970s (?). - post Baby Boom .

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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:37:58pm
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sagehen  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:38:18pm

re: #137 jaunte

Looking at the horizontal scale of the chart, that steep decline probably covers the war years.

There’s another decline (not quite as steep) somewhere in the 1970’s.

I’m guessing a lot of American Jews became so much less observant that they stopped publicly identifying as Jews.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:38:50pm
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lawhawk  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:39:29pm

re: #133 Belafon

Jewish Virtual Library doesn’t suggest a decline at any point following the Holocaust ended based on their demographics data.

That said, one possibility is the growth of the Orthodox communities with large families while other Jewish communities have seen much smaller growth or declines.

BTW, WaPo debunked that story back in 2015 - including the same graphic.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:39:35pm

re: #143 Dave In Austin

He’s the Oculus Rift guy. He’s wealthy from selling Oculus to Facebook, and last I saw he was trying to be a defense contractor.

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The Pie Overlord!  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:39:56pm

re: #142 sagehen

There’s another decline (not quite as steep) somewhere in the 1970’s.

I’m guessing a lot of American Jews became so much less observant that they stopped publicly identifying as Jews.

And then there were the Haredim like me & Zeddy got to doing the horizontal tango.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:44:24pm

re: #145 Punish Domestic Terrorists

He’s the Oculus Rift guy. He’s wealthy from selling Oculus to Facebook, and last I saw he was trying to be a defense contractor.

He also funded a Trumpist shitposting site in 2016, and lost the support of many in the VR community.

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LadyBehir  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:45:52pm

re: #104 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Did I Stutter?
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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:46:04pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:46:58pm

re: #144 lawhawk

Jewish Virtual Library doesn’t suggest a decline at any point following the Holocaust ended based on their demographics data.

That said, one possibility is the growth of the Orthodox communities with large families while other Jewish communities have seen much smaller growth or declines.

BTW, WaPo debunked that story back in 2015 - including the same graphic.

It is also very difficult to conduct an accurate count of the Jewish population. It is not a question that is asked on the census and the sampling method for calculating an estimated population size is flawed.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:47:20pm

Hell has frozen over: IBM has released a COBOL compiler for x86 Linux.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:47:46pm

re: #151 Eric The Fruit Bat

Hell has frozen over: IBM has released a COBOL compiler for x86 Linux.

DUUUUUUUUDE.

Imma make it a microservice.

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:50:32pm

re: #151 Eric The Fruit Bat

Hell has frozen over: IBM has released a COBOL compiler for x86 Linux.

I want a neural network written in COBOL.

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plansbandc  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:50:39pm

re: #152 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Me reading this convo = Dog staring at a radio.

Wow! I have NO idea what’s going on there. :D :D

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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:53:06pm
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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:53:28pm

re: #153 Belafon

I want a neural network written in COBOL.

At the very least, you know some complete idiot will port DOOM to COBOL.

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:54:54pm

re: #155 Dread Pirate Ron

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:56:28pm

re: #157 Belafon

Reload

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The Pie Overlord!  Apr 8, 2021 • 6:57:29pm
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lawhawk  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:00:22pm
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🌹UOJB!  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:00:50pm

re: #93 A Mom Anon

NBC just reported that the union vote at the Amazon warehouse in AL failed. Fuck.

This is what I expected because it’s a big Right To Work For Less state.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:04:23pm

re: #152 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

re: #156 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

re: #153 Belafon

Given there are already two solid COBOL compilers for both Linux and Windows Server From Micro Focus and Fujitsu (and if you don’t mind losing some features in exchange for using GNU COBOL), I’m not seeing this being a real hot seller for Big Blue - Visual Age compilers back in the ’90s weren’t all that hot back in the day…

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lawhawk  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:04:49pm
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🌹UOJB!  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:05:50pm

re: #92 mmmirele

Every day I wonder why I even hang around the edges of Christianity. EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.

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That’s why I walked out of a church for the last time in 1986 and my nutso aunt lost her temper with me. Will NEVER step foot in a church again.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:05:52pm

re: #162 Eric The Fruit Bat

Given there are already two solid COBOL compilers for both Linux and Windows Server From Micro Focus and Fujitsu (and if you don’t mind losing some features in exchange for using GNU COBOL), I’m not seeing this being a real hot seller for Big Blue - Visual Age compilers back in the ’90s weren’t all that hot back in the day…

Well, yeah. Anyone who’s doing actual, professional COBOL development undoubtedly already has other toolsets already lined up. They are way too late to that particular party. Kind of like Intel with their C compiler.

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A Cranky One  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:06:11pm

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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:09:51pm
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Dangerman  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:14:20pm

re: #102 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

There’s nothing white about Christianity. Jesus was a Jew. So were all of the original apostles; the apostle Paul was a late addition, and a very controversial one, at that. Jesus’s teachings were very explicit that all people are to be treated equally, no matter who they are, what they’ve done, or what they look like. I just don’t understand why this is SO FUCKING HARD to get through to these people.

because its not how they want it to be

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lawhawk  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:15:46pm

re: #167 Dread Pirate Ron

Missing from that list include a couple of Trump campaign officials at the state level who were prosecuted/convicted for child porn. Like the OK campaign chair. Or this guy. Or this guy.

It includes GOPer money man George Nader.

One is a surprise. Two is a coincidence. This many? It’s projection like IMAX in 3d. The GOP are corrupt and compromised to the core.

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:16:23pm

re: #102 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

There’s nothing white about Christianity. Jesus was a Jew. So were all of the original apostles; the apostle Paul was a late addition, and a very controversial one, at that. Jesus’s teachings were very explicit that all people are to be treated equally, no matter who they are, what they’ve done, or what they look like. I just don’t understand why this is SO FUCKING HARD to get through to these people.

Because when it comes to those people, hate and selfishness TRUMP everything else.

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Dangerman  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:21:24pm

re: #155 Dread Pirate Ron

[Embedded content]

which nation?

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:24:30pm

re: #171 Dangerman

which nation?

The Soviet National Anthem.

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Dangerman  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:25:27pm
Said Boehner: “In my view, Republicans impeached him for one reason and one reason only — because it was strenuously recommended to us by one Tom DeLay. Tom believed that impeaching Clinton would win us all these House seats, would be a big win politically, and he convinced enough of the membership and the G.O.P. base that this was true.”

He added: “I was on board at the time. I won’t pretend otherwise. But I regret it now. I regret that I didn’t fight against it.”

he regrets it only cause it didn’t work

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plansbandc  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:26:01pm

re: #171 Dangerman

I’d go with France. That would piss them off, eh?

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jaunte  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:27:42pm

re: #155 Dread Pirate Ron

Will the Texas Senate specify instruments?

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jaunte  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:28:22pm

Marimba, ocarina and castanets.

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jaunte  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:29:30pm

Once you start trying to enforce behavior, you have to get very very detailed to get the result you think you want.

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plansbandc  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:31:21pm
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DodgerFan1988  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:34:53pm
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DesertDenizen  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:38:51pm

re: #177 jaunte

Once you start trying to enforce behavior, you have to get very very detailed to get the result you think you want.

Malicious compliance FTW. Does it specify how long before the game, or can they play it at 6:30 am to an empty venue?

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jaunte  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:39:34pm

re: #180 DesertDenizen

I think you found another gap.

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DesertDenizen  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:45:17pm

re: #181 jaunte

I’m a professional bureaucrat who deals with fairly complex prohibitive regulations. I’m an expert at their manipulation to find the desired outcome. If the desired outcome is “no”, perfect literal compliance is often the way to go.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:45:56pm

re: #180 DesertDenizen

Malicious compliance FTW. Does it specify how long before the game, or can they play it at 6:30 am to an empty venue?

Play the Roseanne Barr version.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:48:56pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:49:52pm

re: #171 Dangerman

which nation?

[Embedded content]

Russia National anthem Russian & English lyrics

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(((Archangel1)))  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:50:21pm
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sagehen  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:52:46pm

re: #171 Dangerman

which nation?

[Embedded content]

Do the Comanche have an anthem?

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The Pie Overlord!  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:58:05pm

re: #187 sagehen

Do the Comanche have an anthem?

Well the Iroquois have this anthem.

APOCALYPSE NOW Clip - Ride of the Valkyries (1979) Francis Ford Coppola

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William Lewis  Apr 8, 2021 • 7:59:35pm

re: #187 sagehen

Do the Comanche have an anthem?

From what I understand this is used for it when needed:

Comanche Flag Song

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Apr 8, 2021 • 8:06:16pm
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plansbandc  Apr 8, 2021 • 8:12:55pm

DMX has died.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 8, 2021 • 8:13:10pm

..rest of non-thread thread hidden to save space.

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A Cranky One  Apr 8, 2021 • 8:20:22pm

re: #186 (((Archangel1)))

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 8, 2021 • 8:23:40pm

re: #92 mmmirele

Every day I wonder why I even hang around the edges of Christianity. EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.

If you’re outside the club, you become the target of threats and harassment.

Many atheist groups and places like r/atheism will tell people to ensure their safety and finances before they leave any Christian sect.

For minors the penalty can be anything from grounding, forced loss of friends, or being thrown out of the home altogether.

For all, the penalty can be threats or murder.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 8, 2021 • 8:30:13pm
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jamesfirecat  Apr 8, 2021 • 8:31:41pm

Hey guys, I just had an interesting theory and I’m gonna shoot my mouth off about it…

Why do Conservatives keep failing at comedy?

It isn’t because they keep punching down.

It isn’t because to become a successful comedian from the ground up typically involves spending time in a big city (because how else can you get a large enough crowd to cover your costs?) and that in turn means you need to have material that big city people find amusing, and tendency towards being liberal trends hand in hand with population density.

It isn’t because comedy is about empathy…

Or at least it isn’t just because of those things…

It is because comedy at its purest form as it first emerged in human beings, is a way to send the message “nothing dangerous is going on right now, you can relax.”

This message is antithetical to the Republican Rage Industrial Complex, whose victims/viewers must be kept primed with anger 24/7. Republicans can’t allow their base to relax… and that is one of the deepest reasons why conservative comedy doesn’t work.

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2021 • 8:34:04pm
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A Three Hour Tour  Apr 8, 2021 • 8:38:28pm

re: #197 Belafon

Whoah!

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plansbandc  Apr 8, 2021 • 8:43:23pm

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2021 • 8:46:24pm

re: #199 plansbandc

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I want to know who was the first person to boil an egg.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 8, 2021 • 8:46:57pm

re: #102 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

There’s nothing white about Christianity. Jesus was a Jew. So were all of the original apostles; the apostle Paul was a late addition, and a very controversial one, at that. Jesus’s teachings were very explicit that all people are to be treated equally, no matter who they are, what they’ve done, or what they look like. I just don’t understand why this is SO FUCKING HARD to get through to these people.

You can justify anything with the Bible, including the New Testament.

In the words of Jesus:

Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

(KJV, Matthew 10:34)

Virtually every translation phrases it as “sword” against “peace.”

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William Lewis  Apr 8, 2021 • 8:48:44pm

re: #200 Belafon

I want to know who was the first person to boil an egg.

I’ve always figured it was an accident. Boiling some meat or bones and one fell in. Afterwards someone was hungry enough not to waste it.

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sagehen  Apr 8, 2021 • 8:53:54pm

re: #199 plansbandc

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Who was the first person to eat a lobster? What made them think that thing looked like food?

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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 8, 2021 • 8:54:57pm

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Apr 8, 2021 • 8:57:03pm

re: #203 sagehen

Who was the first person to eat a lobster? What made them think that thing looked like food?

Sea bugs used to be cheap garbage for poor people. Somewhere along the line rich people figured out it apparently tastes good, and all of a sudden it was a delicacy and the price skyrocketed.

I’m sure a lot of “how did people start eating…” started off as poor people trying anything to not starve.

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sagehen  Apr 8, 2021 • 9:04:20pm

re: #205 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

Sea bugs used to be cheap garbage for poor people. Somewhere along the line rich people figured out it apparently tastes good, and all of a sudden it was a delicacy and the price skyrocketed.

I’m sure a lot of “how did people start eating…” started off as poor people trying anything to not starve.

I’m thinking more like thousands of years ago. It was at the bottom of the ocean. How did they ever even stumble across it and think “oh, I’m gonna try that.”

According to Google, the tribes of Maine and the easternest parts of Canada used it as fertilizer, and bait for fishing.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Apr 8, 2021 • 9:07:58pm

re: #206 sagehen

I’m thinking more like thousands of years ago. It was at the bottom of the ocean. How did they ever even stumble across it and think “oh, I’m gonna try that.”

According to Google, the tribes of Maine and the easternest parts of Canada used it as fertilizer, and bait for fishing.

If we went with my opinion of crustaceans (sea bugs), we would be continuing with that M’ikmaq tradition.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 8, 2021 • 9:20:30pm

re: #206 sagehen

I’m thinking more like thousands of years ago. It was at the bottom of the ocean. How did they ever even stumble across it and think “oh, I’m gonna try that.”

According to Google, the tribes of Maine and the easternest parts of Canada used it as fertilizer, and bait for fishing.

Lobsters occasionally wash up on shore, like other fish.

Sometimes they also come in-shore. (I once caught a lobster on a fishing drop-line in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire when I was a kid.)

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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 8, 2021 • 9:21:27pm
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Ace-o-aces  Apr 8, 2021 • 9:23:19pm
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ckkatz  Apr 8, 2021 • 9:26:01pm

re: #23 Dangerman

Reminds me of this old joke:

Old guy visits with his daughter and her family. Then he leaves to drive home.

Daughter hears a traffic report that there is someone driving down the wrong side of the same road that her father is going to take on his way home.

Concerned, she calls him up on the cell phone.

She says to him:
“Dad! Be careful! Someone is reported driving down the highway on the wrong side of the road.”

He responds:
“One? There are hundreds of them!”

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 8, 2021 • 9:27:08pm

Which members of Congress saw Matt’s naked women pics?

We have a right to know!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 8, 2021 • 9:37:32pm
Earlier this week, Bakker interviewed right-wing conspiracy theorist Steve Quayle, who spent two programs warning about aliens, demons, trans-dimensional beings, and “diseases that are designed to initiate cannibalism in human beings” and turn them into literal zombies. On the heels of those programs, Bakker interviewed End Times conspiracy theorist Tom Horn, who warned that an asteroid will strike the Earth in 2029, unleashing an alien virus that will give rise to the Antichrist.

On Thursday’s program, Horn discussed his recent book, “The Wormwood Prophecy,” which claims that the government is covering up the fact that an asteroid known as Apophis will strike the Earth in 2029. While scientists say that Apophis will simply pass by our planet in 2029, Horn insists that it will actually strike the Earth and fulfill the prophecy in Revelation 8: “The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.”

“I believe Apophis is the asteroid that is talked about in the book of Revelation, chapter eight,” Horn said. “It is what is called ‘Wormwood’ in the Bible.”

(more)

Tom Horn Says an Asteroid Will Strike Earth in 2029, Unleashing an ‘Alien Virus’ That Will Give Rise to the Antichrist (Right Wing Watch)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 8, 2021 • 9:45:28pm
Former National Security Advisor and retired General Michael Flynn has endorsed GOP State Senator Amanda Chase’s campaign for Virginia Governor. Flynn says Chase is the strongest voice for VA’s small businesses, and champion for 2nd Amendment rights. He adds Chase is a strong advocate for the Pro-Life movement, and for family values.

“I fully and wholeheartedly endorse Amanda Chase to be the next Governor of Virginia. She is the strongest voice for VA’s small businesses, she is a leader and champion for our 2nd Amendment, Amanda is a strong advocate for the Pro-Life movement, for family values and she will fight against the socialist agenda denying our Liberty and Constitutional Freedoms.” — LTG Michael T Flynn (Ret.)

(WFIR 760 AM, wingnut radio in Roanoke, Va.)

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 8, 2021 • 9:47:20pm

re: #213 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Tom Horn is the same asshole who said Trump was chosen by The Big G to build The Third Temple.

Uh, didn’t work out there, Tom!

Vimeo

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 8, 2021 • 9:49:41pm
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🌹UOJB!  Apr 8, 2021 • 9:53:44pm

re: #216 Ace-o-aces

[Embedded content]

Just waiting for Greenwald to come to the defense of Matt Gaetz.

We know that’s coming!

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mmmirele  Apr 8, 2021 • 9:55:01pm

re: #151 Eric The Fruit Bat

Hell has frozen over: IBM has released a COBOL compiler for x86 Linux.

Kinda late, innit? What if they’d done this 20-25 years ago?

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 8, 2021 • 9:56:11pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Apr 8, 2021 • 10:11:48pm

This makes me happy.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 8, 2021 • 10:14:07pm

Unorthodox Republican contest for Virginia governor breeds confusion, suspicion (Washington Post)

The Virginia GOP abolished holding a primary in favour of holding a nominating convention.

Because these are conservatives, they are all stabbing each other in the back and accusing each other of corruption.

As a nomination method, conventions are easier to manipulate than primaries because local party leaders control the application process, decide who is eligible to vote and pick the convention location.

“The whole thing about a convention is to disenfranchise as many people as possible and tilt it toward the candidate of choice for that committee,” said former congressman Denver Riggleman (R-Va.), who lost a June convention held in Lynchburg, his rival’s home, in a congressional district larger than New Jersey. The bulk of Riggleman’s supporters lived far north of there.

and

In one memorable episode in 2018, a campaign challenged the Republican credentials of Kenny Klinge, a former executive director of the state GOP who had gotten his start in Virginia party politics in 1964 as a precinct captain for Barry Goldwater.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 8, 2021 • 10:17:59pm

re: #218 mmmirele

Kinda late, innit? What if they’d done this 20-25 years ago?

I think the only reason why they did this was to bundle it with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (which they own) as part of a DevOps solutions and services bundle. As I mentioned earlier on, there are other players in this space for a hell of a lot longer.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 8, 2021 • 10:21:38pm
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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Apr 8, 2021 • 10:26:35pm

re: #203 sagehen

Who was the first person to eat a lobster? What made them think that thing looked like food?

When I was in Iceland, I had the chance to taste their famous fermented shark meat. It made me appreciate just how close they must have been to famine in winter, that they would put a piece of that stuff in their mouths more than once.

No doubt that explains the first taste of a lobster too. Fortunately, the results were more pleasant.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 8, 2021 • 10:28:00pm

In the category of “Accused Republican criminals don’t resign, they double down”:

SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota—South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, who is facing criminal charges after running over and killing a man last year, is celebrating a pending promotion in the U.S. Army Reserves—which the family of his victim called a “slap in the face.”

Ravnsborg has refused to step away from his role as the top law enforcement officer in the state in the seven months since he slammed into Joe Boever on a highway, allegedly while reading political news on his cellphone during a drive home from a GOP party.

And on Thursday, Ravnsborg revealed that the accident apparently hasn’t hurt his military career either since he has been recommended for promotion from lieutenant colonel to colonel.

“Today—I was notified that I made the promotion list to full COLONEL in the Army Reserves,” he said in a Facebook post that included the full-bird symbol for a colonel.

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On the Army Reserve promotion, pending charges do not equal blocking promotions, as the charges could be dismissed or the accused acquitted.

That said, AG Jason Ravnsborg is charged with three misdemeanours after several months for allegedly running over and killing a pedestrian: operating a mobile device while driving, illegal lane change, and careless driving.

An attempt at impeachment failed, as too many Republicans are allies of Ravnsborg.

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mmmirele  Apr 8, 2021 • 10:29:50pm

re: #213 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Tom Horn Says an Asteroid Will Strike Earth in 2029, Unleashing an ‘Alien Virus’ That Will Give Rise to the Antichrist (Right Wing Watch)

Great Caesar’s Ghost, these guys are dumber than a box of rocks.

NASA Analysis: Earth Is Safe From Asteroid Apophis for 100-Plus Years
Mar 25, 2021

The near-Earth object was thought to pose a slight risk of impacting Earth in 2068, but now radar observations have ruled that out.

jpl.nasa.gov

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 8, 2021 • 10:35:56pm

What the hell? We saw the video.

Brandon Elliot, 38, was indicted by a grand jury in the incident on Monday.

Elliot, convicted of killing his mother nearly two decades ago, was charged with assault and attempted assault as hate crimes. He is scheduled to be arraigned on a felony indictment on April 21. His lawyers have urged the public to “reserve judgment until all the facts are presented in court.”

abc7.com

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Dave In Austin  Apr 8, 2021 • 10:36:32pm

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 8, 2021 • 10:39:21pm

re: #228 Dave In Austin

Sounds good to me.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Apr 8, 2021 • 10:53:02pm

He deserves prison. If he’s not happy with the death part, he can complain to god.

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Targetpractice  Apr 8, 2021 • 10:53:09pm

re: #205 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

Sea bugs used to be cheap garbage for poor people. Somewhere along the line rich people figured out it apparently tastes good, and all of a sudden it was a delicacy and the price skyrocketed.

I’m sure a lot of “how did people start eating…” started off as poor people trying anything to not starve.

Eh, yes and no. Basically the desirability of lobster has largely depended upon access to fresh lobster, since it has to be cooked within 2 days of capture to remain edible. What that meant is it was pricey if you lived away from the coast for most of human history, while those who lived on the coast saw it as either a staple of their daily diet or as peasant food because it was so abundant that anybody could go down to the ocean and get their own.

It’s only been in the last couple centuries that the inventions of refrigeration and vacuum-sealing have made it possible to transport fresh fish and shellfish from the coastlines of the world to inner regions fast enough to preserve the flavor and edibility.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 8, 2021 • 11:07:08pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 8, 2021 • 11:11:20pm

Gig workers striking back at the tech douchebros:

DoorDash Drivers Game Algorithm to Increase Pay (Bloomberg Businessweek)

Dave Levy and Nikos Kanelopoulos are trying to beat the algorithm. The two DoorDash drivers—Dashers, as the company calls them—are trying to persuade their peers to turn down the lowest-paying deliveries so the automated system for matching jobs with drivers will respond by raising pay rates. “Every app-based on-demand company’s objective is to constantly shift profits from the driver back to the company,” Levy says. “Our objective is the reverse of that.”

Their main tool is #DeclineNow, a 40,000-person online forum that provides a view into a type of labor activism tailored for the gig economy. While there’s no reliable way to quantify its impact, #DeclineNow’s members say they’ve already increased pay for workers across the country, including in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, where Levy and Kanelopoulos live. But the effort raises difficult questions about the nature of collective action, and there are reasons to doubt whether using a company’s own software systems against it is a strategy that can prove effective for a sustained period of time.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Apr 8, 2021 • 11:12:00pm
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ckkatz  Apr 8, 2021 • 11:12:23pm

Thursday was Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.

(Warning! This song can be a real downer. If you are not up to it, it is okay to skip it.)

KinderJohren (Child Hood Years) was written by the Yiddish poet Mordechai Gebirtig. In it he remembers his childhood in the little Polish town of Kazimierez. He remembers the house in which he was born, his mother, and the girl he loved. By the end of the song, the house is destroyed, his mother dead, and of the girl, there is no trace.

Gebirtig was murdered by the Nazis in 1942.

Kinderjohren yiddish song from Cracow

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Dave In Austin  Apr 8, 2021 • 11:15:13pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 8, 2021 • 11:30:00pm

LOL, state senator Megan Hunt trolling the Nebraska Republican Party over a Twitter poll:

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Apr 8, 2021 • 11:31:26pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 8, 2021 • 11:35:03pm

re: #238 Grunthos the Flatulent

He’ll be pretty lonely on a barren planet.

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ckkatz  Apr 8, 2021 • 11:37:26pm

re: #238 Grunthos the Flatulent

Here’s another entry into the “End of the World” Category:

2CELLOS - The Show Must Go On

2CELLOS - The Show Must Go On [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 8, 2021 • 11:50:28pm

Concerning Rep. Gaetz, while I am willing to believe all sorts of sleazy things about him, I’m waiting until evidence of the alleged trafficking comes out, or indictments are filed.

Franklin child prostitution ring allegations (Wikipedia)

The Franklin child prostitution ring allegations began in June 1988 in Omaha, Nebraska and attracted significant public and political interest until late 1990, when separate state and federal grand juries concluded that the allegations were unfounded and the ring was a “carefully crafted hoax.”

The allegations

In 1988, authorities looked into allegations that prominent citizens of Nebraska, as well as high-level U.S. politicians, were involved in a child prostitution ring. Alleged abuse victims were interviewed, who claimed that children in foster care were flown to the East Coast of the United States to be sexually abused at “bad parties”. The claims primarily centered on Lawrence E. King Jr., who ran the now defunct Franklin Community Federal Credit Union in Omaha, Nebraska, and alleged that the ring was “a cult of devil worshipers involved in the mutilation, sacrifice and cannibalism of numerous children”. Numerous conspiracy theories evolved, claiming that the alleged abuse was part of a widespread series of crimes including devil worship, cannibalism, drug trafficking, and CIA arms dealing.

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ckkatz  Apr 8, 2021 • 11:55:00pm

Here’s a bit of palate cleanser:

This is an Israeli song in what they call the Mizrahi or Middle Eastern style. The singer, whose family was from Yemen, is popular in both Israel and in surrounding Arab countries as well.

The song is titled Thank You (Toda in Hebrew)

Thanks for all that You’ve created,
Thanks for what You’ve given me.

For a child’s laughter,
And the blue sky,
For the earth
And warm home.
A corner to sit in,
A loving woman,
Because of all this - I exist.

Haim Moshe Toda (Thank You)

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Targetpractice  Apr 8, 2021 • 11:58:31pm

Matt “Gas Pedal” Gaetz is discovering the hard way that daddy can’t bail him out of everything.

Anybody else remember when the craziest part of this whole scandal was that Bob Kent had somehow found out about it and tried to hit up Papa Gaetz for a $25M “loan” in order to carry out a secret rescue mission to Iran to pull out a CIA spook?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 9, 2021 • 12:00:33am

There is a psychological explanation why people do this (study linked in the article).

Are You a Pfizer or Moderna? Inside the Vaccine Coolness War (Daily Beast)

Are you Team Pfizer or Team Moderna? According to the internet, this is the biggest self-identity game since Team Edward vs. Team Jacob, and it all depends on which vaccine you got.

The very not-scientific masses seem to believe that Pfizer “girls” are superior. Moderna “girls,” not so much. And if you’re a Johnson and Johnson person, or dare we say, Astra-Zeneca, we’re sorry to inform you, but you’re not even in the race. (But our science writer does have good news for the oft-ignored J&J crowd!)

(more, with Twitter examples)

They note further down the article people are wondering if they are even compatible any more after getting different vaccines.

This is an article many would probably describe as “clickbait,” but I found it interesting (I am easily amused).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 9, 2021 • 12:16:17am

re: #244 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

My wife points out it’s a good thing we both got the Moderna vaccine (she awaits her second dose), or we would have no choice but to divorce. /s

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 9, 2021 • 12:16:31am

re: #102 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

There’s nothing white about Christianity. Jesus was a Jew. So were all of the original apostles; the apostle Paul was a late addition, and a very controversial one, at that. Jesus’s teachings were very explicit that all people are to be treated equally, no matter who they are, what they’ve done, or what they look like. I just don’t understand why this is SO FUCKING HARD to get through to these people.

The Christianity that settled and “founded” America was Protestant and Northern European White.

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JC1  Apr 9, 2021 • 12:26:51am

re: #153 Belafon

I want a neural network written in COBOL.

I’m guessing that COBOL doesn’t have built in matrix math functions, but it can be done. It would just be slow.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 9, 2021 • 12:28:15am

re: #159 The Pie Overlord!

Russia’s Channel Five has digitized and posted a 1991 adaptation of “The Fellowship of the Ring.” It already has over 1.5 million views on YouTube.

I started watching it, but basically, I no longer have access to enough of the right drugs to get me through the whole thing.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 9, 2021 • 12:37:58am

re: #247 JC1

COBOL supports multidimensional arrays, but has no built-in matrix functions, so you’d have to roll your own matrix functions. IBM’s COBOL natively supports XML and JSON message creation and parsing.

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William Lewis  Apr 9, 2021 • 12:40:46am

re: #247 JC1

I’m guessing that COBOL doesn’t have built in matrix math functions, but it can be done. It would just be slow.

Use a FFL interface to use the math in your local Fortran compiler. And then use LISP as your natural language interface to the Cobol database… Why it would be the perfect late 50’s nightmare!

< whistles innocently >

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William Lewis  Apr 9, 2021 • 12:43:37am

re: #248 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Russia’s Channel Five has digitized and posted a 1991 adaptation of “The Fellowship of the Ring.” It already has over 1.5 million views on YouTube.

I started watching it, but basically, I no longer have access to enough of the right drugs to get me through the whole thing.

Oy, isn’t that the truth? I think I lasted somewhere between 5 and 10 minutes…

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Apr 9, 2021 • 12:46:46am

re: #240 ckkatz

Here’s another entry into the “End of the World” Category:

2CELLOS - The Show Must Go On

[Embedded content]

The end of which world?

Muse - Sing For Absolution - Video

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 9, 2021 • 1:01:52am

re: #250 William Lewis

COBOL has no databases, but files (sequential, line sequential, relative, indexed). Relational databases are available using the compilers integrated preprocessor.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 9, 2021 • 1:02:56am

Nation’s oldest Medal of Honor recipient dies at 99 (Military Times)

On April 6, the nation’s oldest Medal of Honor recipient, Charles H. Coolidge, died at the age of 99.

The unassuming and quiet Coolidge passed peacefully while surrounded by family at his namesake, the Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

With the death of Coolidge, Hershel “Woody” Williams, 97, who was awarded the nation’s highest decoration for his actions on Iwo Jima, is now the Medal’s oldest surviving recipient.

“We both have been blessed by God with a long, long life,” Williams told The New York Times on Wednesday.

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On a side note, Mr. Williams is the leader of the organisation which sponsors Gold Star Family monuments in the USA.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 9, 2021 • 1:14:16am
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William Lewis  Apr 9, 2021 • 1:18:49am

re: #253 Eric The Fruit Bat

flat file db’s existed long before IBM invented SQL and made relational DB’s common… :)

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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 9, 2021 • 1:27:02am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 9, 2021 • 1:28:32am

re: #257 Dread Pirate Ron

Gaetz would appreciate any cake that has a file in it…

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Apr 9, 2021 • 1:29:40am

re: #257 Dread Pirate Ron

I wish those showed the date so I could tell if it was a very badly aged tweet, or a new completely delusional one.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 9, 2021 • 1:37:14am

Fire and ice.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 9, 2021 • 1:45:51am

re: #260 Dread Pirate Ron

Fire and ice.

Apocalyptic choice!!!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 9, 2021 • 1:46:29am

re: #259 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

I wish those showed the date so I could tell if it was a very badly aged tweet, or a new completely delusional one.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 9, 2021 • 1:47:40am

Weather changes fast, LOL.

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Targetpractice  Apr 9, 2021 • 1:54:28am

Apparently the only defense the wingnuts have left is “BUT HUNTER…!!!” In this case, screaming loudly that pictures of him with prostitutes means…something.

Meanwhile, I’m old enough to remember when MAGATs thought being linked to a prostitute was a sign of “manliness,” that you were so rich and successful that you could afford any woman you wanted and some would just throw themselves at you because of your name.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 9, 2021 • 2:01:43am

Via Juanita Jean’s, the World’s Most Dangerous Beauty Salon:

Flyin’ Ted Funnels PAC and Campaign Dollars into his Pocket

It’s worse than simply setting up a BS LLC to buy his books and funnel the royalties to him … there is an allegation of campaign finance fraud as well because he went farther than the usual conservative grift of publishing unpopular books.

In a not at all shocking development, Ted Cruz is a grifter who once again did something shady to benefit himself while showing no remorse, respect for the law, or any interest besides enriching his own pockets or getting in front of a TV camera.

I know that’s a hell of a long run-on sentence but I am just so mad that I could spit.

We have all seen this grift before. It’s an absolute cottage industry in the world of Boring Books Conservatives Didn’t Even Write by Themselves. They find a publisher to give them a big advance, and they put out a book. Next, their Super PAC, full of anonymous donations, buys about 50,000 - 100,000 copies of the book. This helps the sumbitch in several ways.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Apr 9, 2021 • 2:12:21am

re: #262 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

[Embedded content]

I think April 6 was after most of the story was out and everyone knew he was fucked. Sooooo this is just delusional.

More crap out of the GQP Cinematic Universe.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 9, 2021 • 2:21:02am

So, in some breaking news out of Czech Republic, looks like the longstanding rumors that PM Andrej Babiš was an agent of the notorious Czechoslovak Communist-era secret police, the StB (státní bezpečnost, “state security”) are indeed true. They found his identity card in Slovakia, in the old StB archives. A lot of those records were destroyed during the collapse of communism, but not all of them.

And worse yet…he was a volunteer. He willingly and knowingly signed up to be an agent, an informant. What that means going forward isn’t clear - the story broke just a few hours ago here.

Babiš has long denied it, but now, it seems like there’s irrefutable proof.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 9, 2021 • 2:28:06am

Wonkette:

If there is anything Ted Nugent loves more than guns, racism, and adopting teenage girls so he can have sex with them, it is truth and logic and common sense. That is what everyone always says about good ol’ Ted Nugent, for sure. He’s just a very truthful, logical, and sensible person. Probably very well-informed too, what with his interest in the truth.

On Tuesday, Nugent took to Facebook (video, 11:52) to share his very logical thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic, which is very rudely preventing him from going on tour yet again this year.

He said, with a straight face:

You know, I guess I would ask you, because I’m addicted to truth, logic, and common sense, and my common sense meter would demand the answer to ‘Why weren’t we shut down for COVID 1 through 18?’

There was a COVID 1 and 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. COVID 1 through 18 didn’t shut anything down, but WOAH! COVID-19, even though it’s 99.8 percent survivable.

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Ted Nugent Demands To Know Why We Didn’t Shut Down For COVIDs 1-18

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sagehen  Apr 9, 2021 • 2:56:46am

NYPD is doing a breathless round of press, calling it an EMERGENCY!! that shootings this week and last are up 76% from last year at this time.

uh, when the whole city was in lockdown? and we really did it right the first time, our initial lockdown was LOCKED. DOWN. That was when refrigerated trucks were being driven to hospitals to act as auxiliary morgues. yeah, big surprise people weren’t out and about shooting each other.

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Dangerman  Apr 9, 2021 • 3:05:33am
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John Hughes  Apr 9, 2021 • 3:10:24am

re: #256 William Lewis

flat file db’s existed long before IBM invented SQL and made relational DB’s common… :)

CODASYL for the lose.

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DodgerFan1988  Apr 9, 2021 • 3:10:28am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 9, 2021 • 3:11:14am

Beauty pageant news:

Reigning Mrs. World arrested over onstage melee in Sri Lanka (Yahoo!)

Police in Sri Lanka on Thursday arrested the reigning Mrs. World for pulling the crown off the head of the winner of a Mrs. Sri Lanka beauty pageant and allegedly causing injuries. She was later released on bail.

Caroline Jurie, who won the Mrs. World 2020 competition, was accused of hurting Pushpika De Silva, who won the Mrs. Sri Lanka title at a televised pageant held in Colombo on Sunday.

Moments after De Silva won the title, Jurie, who is also Sri Lankan, came on stage and snatched the crown from her, saying she was ineligible because she was divorced. Jurie then gave the crown to the first-runner up, declaring she was the winner.

In a statement on her Facebook page, De Silva denied being divorced.

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Dangerman  Apr 9, 2021 • 3:19:27am

re: #177 jaunte

Once you start trying to enforce behavior, you have to get very very detailed to get the result you think you want.

that’s one reason why a “one page bill” is 800 pages long

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 9, 2021 • 4:19:48am

re: #268 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

You know, I guess I would ask you, because I’m addicted to truth, logic, and common sense, and my common sense meter would demand the answer to ‘Why weren’t we shut down for COVID 1 through 18?’

Ted is also quite susceptible to infection from anything under 18…

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 9, 2021 • 4:21:02am

BREAKING: Prince Phillip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband, dies at age 99.

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dharmamark  Apr 9, 2021 • 4:21:14am

Prince Phillip died.

nbcnews.com

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 9, 2021 • 4:24:20am

re: #276 Eric The Fruit Bat

BREAKING: Prince Phillip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband, dies at age 99.

RIP. Making it to 99 is pretty damn good by any metric. That’s gonna be hard on the Queen; they’ve been married since 1947, almost three quarters of a century.

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b.d. (America is Great Again)  Apr 9, 2021 • 4:28:16am

re: #276 Eric The Fruit Bat

BREAKING: Prince Phillip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband, dies at age 99.

Sad deal, he sure as hell had a good run by any standard.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 9, 2021 • 4:35:25am

re: #276 Eric The Fruit Bat

BREAKING: Prince Phillip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband, dies at age 99.

Damn. God save the King Prince.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 9, 2021 • 4:40:11am

re: #203 sagehen

Who was the first person to eat a lobster? What made them think that thing looked like food?

Might have seen a bird or seal eating one and decided to give it a try. And probably started with crabs and moved onto lobster since they appeared to be similar enough they might be edible as well.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 9, 2021 • 4:46:29am

re: #245 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

My wife points out it’s a good thing we both got the Moderna vaccine (she awaits her second dose), or we would have no choice but to divorce. /s

Different vaccines in close proximity make the 5G signals interfere with each other.
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 9, 2021 • 4:49:55am

re: #267 Dr Lizardo

So, in some breaking news out of Czech Republic, looks like the longstanding rumors that PM Andrej Babiš was an agent of the notorious Czechoslovak Communist-era secret police, the StB (státní bezpečnost, “state security”) are indeed true. They found his identity card in Slovakia, in the old StB archives. A lot of those records were destroyed during the collapse of communism, but not all of them.

And worse yet…he was a volunteer. He willingly and knowingly signed up to be an agent, an informant. What that means going forward isn’t clear - the story broke just a few hours ago here.

Babiš has long denied it, but now, it seems like there’s irrefutable proof.

Make sure they check the kerning on that card.
//

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 9, 2021 • 4:52:29am

re: #281 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Might have seen a bird or seal eating one and decided to give it a try. And probably started with crabs and moved onto lobster since they appeared to be similar enough they might be edible as well.

As somebody pointed out, the trial-and-error that went into our diet is impressive, especially with mushrooms: “This first one tastes like a bit like beef, this second one killed Bob outright and the third one makes you see God for a week!”

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 9, 2021 • 4:53:50am

re: #284 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

As somebody pointed out, the trial-and-error that went into our diet is impressive, especially with mushrooms: “This first one tastes like a bit like beef, this second one killed Bob outright and the third one makes you see God for a week!”

One reason the herbal and plant lore of a tribe was so important to pass down.

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Belafon  Apr 9, 2021 • 4:56:53am

re: #232 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Someone should show this to Manchin and ask him why he keeps helping the oppressor.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:18:33am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:23:42am

re: #287 Patricia Kayden

Matt Gaetz is what the GOP decided to value: power for no purpose, humility is a weakness, character is a burden that hinders ambition, inherited wealth makes you better than others, never give back, only take more, personal responsibility is for suckers. He is the GOP.

…and that breed of toxic masculinity that enjoys treating females as a commodity.

I first became aware of him after his gas mask stunt, which pretty much sums up everything anyone needs to know about him.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:26:04am
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Dr Lizardo  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:28:05am

re: #289 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:29:20am

re: #228 Dave In Austin

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You actually deserve an appointment with a guillotine, Roger but locking you up till you do the dirt nap in the pine condo is an acceptable alternative.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:31:27am

re: #205 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

Sea bugs used to be cheap garbage for poor people. Somewhere along the line rich people figured out it apparently tastes good, and all of a sudden it was a delicacy and the price skyrocketed.

Same thing has happened with lots of cuts of cow - skirt, flank, some pieces of offal (e.g., pancreas), etc. All used to be inexpensive — no more.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:31:47am

re: #290 Dr Lizardo

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jeffreyw  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:32:40am

Good morning!

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:33:40am

re: #294 jeffreyw

Redbud is our here in MD, too. Great contrast to the dogwood.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:34:38am

re: #295 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Redbud is our here in MD, too. Great contrast to the dogwood.

The crabapple tree is starting to sprout leaves and the tulip tree, which always lags a bit behind, is at least showing growth on the branches.

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lawhawk  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:34:44am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. We’re still dealing with increases in cases of covid19 in these parts due to wider spread of two variants - B.1.1.7 and B.1.526 - both of which are more virulent than the original covid19 strain that did so much damage this time last year. The former was first identified in the UK (hey, how’d that get here?!) and the latter was identified first in NYC (USA! USA!)

And yet, people want to reopen schools faster and loosen restrictions, even in this area. That is stupendously counterproductive, since kids and people under 55 are the largest pool of cases at the moment, and they’re also the ones unable to get vaccinated until April 19 at the earliest unless you have health conditions.

It’s a particularly risky time here because you’ve got pandemic fatigue, wishful thinking that the vaccine is the sole solution, and we don’t have to worry about new cases or deaths because those are “manageable”.

It’s a race to get more people vaccinated than the new variants can spread and infect more people.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:37:13am

re: #297 lawhawk

I’m doing my part, my appointment for the single-shot vaccine is this afternoon. I was joking with my friends, and my wingnut best friend apparently thought I was going to be LITERALLY shot, because he apparently believes that there are still violent protests going on downtown, and that Biden’s EO over gun regulation will somehow cause gun owners to get violent? Not sure how that’s supposed to work, but he’s got his panties all in a twist about it. I can’t wait for Sunday when I’ll get to argue with him about how responsible gun owners should be pushing for more regulation, and if they’re not, then they’re not responsible and are part of the problem.

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lawhawk  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:38:19am

re: #297 lawhawk

Oh, and the CDC is warning that the P1 variant identified in Brazil is also showing up in testing across the US, and that’s particularly worrisome as it too is more virulent than the other variants and vaccines may have reduced efficacy.

Super.

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lawhawk  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:41:02am

re: #298 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

I have to wait until at least April 19 because I’m in good health, don’t have one of those essential jobs (I can WFH - permanently), and I’m okay waiting my turn as people who need it get it first.

That said, I can’t wait to get it, because that’s ultimately the best defense to stop the pandemic and get the economy moving again. I just worry about schools reopening too fast because of the fatigue people have with home schooling and the problems with remote learning. Had everyone followed protocols closely, we wouldn’t be in this mess, but enough people in enough places made that impossible, so we’re just trying to minimize further damage.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:43:03am

re: #300 lawhawk

Minnesota is fully open to eligibility, so many of my friends and co-workers are now getting vaccinated. I had a co-worker who had his appointment yesterday over lunch. One of my close friends is getting his tomorrow, another on Tuesday. We’re planning on meeting up for a birthday in May, and by then, we may all be vaccinated, at the rate we’re going. That will be an absolute party.

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lawhawk  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:45:27am

I like Sen. Gillibrand, but her take misses the point.

The GOP had years of control in DC and did nothing about any infrastructure. They punted. They delayed.

Mostly, they pushed the burdens to states and localities and out of the federal government’s hands all while insisting that the only path forward was tax cuts for the millionaire class.

Well, that bill too has come due. The GOP are obstructionist treasonweasels and they are going to block action on infrastructure no matter how many concessions Democrats provide. The GOP aren’t coming in to this as honest or rational partners willing to accept a compromise infrastructure plan. They’re out to block it. McConnell openly stated as much. Other GOPers too.

Since they’ve made their position clear, there’s no reason for Democrats not to go all out to get every priority on infrastructure included in these bills.

What’s the GOP going to do when Democrats pass this (and it’s popular among a majority of all Americans across party lines)?

They’re going to try and take credit for it, just as some of the treasonweasels who voted against the Biden relief plan are trying to take credit for the relief checks and funding for localities that the GOP specifically opposed.

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Dangerman  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:45:32am

I’ve been saying 8 minutes on George Floyds neck
Some have corrected me to 9

Now I’m hearing quotes that it may have been “nearly 10 minutes”

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A Mom Anon  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:46:17am

re: #301 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

I’m getting ready to leave in a bit to get my first Pfizer shot. I’m nervous but happy it’s finally happening.

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A Mom Anon  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:48:20am

re: #303 Dangerman

I had heard somewhere that the entire tape of that mess shows around 9 minutes and 49 seconds, if my memory isn’t failing me.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:48:40am

re: #304 A Mom Anon

I’m getting ready to leave in a bit to get my first Pfizer shot. I’m nervous but happy it’s finally happening.

The main thing I’m nervous about is the ridiculous drive from here to the far side of downtown Minneapolis. I absolutely hate that drive, and the anxiety of finding a parking space in the garage and finding my way to the right area in the massive hall (though there’ll probably be a stream of people headed in the right direction, at least). I can’t wait to get the shot itself, but I know I can’t let my guard down until our level-headed and science-minded governor fully relaxes the restrictions and tells us the science says it’s safe. He’s been doing a good job taking care of us so far, and I’m not about to doubt him yet.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:49:55am

re: #304 A Mom Anon

Congrats! I’m getting my second jab in two hours. Will switch arms. First jab my arm hurt quite a bit that night into day 2. But was much better later that night.

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Dangerman  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:49:59am

re: #297 lawhawk

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. We’re still dealing with increases in cases of covid19 in these parts due to wider spread of two variants - B.1.1.7 and B.1.526 - both of which are more virulent than the original covid19 strain that did so much damage this time last year. The former was first identified in the UK (hey, how’d that get here?!) and the latter was identified first in NYC (USA! USA!)

And yet, people want to reopen schools faster and loosen restrictions, even in this area. That is stupendously counterproductive, since kids and people under 55 are the largest pool of cases at the moment, and they’re also the ones unable to get vaccinated until April 19 at the earliest unless you have health conditions.

It’s a particularly risky time here because you’ve got pandemic fatigue, wishful thinking that the vaccine is the sole solution, and we don’t have to worry about new cases or deaths because those are “manageable”.

It’s a race to get more people vaccinated than the new variants can spread and infect more people.

Its mile 23 of a marathon.
I can feel better instantly, make all the fatigue and misery end, if I stop running and quit.
Meanwhile the finish line is 3.2 miles away.

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JC1  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:50:18am

re: #250 William Lewis

Use a FFL interface to use the math in your local Fortran compiler. And then use LISP as your natural language interface to the Cobol database… Why it would be the perfect late 50’s nightmare!

< whistles innocently >

I (missed)out all (((the LISP)fun)).

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:51:14am

re: #303 Dangerman

I’ve been saying 8 minutes on George Floyds neck
Some have corrected me to 9

Now I’m hearing quotes that it may have been “nearly 10 minutes”

He was dead 3m 27s before that asshole cop took his knee off.

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Dangerman  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:52:57am

re: #298 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

I’m doing my part, my appointment for the single-shot vaccine is this afternoon. I was joking with my friends, and my wingnut best friend apparently thought I was going to be LITERALLY shot, because he apparently believes that there are still violent protests going on downtown, and that Biden’s EO over gun regulation will somehow cause gun owners to get violent? Not sure how that’s supposed to work, but he’s got his panties all in a twist about it. I can’t wait for Sunday when I’ll get to argue with him about how responsible gun owners should be pushing for more regulation, and if they’re not, then they’re not responsible and are part of the problem.

Responsible gun owners should be screaming to cull out the nutters and only the nutters.
Instead, with the steadfast help of the nra they’ve made the nutters the face of all gun ownership

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Teukka  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:53:05am

re: #309 JC1

I (missed)out all (((the LISP)fun)).

Doesn’t LISP stand for Lots of Infernal Stupid Parentheses? /S

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:53:50am

re: #312 Teukka

Doesn’t LISP stand for Lots ofInfernal Stupid Parentheses? /S

I happen to like LISP, but I can tell you, before they had parentheses matching in many of the common text editors, it was a right pain in the ass to code. “Where the ^&!@ did I drop that closed paren…”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:55:40am
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Dangerman  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:56:30am

re: #304 A Mom Anon

I’m getting ready to leave in a bit to get my first Pfizer shot. I’m nervous but happy it’s finally happening.

Avoid microwaves for 24 hours you’ll be fine.

Just kidding
Really really kidding
It was a joke

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Dangerman  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:57:43am

re: #307 GlutenFreeJesus

Congrats! I’m getting my second jab in two hours. Will switch arms. First jab my arm hurt quite a bit that night into day 2. But was much better later that night.

I forgot to switch arms
I’m afraid only one side of me is protected

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 9, 2021 • 5:57:50am

All the talk about vaccines and 5G brings a worry to my mind: Pfizer and Moderna are two shots, ostensibly to boost the signal from the nanobots. J&J is just one. Does this mean it has a double dose of nanobots? Should I be worried about radiation from getting such a large injection of 5G all at once?

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Dangerman  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:01:26am

re: #317 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

All the talk about vaccines and 5G brings a worry to my mind: Pfizer and Moderna are two shots, ostensibly to boost the signal from the nanobots. J&J is just one. Does this mean it has a double dose of nanobots? Should I be worried about radiation from getting such a large injection of 5G all at once?

re: #315 Dangerman

Avoid microwaves for 24 hours you’ll be fine.

Just kidding
Really really kidding
It was a joke

J&j is different

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:02:08am

re: #318 Dangerman

J&j is different

Great. My home office is right next to the microwave. Instead of being Bill Gates’s servile minion, I’ll probably wind up enslaved to Richard M. Stallman.

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Teukka  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:05:52am

re: #313 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

I happen to like LISP, but I can tell you, before they had parentheses matching in many of the common text editors, it was a right pain in the ass to code. “Where the ^&!@ did I drop that closed paren…”

You can still get bitten by the matching parentheses/bracket/brace phenomenon even when you have that function in the editor… And don’t get me started on HTML/XML tag matching….

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:10:06am

re: #292 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Same thing has happened with lots of cuts of cow - skirt, flank, some pieces of offal (e.g., pancreas), etc. All used to be inexpensive — no more.

spare ribs

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lawhawk  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:11:01am

re: #317 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

All the talk about vaccines and 5G brings a worry to my mind: Pfizer and Moderna are two shots, ostensibly to boost the signal from the nanobots. J&J is just one. Does this mean it has a double dose of nanobots? Should I be worried about radiation from getting such a large injection of 5G all at once?

So, with the right prodding, you’ll have a Stark mod 50 Iron Man suit. /cool

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Belafon  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:12:50am

My personal opinion is that unions will not happen in the South as long as there’s a threat that minorities will gain from it.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:15:06am

re: #321 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

spare ribs

Chicken wings.

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Belafon  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:15:20am

re: #301 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

My company starts offering vaccines to employees next week.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:17:19am

re: #323 Belafon

My personal opinion is that unions will not happen in the South as long as there’s a threat that minorities will gain from it.

What was it that turned Americans anti-union?

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:17:19am

re: #325 Belafon

My company starts offering vaccines to employees next week.

Technically, as an employee of an essential business, I could have gotten the vaccine earlier; however, I was only officially made an employee last week (after eligibility already opened). I suspect that once my paperwork went through and the state picked up the change in status, they bumped me up in the line. Difficult to say, but it’s a moot point now. The company did send out a survey that indicated that they may be providing on-site vaccinations for their employees, which would be a little bit surprising and a whole lot cool.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:18:05am

Pompeo going to Fox news. Whodathunkit? 👀

Also, too, another shock.

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lawhawk  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:18:42am
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Belafon  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:19:29am
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Belafon  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:23:12am
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Eventual Carrion  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:26:50am

re: #289 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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I have that white flag flying under my American flag from my front porch. Only a couple people have asked about it since I put it up months ago.

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Belafon  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:27:10am

re: #317 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

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Belafon  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:30:14am
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🌹UOJB!  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:31:49am

re: #326 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

What was it that turned Americans anti-union?

Back in the late 40s Conservatives endlessly published alleged union abuses which led to the Taft-Hartley Act which enabled Right To Work For Less. They sensationalized the attack on columnist Victor Riesel who was blinded in an acid attack by alleged union members. That led to the McClellan hearings in the late 50s that looked at labor corruption which Robert Kennedy was involved in.

Also add the hard core anti-communist stances of George Meany which backfired the multiple “Operation Dixie” unionizing efforts in the South which all failed.

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dat_said  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:32:00am

re: #324 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Chicken wings.

My mother loved chicken feet. Apparently it’s a delicacy in many Asian countries and small North Dakota farming communities established by Germans from Russia.

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Belafon  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:33:30am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:33:39am

re: #336 dat_said

My mother loved chicken feet. Apparently it’s a delicacy in many Asian countries and small North Dakota farming communities established by Germans from Russia.

My stepdad was big into jellied pigs’ feet with vinegar

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:34:17am

re: #336 dat_said

My mother loved chicken feet. Apparently it’s a delicacy in many Asian countries and small North Dakota farming communities established by Germans from Russia.

I watched an episode of Chopped last night where they used chicken feet as part of an Asian-themed episode. Apparently, they are a tough component in a dish when run in a limited-time tournament format like that; the traditional method of serving them involves cooking them until the talons are soft and will not scratch someone when they are eaten. Otherwise, the talons must be removed from the feet. One of the chefs (a white guy, natch) served them with the talons, defending himself that it was traditional to serve them that way, and was corrected by a Chinese judge that this is only when they can be cooked sufficiently.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:35:01am

ore: #287 Patricia Kayden

LP seems to have turned against the GOP as a whole.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:37:36am

re: #340 Punish Domestic Terrorists

o

LP seems to have turned against the GOP as a whole.

They started out as anti-Trump, but have seen quite clearly that Trump is the Party and the Party is Trump.

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Belafon  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:39:20am
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Dangerman  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:39:36am
Trump appointees in the Health and Human Services department last year privately touted their efforts to block or alter scientists’ reports on the coronavirus to more closely align with then-President Donald Trump’s more optimistic messages about the outbreak,” the Washington Post reports.

“The documents provide further insight into how senior Trump officials approached last year’s explosion of coronavirus cases in the United States. Even as career government scientists worked to combat the virus, a cadre of Trump appointees were attempting to blunt the scientists’ messages, edit their findings and equip the president with an alternate set of talking points.”

Commonly known as lies.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:42:44am

re: #342 Belafon

“Something about the current round of hand-wringing is different. It’s rare for evangelicals to draw attention to ex-evangelicals, engaging with us and our arguments explicitly and by name…”

They hitched their wagon to Trump and now that he is gone, the gold leaf is peeling from his idol and the steaming pile of shit beneath is starting to shine through.

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:47:38am

re: #344 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Something about the current round of hand-wringing is different. It’s rare for evangelicals to draw attention to ex-evangelicals, engaging with us and our arguments explicitly and by name…”

They hitched their wagon to Trump and now that he is gone, the gold leaf is peeling from his idol and the steaming pile of shit beneath is starting to shine through.

It’s exposing the fact that the real God Xtians worship is Ayn Rand’s objectivism…even though ol’ Ayn AS IN MINE was a hard core atheist.

It’s the selfishness that counts with these Prosperity Gawspell pushing Pulpit Pimps since The Big G shows his love by how rich people get!

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Sufficient unto the day...  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:48:59am

re: #340 Punish Domestic Terrorists

They’ve been saying for months that they were against everyone that enabled him. They never gave me reason to doubt them on that subject. Yes, they are still opposed to us politically, and I will never give them money, but liking and sharing is not a bad idea.

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Dangerman  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:49:41am

re: #340 Punish Domestic Terrorists

o

LP seems to have turned against the GOP as a whole.

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John Boehner in a new memoir derides today’s Republican Party as unrecognizable to traditional conservatives like himself, held hostage by both former president Donald Trump and by a conservative media echo chamber that is based on creating ‘chaos’ for its own financial needs,” the Washington Post reports.

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Belafon  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:51:34am
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lawhawk  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:55:34am

Sidney Powell is a lunatic. But her filings in various courts are something to behold.

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:57:13am

I see the Russians and their Republican Stooges have dialed the Hunter Biden Hate up to 11 on Twitter.

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Dangerman  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:57:26am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 9, 2021 • 6:59:16am

re: #345 🌹UOJB!

It’s exposing the fact that the real God Xtians worship is Ayn Rand’s objectivism…even though ol’ Ayn AS IN MINE was a hard core atheist.

It’s the selfishness that counts with these Prosperity Gawspell pushing Pulpit Pimps since The Big G shows his love by how rich people get!

Treating women as property is one thing, but child sex trafficking and pedophilia goes too far for them.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:03:09am

re: #299 lawhawk

Oh, and the CDC is warning that the P1 variant identified in Brazil is also showing up in testing across the US, and that’s particularly worrisome as it too is more virulent than the other variants and vaccines may have reduced efficacy.

Super.

The new Czech Health Minister noted in presser earlier today that they’ve just found the P1 variant in the town of Děčin, on the Czech-German border.

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Jay C  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:03:11am

re: #352 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Treating women as property is one thing, but child prostitution and pedophilia goes too far for them.

Only when it gets embarrassing for them (or might engender political blowback).

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Dangerman  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:07:39am
In a divided Washington, the chances that such a compromise will materialize are slim — at least for a sprawling spending plan of up to $4 trillion, as Mr. Manchin, a pivotal swing vote in the Senate, and administration officials favor. But even so, Mr. Manchin’s calls for bipartisanship were less an insurmountable obstacle for Democrats than a road map for Mr. Biden if he wants his party’s tiny congressional majorities to deliver him another economic policy victory.”

“It involves reaching out to Republicans to explore possible areas of compromise while laying the groundwork to steer around them if no such deal materializes.”

Tell manchin to first get say 20 Rs on board. Otherwise forget it.
Calling a watered down plan bipartisan with 5 Rs is a loser

voters don’t remember Senate vote breakdowns r vs d
They remember results that were delivered

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lawhawk  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:07:56am

Unfu… Nope. Totally fucking believable.

Fox tries to pin death of a 99 year old guy who’s been in failing health on an interview by Markle and Harry.

Yeah, let that racism and privilege wash over everything.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:10:10am

re: #351 Dangerman

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:10:55am

re: #352 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Treating women as property is one thing, but child prostitution and pedophilia goes too far for them.

For now.

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The Pie Overlord!  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:10:58am

HAPPY CONFEDERATE SURRENDER DAY!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:11:03am

re: #356 lawhawk

I was wondering when the first “Blame it on Meghan” reports would start filtering in…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:11:19am

re: #351 Dangerman

So bloody cheerful to read.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:11:40am

Lester “Alpo” Maddox

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:11:49am

re: #352 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Treating women as property is one thing, but child prostitution and pedophilia goes too far for them.

Google Billy James Hargis.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:12:49am

re: #363 🌹UOJB!

Google Billy James Hargis.

They will find ways around it, but remember how quickly Milo Y lost his gig as the GOP’s token gay conservative.

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:15:40am

re: #364 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They will find ways around it, but remember how quickly Milo Y lost his gig as the GOP’s token gay conservative.

Oh you still have Peter Thiel and Ric Grenell

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lawhawk  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:16:01am

re: #359 The Pie Overlord!

Lee surrendered to Grant on this day at Appomattox Courthouse.

The US government had been occupying Lee’s home overlooking the Potomac River and DC. They started burying those US soldiers who died defending the Union around Lee’s home. In fact, the orders were given to make sure that the bodies were buried as close to the house as practical.

That laid the foundation for Arlington National Cemetery.

Start and lose a war of insurrection, and your home should be turned into a national cemetery.

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Belafon  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:17:44am

re: #366 lawhawk

Lee surrendered to Grant on this day at Appomattox Courthouse.

The US government had been occupying Lee’s home overlooking the Potomac River and DC. They started burying those US soldiers who died defending the Union around Lee’s home. In fact, the orders were given to make sure that the bodies were buried as close to the house as practical.

That laid the foundation for Arlington National Cemetery.

Start and lose a war of insurrection, and your home should be turned into a national cemetery.

And I can think of over 500K people that should be buried at the one in Florida.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:19:26am

re: #367 Belafon

And I can think of over 500K people that should be buried at the one in Florida.

And Brian Sicknick

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Jay C  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:22:13am

re: #360 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I was wondering when the first “Blame it on Meghan” reports would start filtering in…

Of course, typically, from Fox in the US….
British media, so far, seem to be keeping coverage quite respectful and pretty laudatory.
Except (probably inadvertently) for PM Boris Johnson, whose praise for the late Prince’s “ethic of service” included the phrase “like the expert carriage driver he was”.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:23:57am

re: #369 Jay C

…PM Boris Johnson, whose praise for the late Prince’s “ethic of service” included the phrase “like the expert carriage driver he was”.

My ex-wife is big into competitive carriage driving. It is a big event in equestrian circles.

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Teukka  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:32:43am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:35:16am

re: #356 lawhawk

Unfu… Nope. Totally fucking believable.

Fox tries to pin death of a 99 year old guy who’s been in failing health on an interview by Markle and Harry.

Yeah, let that racism and privilege wash over everything.

Well, she realized she screwed up and typed “Andrew” instead of “Phillip”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:35:19am
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lawhawk  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:38:05am
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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:42:36am

2nd dose in. Now I wait 15 min. :)

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Jay C  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:44:27am

re: #370 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My ex-wife is big into competitive carriage driving. It is a big event in equestrian circles.

I hadn’t realized that was one of Philip’s hobbies/interests (?) - I had assumed it was an (?unintentionally?) ironic reference to the late Prince’s problems with getting around in automobiles.

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darthstar  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:45:22am
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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:46:22am

re: #376 Jay C

I hadn’t realized that was one of Philip’s hobbies/interests (?) - I had assumed it was an (?unintentionally?) ironic reference to the late Prince’s problems with getting around in automobiles.

It is.

Edit: Corrected. Apparently, it is a thing.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:46:48am

Republicans seem determined to make this fucking pandemic last as long as possible…

When it comes to rates of vaccination, Mississippi still has a way to go, with just a quarter of all residents having received at least one dose compared to the nationwide average of 33 percent, according to state data. Other southern states, among them Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama and Georgia, have similarly low rates of vaccination.

A closer look at Mississippi’s demographics explains why hesitancy may be especially pronounced.The state reliably votes Republican, a group that remains highly skeptical of the coronavirus vaccine. Nearly half of all Republican men and 40 percent of Republicans over all have said they do not plan to get vaccinated, according to several recent surveys. Those figures have barely budged in the months since vaccines first became available. By contrast, just 4 percent of Democrats have said they will not get the vaccine.

Another factor in the state’s low vaccination rate may be Mississippi’s large Black community, which comprises 38 percent of the state’s population but accounts for 31 percent of the doses administered, according to state data. Vaccine hesitancy remains somewhat high among African-Americans, though the doubts and distrust — tied largely to past government malfeasance like the notorious Tuskegee syphilis experiments — have markedly declined in recent months.

This comes from the NYT. The article states we have over 50 000 open vaccination appointments in this state because no one wants them. Sigh.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:47:04am

re: #376 Jay C

I hadn’t realized that was one of Philip’s hobbies/interests (?) - I had assumed it was an (?unintentionally?) ironic reference to the late Prince’s problems with getting around in automobiles.

Think of it as the predecessor to automobile racing: NASCART

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Sherlock Hound  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:47:40am

re: #320 Teukka

You can still get bitten by the matching parentheses/bracket/brace phenomenon even when you have that function in the editor… And don’t get me started on HTML/XML tag matching….

C has entered the chat.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:48:05am

Also someone mentioned upthread DMX had died. That appears to be a bit premature. As far as I can tell he is still alive but at this point it’s just a matter of the family making the decision on when to shut off life support.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:48:58am

re: #379 Eclectic Cyborg

Mississippi is still ahead of Germany, which is lagging badly behind, as is most of the rest of Europe.

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DodgerFan1988  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:49:54am

re: #360 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I was wondering when the first “Blame it on Meghan” reports would start filtering in…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:50:30am

re: #383 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Mississippi is still ahead of Germany, which is lagging badly behind, as is most of the rest of Europe.

But Europe is still having supply and approval issues aren’t they?

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:51:41am

re: #384 DodgerFan1988

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Gee, I wonder how the Daily Fail would handle the news if Harry became a US Citizen?

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John Hughes  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:53:43am

re: #376 Jay C

He was one of the people who invented modern competitive carriage driving.

(Because he decided to stop playing Polo due to arthritis).

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Teukka  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:58:33am

New backronyms for GOP, courtesy reddit:

o Goatse Operations
o Goatse of Projection

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Apr 9, 2021 • 7:59:35am

Vice publishes stories about things that were debunked decades ago.

Found: Page 25 of the CIA’s Gateway Report on Astral Projection

It’s like some people are still living in the 70s.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 9, 2021 • 8:01:32am

re: #387 John Hughes

He was one of the people who invented modern competitive carriage driving.

(Because he decided to stop playing Polo due to arthritis).

It used to be more of a thing for the drivers themselves, a chance to show off their skills.

My ex has a guide to carriage driving from the 1880, it covers everything from seating & greeting etiquette through to the proper way to take turns and park a carriage, etc.

I can imagine that parallel parking was a real bitch.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 9, 2021 • 8:01:53am

re: #389 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Vice publishes stories about things that were debunked decades ago.

Found: Page 25 of the CIA’s Gateway Report on Astral Projection

It’s like some people are still living in the 70s.

Men who stare at GOPs

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 9, 2021 • 8:02:21am

re: #382 Eclectic Cyborg

Also someone mentioned upthread DMX had died. That appears to be a bit premature. As far as I can tell he is still alive but at this point it’s just a matter of the family making the decision on when to shut off life support.

Apparently, he’s still on life support and there’s been no further improvement in brain activity.

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Apr 9, 2021 • 8:10:53am

re: #294 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Good morning!

Western good morning!

Peak blossom
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 9, 2021 • 8:12:13am

re: #390 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It used to be more of a thing for the drivers themselves, a chance to show off their skills.

My ex has a guide to carriage driving from the 1880, it covers everything from seating & greeting etiquette through to the proper way to take turns and park a carriage, etc.

I can imagine that parallel parking was a real bitch.

When my sister used to go to *work* horse shows part of the competitions were 2-, 4- and I even 8-horse hitch. Less I think about being able to maneuver the wagon about as compared to how well matched and behaved the teams were. And as anyone who has seen Budweiser commercials knows a well-matched and trained team of Clydesdales are a wonder to watch.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Apr 9, 2021 • 8:13:44am

This was for Gaetz AND Congressional allies. I wonder if Jordan has a thing for teenagers as well. That would explain why he looked the other way at OSU.

Matt Gaetz, Loyal for Years to Trump, Is Said to Have Sought a Blanket Pardon (NYT - Probably payawalled)

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Apr 9, 2021 • 8:15:24am

re: #294 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Good morning!

Fortunately, I don’t have any ice to take pictures of for a Midwestern good morning anymore. It’s nice to be able to open my windows and get some fresh air.

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ipsos  Apr 9, 2021 • 8:19:54am

re: #375 GlutenFreeJesus

2nd dose in. Now I wait 15 min. :)

You and my daughter, almost simultaneously!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2021 • 8:22:18am
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lawhawk  Apr 9, 2021 • 8:23:47am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Apr 9, 2021 • 8:33:15am

re: #399 lawhawk

Cue the outraged mob.
I’ll start making some popcorn.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 9, 2021 • 8:36:25am

re: #399 lawhawk

Oh my GOD, they’re doing the thing. I can’t believe that this administration, of all the administrations in my lifetime, is going to be the one making American history.

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 9, 2021 • 8:41:39am

Florida Woman gets smacked on the wrist for being stupid.

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A Mom Anon  Apr 9, 2021 • 8:42:24am

First Pfizer shot done! Second shot scheduled! Woot! And whew!!

The Army and GEMA were super organized and the whole process was no hassle at all. The Kid was in the car line two rows over and was smiling so hard I could tell with his mask on,lol. Glad to be done with this part!

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 9, 2021 • 8:46:03am

In celebration of my vaccination today, lunch is spicy chicken ramen with Momofuku chili crunch added, and dinner will be curry.

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A Cranky One  Apr 9, 2021 • 8:48:15am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 9, 2021 • 8:50:03am

re: #405 A Cranky One

“Even without refugees, there would still not be enough money for our own homeless.”

-Gregor Gysi, German politician, responding to complaints about spending money on Syrian refugees while there were still homeless people in Germany.

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Dangerman  Apr 9, 2021 • 8:55:49am

re: #401 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Oh my GOD, they’re doing the thing. I can’t believe that this administration, of all the administrations in my lifetime, is going to be the one making American history.

biden had three months to prep because he wasnt distracted by ‘a transition’ // (1/2)

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Belafon  Apr 9, 2021 • 8:59:21am

re: #401 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Oh my GOD, they’re doing the thing. I can’t believe that this administration, of all the administrations in my lifetime, is going to be the one making American history.

It’ll be a cool report. I suspect that Manchin will argue against expanding the court in the interest of bipartisanship.

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retired cynic  Apr 9, 2021 • 9:10:07am

re: #394 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

When my sister used to go to *work* horse shows part of the competitions were 2-, 4- and I even 8-horse hitch. Less I think about being able to maneuver the wagon about as compared to how well matched and behaved the teams were. And as anyone who has seen Budweiser commercials knows a well-matched and trained team of Clydesdales are a wonder to watch.

I saw Gussie Busch driving a six-horse team of imported English driving horses, pulling a replica of one of Queen Elizabeth’s carriages in a horse show in St Louis once. He was in his 80s then, and these were Big Strong horses. The show ring also served as an ice hockey rink in the winter, so you know the size. The exit gate was maybe 16 feet wide, and set to the side of one end. As the demo was over, he brought them up into a real spanking trot and did a couple of figure eights and then aimed at the gate at full tilt. No one in the arena could breathe. All the special guests riding in the carriage were probably not breathing, either! He hit the opening perfectly and went out at full speed. The man may have been an autocrat, but he could sure handle the reins!

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sagehen  Apr 9, 2021 • 9:14:45am

re: #390 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It used to be more of a thing for the drivers themselves, a chance to show off their skills.

My ex has a guide to carriage driving from the 1880, it covers everything from seating & greeting etiquette through to the proper way to take turns and park a carriage, etc.

I remember being charmed beyond belief the first time I came to NY and wondered why so many buildings had doors four feet off the ground on the side entrance, and somebody explained there used to be platforms at that height, because that was where the carriage trade got into the store. Also, of course, that’s when I learned why the carriage trade was called that.

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Teukka  Apr 9, 2021 • 9:22:36am

re: #382 Eclectic Cyborg

Also someone mentioned upthread DMX had died. That appears to be a bit premature. As far as I can tell he is still alive but at this point it’s just a matter of the family making the decision on when to shut off life support.

re: #392 Dr Lizardo

Apparently, he’s still on life support and there’s been no further improvement in brain activity.

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sagehen  Apr 9, 2021 • 9:24:36am

re: #398 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

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danarchy  Apr 9, 2021 • 9:27:26am

re: #401 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Oh my GOD, they’re doing the thing. I can’t believe that this administration, of all the administrations in my lifetime, is going to be the one making American history.

They can establish all the commissions they want, as long as the filibuster is in place they can’t actually act on any of the recommendations.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 9, 2021 • 9:28:59am

re: #413 danarchy

They can establish all the commissions they want, as long as the filibuster is in place they can’t actually act on any of the recommendations.

I don’t care. The fact that they’re even having the conversation is going to have a ripple effect on the people who shout BUTBUTBUT SEPARATION OF POWERS!!!! There will be arguments. Many of them. And loud.

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retired cynic  Apr 9, 2021 • 9:32:48am

Nature’s Palette: A New Book Expands the Landmark Guide to Color for Artists and Naturalists with 800 Rich Illustrations
thisiscolossal.com

A forthcoming volume published by Princeton University Press celebrates the 200th anniversary of the chromatic catalog with a 288-page expanded edition. Introduced by Patrick Baty, Nature’s Palette: A Color Reference System from the Natural World pairs Syme’s 110 simple swatches with more than 800 illustrations of the animals, plants, and minerals detailed in the descriptions. The resulting book is a comprehensive visual compendium that ranges from large renderings of red coral to full-page charts spanning fine-grained marble to smoky quartz.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 9, 2021 • 9:34:53am

re: #411 Teukka

Sad. 50 is so young.

417
Nojay UK  Apr 9, 2021 • 9:37:10am

re: #409 retired cynic

I saw Gussie Busch driving a six-horse team of imported English driving horses, pulling a replica of one of Queen Elizabeth’s carriages in a horse show in St Louis once. He was in his 80s then, and these were Big Strong horses.

Try it with a six-horse team, field-gun and limber some time. Then do it with SIX six-horse team field-guns and limbers and THEN do it at the gallop and to music.

418
Dr Lizardo  Apr 9, 2021 • 9:37:26am

re: #411 Teukka

Only 50; that’s sad.

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Dangerman  Apr 9, 2021 • 9:37:32am

re: #412 sagehen

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this kind of comment we call “third partying”
and it’s bullshit.

you call him on this:
- if ‘security’ didnt require it, you’d be fine traveling commercial?
- ok what’s your title?
- and where is ‘security’ on the organizational chart?

420
lawhawk  Apr 9, 2021 • 9:37:56am

re: #412 sagehen

Yet another admission that more guns don’t make LaPierre or other NRA leaders safer. That they’re told by NRA security to fly private speaks volumes as to the reality of accessibility to guns and how easy access threatens everyone, including these gun nuts.

What specifically was the threat that they were trying to address? Guns getting snuck aboard planes to use against LaPierre?

421
Dangerman  Apr 9, 2021 • 9:38:24am

re: #413 danarchy

They can establish all the commissions they want, as long as the filibuster is in place they can’t actually act on any of the recommendations.

biden is opening many tubes of toothpaste

there is no putting this stuff back in the tubes

422
ckkatz  Apr 9, 2021 • 9:42:15am

re: #260 Dread Pirate Ron

re: #252 Grunthos the Flatulent

Fire and Ice
By Robert Frost

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

423
Dangerman  Apr 9, 2021 • 9:42:36am

re: #420 lawhawk

Yet another admission that more guns don’t make LaPierre or other NRA leaders safer. That they’re told by NRA security to fly private speaks volumes as to the reality of accessibility to guns and how easy access threatens everyone, including these gun nuts.

What specifically was the threat that they were trying to address? Guns getting snuck aboard planes to use against LaPierre?

the whole thing’s a lie
he’s post hoc trying to justify the expenditures

“i didnt have a choice, they made me”

424
Patricia Kayden  Apr 9, 2021 • 9:44:54am
425
A Cranky One  Apr 9, 2021 • 9:51:59am

426
Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Apr 9, 2021 • 9:54:20am

re: #349 lawhawk

Sidney Powell is a lunatic. But her filings in various courts are something to behold.

[Embedded content]

What is it with Repugs and fantasy characters? Buzz, at least, represents a human being rather than a potato, a skunk, or some weird Dr. Seuss critter, so maybe this is a slight improvement.

427
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 9, 2021 • 9:55:03am

re: #426 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

What is it with Repugs and fantasy characters? Buzz, at least, represents a human being rather than a potato, a skunk, or some weird Dr. Seuss critter, so maybe this is a slight improvement.

Hey now. It doesn’t get any better than quoting The Lord of the Rings in a court case.

428
Dr Lizardo  Apr 9, 2021 • 9:55:20am

re: #425 A Cranky One

That sounds like something April would say to Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation.

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ckkatz  Apr 9, 2021 • 9:56:01am

By the way, there is a Total Solar eclipse coming to the US in 3 years, April 8, 2024:

nationaleclipse.com

430
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 9, 2021 • 9:57:19am

re: #427 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Hey now. It doesn’t get any better than quoting The Lord of the Rings in a court case.

Wookies live on Endor…

431
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 9, 2021 • 9:57:36am

re: #429 ckkatz

By the way, there is a Total Solar eclipse coming to the US in 3 years, April 8, 2024:

nationaleclipse.com

Yes! The totality will pass directly over my parents’ house. I will be planning a trip down there for it. Hope the weather will be good this time.

432
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 9, 2021 • 9:59:19am

I first saw this a couple of months back, and it instantly impressed me. I only wish I could write an actual professional communication using the phrase “fuck off”.

433
retired cynic  Apr 9, 2021 • 10:02:19am

re: #422 ckkatz

More Fire:

The 4,049-foot La Soufrière volcano erupted on St. Vincent early Friday, sending a two-mile high cloud of ash bellowing above the tropical Caribbean island just hours after surrounding communities were ordered to evacuate.

washingtonpost.com

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Apr 9, 2021 • 10:09:22am

re: #421 Dangerman

biden is opening many tubes of toothpaste

there is no putting this stuff back in the tubes

ISTR that many of us said that Biden’s covid relief package could never pass because Manchin wasn’t going to support it as written.

Then he did.

435
plansbandc  Apr 9, 2021 • 10:10:55am
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ckkatz  Apr 9, 2021 • 10:11:30am

In line with all the good news of lgf lizards getting vaccinated:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 9, 2021 • 10:13:52am

re: #436 ckkatz

In line with all the good news of lgf lizards getting vaccinated:

Or wear a Guy Fawkes mask…

438
Jay C  Apr 9, 2021 • 10:15:47am

re: #414 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

re: #413 danarchy

They can establish all the commissions they want, as long as the filibuster is in place they can’t actually act on any of the recommendations.
***

I don’t care. The fact that they’re even having the conversation is going to have a ripple effect on the people who shout BUTBUTBUT SEPARATION OF POWERS!!!! There will be arguments. Many of them. And loud.

Kinda have a mixed reaction to this “court reform” commission: yes, it’s certainly worthwhile to have a Presidential Commission open up the issue; and yeah, there are a lot of “reforms” that the Judiciary (in general) could stand to have implemented, but OTOH, that “Separation Of Powers” thing isn’t just rhetoric: there is a huge, nation-wide, disgracefully-well-financed movement which has spent many years insinuating “originalist” (i.e. extremist partisan right-wing ideologues) jurists into virtually every level of state and Federal courts: they are not likely to give up even the least bit of ground without extreme political combat.

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ckkatz  Apr 9, 2021 • 10:17:00am

re: #437 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Or wear a Guy Fawkes mask…

This one?

navycrow.com

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Belafon  Apr 9, 2021 • 10:20:28am

re: #434 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

ISTR that many of us said that Biden’s covid relief package could never pass because Manchin wasn’t going to support it as written.

Then he did.

I’m hoping his attitude is just to try to give Republicans a chance to come on board.

441
Belafon  Apr 9, 2021 • 10:22:56am

re: #438 Jay C

Kinda have a mixed reaction to this “court reform” commission: yes, it’s certainly worthwhile to have a Presidential Commission open up the issue; and yeah, there are a lot of “reforms” that the Judiciary (in general) could stand to have implemented, but OTOH, that “Separation Of Powers” thing isn’t just rhetoric: there is a huge, nation-wide, disgracefully-well-financed movement which has spent many years insinuating “originalist” (i.e. extremist partisan right-wing ideologues) jurists into virtually every level of state and Federal courts: they are not likely to give up even the least bit of ground without extreme political combat.

The structure if the courts is entirely up to the other two branches, other than there must be a Supreme Court.

442
Teukka  Apr 9, 2021 • 10:26:34am

re: #426 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

What is it with Repugs and fantasy characters? Buzz, at least, represents a human being rather than a potato, a skunk, or some weird Dr. Seuss critter, so maybe this is a slight improvement.

I think Craig Mazin put it well in that HBO miniseries…
“What is the cost of lies?
It’s not that we’ll mistake them for the truth.
The real danger is that if we hear enough lies, then we no longer recognize the truth at all.
What can we do then?”

- HBO’s “Chernobyl”, E01 (“1:23:45”) [not attributable to Valery Legasov]

Repugs have heard enough lies, and seem to no longer be unable to recognize the truth at all. But that’s not the worst of it.

“When the truth offends, we—we lie and lie until we can no longer remember it is even there.
But it is…still there.
Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth.
Sooner or later, that debt is paid.”

[…]
“But it [the truth] is always there, whether we see it or not, whether we choose to or not.
The truth doesn’t care about our needs or wants.
It doesn’t care about our governments, our ideologies, our religions.
It will lie in wait for all time.”

- HBO’s “Chernobyl”, E05 (“Vichnaya Pamyat”) [Composite Quote]

The truth has been laying in wait for quite some time now, the liars have racked up an indecent debt to the truth, and to add insult to injury, there’s the issue of the compound interest on said debt to the truth, and how willing truth is to forgive some of the interest at all…

Brace for impact, Lizardim…

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Apr 9, 2021 • 11:56:53am

re: #416 Patricia Kayden

Sad. 50 is so young.

Not for a hard drug user. He could have been in the 27 club.
It’s still sad.

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ipsos  Apr 9, 2021 • 12:12:32pm

re: #429 ckkatz

By the way, there is a Total Solar eclipse coming to the US in 3 years, April 8, 2024:

nationaleclipse.com

If the weather is clear, all Lizardia is invited to my yard to enjoy near-max totality!

See you in 2024.


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Hania Rani - Live From Studio S2 Listen to 'Live from Studio S2': hania-rani.lnk.to The full live set video was premiered on the evening before the annual Piano Day worldwide celebrations (March 29th). The motivation to make the recording of the live performances which became the ...
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