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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 25, 2021 • 10:07:49am
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Teukka  Jul 25, 2021 • 10:09:32am
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Charles Johnson  Jul 25, 2021 • 10:18:22am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 25, 2021 • 10:24:59am
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Charles Johnson  Jul 25, 2021 • 10:26:31am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 25, 2021 • 10:28:33am

Everything is fine in Jacksonville Florida

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 25, 2021 • 10:29:44am

re: #4 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

My guess is that the 3 McCarthy nominees that Pelosi approved would be unwilling to accept such a request if she offered one because it would damage their prospects in future elections.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 25, 2021 • 10:49:53am

re: #6 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Everything is fine in Jacksonville Florida

If they only allowed masked guests, they would not have as much of a problem

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 25, 2021 • 10:51:18am

re: #8 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Remember this is Florida. They think they are special. ::: eyeroll :::

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 25, 2021 • 10:52:13am

re: #9 PhillyPretzel

Remember this is Florida. They think they are special. ::: eyeroll :::

it is costing them business

that might cause them to rethink

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A Mom Anon  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:02:48am

re: #10 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Plus they are having to pay a company to come in and do deep cleaning/sanitizing and to educate the employees on how to keep that going. That isn’t cheap either.

We are such a country of spoiled brats. A large number of us lack the ability to see anything except Right Now, never mind tomorrow or a year from now. And then it is shocking, just shocking when the shit hits the fan. My patience is done with this crap.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:04:01am

You could not fucking pay me enough to live in Florida.

Okay, well maybe you could but there would be a LOT of zeroes involved…

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JOE 🥓  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:08:21am

re: #12 Eclectic Cyborg

You could not fucking pay me enough to live in Florida.

Okay, well maybe you could but there would be a LOT of zeroes involved…

Not even that for me. That goes double for TexASS as well.

Also my agency is begging people to transfer to vacant positions they can’t fill in TexASS, Florida, Missouri & Mississippi. Nobody wants to go there to work and deal with the wackos in those places!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:08:51am
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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:09:00am

re: #11 A Mom Anon

Plus they are having to pay a company to come in and do deep cleaning/sanitizing and to educate the employees on how to keep that going. That isn’t cheap either.

We are such a country of spoiled brats. A large number of us lack the ability to see anything except Right Now, never mind tomorrow or a year from now. And then it is shocking, just shocking when the shit hits the fan. My patience is done with this crap.

Those who are trying to damage Biden can see the future — they are fearful our becoming a “majority-minority” nation and they are working to prevent that future from arriving, by silencing those who do not share their views. The Trump cult, along with most Republican legislators, are working to make us a white supremacist society, like South Africa was for generations.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:10:18am

re: #11 A Mom Anon

Stupid people cost our country a ton of money every day.

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retired cynic  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:10:43am

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JOE 🥓  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:15:51am

re: #15 Hecuba’s daughter

Those who are trying to damage Biden can see the future — they are fearful our becoming a “majority-minority” nation and they are working to prevent that future from arriving, by silencing those who do not share their views. The Trump cult, along with most Republican legislators, are working to make us a white supremacist society, like South Africa was for generations.

There is another reason Republicans are pushing voter restrictions. They want to trigger riots and violence from people they strip from the voter rolls so they can keep their racist base energized

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retired cynic  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:16:04am

The smartest way to make the rich pay is not a wealth tax
It’s important to ask the wealthy to pay more. It’s also important to do it the right way.
Editorial Board
washingtonpost.com

Capital Gains, Estate, Stepped Up Basis, Carried Interest changes would do more, and better.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:19:22am

re: #6 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Everything is fine in Jacksonville Florida

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Something happened. An employee got sick after being in the store (or something), or someone called in a that that they had COVID and purposely contaminated stuff, something. You don’t just close up for a day and a half because you’re doing community service.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:22:10am

re: #19 retired cynic

Estate taxes are a kind of wealth tax, are they not?

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JC1  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:22:40am

re: #19 retired cynic

The smartest way to make the rich pay is not a wealth tax
It’s important to ask the wealthy to pay more. It’s also important to do it the right way.
Editorial Board
washingtonpost.com

Capital Gains, Estate, Stepped Up Basis, Carried Interest changes would do more, and better.

Why not both? Wealth tax works fine in financially libertarian (checks notes…) Switzerland.

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retired cynic  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:24:30am

re: #22 JC1

One of their arguments was that if you get taxes from an increase in net worth, do you refund if net worth falls?

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A Mom Anon  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:25:48am

re: #19 retired cynic

All of that and a cap on personal wealth, every dime. No more parking money offshore or hiding it any other way. Or maybe a rule that a corporation has to reinvest a large percentage of profits of all types in employee compensation including wages, healthcare, paid leave, sick time, education grants, etc. If they go above and beyond the requirements THEN they can write some of it off at tax time.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:26:52am

re: #22 JC1

Agree. These sort of things should not be an either/or situation.

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darthstar  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:27:14am

Simone Biles.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:28:03am

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sagehen  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:28:21am

re: #23 retired cynic

One of their arguments was that if you get taxes from an increase in net worth, do you refund if net worth falls?

and if somebody’s net worth consists mostly of stock in a company they control, do you force them to sell enough they might no longer be in control?

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darthstar  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:30:24am

Too soon?

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JOE 🥓  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:31:03am

re: #27 Hecuba’s daughter

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:31:37am

re: #28 sagehen

and if somebody’s net worth consists mostly of stock in a company they control, do you force them to sell enough they might no longer be in control?

And forcing such a transaction can have a serious effect on the value of the stock. There are all kinds of problems that can arise in such a situation.

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Nojay UK  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:33:18am

re: #21 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Estate taxes are a kind of wealth tax, are they not?

Basically they’re a special-case workaround on income taxes — the dead don’t pay taxes, the living do. Someone who has a million bucks of income the year when they inherit money or property or a business worth that amount doesn’t have to pay income taxes on the inheritance. More than ten million dollars inheritance or whatever the limit is, some level of taxation is applied because it’s income to someone.

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sagehen  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:37:38am

re: #32 Nojay UK

Basically they’re a special-case workaround on income taxes — the dead don’t pay taxes, the living do. Someone who has a million bucks of income the year when they inherit money or property or a business worth that amount doesn’t have to pay income taxes on the inheritance. More than ten million dollars inheritance or whatever the limit is, some level of taxation is applied because it’s income to someone.

The exclusion is 11 million from the estate, which might be split among several heirs.

(also, spouses don’t pay inheritance tax.)

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Belafon  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:53:05am
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DodgerFan1988  Jul 25, 2021 • 11:59:15am
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JOE 🥓  Jul 25, 2021 • 12:16:03pm

re: #34 Belafon

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Dangerman  Jul 25, 2021 • 12:25:28pm

re: #34 Belafon

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Right
Cause cedars Sinai didn’t happen last week
Or the family.p!anni g clinic gauntlets or……

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 25, 2021 • 12:31:46pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 25, 2021 • 12:32:24pm

re: #29 darthstar

A+ platinum standard meme-ery.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 25, 2021 • 12:33:00pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Jul 25, 2021 • 12:33:13pm

re: #29 darthstar

Too soon?

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This lurid story of Dunning-Kruger conspiracy criminals came along during one of the trashiest periods of American media history, just before the internet hijacked much, but not all, of the audience for trashy speculation.
At the time, the sensationalizing elements of the media spun the story to highlight implied class differences between the rivals, contrasting the low-life Harding with the genteel and proper Kerrigan. In fact, the two women came from very similar working class backgrounds, though Kerrigan had a much more stable and positive upbringing.
Kerrigan’s father, Daniel, was a welder. Her mother, Brenda, was a homemaker. They remained married until Daniel’s death in 2010.

Kerrigan’s family was of modest means. Her father sometimes worked three jobs to fund her skating career; he also drove the Zamboni at the local rink in exchange for Nancy’s lessons.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 25, 2021 • 12:38:16pm

Not gonna lie, I’d probably go off on Tucker too if I saw him out somewhere.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 25, 2021 • 12:41:50pm

re: #218 Dr Lizardo

re: #213 mmmirele

For me, at least, it’s pretty obvious that Jesus’ followers believed in an imminent eschatology. That was 2,000 years ago.

Eschatology was doomed from the start.

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BigPapa  Jul 25, 2021 • 12:42:01pm

I probably should have gone off on Michelle Malkin when I saw her. It was only her two kids, husband, and the wine shop owner. But the wine shop owner would have been mad at me so I hesitated.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 25, 2021 • 12:44:05pm

re: #44 BigPapa

You have my sympathy for coming into contact with that fascist.

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teleskiguy  Jul 25, 2021 • 12:45:56pm

re: #41 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

This lurid story of Dunning-Kruger conspiracy criminals came along during one of the trashiest periods of American media history, just before the internet hijacked much, but not all, of the audience for trashy speculation.

I have to say that Oliver Stone’s “Natural Born Killers” brilliantly captured what you’re talking about right here.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 25, 2021 • 12:48:30pm

re: #44 BigPapa

I probably should have gone off on Michelle Malkin when I saw her. It was only her two kids, husband, and the wine shop owner. But the wine shop owner would have been mad at me so I hesitated.

Maybe because celebrity at the store/restaurant/local shop is common around here I have a policy of say nothing. Positive or negative. Leave ‘em be. But that’s just me. Public political media figures seem like a far different deal.

Kudos to the man who stepped up.

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Teukka  Jul 25, 2021 • 12:49:58pm

Obligatory giggle:

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BigPapa  Jul 25, 2021 • 12:51:37pm

re: #47 Rightwingconspirator

Yeah, for the most part they’re not ‘working’ so I’d never start chatting them up anyway other than a Hi. If you want an autograph go to one of the shindigs for it.

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sagehen  Jul 25, 2021 • 12:52:01pm

Mel Brooks double feature on IFC tonight.

Blazing Saddles
Men in Tights

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 25, 2021 • 12:53:58pm

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Teukka  Jul 25, 2021 • 12:55:34pm

re: #51 Patricia Kayden

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Detroit, MI? Why doesn’t the cockroaches there suprise me. At all?

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jul 25, 2021 • 12:56:01pm

re: #36 JOE 🥓

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JOE 🥓  Jul 25, 2021 • 12:56:53pm

re: #51 Patricia Kayden

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The NRA has finally gone too far with this 2nd Amendment shit!

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Teukka  Jul 25, 2021 • 12:58:25pm

re: #54 JOE 🥓

The NRA has finally gone too far with this 2nd Amendment shit!

That might not be the NRA’s fault. Some parts of Detroit are so rough that it really shouldn’t surprise anyone if them roaches pack an AK…

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 25, 2021 • 1:03:35pm

re: #55 Teukka

That might not be the NRA’s fault. Some parts of Detroit are so rough that it really shouldn’t surprise anyone if them roaches pack an AK…

How would they ever pass the background checks? NRA is clearly responsible for the ease with which anyone — or anything — can acquire weaponry!

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JC1  Jul 25, 2021 • 1:09:24pm

re: #23 retired cynic

One of their arguments was that if you get taxes from an increase in net worth, do you refund if net worth falls?

No. The tax is based on your wealth at a certain point in time. Just like if my income drops in following years I don’t get a refund for previous taxes paid.

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mmmirele  Jul 25, 2021 • 1:12:48pm

I’m back.

It didn’t rain at all while I was in Scottsdale. But it rained in Mesa. It can keep raining, we need the rain.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 25, 2021 • 1:12:58pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 25, 2021 • 1:13:25pm
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JC1  Jul 25, 2021 • 1:14:51pm

re: #28 sagehen

and if somebody’s net worth consists mostly of stock in a company they control, do you force them to sell enough they might no longer be in control?

That’s a fair concern, though I’m not aware of any major publicly traded companies where someone owns an outright majority of shares. In such an edge case where paying 2% of one’s net worth would cause one to lose control of a company, a few options are readily apparent:
1) pay a dividend to pay for the wealth tax
2) take out a loan against a portion of the shares
3) issue a different class of shares with different voting rights.

I’m sure that there are other solutions.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 25, 2021 • 1:18:52pm
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Jay C  Jul 25, 2021 • 1:20:26pm

re: #59 Backwoods_Sleuth

So (and I realize this is likely a purely rhetorical question) did Tapper give Toomey any pushback for that lame change-of-subject “response”?

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Belafon  Jul 25, 2021 • 1:21:38pm

re: #59 Backwoods_Sleuth

In a world without an insurrection, sure. But we don’t live in that world.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 25, 2021 • 1:22:34pm

re: #63 Jay C

So (and I realize this is likely a purely rhetorical question) did Tapper give Toomey any pushback for that lame change-of-subject “response”?

I’m not holding my breath on that…

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 25, 2021 • 1:27:01pm

Checking in with the apocalypse:

The End still on schedule….

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 25, 2021 • 1:27:02pm

re: #61 JC1

That’s a fair concern, though I’m not aware of any major publicly traded companies where someone owns an outright majority of shares. In such an edge case where paying 2% of one’s net worth would cause one to lose control of a company, a few options are readily apparent:
1) pay a dividend to pay for the wealth tax
2) take out a loan against a portion of the shares
3) issue a different class of shares with different voting rights.

I’m sure that there are other solutions.

But there are privately held companies or LLC’s that have shared ownership. How are these organizations valued? It may be difficult for someone in such company to come up with the cash needed to pay this tax.

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Belafon  Jul 25, 2021 • 1:30:43pm

re: #67 Hecuba’s daughter

But there are privately held companies or LLC’s that have shared ownership. How are these organizations valued? It may be difficult for someone in such company to come up with the cash needed to pay this tax.

None of this is about the people who own the Bakery that is netting $300 per year after expenses and salaries are paid out. This isn’t even about the $400K per year middle income family.

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JC1  Jul 25, 2021 • 1:30:43pm

re: #67 Hecuba’s daughter

But there are privately held companies or LLC’s that have shared ownership. How are these organizations valued? It may be difficult for someone in such company to come up with the cash needed to pay this tax.

Most LLCs wouldn’t be hit by the proposed wealth tax (at least the one that Warren wanted). Regarding assets in general, I would look at insured values as a starting point. It’s not a trivial problem, but it’s not insurmountable either.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 25, 2021 • 1:32:01pm

re: #55 Teukka

That might not be the NRA’s fault. Some parts of Detroit are so rough that it really shouldn’t surprise anyone if them roaches pack an AK…

Sign at Metro Airport:
“Welcome to Detroit - now go home!”

“Welcome to Detroit - where the weak are killed and eaten”
….
“I’m so tough I vacation in Detroit”

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 25, 2021 • 1:32:06pm

re: #48 Teukka

The millennia from now, some archeologist will dig this up and wonder why the maker couldn’t make uniform holes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 25, 2021 • 1:33:13pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 25, 2021 • 1:34:34pm

re: #72 Backwoods_Sleuth

A lot of people are claiming that Biden is operating at brain-stem level.

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Jay C  Jul 25, 2021 • 1:36:53pm

re: #73 Eric The Fruit Bat

A lot of people are claiming that Biden is operating at brain-stem level.

And doing a pretty good job of it, AFAICT: Joe’s brain-stem functioning is still an improvement over most GOPers’ efforts using all their lobes…..

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 25, 2021 • 1:36:56pm

fake appalachian haz opinions

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 25, 2021 • 1:41:40pm
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Belafon  Jul 25, 2021 • 1:44:25pm

re: #75 Backwoods_Sleuth

fake appalachian haz opinions

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 25, 2021 • 1:46:28pm

re: #75 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 25, 2021 • 1:47:14pm
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JOE 🥓  Jul 25, 2021 • 1:52:02pm

re:

aw shit punched wrong button on the bus!!

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 25, 2021 • 1:55:52pm

re: #80 JOE 🥓

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JOE 🥓  Jul 25, 2021 • 1:56:55pm

re: #81 Eric The Fruit Bat

Apologize that was meant for J. Dickhead!

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 25, 2021 • 1:58:50pm

re: #82 JOE 🥓

No sweat.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 25, 2021 • 2:20:57pm
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Dangerman  Jul 25, 2021 • 2:22:50pm

re: #59 Backwoods_Sleuth

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how about answer the fucking question?

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Amory Blaine  Jul 25, 2021 • 2:22:52pm

DERP

In Alabama and Louisiana, partisan opposition to vaccine surges alongside Delta variant

…Many people here and elsewhere in the Southeast are turning down Covid-19 vaccines because they are angry that President Donald Trump lost the election and sick of Democrats in Washington thinking they know what’s best. State and local public health officials have struggled to combat that deep-rooted obstinance.

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Dangerman  Jul 25, 2021 • 2:25:42pm

re: #68 Belafon

None of this is about the people who own the Bakery that is netting $300 per year after expenses and salaries are paid out. This isn’t even about the $400K per year middle income family.

correct

it’s about the wealthy who arent even paying their fair share of the current income tax.
you know, the one they all claim they are paying now.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 25, 2021 • 2:26:03pm

re: #85 Dangerman

Classic misdirection. And Toomey is not going to run for re-election and I think he may do something later and he does not want to damage his chances.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 25, 2021 • 2:27:46pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 25, 2021 • 2:33:14pm
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Dangerman  Jul 25, 2021 • 2:41:38pm

re: #84 Backwoods_Sleuth

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probably with ketchup

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 25, 2021 • 2:45:02pm
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PhillyPretzel  Jul 25, 2021 • 2:45:47pm

Dr Fauci says we are headed in the wrong direction.
whyy.org

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Dangerman  Jul 25, 2021 • 2:47:17pm

re: #89 Backwoods_Sleuth

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our cats have never learned to look where we are pointing and not at us pointing.

Squeak, I just dropped the salmon at your feet.

- they do have sound down. knife and fork slicing and they are all around my feet.
but they dont know goodies - fish, meat, whatever, from the same sound slicing vegetables.
then i have to show them a piece and let them smell it so they’ll go away.

- other times I wonder if they ever got down the concept of smell at all (again said salmon at your feet), but that’s another thing.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 25, 2021 • 2:48:41pm

For Jane Austen Fans: Parts 3 and 4 of Pride and Prejudice (1995 version) are being aired tonight at 6PM EDT on WHYY. You can hit the live button and watch it on your computer.
whyy.org

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Dangerman  Jul 25, 2021 • 2:49:19pm

re: #73 Eric The Fruit Bat

A lot of people are claiming that Biden is operating at brain-stem level.

medical twit

Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), who was the former White House physician, told Fox News he believed President Biden would resign due to his cognitive abilities.

Said Jackson: “There’s something seriously going on with this man right now. And you know I think that he’s either going to — he’s either going to resign, they’re going to convince him to resign from office at some point in the near future for medical issues or they’re going to have to use the 25th Amendment to get rid of this man right now.”

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 25, 2021 • 2:52:16pm

re: #96 Dangerman

In the usual backward way of acknowledging what was wrong with DT now they are pinning it on Joe when he does not show any of these problems.

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Dangerman  Jul 25, 2021 • 2:55:14pm

re: #96 Dangerman

medical twit

unless ronny thinks tfg is the president now.
that would work too.

oh, i just said what you said:

re: #97 PhillyPretzel

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 25, 2021 • 3:07:41pm

re: #96 Dangerman

medical twit

My brother was saying that before Biden was elected. He was going to resign in February or March or ….. Ronny Jackson is a disgrace to the medical profession. He is the one who should resign now.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 25, 2021 • 3:13:27pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 25, 2021 • 3:23:55pm

Just right down the street.

The interstate is closed in both directions.

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jaunte  Jul 25, 2021 • 3:27:41pm
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Amory Blaine  Jul 25, 2021 • 3:29:24pm

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 25, 2021 • 3:32:36pm

ComiCon at Home has wrapped up (I think). Lots of Youtube videos, nearly none of which were of interest to me, but a couple of them are.

If you’re interested in comics graphic novels, fantasy writing and TV/Cinema, etc., probably something will interest you. Must be a hundred or so videos they put up the past three days.

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jaunte  Jul 25, 2021 • 3:33:55pm

U.A.E., that sounds familiar.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Jul 25, 2021 • 3:34:29pm

re: #102 jaunte

I found that thread very interesting when I read it the other day, but man… this part:

Can you IMAGINE the non-stop wharrgarble howling from the right if the Biden admin (or any Dem admin) created an office of Chief Sociologist?

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jaunte  Jul 25, 2021 • 3:36:28pm

re: #106 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

Brooke may be a bit optimistic if she thinks people who turned on Liz Cheney as a RINO are going to be influenced back to some reasonable place.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 25, 2021 • 3:39:51pm

Sort of like blood flowing through your veins:

Lava flows and tubes, Meradalir DJI Air S2

..

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Jul 25, 2021 • 3:43:27pm

re: #108 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I’m hot blooded. Check it and see.

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BigPapa  Jul 25, 2021 • 3:44:21pm

re: #100 No Malarkey!

Delta variant ravaging GQPers who reject the vaccine is the real Hillbilly Elegy.

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sagehen  Jul 25, 2021 • 3:53:14pm

I remember years ago at a lefty blog seeing someone’s sig-line “after the rapture, we get all their stuff.”

Update to… after the plague, we’ll get cheap property at estate sales.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 25, 2021 • 3:53:54pm

Yesterday from the edge of the lava in Meradalir valley, as the videographer notes the lava in the valley is now quite deep, then shows us how hot it is even at the border… and sure enough, at the end some young dudes trying to prove (to the young woman in attendance) how masculine they are:

Volcano drone crasher back at the Volcano 🌋 Joey Helms

..

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Jul 25, 2021 • 3:56:32pm

re: #112 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I’ve always heard that chicks dig guys who fall into lava and get vaporized.

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 25, 2021 • 3:56:58pm

re: #113 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

I’ve always heard that chicks dig guys who fall into lava and get vaporized.

See, e.g., Skywalker, Anakin.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 25, 2021 • 3:58:40pm

re: #114 Dopamine Fish

See, e.g., Skywalker, Anakin.

Gollum.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 25, 2021 • 4:00:08pm

I remain fascinated by this volcano, perhaps because it is the only shield volcano I’ll get to watch from birth, during my lifetime.

Iceland has (and indeed is made up of) many shield volcanos, but it’s several thousand years between new ones popping up I believe.

An overview of what Meradalir valley looked like yesterday. It is one vast pool of lava with fresh streams of lava continually running into it:

Youtube Video
..

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 25, 2021 • 4:01:11pm

re: #116 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Wrong video link.

Put in the correct link.

Reload the comment to get the new link.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Jul 25, 2021 • 4:04:33pm

re: #116 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I don’t know much of anything about volcanoes, but isn’t this close-proximity gathering a bit on the dangerous side? I mean, couldn’t the volcano just sort randomly of bubble out some lava onto the spectators?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2021 • 4:07:45pm

Slate with a hilarious send-up of the endless parade of op-eds in the Washington Post on why we shouldn’t make Trump voters feel uncomfortable.

Stop Insulting Trump Voters and Their Concerns. Instead, Shut Up and Take It. (today)

On Thursday, the Washington Post published an opinion piece by columnist Gary Abernathy arguing that Americans need to stop insulting Trump voters lest we fail to achieve “what’s necessary for our nation to survive.” Easily the greatest work on the importance of being nice to Trump supporters that the Post has published since Kathleen Parker’s “Progressives’ Shaming of Trump Supporters Won’t Work” (Aug. 9, 2019) or James Hohmann’s “Liberal Hostility Toward Trump Aides Could Galvanize the GOP Base” (June 25, 2018) or Michael Gerson’s “Stop Sneering at Trump. It Won’t Help” (April 20, 2017), Abernathy’s essay is a timely reminder of the importance of historical amnesia, and the urgent need to treat Trump voters with civility and respect and deference and reverence and adoration, no matter what they’ve done.

After all, the 2020 election is over, and so is the violent attack on the capitol Trump incited in a futile attempt to cling to power, and even if people are still dropping like flies from the deadly pandemic Trump catastrophically mismanaged, there’s no reason to be rude. You wouldn’t treat someone like a moral leper just because they root for the Orioles instead of the Nationals, so why would you judge someone for handing the country over to a pack of racist crooks who promptly got more than half a million Americans killed? Trump voters would prefer not to think about whether or not they bear any responsibility for the awful things done in their name by the people they explicitly told to go do awful things in their name, and it’s important for those of us on the left side of the aisle to respect their culture.

(more at the link)

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 25, 2021 • 4:11:35pm

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 25, 2021 • 4:14:02pm

re: #62 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 25, 2021 • 4:26:34pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 25, 2021 • 4:30:20pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 25, 2021 • 4:41:51pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 25, 2021 • 4:44:54pm

re: #124 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

This is the CEO of the Trump Organization.

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Amory Blaine  Jul 25, 2021 • 4:47:39pm

Joe Versus the Volcano!

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 25, 2021 • 4:48:33pm

re: #124 Charles Johnson

Hmm. His response should get a TOS violation but probably will not because of his last name.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 25, 2021 • 4:49:18pm
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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Jul 25, 2021 • 4:49:25pm

re: #124 Charles Johnson

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Amory Blaine  Jul 25, 2021 • 4:52:54pm

The original McDonalds stir stick.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 25, 2021 • 4:53:58pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2021 • 4:56:38pm

Another hot take of “why aren’t Democrats more friendly to Republicans,” entirely missing two points:

a) There are more Democrats
b) Republicans want a lot of us dead (or at least marginalised) over things like race, sex, religion, &c.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 25, 2021 • 4:59:15pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:02:00pm

LOL. Sure looks a lot different than Interstate 80 here.

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Florida Panhandler  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:02:35pm

re: #132 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Another hot take of “why aren’t Democrats more friendly to Republicans,” entirely missing two points:

a) There are more Democrats
b) Republicans want a lot of us dead (or at least marginalised) over things like race, sex, religion, &c.

I have family members who would probably celebrate my death due directly to unvarnished political and religious views that directly and openly contradict their own white Christian supremacist views. The last thing I need to hear is that Trump voters can be reasoned with.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:03:58pm

something for junior

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BigPapa  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:04:54pm

Dunning-Kreuger in effect. I have some ‘friends’ who I may have been friends with before that are def not my friends, who I do not have a relationship with, who will still consider me their friends.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:08:15pm

re: #136 Backwoods_Sleuth

also

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:08:46pm
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calochortus  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:10:58pm

Argh. Local news top story: Sonoma Raceway is open at full capacity. Shots of no one wearing masks. Vendors on the racing circuit from out of state (interviewed vendors had southern accents) also not wearing masks. Everyone out there having a “great time” now that they don’t have to worry… Yes, they’re outdoors, but really???
Followed by a story about rising Covid cases.

XcMNru6TQSXiKRe5EQy5pqVXR5UPMr2eXi9t5jjz+BRBBtMKhTR2+c/e8q2bfjhs3i4G3HHYPg/74CQhhlk3GY6S48jJdkrP1TBTi619oHtZwEHFUJldvNMOmovPr3BNtsCf1TGVLQfEydZ6Nx1szHjxaC2ve1HkUsI4c0zJ2sJDljtMYblEH+4dbKQYErLIo2plxfNT0v/FaKu1n6OcVUn1tRKZCmUUBFlQxInLC29+oE25wepiv1HKtypcSFR94hlVO22TlkYlEASCR45wEd46RtSqt7z7amkDY0J3IDi+np5vqun7hcccK3Mi0PPxFxExelv2eMt61Y1NQxFNajTvJHCHZG6RJACefnHPuBxZeLmAgpSTknvPXWZQUutyLxJ09wgS2wVK9COzKEfLjPn1BV0Gqjh/CEbD23/te0XVOwhAPZH12fEDAyQl+QZNDB/oleXc59BCWXLU2+G3oA==

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:11:57pm

THIS.

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jaunte  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:13:36pm

re: #141 Rightwingconspirator

Depends on the ad revenue.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:18:01pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:20:46pm

Comment seen elsewhere:

What if UFOs are just billionaires from other planets?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:23:36pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:30:10pm
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jaunte  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:30:43pm

re: #145 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Dan Bailey “ambushing” Tucker in a store was just counter-tourism.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:31:33pm
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plansbandc  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:31:37pm

re: #123 Backwoods_Sleuth

That is ridiculously cute.

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jaunte  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:34:35pm

re: #148 Backwoods_Sleuth

Her boyfriend says he will break up with her if she (exercises free will).

Dump him quickly.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:35:13pm

re: #149 plansbandc

That is ridiculously cute.

Sure is. Reminds me of how little humans are race and religion blind.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:36:00pm
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jaunte  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:37:37pm
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:37:49pm

re: #23 retired cynic

One of their arguments was that if you get taxes from an increase in net worth, do you refund if net worth falls?

Nope.

Pennsylvania taxes on your capital gains. If you make money they tax it. If you lose money they don’t care and don’t give you any back. Compare this to the Federal tax system where you can bank some losses and use it to offset later profits.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:37:52pm
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electrotek  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:40:29pm

Will he ever get tired of this grift already?

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:41:13pm

I saw “Trump Vaccine” was trending on Twitter, and I was very hesitant to find out what’s going on, so Twitter helpfully filled in on a later refresh that apparently, Sarah Huckabee Sanders ran her giant yap trying to attribute credit for the vaccines to the former guy. Ugh, these disingenuous assholes.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:42:12pm

Charles does his NordVPN bit of the clip. This guitar (Red) has incredible tone to it. He’s got several of these with the deep cutout.

Talented young man..

If FEEL GOOD INC. Was The Hardest Song In The World

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:42:56pm

re: #76 Backwoods_Sleuth

I presume if their insurance company gets that video there will be a refused claim on the damage/total loss of that car.

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Belafon  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:45:11pm

re: #132 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Another hot take of “why aren’t Democrats more friendly to Republicans,” entirely missing two points:

a) There are more Democrats
b) Republicans want a lot of us dead (or at least marginalised) over things like race, sex, religion, &c.

[Embedded content]

Do Republicans have a Democratic friend in the same way they have a black one, where the black one is like “We’re just acquaintances”?

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Dave In Austin  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:49:54pm
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A Three Hour Tour  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:50:21pm

re: #157 Dopamine Fish

I saw “Trump Vaccine” was trending on Twitter, and I was very hesitant to find out what’s going on, so Twitter helpfully filled in on a later refresh that apparently, Sarah Huckabee Sanders ran her giant yap trying to attribute credit for the vaccines to the former guy. Ugh, these disingenuous assholes.

Was Trump physically in the laboratories personally formulating the vaccines?

Did he work out the chemical equations necessary to develop the vaccine?

No? Then it is NOT the Trump vaccine and never was.
Sit down, Baby Huckabee, and shut up.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:50:25pm
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Belafon  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:51:50pm

re: #155 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Yes, but the Biden administration should not push it because white people can’t be grownups.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:58:01pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 25, 2021 • 5:58:27pm

re: #160 Belafon

Do Republicans have a Democratic friend in the same way they have a black one, where the black one is like “We’re just acquaintances”?

They think their Liberal neighbors that they love to “own” are their friends.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:00:56pm

re: #165 Dave In Austin

Are we sure that’s not a nuke? Clean up crew from the Trump rally?

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Dave In Austin  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:02:25pm

re: #167 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Are we sure that’s not a nuke? Clean up crew from the Trump rally?

The Goddess washes away the residue with vengeance.

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William Lewis  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:03:12pm

re: #158 Dave In Austin

Makes me wish I owned a bass right about now :)

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Dave In Austin  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:09:00pm
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Amory Blaine  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:09:11pm

re: #132 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The non-apology, apology.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:10:07pm
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Belafon  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:13:37pm
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Belafon  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:14:10pm

re: #165 Dave In Austin

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:14:42pm

re: #174 Belafon

Aren’t the Cyber Ninjas morons up in Montana now or some shit?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:15:44pm

re: #170 Dave In Austin

Those fingers aren’t human. /s

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Belafon  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:15:57pm

re: #175 Dopamine Fish

Aren’t the Cyber Ninjas morons up in Montana now or some shit?

I think they’re back. There was the issue the other day where Republicans threw out one of their own people because he submitted samples that matched the actual count.

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DesertDenizen  Jul 25, 2021 • 6:53:34pm

re: #177 Belafon

They threw put Ken Bennett, the Trumpster former Secretary of State, who is the Senate’s liaison to the “audit”. This monster has totally escaped the control of those assholes in Phoenix.

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wrenchwench  Jul 26, 2021 • 10:21:04am

Authoritarianism begins in the sock drawer.


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